We have been featuring some of the top honeymoon destinations for your honeymoon holiday. Today, we are featuring the best Australian honeymoon destinations in the various wine countries across the country. In part one of the Best Honeymoon Destinations in Australia – Islands. In part two of the Best Honeymoon Destinations in Australia – Mountains. In part three of the Best Honeymoon Destinations in Australia – Beaches. If you are planning a honeymoon, we hope that you enjoy our series and it helps you find the perfect honeymoon.
- Hunter Valley, NSW
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The Hunter Valley is a picturesque and romantic setting for a honeymoon. It is located about 150 km north of Sydney, so it is close to the big city, but far enough away for it to be a special retreat. Things to do include:
- Wine tastings (of course!)
- Chocolate and fudge tours with tastings.
- Hot air balloon rides.
- Spa days.
- Go to Hunter Valley Wine School.
Vineyards and cellar doors in the Hunter Valley include:
- Briar Ridge
- De Iullis
Hiring a Car in Sydney
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It’s convenient and easy to hire a car in Sydney at one of many convenient locations. If you flew into Sydney on holiday, you can hire a car right at the Sydney Airport. Other locations in Sydney where you can rent a car at a great price include Sydney east location in Alexandria, or the Sydney southwest location in Ravensby. The drive from Sydney to most of the national parks in the Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Area is about 1 ½ hour drive. Click through any of the links to get a quick and easy rate quote for the best car rental rates in Sydney. Be sure to let your car rental agent know your travel itinerary so that they can ensure you have the best vehicle for your trip. Many parts of this park are great for four-wheel driving, so you will likely want to hire a 4WD vehicle so that you can access all of those trails. Our helpful car rental agents can also assist you with local maps, holiday tips and pointers, and travel safety information. While in Sydney, check out these other holiday ideas from our blog:
- Adelaide Hills, SA
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The Adelaide Hills are located east of Adelaide in the Mount Lofty Ranges. The cooler climate lends itself to winemaking and it is world-famous for its wine. In addition to wine, the region is also known for its craft beer and cider. It is just 20 minutes from Adelaide, so it is just a quick road trip away. You can experience delicious food, arts & culture, nature, and wildlife in a beautiful, natural setting.
- Barossa Valley, SA
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Barossa Valley is also in South Australia about 60 km northeast of Adelaide. Here, you can drive through Barossa’s food and wine trails. Biking and motorbiking are also popular here. Hot air balloon and helicopter tours are also available. Spas and golfing are great additions to your honeymoon holiday.
Hiring a Car in South Australia
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Whether you choose to visit the Adelaide Hills or the Hunter Valley, you can get there from Adelaide. There are 5 different car rental locations in and around Adelaide, so it is quite convenient to hire a car in Adelaide. There are car hire locations in Adelaide City, at the Adelaide Airport, in Adelaide North – Salisbury, Adelaide South – Reynella, and an Adelaide Trucks location close to the airport for hiring trucks, 4 wheel drive, and all-terrain vehicles. Check with your car rental agent about any driving restrictions for the area as well as driving tips and safety guidelines. You will likely need a four wheel drive or all terrain vehicle to get through most of the road trips in South Australia. Be sure to let your rental agent know where you are planning to go so that they can recommend the right vehicle for you and also offer up some maps, guidelines and tips from a local. While in South Australia, you might want to travel around and take in any of the following places we previously covered on our blog:
- Margaret River, WA
Margaret River in Autumn Photo Credit: MargaretRiver.com
The Margaret River is one of Australia’s premier wine regions, so it is known for both the food and vineyards. However, it is also known for its amazing scenery of the beaches, the forests, and a spectacular cave system. It is about a 3 hour drive south of Perth on the west coast of Western Australia.
Hiring a Car in Perth
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There are plenty of car rental locations in Perth where you can hire a car so you will find a Budget car hire location that is convenient for wherever your travels are taking you. When you hire a car, you can find the best places to visit and the best deals for your holiday. If you are in Perth City, then you can hire a car there. Other Perth car hire locations include the Perth Airport car rental or the Perth South car hire location near Fremantle or in Burswood. Then, there is Bunbury, a city in between Perth and the Margaret River Region. If you are coming to Margaret River from the south, you can also hire a car in Albany. When you are hiring a car, be sure to share your travel plans with the car rental agent so that they can give you the guidelines, roadmaps, safety restrictions, and holiday travel tips. This will ensure your best car rental experience in Western Australia. Click on any of the links to get a great rate quote for hiring a car or 4WD vehicle that will be the best one for getting around Western Australia’s rugged terrain. While exploring this region, check out some of our previous blog posts for ideas on what to do here:
- Mornington Peninsula, VIC
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The Mornington Peninsula is a holiday mecca filled with gourmet eateries, vineyards, spas, resorts, gardens, and hot springs; plus there are plenty of boat charters and beaches to fill your vacation time. It is located southeast of Melbourne in Victoria. Some of the amazing vineyards here include:
- Port Phillip Estate
- Jackalope Mornington Peninsula
- Green Olive and Red Hill
Hiring a Car in Melbourne
Melbourne Car Hire Map Photo Credit: Budget.com.au
As you can see, hiring a car in Melbourne is easy and convenient because there are so many choices of Budget rental locations throughout greater Melbourne and surrounds. Be sure to tell your Budget agent your travel plans so that they can set you up with the right vehicle to keep you safe and moving along throughout your holiday plans. When you are on holiday in a big city like Melbourne, having your own vehicle gives you the freedom to choose your own itinerary and go where you want. Click on the link above to get a quick and easy rental quote. If you choose to see the surrounds of the city you can do that too. Here are some other Melbourne holiday ideas from our blog: