After the wedding, let your Western Australia honeymoon begin

Photo credit: Jeffrey Wang from Perfect Moment Photography Wedding Blog

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

Planning a honeymoon in Western Australia after the wedding? We can’t blame you. From the white sands to cozy breweries, towering forests to sprawling vineyards, it’s full of romantic sights and spots. But which spot deserves your attention the most?

Welcome to Western Australia

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Perth

A wonderfully mild-weathered city, Perth has all the comforts of modern convenience but with plenty of verdant quiet spots, as well.

Kings Park can be an excellent choice for a romantic stroll together, while the gorgeous Elizabeth Quay lights up at night, creating a dazzling display across the water that you can enjoy from a nice, lazy cruise.

Head down the canal into Perth’s old town to see some classic charm from the city, too.

Margaret River

A gorgeous region of rolling hills, caves, and natural beauty as far as the eye can see, Margaret River might be the perfect place for those who want to go exploring on their honeymoon.

It’s full of luxury glamping eco-accommodations, helping you wake up to the sights and sounds of nature but in plenty of comfort.

There are plenty of food and wine tours sampling the best of the region’s delicacies, too, so when you’re not exploring natural sites like the Lake Cave or Meelup Beach, you can be chowing down and sipping on some gorgeous local produce.

Fun in Western Australia

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Broome

If you’re coming to Western Australia for lazy sunbathing days and coastal adventures along miles of white sands, then Broome might just be the perfect place for you.

A laid-back town that’s significantly smaller than bigger cities like Perth, it still has plenty of modern luxury as a much-loved tourist spot.

Take a trip across the sands with a sunset camel ride, take a day trip to the Willie Creek Pearl Farm to lay your eyes on some natural jewelry, and take a day trip down to Cable Beach for some sunbathing.

Cable Beach

You can reach Cable Beach from Broome easily enough, but some people might like those gorgeous, sprawling sands so much they want to spend the whole honeymoon there and they definitely can.

There’s plenty to do at Cable Beach, whether you want to live it up and get pampered at the Bali Hai Resort & Spa or you want to grab an Intombi Sunset Cruise.

Cable Beach enjoys some of West Australia’s best weather, not to mention some of the best views of the sunset you can hope to find in the country.

Rottnest Island

Western Australian wedding

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A low-lying island that’s nearly twenty kilometers off the coast of Freemantle, Rottnest can feel like a relatively undiscovered oasis of natural beauty with real potential for adventure.

An easy-going destination with no more than 300 permanent residents, it’s one of the most picturesque destinations on this list with colorful coves, sandy beaches, and lots of animal friends to meet, including quokkas, adorable little fluffy mammals that aren’t afraid to come up and greet tourists.

Relive a classic date scene when you’re done exploring by spending a night at the amusement park and spend the evening snuggling up in the pool beneath the sunset.

Esperance

Feel like a seafaring adventure full of truly unique sights? Esperance is a coastal region that not only has amazing beaches but virgin coastal scrub and literally dozens of islands that you can tour full of some truly unique sights.

Lake Hillier, a lake that’s bright pink, is one of the highlights on Middle Island, as are the beaches like Lucky Bay, where you can laze by the water only to find wild kangaroos doing the exact same.

There’s plenty of good beach pub grub and drink, as well, for some of that classic Australian hospitality.

Busselton

An easy-going city that serves as the gateway to the Margaret River region, Busselton also has plenty of its own attractions to keep honeymooners satisfied, excited, and in that romantic mood.

The Busselton Jetty is the city’s most famous sight, a long walk over the sprawling emerald waters that can also be enjoyed by train with an Underwater Observatory at the very end of it.

The foreshore is another highlight, with gorgeous, clean golden sands, restaurants, fishing, kayaks, peddle-boats and just about anything a couple of loved-up beach bums could want out of a coastal retreat.

A good honeymoon is made all the better with a little cash to help you really live it up. Honeyfund can help you out with that. With Honeyfund, you can set you your custom wedding registry, universal registry, or cash registry – quickly, easily, and budget-friendly.

Make Western Australia your wedding destination

Photo credit: Jeffrey Wang from Perfect Moment Photography Wedding Blog

BIO: Wedding photography expert Jeffrey Wang has his own wedding photography studio in Sydney Perfect Moment Photography. He helped hundreds of couples to capture their love stories and the raw emotions and spirit behinds the weddings. In his free time, he writes about love stories, venues and photography tips for known wedding blogs around the globe.

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50th anniversary adventure

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

If you’ve been married for 50 years, then I salute you. Five decades of marriage to your husband or wife is a significant accomplishment that deserves recognition. From your family, your friends, and especially each other. Nothing shows your appreciation to your hubby or wife better than surprising them with a special anniversary gift that’s out of this world.

