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Destination Australia

This continent and country seems to have its own palette of otherworldly colors, seen nowhere else on earth, from the deep indigo of the Great Barrier Reef, to the sun-baked coppery oranges and reds of Ayers Rock. Australia boasts culture, cuisine, and unlimited natural beauty, from snow-capped mountains, a rugged and wild outback, to over 7,000 beaches - a spectacular destination wedding location. You'll experience the world's oldest continuous culture, and enjoy the art and history of Australia's aboriginal peoples.

The sheer breadth and vastness of Australia defines it, and gives its people their character of sunny openness, with a laid-back love of sport and adventure. Do keep that vastness in mind, however, in planning your Australian destination wedding. There is so much to see and do in this extraordinary country, you will want to plan anniversary trips back every year, to cover more of its territory, and see more of its wonders.

Albany Travel Guide

Albany is located in Western Australia 400 km southeast of Perth, and was founded in 1826, with a population of more than 25 000 inhabitants. The city centre of Albany is located between the hills of Mount Melville and Mount Clarence. Until 1897 Albany was the only deepwater port in Western Australia, has a Mediterranean climate with a summer temperature of about 22ºC.

Albany has a rich historical past which can be seen in the colonial buildings around the city that are well preserved until now, The Old Gaol is a good example of this, now this is a folk museum. The Albany Residency Museum exhibits seafaring objects and aboriginal artefacts.

There are many beaches surrounding Albany, some of them are Emu Beach, Shelley Beach, Nanarup, Muttonbird beach, with Middleton Beach being the closest to the town centre. The main industries in Albany are the tourism, fishing and agriculture, but it was a thriving whaling town up to the 1970's, the whaling station now is a museum of whaling. The 75% of electricity in Albany is provided by its Western Power Wind Farm.

Some of the Albany's attractions are the Brig Amity Replica, the Old Farm on Strawberry Hill, St. Johns Anglican Church, the first church consecrated in Western Australia, the Mount Romance Emu Oil and Sandalwood Factory, the sandalwood is still used as a perfumed balm and natural medicine.

For more information, visit JustAustralia.org.

Honeymoon Destinations and Accommodation in Hobart & Tasmania

Tasmania offers honeymooners a destination with a rich historic significance and natural beauty, wherever you travel to in this little state there is something for you to see and do.

Enjoy the Hobart's 19th Century waterfront sandstone warehouses, known as Salamanca Place that now house romantic restaurants, cafes and studios, a great place for visitors and shoppers, Hobart has a diverse arts, music, theatre and craft culture, ranging from the classical to the contemporary. There is truly something for everyone. Each Saturday the renowned market host stalls were you can find anything from ancient coins to Japanese kimonos.

Travel to Mole Creek, Karst National Park and be enchanted by some the 200 caves that have tours through them. They make home to glow worms and stalagmites and streams that disappear into the underworld. There are also walks through this beautiful park.

The Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park is breath taking and is a must if you are honeymooning in Autumn, the native beech trees which change from a rusting red to gold are spectacular. There are streams that run into glacial lakes, one of them being Dove Lake.

If you are looking for natural adventure you can not pass the Franklin and Gordon Rivers that rush through the rainforests, you can thrill yourselves with a ride on the rapids, this experience you'll never forget.

Port Arthur was the site where from 1830 and1877 convicts were imprisoned , many of the sand stone buildings remain. You can join guided tours through this historic site, and as one in seven of the convicts died you can take a cruise to the 'Isle of the Dead' where they were buried.

Tasmania is a beautiful place to relax as you embark on your lives together as newly weds or as a romantic getway for couples.

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Melbourne Travel Guide

Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia, and is the capital city of Victoria region, always in competition with Sydney in different areas such as sport and economy. Melbourne is located near the Yarra River and sometime was the main city in Australia. Is called the Marvelous Melbourne for its unique environment, it has it all, modern buildings, beautiful beaches and can be said is the most cultural city in the country, gives a lot of importance to the sports and here is realized the famous Australian Tennis Open, the Melbourne Cup and the Australian Grand Prix.

Melbourne can be considered the world's largest cities in area having approximately 6110 sq.km., has many gardens and parks which occupy the third part of this area.

The city was founded in 1835 by John Batman, and its name is in honor of Viscount Melbourne, William Lamb, during the British occupation of Victoria. Since then Melbourne began to grow as a city and commercial centre on the north end of Port Phillip. The first magistrate in this city was Captain William Lonsdale, who came from Sydney to stablish the order and law.

In 1847 Melbourne was declared as a city by Queen Victoria, and in 1850 with the gold discovery the city turned into the major port of Victoria region, the Melbourne's hustle and bustle was incredible then, with ships from all over the world arriving here, in 1854 the population increased in almost four times its number and the city development was obvious and more industries services were implanted, with all of this Melbourne became the main financial centre in all Australia.

Because of the gold rushes Melbourne received many migrants from many parts of the world, specially from Italy, Greece, Poland, Turkey, Yugoslavia and Vietnam, all of this contributed to make of Melbourne a very special and varied city, with traditions of many different ways, and this mixture can also be seen in the restaurants, architecture and festivals.

For more information, visit JustAustralia.org.

Sydney Travel Guide

Sydney is probably the most beautiful city in Australia, and is the capital city of New South Wales. Sunny and very visited, most of tourists come to this city to see its major attraction the Sydney Opera House, one of the most famous buildings on the world, and it's also the pride of the city, of course there are other interesting buildings and monuments.

Sydney is a very big city but the main attractions are located in a small area which is also one of the most luxurious areas in the city. The beaches in Sydney are simply amazing, that's why they are crowded of people in summer time, there are more than 20 waiting for you, the most famous between them is Bondi, located seven kilometers away from the city centre, is very visited in summer and through all the year, many tourists come here to spend Christmas time.

