Tasmania is an archipelago of islands which together make up a a landmass the size of Sri Lanka, and one of of renowned wild beauty and rugged landscapes with a astonishing diversity.  It is just 45 minute’s flying time south of Melbourne, yet it remains so far off the world's holiday radar that for young adventurers it is surely one of the greatest honeymoon destinations in the world.

With unspoilt nature, abundant wildlife and soft adventure with romance and indulgence in bucket loads, Tasmania is the perfect Grand Finale to a wider Australian honeymoon, although for outdoor couples who seek peace and tranquility it can easily be the sole honeymoon destination of choice. 

Several new properties and experiences have recently opened in Tasmania with honeymooners in mind.  Combine one of Tasmania's magical walking and wildlife safaris, such as the Maria Island Walk, with a few days in your own forest hideaway with just wallabies for company as you languish in your al fresco bathtub. Indulge yoru senses in your own beachfront cottage, walking for miles along empty white sand beaches, fossicking for driftwood, picnicking among Aboriginal middens and BBQing as the sun sinks in a blood-red sky; each experience in itself is magical, but in combination they form the once in a lifetime holiday for newly married couples seeking escapism, romance, adventure and indulgence as nature intended.

A two or three week tour of Tassie at a leisurely pace can easily incorporate all aspects of Tasmania’s wilderness, from pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear mountain lakes to the last tract of temperate rainforest on earth – and for the ultimate in chic and sexy urban culture, the vibrant capital city, Hobart.

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