Top travel spots for honeymooners

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and summer sending us stunning warm days, wedding season is in full swing. Hundreds of Australian couples are making their way down the aisle, tying the knot and then packing their bags for the honeymoon.

If you’re busy planning your big day – or are hoping to jet off on a second honeymoon to celebrate a milestone anniversary – here are four top spots for you and your spouse:

Enjoy a romantic balloon ride in Turkey.Enjoy a romantic balloon ride in Turkey.

Cappadocia, Turkey

While Cappadocia is not your typical honeymoon location – due to its location away from the stereotypical honeymoon desirables like beaches and coastal resorts – the city provides its fair share of romantic endeavours.

Newlyweds can celebrate their first few nights as a married couple in a cave hotel. Don’t be put off by the name – this isn’t some dank and dusty hole in the ground. Instead, enjoy the comfort of a luxury hotel complete with Jacuzzi baths, indoor pools, great views and king-sized beds.

When looking for something to do during your visit, consider waking early for a sunrise hot air balloon adventure over the picturesque landscape. With a glass of wine in hand, enjoy a view like no other from the comfort of one of the most romantic modes of transport available.

Venice, Italy

With the stunning canals filled with love-struck couples on gondolas, Venice is clearly a city soaked in love. After tying the knot, head along to Venice to explore one of the world’s most romantic cities and float along the famous canals with a glass of champagne in hand to celebrate your nuptials.

After the exhaustion of planning your wedding, you may also appreciate the world-class coffee available in the  authentic Italian cafes scattered along the waterfront.

Queenstown, New Zealand

Zorbing, paragliding, hiking, jet boating and, in the right season, great skiing – there is never a dull moment in Queenstown. For thrill seekers and adrenalin junkies, there could be no better choice than the birthplace of bungee jumping for a honeymoon destination.

Even those with a preference for quieter past times can find something to love about Queenstown. With only 4 million people living in the whole of New Zealand, it should be easy to find a secluded spot in the rolling hills or rugged mountains for you and your new spouse to be alone.

Relax on a private beach in the Maldives.Relax on a private beach in the Maldives.

North Male Atoll, Maldives

Stay in one of the stunning resorts on the Maldives and enjoy feeling like you are living on your own private tropical island for a week, or even longer. Relax on one of the many beautiful beaches and sip cold beverages while you soak in the sun, sand and surf.

You and your partner can honeymoon just like Will and Kate by snorkelling above the colourful reefs, lounging in private bungalow and celebrating your nuptials in style.

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