- An adventurous but relaxing honeymoon in the southern hemisphere, with just the right mix of cities, Outback and ocean
- Take your eyes off each other and admire the stunning scenery of the Red Centre and Great Barrier Reef
- Start off in vibrant Melbourne and leave via Sydney
- Hotels for lovers, tailor-made experiences for newlyweds and our local Concierge service are all reasons to travel with us
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And everything is in place so you can totally let go: smart logistics with private transfers, well-chosen accommodation, assistance from our local Concierge service and experiences already included - Unique tours of Melbourne and Sydney with a local - Relaxing day on Fitzroy Island - Couple's massage and romantic dinner on Palm Cove Beach and many more experiences that can be tailored to suit your interests.
Better as two.Criss-cross Melbourne by tram and stroll from cafes to artist workshops - Enjoy a romantic drink in the setting of Uluru - Fly over Ayers Rock by helicopter - Drive a 4x4 along the tracks of the Mereenie Loop Road - Walk along the crest of the dizzying cliffs of Kings Canyon - Set off for the mythical Great Barrier Reef in a glass-bottomed catamaran - Soak up the industrial and vintage look of your Sydney accommodation, just a stone's throw from the Fish Market - Enjoy a last drink at the Opera Bar as the sun sets over the bay.
International flight to Melbourne
Overnight flight, arriving the next day.
It's no coincidence that Melbourne has been voted 'the world's best city to live in'. A vibrant architectural heritage, prestigious universities, cafes and shopping meccas, markets of all kinds, world-renowned artists, major sporting and cultural events. it's a city that fizzes with life.
Spend three nights in a chic and modern hotel on the South Bank of Melbourne. There, enjoy an indoor pool, fitness room and spa.
Experience it as a couple Stroll through the cobblestone alleys of the centre to find a secret terrace or piece ofstreet art - Set up camp on the lawn of the Royal Botanic Gardens for an outdoor cinema - Soak up the bohemian atmosphere of the Fitzroy district, with its must-see Brunswick Street and Gertrude Street - Enjoy a tour of the Ian Potter Centre or the Municipal Library - Enjoy a spot of fishing off St Kilda pier or watch the penguins - Browse the small shops along Acland Street close to Luna Park.
Already included - Melbourne by night: the city is famous for its many hidden and independent cafes and restaurants. It's a job to find them. Select the right door on a building that doesn't look much like anything at all from the outside, then upstairs, stumble across a quirky little place where the local hipsters hang out. It's an essential night-time foray on the trip. There should be time to explore four locations and sample cocktails and homemade dishes.
Melbourne - Ayers Rock
Flight to Ayers Rock, pick up the 4x4, the perfect vehicle for a road trip into the Outback over the next four days. An unforgettable and also comfortable Outback trip. The first two nights are at Desert Garden, a simple resort but ideally located in the heart of the Outback. This is a dream opportunity to enjoy the desert and especially the views of impressive Uluru, the spiritual heart of local Aboriginal culture. It's truly magical.
Must-sees - The iconic site of Uluru, a 600-million-year-old desert cathedral that seems to reign supreme over the vast expanse of the Outback - The Olgas, a series of 36 red domes: another unique site, and owned by the Aboriginal people.
Must-do - At the end of the day, share a romantic break for two, watching the sun set over the monolith.
Ayers Rock - Kings Canyon
For those feeling adventurous, it's up very early and back to the Uluru site to watch the sun slowly rise over the rock.
Optional - Magical helicopter ride over Ayers Rock.
Then, head for Kings Canyon, another spectacular site in the Red Centre and less visited than Ayers Rock. Take the road between the desert and the savannah; at the rock, the large canyon gradually gives way to sumptuous views and welcome freshness. Stay in King's Canyon Resort in the heart of Red Desert and Watarrka National Park. Ensconced in a lost-looking motel in the middle of the Outback, there's peace and quiet to unwind and take in the landscape and the starry heavens. The bungalows are sufficiently spaced apart to preserve the natural atmosphere of the place and guests' privacy. This accommodation perfectly lives up to the dream vision of Australia.
Things to see and experience - Leave at dawn, with a private guide, to see the sunrise at Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas, a series of 36 reddish-brown domes that form another iconic landscape of the Red Centre and Aboriginal culture. There's also the option to get a foodie insight into this unique culture, with a 'bush tucker' walk to learn what food the Outback has to offer. It's essential information for surviving in this hostile environment, but fortunately it's all about a little fun and learning for you.
