For those considering heading Down Under for reasons of romance, we’ve put together some suggestions.
Australia has some of the best beaches in the world - and who doesn’t love a beach wedding?
Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays and Port Douglas, north of Cairns, are home to many tropical beaches where you can tie the knot.
For something a little different (but certainly memorable), we recommend booking your wedding on the steps of one of Australia’s most iconic locations, Sydney Opera House.
Imagine getting married next to the glistening turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo with the Southern Alps in the background.
New Zealand is full of spectacular viewpoints and the Church of the Good Shepherd, between Christchurch and Queenstown, is up there with the best of them.
Fiji, the Islands of Tahiti and the Cook Islands: each country has sun, sea and sand in abundance. And on many of the resorts you can say “I do”.
A favourite of ours is Fiji’s Tokoriki Island wedding package, which includes everything you can wish to get married in paradise.
Your anniversary is a special occasion, worthy of tip-top accommodation.
Sydney’s Four Seasons or Shangri-La both offer spectacular views over the harbour, while a completely different experience is available at Longitude 131 in the Red Centre. At this luxury tented accommodation you can sleep under the stars together on your private deck and enjoy exclusive Uluru views.
Whether your anniversary is paper or diamond, the One and Only Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, a scenic drive from Sydney, is private and perfect for romance. Set in the UNESCO World Heritage Greater Blue Mountains Area, each suite has its own swimming pool and for an authentic Aussie experience, couples can enjoy a private picnic in the bush.
Secluded and distinctively 'tropical' Australia, qualia boasts picture-postcard views of Hamilton Island and the nearby Great Barrier Reef.
Kangaroo Island’s answer to secluded romance is Southern Ocean Lodge - a place where couples can live in the utmost luxury, surrounded by all the island's native wildlife that makes it known as 'Australia’s Galapagos'.
The South Island of New Zealand offers a peaceful escape. By celebrating your anniversary at one of the many luxury lodges dotted around the island, you and your partner will feel like the only people around.
Sit in a hot tub surrounded by the Wanaka mountain ranges at Minaret Station - accessible only by helicopter - or enjoy the panoramic vistas of Lake Wakatipu at Queenstown’s Azur.
For many people, the definition of luxury is sitting on the edge of a private overwater villa and gazing out to the ocean.
At Likuliku Lagoon Resort you can reserve an overwater bure and, being a couples-only resort, you can get all the peace and quiet you want for your anniversary. Or, at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora you can stay in an overwater bungalow - be sure to upgrade to a private plunge pool.
Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific have romantic destinations to suit any occasion. Every trip Down Under provides memories to last a lifetime, but make yours extra special by celebrating your wedding or anniversary in antipodean beauty.