Honeymoon: Sydney Australia Resorts

This Sydney Australia resorts vacation was planned for a honeymoon couple from Tampa looking for a Sydney honeymoon.  And our experts knew that Australia was not only known for its cosmopolitan city, Sydney, but is also known for its beaches and the one and only Great Barrier Reef.   So we suggested that they add a few locations to their honeymoon as we knew they were MUST SEE locations in Australia. We started them in Palm Cove at one of the best honeymoon beach resorts.  From there they snorkeled on the Great Barrier Reef and the next day they immersed themselves in the oldest rainforests in the world, the Daintree Rainforest.  Then onto Lord Howe Island and the Cappella Lodge to see one of the most dramatic landscapes in the country.  Most of the island is virtually untouched forest with many of the plants and animals found nowhere else in the world.   Then for their Sydney Australia resorts vacation they stopped in Nelson Bay for some dolphin and whale watching.  Then ended their Sydney honeymoon in the spectacular iconic city, where they did a walking tour, dove with the sharks at Manly Beach, and saw the Opera House.

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Starting at $4199 per person
Suggested Length 13 days
Our Reference D146
Destinations

Day 1
Your Australia honeymoon begins with arriving at the Cairns airport and board your short transfer to the Palm Cove, voted top 10 beaches of Australia, a charming seaside community where no building is higher than the coconut palms. A relaxing first day to enjoy the village with its outdoor cafés and relaxed vibe.
4-star Australia beach resort

Day 2
Enjoy a full day today out on the Great Barrier Reef with a small group for reef interpretation and a guided snorkel tour. You’ll be transported to three spectacular sites on the edge of the Outer Great Barrier Reef at Milln, Pellowe, Flynn or Thetford reefs. Snorkeling is the easiest way to enjoy the colors and variety of fragile corals and fish life found in the shallow lagoons. Or, if you have your certification, you may scuba dive at these fabulous locations.
4-star Australia beach resort

Day 3-4
Today is at your complete leisure to enjoy the northern tropical beaches. Take a day tour into Daintree Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest rainforest in the world for a hike and waterfall swim. Or go sea kayaking, golfing, and if you are feeling adventurous, whitewater rafting.
4-star Australia beach resort

Day 5
Transfer to Cairns for your flight to Sydney. From there you will take a short flight to stunning Lord Howe Island. With its rich green forests, tranquil beaches and incredibly blue seas, Lord Howe Island is dominated by the ruggedly spectacular volcanic peaks of Mt Gower and Mt Lidgbird. Your home will be, Capella Lodge whose island-style suites are designed to complement Lord Howe’s pristine natural environment.
5-star lodge on Lord Howe Island

Day 6-7
At your leisure to enjoy your time on Lord Howe Island. It is a paradise for walkers, with dozens of trails throughout the island. Experience first hand the wonders of the world’s southern-most coral reef in a glass-bottomed sea kayak or on a snorkeling or diving excursion. Head down to Lovers Bay to explore the lagoon by canoe, or catch a break on your board at Blinkie’s Beach, and hand feed hundreds of fish that congregate in the shallow waters at any time of the day. Cruise by boat to picturesque North Bay, circumnavigate the island or journey to Balls Pyramid.
5-star lodge on Lord Howe Island

Day 8-9
Catch your flight to Sydney and pick up a rental car for a 2.5 hour drive past gigantic Lake Macquarie to your destination, Port Stephens. Your Australia honeymoon package includes a whale and dolphin watching tour and even have the opportunity to swim with dolphins! The whale watching season is from the end of May to mid November when over 12,000 Humpback whales swim past Port Stephens. It is also home to over 80 bottlenose dolphins.
4-star hotel in Port Stephens

Day 10-12
Sydney is iconic in every way — the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the zoos and lively neighborhoods, Darling Harbour — all of it is delightful and worth thorough exploration. Cosmopolitan and well landscaped, Sydney is a feast for the eyes with plenty to offer everyone from beach lovers to city dwellers, to adrenaline junkies. Explore Sydney at leisure. Optional additional activities include: trying a surf lesson at Bondi Beach, enjoying a scenic helicopter flight over the city, taking the public ferry to Manly Beach, heading out for a day tour to the Blue Mountains, viewing the city from above on the Sydney Tower Eye or the Harbour Bridge Climb, a scenic harbour cruise, a bike tour of city highlights, a self-guided walking tour of the Rocks Historic District, or a stroll through the Botanic Gardens or a tour of the Sydney Opera House.
4-star hotel in Sydney

Day 13
Head to the airport today to catch your flight back home. Leave with memories to last a lifetime knowing that you have experienced some of the best islands and beaches of “the land down under!”

  • Airport transfers
  • 2 day rental car
  • 4 nights Palm Cove
  • 3 nights Capella Lodge
  • 2 nights Nelson Bay
  • 3 nights Sydney
  • Great Barrier Reef snorkeling/diving trip
  • Dolphin swimming
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners