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2.5 weeks Australia & Bora Bora

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2.5 weeks Australia & Bora Bora

My fiance and I are planning to go on our honeymoon to Australia & Bora Bora starting end of October into early November. We are lost with all the options and unsure where to go based on weather. Our considerations are:

1. Wildlife is top priority- great barrier reef with turtles, fish etc. (sea lions if possible); koala; kangaroo; rainforest

2. We are in our late 30's/ early 40s and both in good shape

3. While we can not spend $1,000 per night on a hotel, we do want to splurge for a nicer place; bonus for eco friendly

4. We know we need to limit ourselves to 2-3 locations in Australia

Thank you for your advice

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1. Re: 2.5 weeks Australia & Bora Bora

How much of the 2.5 weeks will be spent in Bora Bora?

For wildlife, scenery and great food I would recommend a week in Tasmania.

Then one other Aus location. You have mentioned the Great Barrier Reef so could chose Cairns, which will also give you tropical rainforest. But consider if this is a priority given you already have Bora Bora on the itinerary.

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2. Re: 2.5 weeks Australia & Bora Bora

Hi,

Places of interests in Australia - Great Barrier Reef.

Lizard Island - reef - http://www.lizardisland.com.au/

Heron Island - reef - snorkel from beach

www.heronisland.com/bedandbreakfast.aspx…

Lady Elliott Island - reef - snorkel from beach www.ladyelliottisland.com.au

Hayman Island - Whitsundays

Hamiltion Island - Whitsundays - www.qualia.com.au/…

with National Parks - Port Douglas - Great Barrier Reef / Daintree National Park & Cape Tribulation.

Saffire Lodge - Freycinet National Park - Tasmania - wildlife & scenery.

http://www.saffire-freycinet.com.au/

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3. Re: 2.5 weeks Australia & Bora Bora

Thank you for your message. We want to spend 4 nights in Bora Bora. If we are going to AUS, it seems a shame not to go to the Great Barrier Reef.

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4. Re: 2.5 weeks Australia & Bora Bora

That's fair enough, the Great Barrier Reef is after all called Great for a reason :)

So that leaves roughly 2 weeks in Aus.

I would recommend

- 1 week Tasmania

- 4 days Cairns/Port Douglas

- 2 days Sydney

Do you know yet where you will be flying into and out of Australia as this May impact the timing.

Hope this helps.

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