Adam Stein & Dena Bloomgarden
Thank you for visiting our registry! We are looking forward to seeing everybody in October for the wedding. It will be wonderful to have our friends and family there to share this special day with us.

We love to travel and explore. We think that now is our chance to take a big wonderful trip together, one we will remember forever. Our first adventure together as husband and wife. Your gift will enable the experience of a lifetime.

Love,
Dena & Adam
Destination
Australia
Honeymoon Dates
December 1st → January 1st
Gifts Are Welcome
The value will be used
toward trip expenses
This page is a work-in-progress... as we do more research and planning of our trip we will update this page.

We chose Australia and New Zealand because neither of us have been there. We are excited about relaxing on the beautiful beaches, scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, hiking through the scenic mountains of New Zealand, experiencing some wonderful food, and one of us (Adam) is excited to take pictures of everything.

We plan to fly to Australia and explore the east coast. Australia is as big as the United States so we have to be selective! Check out some of the big cities, explore the local culture, climb the Sydney Harbor bridge, visit some Australian wineries, wander through the rainforests, ride a kangaroo.

We became certified scuba divers two years ago and now we will put our skills to good use, seeing the undersea wonders of the world at the Great Barrier Reef. We plan to do go on a four-night "liveaboard" dive boat, which can get to more unique and less touristed underwater destinations.

Then, we'll hop on over to New Zealand. It's long been a dream of Dena's to go there... and Adam has been getting in shape so he can keep up with her on the 54 kilometer Milford Track, known as the best hike in the world. Over the course of four nights on this guided hike we see rivers, mountains, glaciers, and the country's biggest waterfall.

After the Milford Track we plan to explore the New Zealand countryside, wandering among the sheep and communing with nature. Quaint B&Bs will be slept in and breakfasted at. We will head up to Abel Tasman to kayak, swim and hang out with dolphins and seals.

After two beautiful weeks in New Zealand, we'll spend New Year's Eve in Auckland. Boats with lights strung up on their masts fill the harbor as the best fireworks display in the Southern Hemisphere lights up the night.
accommodation hotel

A night in the appropriately named Rendezvous Hotel in Melbourne. Our first honeymoon hotel, the Rendezvous is a historic boutique hotel founded in 1913, located in the heart of the city.

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drinks beer

Dinner and drinks at Napier, one of Melbourne's best spots for authentic Australian pub grub.

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Tasting the treats at Koko Black or Chocolate Fire, two of Melbourne's "chocolate cafes," a disturbingly amazing culinary trend that is sweeping the city.

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transportation ferry

A private cabin on the Explorer, a 18-passenger live-aboard dive boat where we will stay for four nights while diving in the Great Barrier Reef.

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food romantic dinner

Dining at sea on the Explorer as we sail around the Great Barrier Reef.

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attraction tour dolphin

A day of diving at the Great Barrier Reef at "North Horn," known for its sharks, abundant reef inhabitants, and spectacular soft corals often exceeding 2 metres in height.

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attraction tour shark

A day of diving in the Great Barrier Reef, at Osprey Reef, an isolated coral atoll located 120 miles off the Queensland coast in the Coral Sea. A pristine area known for its big animals and excellent visibility.

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activity scuba

A full day (and night) of diving along the northern Ribbon Reefs of the Great Barrier. Four separate dives in which we will swim among colorful coral formations and cod-fish the size of Dena.

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drinks beverage

Drinks on the ship, for Dena to calm down after seeing a shark face-to-face at 50 feet below. Drinks for Adam to dull the pain of scratch marks on his arm.

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activity snorkeling

Renting our fins, tanks, dive computer, and other scuba gear for our 5 day / 4 night trip.

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apparel sun tan

Two full bottles of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock with Helioplex, (at least) SPF 55... so that Dena will come back pinkish instead of bright red and Adam will come back with a nice golden tan

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food thai

Dinner for two at Wild Rice, Australia's best and most authentic Thai restaurant. Lonely Planet calls it "a glorious exaltation of contemporary Thai cooking."

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accommodation ivy hotel

A night in a corner room at the Amora Jamison Hotel in Sydney, a few minutes walk to Sydney Harbor. We're looking forward to strolling around the city and down to the water. Designed in a modern art deco style, with city views all around.

Cost Each $170.00

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Dinner at the 360 Dining Room, a circular rotating restaurant located at the top of the Sydney Tower. Breathtaking, uninterrupted 360 degree views of Sydney and world-class cuisine.

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destination restaurant

A tour for two of the National Wine Centre of Australia in Adelaide, featuring 5 interactive exhibits including winemaking and wine tasting!

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drinks wine

A bottle of our new favorite local wine from the National Wine Centre's "extensive cellar," in the heart of Australia's wine country.

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food salmon

Dinner at Tetsuya's, known as the best restaurant in all of Australia. Located in a restored World Heritages Site building, Tetsuya's cuisine is based on the Japanese philosophy of natural seasonal flavours, enhanced by classic French technique.

