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I am planning a honeymoon with my wife to Australia, we will be getting married in January so most of Europe is out of question due to winter season. We have narrowed our choices down to Australia/South Africa. 

Looking to travel by first week February for about 2-3 weeks depending on what Australia has to offer, we are not too keen on camping or countless number of Safaris. We would like to see around Australia but at the same time be able to enjoy ourselves during the night. I have no idea about the night life of Australia hence my concern. We would like to stay in places where young honeymooners normally would go and not necessarily be limited to older crowd.

Budget is not an concern, until I know what the place has to offer I'm unable to put a budget to it.


Thank you

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Ideas By Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan
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Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan wrote:  

Hi Sabjot, 


Congratulations on your wedding. 


Australia is a great choice - there is a lot to do in the big cities, Sydney, Melbourne and even on the Gold Coast. You can see some beautiful places, eat at gorgeous restaurants and generally take in the life there. Do you like to swim? A lot of Australia is about the water and there are some stunning places to visit. I would also encourage you to visit New Zealand if you are in the region. It's about a 3 hour flight from Australia and one of the most beautiful places on earth. 

Let me know what you think and I can put together a plan for you. 



Sabjot Sahni wrote:  

Hello Kaamna,

Thank you for your wishes.

We're not great fans of swimming but do not mind trying out some water sports for a day or two, not more than that I guess. I am more of a sitting by the beach having a beer type of person. We don't mind visiting New Zealand either since we're on that side of the world anyway. We will be flying out of Dubai most likely, what would be the best way to get to Australia? I was thinking taking Emirates transiting through Singapore for a night or two and then making it to Australia. 



Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan wrote:  

sitting on the beach and drinking beer is what Aussies do best! Yes, you can fly via Singapore or a bunch of other cities but I would maybe do it the other way around if you can pull it off. 

Fly DXB->SYD direct. Spend 3 days in Sydney, check out the beaches, neighborhoods (called suburbs), climb the harbour bridge, etc. You can drive down to Melbourne which is about 8 hours along some stunning coastline, or take a quick one hour flight. Spend 3 days in Melbourne, which is a very different city from Sydney, more quaint and European. Spend 1-2 nights in Yarra Valley which is the wine region just outside Melbourne (again, best to have a car). 

You can fly from Melbourne to Queenstown in New Zealand, which is stunning itself and from where you can see the glaciers, Milford Sound Fjord, and Queenstown (4-5 nights) which is simply stunning. work  your way up north to marlborough for wine tasting and kaikoura for whale watching and finally, fly out of Christchurch directly to Singapore, where you can spend 2-3 nights coming back to reality and doing a bit of shopping!


How does that sound?