We’ve been keeping a close eye on the crop of fantastic and extremely romantic new lodges openings, and the Ozpitality (sorry) down under is second to none.

After a pit-stop in Sydney, we recommend the country's 'Red Centre'. The landscape here is starkly beautiful and in the middle of this ancient landscape is the extraordinary natural wonder of Uluru (Ayer's Rock as was, but Uluru sounds far cooler).

Further east, Queensland is the home of some of the world's most treasured natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays - 74 incredibly beautiful tropical islands and a fabulous place for a few days boating - something we particularly recommend.

In South Australia (we're hopping around a bit here, but there's a lot to see), Kangaroo Island is perhaps the best place to see Australian wildlife up close. That the island is also home to award-winning Southern Ocean Lodge (voted Tatler's Hotel of the Year for 2008) makes this a must.

Next up, Victoria features spectacular coastal drives and magnificent bushwalking country and Tasmanians pride themselves on top quality food and wine. Finally, you'll need a rest after all this, so consider Western Australia, famous for its long days of sunshine, spotless blue skies and brilliant beaches. All in all, this would be a ripper of a honeymoon.

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Australia benefits from a proper 'two weeks plus' stay – not something many of us stretch to unless honeymooning - so it’s the chance of a lifetime.

Miranda, Original Traveller

Where to stay

The Lyall

The Lyall

A contemporary hotel in the fashionable South Yarra district of Melbourne.

Southern Ocean Lodge Aerial

Southern Ocean Lodge

The award-winning Southern Ocean Lodge is located on Kangaroo Island off the south coast, not far from Adelaide.

Bamurru Plains safari bungalows

Bamurru Plains

Bamurru Plains is a luxury ‘wild bush’ tented safari camp in a region famous for having Australia’s most prolific bird and wildlife.

Qualia Resort

Qualia Resort

Surrounded by the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, the distinctive Qualia resort combines unashamed luxury with harmonious design and a traditionally Aussie atmosphere.

Longitude 131 luxury tent at dawn

Longitude 131°

Longitude 131° is the most innovative camp in Australia’s Red Centre.

Wolgan Valley Lodge exterior

Wolgan Valley

In the midst of a 4,000-acre conservancy reserve, Wolgan Valley is an Aussie bush station, but with bells on.

Lizard Island

Lizard Island

Lizard Island is a 1000-hectare National Park and home to a famous Blue Lagoon with giant clams and coral gardens.

Our second holiday with Original Travel and once again you came up trumps.

Richard

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