Romantic Australia Vacations
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Romantic Australia vacations in Darwin, Alice Springs and Ayers Rock
Romance means different things to different people, which is why there are several romantic Australia vacations destinations that couples can enjoy depending on their personal tastes. Want to get away from the beaches and the coast? Does exploring natural wonders of the world make your toes tingle? Do you find romance in admiring artistic displays with your favorite person? If you answer yes then may we suggest Darwin, Alice Springs and Ayers Rock for your romantic Australia vacations?
Romantic Australia Vacations in Darwin
Darwin is not specifically recognized as a prime destination for romantic Australia vacations, however it is a perfect starting point for exploring the Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park and Litchfield National Park.
Romantic Darwin Vacation
Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory of Australia and it is situated just on the Timor Sea. It is the largest and most populated city in the Northern Territory but the least populous of all of the continent's capital cities.
If you want to spend some time in Darwin itself it required is that you and your partner think a little outside the box to find romance and unusual experiences. While Darwin has not really been hailed as one of the most romantic destinations in the world, there are certainly some things that you and your partner can do to create your own romance. While the East Coast of Australia is buzzing with activities on a regular basis, you can still have a wonderful time if you stay up north in Darwin. You will definitely have a lot of memories to take home with you.
Top Three Romantic Things to do in Darwin, Australia
The Museum and Art Gallery --The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is a cool place to visit while you are staying in Darwin. There, you will see collections of aboriginal artwork and crafts from South-east Asia and Pacific regions.
Aquascene (editors choice) --At high tide each day, hundreds of fish including barramundi, rays, diamond fish and catfish swim up to the shore to be fed by hand. It is one of those fun and one-of-a-kind experiences you must absolutely have while visiting Darwin.
The Darwin Wharf Precinct --Visiting the Darwin Wharf Precinct is another thing to do on a Darwin getaway, as part of the dining entertainment you will be able to watch thousands of fish being fed. The Stokes Hill Wharf a fishing spot, which might prove interesting if you’re into catching your own food.
Romantic Hotels and Darwin accommodation
While in Darwin, your accommodation could vary based on the kind of experiences you want. There are wonderful self-contained villas as well as top-of-the-line resorts that provide a romantic ambience for couples. Take a look at some of the best options available in Darwin for accommodation:
• MoonShadow Villas – self contained luxury villas in Darwin
• Skytower Sea Views – executive apartments in City Centre
• Mandalay Luxury Stay – romantic luxury accommodation in Darwin
The Devils Marbels - Where the Rainbow Meets the Earth
The Dreaming for Australian Indigenous explain the origins of human life on Earth and landscape formations. In the Dreaming stories this symbol of Australia’s outback are the eggs of the rainbow serpent.
To be exact, the Rainbow Serpent fashioned the earth and then returned to a spot east of the Kimberleys at a place where the rainbow meets the earth.
Devils Marbels are gigantic, rounded granite boulders, some spectacularly poised, is a remarkable landscape. Scattered clusters of these ‘marbles’, including many balancing rocks, are spread across a 1802 hectar shallow valley.
Romantic Tip: Plan your visit to coincide with sunset – the colors are at their most spectacular and the shadows add texture to the landscape. You won’t find a better time for pictures.
The Stuart Highway intersects the Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve near the town of Wauchope south from Darwin.
Visit Alice Springs for Romantic Art-Driven Australia Vacations
Alice Springs is certainly the perfect destination for art lovers who also want to enjoy romantic Australia vacations together. Just make sure you plan around the artistic activities that take place each year so you can make the most of the experience.
Romantic Things to do in Alice Springs
Of course, you may perhaps have time during the course of the day when you are not attending art festivals or observing pieces in art galleries. Here are some romantic activities you can do in Alice Springs:
• Enjoy a 60 minute hot air balloon tour with breakfast. This is a romantic way for you and your loved one to enjoy the beauty of Australia from an aerial view. You will also get breakfast consisting of a four course meal and sparkling wine.