Kings Canyon - Glen Helen
The high plateau of Kings Canyon reveals an extraordinary landscape of reddish-brown rocks and cliffs, and its walls, which overlook the Kings Creek River, are over 300ft high. The location is mainly about hiking with two possible routes: an easy hike in the canyon and along the river bed, and another more athletic one that goes over the tops of the cliffs.
Drive to Glen Helen via the Mereenie Loop Road via a dirt road - expect a four to five-hour drive for this leg. Glen Helen is a resort located a few miles from Ormiston Gorge and Pound National Park. Overnight stay is in a small rustic hotel, with a superb setting that more than makes up for the basic level of comfort.
Glen Helen - Alice Springs
You have a day at your own pace to explore the Glen Helen area.
Things to see - The famous gorges, which are around a ten-minute walk along a small track. This permanent watering hole sometimes attracts wallabies at sunset, and swimming is possible from October to May.
Drive to Alice Springs, the centre of the Centre. This is a pure Australian experience populated by farmers, snake hunters, flying doctors and other visitors passing through. Blazing sun, deserted streets, a pub on the main street, moleskin benches and Formica tables, the TV showing a cricket match with the sound down, the radio plays 'walking on the moon'. Four men sit at the bar, raspy-voiced banter, cowboy boots and bush hats, Victoria Bitters lined up. Join them at the bar and tuck into a supersize steak. Night at Double Tree by Hilton. A contemporary look that contrasts with the general flavour of the town. Bonuses: the large, pleasant, heated swimming pool (via solar panels) for swimming even during the coolest season, and a popular restaurant serving delicious Thai cuisine. Golf lovers are a stone's throw from the game at the region's only course.
Alice Springs - Cairns - Palm Cove
After dropping off your hire car, bid farewell to the Red Centre and set off for Queensland, 'the Sunshine State', famed for the iconic Great Barrier Reef and much much more. On arrival in Cairns, embark on a 20-minute drive with a driver to Palm Cove. Spend three nights in an intimate location facing the ocean. It has an amazing relaxed vibe. Find your inner zen with the beautiful swimming pools, exquisite restaurant and luxury spa with terraced massage rooms facing the ocean.
In the itinerary - One-hour massage at the spa followed by a romantic dinner on the beach.
The Great Barrier Reef
Cairns is the centre of an extraordinary tropical region with a unique natural bounty. To the east lies the Great Barrier Reef, to the north, the wilderness region of Cape Tribulation and Cape York, to the west, the Atherton Tablelands, and beyond, the Gulf Savannah and the vast expanse of the Outback.
The itinerary includes a day on Fitzroy Island, reached by catamaran. The itinerary includes beach, swimming, snorkelling. and utter relaxation.
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Helicopter flight over Ayers Rock
A unique opportunity to appreciate from the sky the beauty of the red monolith that mysteriously emerges out of the vast semi-arid flatlands and into the neighbouring Olgas Mountains. A 30-minute flight creating memories that will last forever.
Dining in the desert
Located in the heart of the sand dunes, the Tali Wiru restaurant offers a magnificent view of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, offering a truly unique experience at sunset. Under the starry sky, enjoy dinner to the delightful sounds of a didgeridoo and a storyteller who unravels the story of 'the stars' through Aboriginal culture. A gastronomic adventure accompanied by excellent Australian wines.
Optional - Ayers Rock
Helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef
The majesty of the Great Barrier Reef is revealed from the vantage point of the sky. This is a unique opportunity to appreciate the extent of this natural wonder with its hues of green and blue, dotted with sandy or lush green islands.
This flight offers views of the city of Cairns, then the southern coastal strip to False Cape, Yarrabah and Cape Grafton, with its mangroves, beaches and rocks. Then, head for the Great Barrier Reef, over Arlington Reef and Vlasoff Sand Cay, flying over coral Green Island.
Optional - From Palm Cove.
Sydney Harbour cruise
Sydney Harbour, and, more broadly, Port Jackson, is a unique harmonious body of water, not too big or too small, and swarming with cheerful ferries that dock at Circular Quay releasing countless workers heading for the city's business district. With pleasure more than business in mind, go against the tide and embark in the opposite direction for a comfortable 15-minute pleasure boat ride for panoramic views of the city, Harbour Bridge and, of course, the iconic Opera House. Lunch in a small secluded cove is available with the option of fishing, swimming or simply taking it easy on the beach.
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