Would you like to spend your honeymoon scuba diving, snorkelling, or enjoying some of Australia’s least crowded surf? Or do you picture starting married life in a luxury suite, escaping from the stresses of everyday life. Perhaps you want it all! Lord Howe Island is an idyllic destination that has the perfect balance of action, adventure, rest and relaxation.
Escape to a paradise of solitude
A pristine paradise where time stands still, Lord Howe Island has everything you need to celebrate your nuptials and begin your life together. There are no high-rise buildings, no traffic jams, no pollution and nothing to spoil the view.
There is no mobile phone service and wifi is limited, offering you the rarest of opportunities – to be unencumbered by technology and live completely in the moment. As Lord Howe Island is a world heritage listed site, only 400 tourists are allowed on the island at any one time allowing you to enjoy an intimate break with your new husband or wife. It’s also just a short two-hour flight from Sydney, so you don’t have to fly half way around the world to enjoy your romantic adventure.
Experience an adventure unlike any other
Thrill seeking couples should check out one of Lord Howe Island’s impressive peaks. Standing at 875 metres, Mt Gower is the island’s highest mountain and is rated as one of Australia’s best day walks. The hike is a challenging eight-hour return trek, complete with rope-assisted climbs and dizzying drops. But once you and your partner are standing atop Mt Gower’s iconic peak, amongst the misty forest, experiencing breathtaking views of the island and its crystal clear waters, you will truly feel on top of the world.
Newlyweds can also enjoy the wonderful waters and beaches of Lord Howe Island. At Ned’s beach you can hand feed fish and snorkel the calm waters above colourful coral. Use the masks, fins and snorkels stored there for the cost of a contribution to the ‘honesty box’.
For those who prefer to go a little deeper underwater, Lord Howe Island’s abundant marine life and crystal clear waters attract divers from around the world to explore some of the best diving on the planet. The underwater topography of trenches, caves and volcanic drop offs give an awe-inspiring, unforgettable diving experience for you and your other half.
Relax in style
Couples hoping to unwind and de-stress after planning the perfect wedding, will love the island’s luxury spas available in three of the island’s luxury lodges, where they can enjoy calm and serenity in an idyllic setting.
Lord Howe Island has a range of lodges, guesthouses and self-contained apartments, for those who want peace and privacy.
Lord Howe Island is an intimate, exclusive, romantic setting for you to enjoy your honeymoon. QantasLink offers year-round scheduled services to Lord Howe Island departing daily from Sydney and Brisbane on the weekends. There are connecting services with Qantas from all Australian capital cities and with QantasLink from many regional centres.