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attraction tour opera

Guided tour of cultural and artistic sights in Sydney, including the famous Opera House and Botanical Gardens.

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activity caving

Guided climb to the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, 500 feet above the harbor, for panoramic views and a rush of panic-induced adrenaline. Known as "the ultimate experience of Sydney," recent winner of the Australian Tourism Awards.

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food mussels

Dinner at Rockpool, a renowned Australian restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and named one of the World's 50 Best Restaurants. After we see them swimming 60 feet below the sea, we can eat them! Delicious!

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activity hot air

Peaceful hot air balloon ride at dawn over the New Zealand countryside. We've chosen Balloon Safaris, New Zealand's oldest established balloon company... landing those things seems tough.

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accommodation bed and breakfast

A night at the Abel Tasman Marahau Lodge. Two of our close friends stumbled upon it and immediately booked it for their next trip back to NZ. They describe it as having great service, a magical setting, and incredible silence... sounds perfect!

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activity kayaking

Sea Kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park... New Zealand's most popular sea kayaking destination. We'll explore islands, caves, beaches and hopefully see some seals during the day.

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transportation hydrofoil

A ride on an Aqua Taxi to get into Abel Tasman for a day of exploring.

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attraction tour milford

Traversing the heart of New Zealand's wild country, the Milford Track has been described as "the finest walk in the world". This is a gift of Day 1 of the Milford Track, including the boat ride to the starting point, crossing the famous hanging

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accommodation glade house

Night 1 on the Milford Track. Dinner and a private cabin at Glade House, a historic inn located in an isolated setting in the valley, surrounded by mountains. Got to get a good night's sleep before hiking 40 miles!

Cost Each $180.00

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attraction tour denmark

Day 2 of the Milford Track guided hike. After crossing the emerald green Clinton River we walk up the valley to the Hirere Falls. The beech forest gets more luxuriant the farther we go. Covers our guides, lunch, and supplies for the 2nd day.

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attraction tour milford

Dinner and night 2 of the Milford Trek. After hiking 10 miles, we're ready to eat and sleep. We will spend the night in the Pamplona Lodge during the rainy season, delicate waterfalls sprout up all around the valley surrounding the lodge.

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attraction tour milford

Day 3 of the Milford Track is the most challenging day. The track climbs the Mackinnon Pass in a series of zig-zags. But breaktaking views are the reward. Sudden rainstorms are common, but that just leads to more waterfalls.

Cost Each $110.00

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accommodation milford

Night 3 of the Milford Track. The lodge is quick walk to Sutherland Falls, the world's 5th highest waterfall. Back for dinner and collapsing in a bed in our private room. This gift is for a delicious dinner and a restful night in the Quintin Lodge.

Cost Each $160.00

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attraction tour milford

On Day 4 of the Milford Track, we walk down the Arthur Valley to Boatshed; after a short break we continue past Bell Rock and on to the lunch spot at Giant's Gate. This gift covers our guides, lunch, and supplies for Day 4.

Cost Each $90.00

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attraction tour milford

Night 4 of the Milford Track. A short boat trip to the renowned Mitre Peak Lodge, the only spot at Milford Sound offering superb views of Mitre Peak, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. Here we will enjoy a celebratory feast - the h

Cost Each $190.00

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activity waterfall

Day 5 of the Milford Track. We wake to the tranquillity of Fiordland. Everyone prays for rain, as Fiordland becomes its most incredible when the waterfalls flow. This gift is for our guides, lunch, and supplies for the last day of the Trek.

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attraction tour milford sound

Boat ride on Milford Sound. The must-do activity in this part of the world, this tour cruises around the pristine Sound. The calm and mysterious dark water, caused by tannins that seep out of nearby forests, is unlike any in the world.

Cost Each $170.00

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A waterproof covering for our camera, to protect from all the sudden rainstorms that the Milford Track is known for. With this we can get great pictures to take home even when it's raining!

Cost Each $155.00

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transportation milford

At the end of the Trek, it's a six hour bus ride to the nearest town. Or, a spectacular scenic helicopter flight! Over the World Heritage Site's rugged peaks, sheer canyons and alpine lakes. After five days of hiking, this is the height of luxury.

Cost Each $220.00

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accommodation hard rock hotel

A night in the Langham Hotel in Auckland, where we will be spending New Years Eve before we fly back to Los Angeles! A member of the Leading Hotels in the World collection, it's in walking distance of the waterfront and Auckland's major museums.

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drinks champagne

Bottle of champagne for us to share on New Year's Eve.

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other pillow

SkyRest Travel Pillow... help us look like this guy. happy. sleeping.

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other offset

Wind power "carbon offset" from Native Energy to cancel out the carbon dioxide footprint of our trip and make our honeymoon carbon neutral.

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