No trip to Australia complete without experiencing the Great Barrier Reef. Matt has promised to face his fear of the water head on by doing a little scuba diving! Quicksilver cruises offers a high speed catamaran out the Agincourt Reef.
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.
Take us down under please. Leave on a Friday and arrive on Sunday!? Wow, that's a long flight!
Cost Each $200.00
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Taxi! Get us out of this cold and to the airport, stat!
Car Hire. The Aussie way name for a rental. Gotta remember to drive on the left... stay on the left!
The ozone layer is thinner is Australia which does not bode well for our freckled groom. SPF 1000 please! We'll (or at least Matt) need copious amounts of aloe to heal... and some zinc.
Manly Bike Rental
It wouldn't be proper for Matt to go 2 weeks without riding a bike! Help us tour famous Manly beach from the seat of a bike.
Romantic breakfast in bed
We'll wake up with smiles on our faces knowing that breakfast is about to be served...in bed! What a romantic way to start the day!
Jennifer will be utilizing all of her acquired culinary skills to create a masterpiece for our first Christmas dinner.
Dinner at Tetsuya's
We continue our tradition of fine meals on New Year's Eve. Help us enjoy the delights of Australia's best restaurant (and 17th in the world!)
A champagne toast to begin our meal at Tetsuya's.
Jennifer and Bubbly go hand in hand.
A day of sailing and exploring the Great Barrier Reef. This tour even sets us down on a small island an leaves us alone.
The Sydney Fish Market. If any of you saw the pictures from our trip to Montreal then you will relish the pictures that Jennifer will take of this market. I relish the fresh lobster and other goodies we will find and devour.
Swimming the with the dolphins in Rockingham. These playful dolphins spend their days swimming with the curious humans in this harbor just south of Perth.
I'm not sure if we'd be able to live with ourselves if we came back having not tried to surf in Australia. Help us learn how to stand up and catch a wave.
Travelling inside Oz will be a cinch thanks to the Virgin Blue Air Pass. This will help us go from Sydney to Cains to Perth, and back to Sydney.
Cost Each $100.00
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Quay West Bunker Bay Resort. We will be spending Christmas here at this dreamy quiet resort. Our first Christmas will always be memorable, especially since the rest will most likely be COLD!
In order to be responsible to the earth, our fellow citizens, and future children, we are offsetting our carbon emissions for all segments of this trip. This includes all flights and car rentals. We used Be Green.
Cost Each $50.00
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Our stay in Sydney will be our final part of the honeymoon where we will ring in the new year 15 hours ahead of when we normally would. We have selected the Radisson Hotel and Suites for location and amenities... like a kitchen! (hint hint Jennifer)
Cost Each $150.00
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While in Western Australia we will be driving down to the world famous Margaret River wine region. We will be taking a tour through some of the fantastic wineries in this area, including a brewery and chocolate factory.
A bottle (or 2) of our new favorite Australian wine!
Champagne toast to ring in the new year 15 hours ahead of Chicago.
Ok so this one isn't part of the Honeymoon per se, BUT it will allow us to share all of our experiences with you in HD. Be sure to tune in to see Matt freak out being in the ocean or Jennifer's knuckles go white on a hot air balloon ride.