• Hike in the MacDonnell Ranges
• Take an adventurous four wheel drive at the Finke Gorge National Park
Artistic Australia Vacations
Many couples enjoy artistic type destinations for their romantic getaways because they find the romance and love finding and admiring artistic displays. If you and your special person are looking for the perfect holiday destination that will give you more of an art type experience, then you should definitely consider Alice Springs in Australia.
Alice Springs is the second-largest town in the Northern Territory of Australia, and is sometimes simply called “The Alice” or “Alice” by locals and visitors alike. It is often called Australia's art capital because it has many local and aboriginal art galleries.
Local and Aboriginal Art on Your Romantic Australia Vacations
As you may know, Australia is the native home of the Aborigine people and their artistic expressions are on display in many galleries across Australia. You and your spouse will enjoy the experience of sharing in the artistic displays of the native people. Some of the works on display in the galleries include pieces by Emily Kngwarreye, Minnie Pwerle, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Albert Namatjira and Wenten Rubuntja.
Annual Events at the Araluen Art Center
The Araluen Art Center in the Alice Springs area is home to many annual artistic events. One such event is the annual Desert Mob Art Show, which showcases work by artists from remote areas in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Southern Australia. Art collectors and art lovers from everywhere across the world go there each year to see and hopefully acquire artistic pieces from the collections on display. You and your partner can probably plan to vacation in Australia in September, which is when the Art Show takes place.
The Araluen Art Center is also home to Bass in the Dust, a music festival that showcases talent from orchestras and world-class ballet dancers. There are also local musical performances at this festival. This however is usually held in July so you and your partner are going to have to decide which month to visit to experience either of these two activities!
The Outback: Ayers Rock – a Magical Landmark to Visit on Romantic Australia Vacations
Does exploring natural wonders of the world make your toes tingle?
Then you and your favorite person absolutely must visit the legendary Ayers Rock.
This top ten romantic thing to do in Australia is a large sandstone rock that is located in the Red Center.
The Red Center is just another, and more fitting, name for the desert area located throughout South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
The Red Center actually gets its name because of its red sand and red rocks.
Ayers Rock, which is traditionally known as Uluru, is the major landmark in the area that grabs the attention of hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
A trip to this natural wonder of the world is a picture perfect Australian getaway vacation.
Romantic Things to do at Ayers Rock
Here is a list of some of the things you can do while visiting Ayers Rocks some are more touristy than others:
• Take camel rides around Uluru. Could be quite boring for some but you do get wonderful views that are perfect for taking photos.
• Participate in aboriginal culture by doing dot painting workshops with local artists. These workshops are usually held at the Uluru Cultural Center.
• Take a helicopter ride over Uluru to get wonderful aerial views of the great sandstone rock.
• Have a lunchtime picnic within this luxurious and unique honeymoon landscape.
One of the main things that you can perhaps do while visiting Ayers Rock is visit Kata Tjuta Cultural Center, which is at the base of Ayers Rock. There, you can find out some interesting factoids about the local Anangu people by watching videos and looking at authentic art displays. The Center makes it as authentic as possible by displaying pieces of art created by the Anangu people themselves.
And, if you and your partner are more on the adventurous side, then you can visit Ayers Rock and actually climb to the top.
Climbing is a favorite activity of mine especially getting to the top and enjoying the view from above.
Just make note of the fact that the climb is just about an hour long and gets a little bit tiring during hot summer days!
Hotels and Resorts at Ayers Rock
The main place for accommodation is the Ayers Rock Resort. It is located right in the heart of the Red Center, and has several different hotels, apartments and campgrounds available. Your choice of where to stay would really depend on the kind of experience you want to have while at Ayers Rock.
One of the top-of-the-line hotels is Voyages Sails in the Desert Hotel, which is a five-star property. Its décor focuses on aboriginal heritage and culture, so you will truly get a feel of Australia by staying there.
While to some people Ayers Rock might seem like a pile of sand surrounded by very red dirt, to us it’s a highlight and the perfect romantic getaway and unique honeymoon destination.
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