But what do you give the love of your life who has stood by your side through thick and thin? Another piece of jewelry? An excellent bottle of wine?

No. You give your spouse the priceless gift of travel and adventure. How about a destination you’ve always wanted to visit or an activity you’ve both been dreaming of doing?

Choose from one of these ideas for exciting bucket list adventures for the anniversary gift of a lifetime.

Ancient Inca city

Great Ideas For 50th Anniversary Trips

Trekking the ‘Lost City of the Incas’ at Machu Picchu

This one’s for the fit married couple!

A once-in-a-lifetime, truly unforgettable experience, Machu Picchu offers a world of discovery and breathtaking views. The Incan citadel is set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2007 it was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and continued to attract thousands of intrepid travelers every year.

If you’re a pair of avid hikers, then this is the perfect way to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary. While it is one of the all-time greatest treks to one of the world’s great wonders, be warned – Machu Picchu is ridden with grueling climbs at high altitude, which reduces many visitors to cramps and nausea.

But don’t let this stop you!

Nowadays there are private tailor-made tours for seniors. From the Inca Trail to the Salkantay, Lares, and Vilcabamba, there are various hikes for varying levels of fitness. Witnessing the sunset on top of hilltop ruins of the ‘Lost City of the Incas’ with your spouse promises to be a romantic moment you won’t forget.

Sleep Under the Stars in NamibRand, Namibia

If you have a passion for stargazing and mind-blowing celestial views, then this lesser-known secret is the bucket list adventure for you.

Situated in a desert in Southwestern Namibia, NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of only 11 gold-certified Dark Sky Reserves in the world. What does that mean? It means that it is one of the least light-polluted areas in the world, making it the perfect spot for a romantic stargazing safari vacation.

The 170,000-hectare private reserve is also home to epic landscapes of massive apricot dunes and grassy plains peppered with mysterious fairy circles. Yes, fairy circles. Along the edge of the Namib Desert, there are thousands of small circles dotted around on the ground, in which nothing grows. Scientists have their theories, but no one knows for sure why they’re there.

Yet another reason to add this to your 50th wedding anniversary bucket list (as if you needed one) is the firm limit on the number of tourists in the nature reserve. Strict rules state that the total number of guest beds in the sanctuary is restricted to one bed per 1000 hectares, with a limit of only 20 beds in any one spot. You can much guarantee you won’t be bumping into hordes of tourists.

World class star gazing, mysterious natural phenomenon, and some serious privacy. Now that’s what I call an adventure.

Bagpipers in Scotland

Experience the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Visiting the beautiful city of Edinburgh is a must-do bucket list for all couples who love travel. Visiting this historic city during Festival Fringe? Now that’s a bucket list adventure for a special occasion!

The three-week spectacular event turns the Scottish capital into the single most significant celebration of arts and culture on the planet, featuring more than 55 000 performances. From world-class theatre to great music, to hilarious comedy, the 25-day festival is the world’s largest platform for creative freedom. And that’s not something to be missed.

So get your tartan on, grab a whiskey, and let the infectious pride of Scotland take over!

Aurora borealis in Alaska

Witness the Beauty of the Northern Lights

The thrill of viewing the magic of the Northern Lights is on every good bucket list out there. And for a good reason.

Nature’s most spectacular light show, the Aurora Borealis is visible on roughly 200 nights a year in the icy Finnish Lapland. Experience the adventure of a lifetime, cuddling up among the crisp winter air. Gaze up at the night sky to witness flickering curtains of green, red yellow and blue colors dancing on the night sky; one of nature’s most spectacular phenomenons.

While you’re there, there is plenty of other exciting bucket list type of activities to be had. Why not get the blood pumping with some cross-country skiing or a ride on a traditional dog sled. After fifty years of marriage, you deserve all the fun-filled adventure in the world!

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Travel on the Orient Express

All aboard for the experience of a lifetime!

If braving the great outdoors isn’t your idea of how to celebrate 50 years of wedded bliss, then don’t you worry – I’ve got the perfect extravagant adventure for you.

Though the Golden Age of luxurious railway travel is mostly a thing of the past, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a gleaming gem that has brought it back to life. An icon of art deco design, glamour, and not to mention murder and mystery, the luxury train promises to take you not just across Europe but to transport you back in time.

Take your pick of journeys between some of the most romantic cities in the world – Paris, London, Venice, and Verona. Celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary in style, sipping on champagne and dining on exceptional cuisine as the resident pianist fills the air with sweet melodies.

This sophisticated bucket list adventure might set you back a few pennies, but it’s perfect for your golden anniversary. It’s an experience that gives you things money cannot buy:

Adventure! Intrigue! And forever memories.

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