Manly Beach is also a very visited tourist destination, it's near the Sydney Harbour National Park, you can take the ferry to get there in thirty minutes or can take the fast Jet Cat catamaran to be there in fifteen minutes. And to come back from a fantastic day on the beach the best time to get into the city is at night, the lights of all the city gives to it a special view, you have to see the lights of the tallest buildings around Circular Quay looks like rainbows over the water of the harbor.

Sydney population is of about five million people, you'll discover this city still has a small-town charm. In 2000 Sydney was the host city of the Olympic Games, all the city was full of visitors, journalists and sportsmen, there was a beautiful time in the city because of this. Sydney is also the dynamic centre for Australian economic activity and one of the most important cities for finance in the Asia-Pacific region.

For more information, visit JustAustralia.org.

Best of Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge

The amazing view of the Bridge and the Sydney Opera House is a very known landscape in postals over the world, this bridge is known as the Coathanger because of its arch-based design. The bridge has more than six lanes of road traffic and is about 2.4 km long and the total weight is 52,800 tonnes.

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous 20th century buildings and contains five theatres: the Concert Hall, the Opera Theatre, the Drama Theatre, the Playhouse and the Studio Theatre. Theatre ans any other cultural presentation can take place here.

Darling Harbour

This is maybe the most visited are in Sydney, located at the south west of The Rocks. Hosts a great number of Museums, Powerhouse Museum, the Harbourside Festival Marketplace, Tumbalong Park and the magnificent Sydney Aquarium are all features of Darling Harbour.

Sydney Olympic Park

The Olympic Games of 2000 took place in Sydney in the Olympic Park.

Sydney Tower

Is located above the Centrepoint shopping center, has 325 m and was built in 1981, offers an amazing view of the city and has two restaurants and a café.

For more information, visit JustAustralia.org.

Perth Travel Guide

Perth is the capital city of Western Australia, and the fourth largest city in Australia. Captain James Stirling founded Perth in 1829 and since then it served as the seat of Goverment of Western Australia. Perth area was once inhabited by Whadjuk Noongar, aboriginal people, in 1826 Perth was occupied by Europeans settlement and was known as Swan River Colony for many years, then the town was named Perth, because of Perth, Scotland.

In goldrush days, 1890s, Noongar people were joined by miners to go to the goldfields. In 1901, Western Australia region joined the Federation of Australia. Perth developed into a centre for natural resource industry, the enormous reserves of gold, diamonds, natural gas and oil. For this and other reasons Perth has inhabitants of many different ethnic groups. Christian, Buddhism and Islam are the main religions in the city.

Perth's metropolitan area is situated on the Swan River, the centre business district is the main business and shopping centre, in the CBD are many important buildings such as the General Post Office, Perth Train Station and the Forrest Chase shopping centre.

Perth has a typical mediterranean climate, with mild winters specially from june to August, and hot summers from December to January, but for visiting Perth you better go in spring time, from September to November and from March to May in the autumn season. For more information, visit JustAustralia.Org

Canberra Travel Guide

Canberra is Australia's federal capital with a population of over 332,000, was established as part of the Australia's federation in 1901, is Australia's largest inland city, situated half way between Sydney and Melbourne, is surrounded by a semi-circle of hills (Mount Ainslie, Red Hill, Mount Pleasant, Black Mountain), in this city are located the national parliament, federal government departments, the Australian War Memorial, the High Court of Australia and several other important institutions.

Canberra also hosts several social and cultural institutions of national importance. The federal government contributes the largest percentage of Gross State Product and gives the major part of employment in Canberra. Canberra is also a popular destination for domestic and international tourists who find in this city a perfect place to have their vacations alone or with their family.

Canberra's climate has four very clearly defined seasons, hot, dry summers, and mild winters with heavy fog and frequent frosts, with a rare spot of snow in the CBD and surrounding areas. Snow falls in the city occur one time every three winters approximately, but they don't last much time and quickly dissipates, thunderstorms can occur between September and March and maybe you'll get afraid of some of them.

For more information, visit JustAustralia.org.

Adelaide Travel Guide

Adelaide is the capital of South Australia, has a population of over 1.5 million, is a small city but very elegant, located between the Adelaide Hills and the Gulf of St Vincent, has a colonial architecture and is well known as the city of food and wine, a quiet place that offers the tranquillity that a big city can't give you.

The founder of Adelaide is Colonel William Light, whose statue is located at the Montefiore Hill, this city is surrounded by vineyards, in some way it remains the lyfestyle of Australia many years ago, the gardens, parks, the River Torrens, the churches and the buildings with colonial architecture gives Adelaide a peaceful atmosphere. And because of the churches Adelaide is also known as the 'city of churches', one of the main churches is St Peter's Cathedral.

Many inmigrants had arrived to Adelaide and gave it a cosmopolitan look but the earlier German inmigrants gave Adelaide a romantic touch, and they also brought winemaking skills and established wineries, nowadays Adelaide has one of the best wine all around the world.

Adelaide Beaches has more than 60km of white sandy beachfront, the weather in the almost perfect, warm dry summers and cool mild winters, summer temperatures average 27°C and winter months around 15°C, you can practice any water sport here or you can relax taking a sun bath.

For more information, visit JustAustralia.org.

Australia Travel Info

  • Climate: 
    Could there be a bad time to go to Australia? It's unlikely; December through February is beach season, though it can be very hot, especially up north. Australia's winter, from June to August, is a good time to visit the outback, or plan a ski trip. Spring and Fall are probably the best seasons to plan a destination wedding, though anytime of the year it is nice somewhere in Australia.

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  • Currency: Australian Dollar

  • International calling code:  +61

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