Looking for a mesmerizing location for your honeymoon? Melbourne is the perfect destination for passion with its eclectic array of art, food, culture, luxury and nature. Moreover, these beautiful experiences will ensure that your post-wedding vacation is as romantic as an urban fairytale.
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#1 Go on a Hot air Balloon Ride
Start your Melbourne honeymoon from the very top with a dreamy hot-air balloon ride across the city at sunise. Make it extra special by opting for a private ride for two that touches down to a delightful champagne breakfast.
#2 Take a Stroll through Melbourne’s Picturesque Lanes
After a soaring start to the day, set off to explore one of the city’s most distinctive areas: its laneways. Sheathed in colourful graffiti, Melbourne’s alleyways are a brilliant showcase of art and creativity. Stroll together through the area’s many free art galleries and museums before resting your feet and satisfying your tummies at one of the many cafes, pubs and restaurants around.
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#3 Soak in Some Gorgeous Panoramic Views from Eureka Tower
Head across the Yarra River to the Eureka Tower, where a 38-second elevator ride will zip you up to the Skydeck on the 88th floor, 285 metres off the ground. Spice things up further by holding on tight to each other and stepping into The Edge, a glass cube that suspends you almost 300 metres above the sprawling city. You’re bound to snap many incredible photos of the panoramic views, city skyline and yourselves for your honeymoon album.
#4 Explore the City on Two Wheels
What’s more romantic then pedalling around leisurely in a city that can rival the most charming European cities? Explore Melbourne city via the Capital City Trail; you can start in the entertainment hub of Southbank, and meander along the scenic banks of the Yarra River past well-known attractions including the Victorian Arts Centre, tranquil Melbourne Park and the historical Como House. Stop by your favourite attractions or picnic in one of the many lush gardens around.
Melbourne’s surrounds are just as magnificent as the city itself. Head to Port Philip Bay and pedal along the Bayside Cycling Trail, which will take you through the quaint suburb of Williamstown. From here, hop on board a small punt, a flat-bottomed boat propelled by a long pole that will carry you and your bicycles across the Yarra River. The trail continues through the pretty Westgate Park; cycle through its lush, green expanse before winding around to St. Kilda through Port Melbourne and Albert Park. If you feel peckish, steer your way to Fitzroy Street and take your pick from its array of gourmet restaurants and charming cafes.
At St. Kilda Beach, unwind together on the 700-metre stretch of snow-white sand. If you’re up to it, try kite-boarding, surfing or swimming in the sparkling waters. As evening sets in, walk hand-in-hand across the St. Kilda Pier to watch a stunning sunset, then cross over to St. Kilda Breakwater to observe penguins returning to their burrows in droves.
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#5 Hop on board a Gondola Ride on the Yarra River
Up the romance factor by drifting gently along Melbourne’s main waterway aboard a gondola. Just as poetic as their Venetian counterparts, the gondolas that traverse the Yarra River come replete with plush, velvety interiors and a welcoming bottle of chilled bubbly. The hour-long cruise will glide past some of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks such as the Exhibition Centre, Aquarium, Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and the serene Alexandra Gardens.
#6 Indulge in a Lavish Dinner on Wheels
No honeymoon is complete without indulging in some fine-dining experiences. The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant will ensure a lavish dining date on wheels, taking you both on a scenic tram ride around Melbourne while you tuck into a gourmet three- or five-course meal. You may want to surprise your significant other with a long-stemmed rose or corsage that you can order in advance.
#7 Enjoy a Picnic at Royal Botanic Gardens
Don’t miss spending some romantic time together at the tranquil Royal Botanic Gardens. Admire the artfully landscaped lawns, explore the islands of Ornamental Lake on a romantic punt ride then unfurl a picnic mat, curl up together and pop open a bottle of champagne as you watch the sunset and the stars twinkle above you.
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