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Unique Wedding Destinations in Australasia (6/6)

by | 10 December 2016 | Weddings Abroad

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Unique wedding destinations

Australia is a funny place. Famous for dangerous animals and big spiders, Australia still receives a hefty sum of tourists on a yearly basis. And in fairness, once you arrive, it isn’t altogether surprising. Australia is like a home away from home. Everyone’s speaks English, the customs are largely the same and the weather, although not quite as good as everyone tends to make out, is still better than home. The best thing about Australia? The stunning views and insane biodiversity, of course.

Introducing Australasia


What do you think of when you think of Australia? Other than Kangaroos. And Koalas. What about places? Good. Sydney Opera House. And Ayers Rock? Yes. What about Harbour Bridge? Well guess what? You can get married at all these places, and let’s be honest, they’d all make photographically beautiful weddings. But there’s nothing quite as quintessentially Australian as going out into the bush, getting married and following it up with a BBQ. Well that’s what you can do if you head out into the Daintree Rainforest.


If there one place in the world that I think could rival Iceland and Canada for their beauty, it’d have to be New Zealand. And I think a lot of people would agree. The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit series were filmed there specifically because of its vast and varied range of biomes, so it’s no real surprise that people are starting to find a few exceptional locations to say their vows.

It turns out Cecil Peak near Lake Wakatipu is just one of those locations. The peak is making its name quite quickly as one of the most beautiful places to get married in the world. That’s quite a boast when you have places like Lake Louise in Alberta and Kangaroo Island flaunting their goods.


The world has mysteries and surprises galore. Many of which have now been discovered by regular tourists. Some places in the world are still reasonably untouched. At least, in the grander scheme of things. One such place is Naihehe Cave, Sigatoka in Fiji. Fiji is full of places to get married by the beach, and we’re sure that’s all very beautiful. But why not try something a little different. Yes, we know that we have caves in England, and really, how different can a cave be?

Naihehe means “a place to get lost”, and well, I guess we quite like the idea of getting lost together to get married. It sort of sums up the whole experience really.


If you want something truly different, if you want to truly be one of very few couples to have done something – why not head over to Antartica’s Scott Island?

Personally I don’t like being cold enough to warrant the four hour flight over to the island from Melbourne in Australia, but I can definitely see the appeal to those hardy travellers who want to tick off their last continent together. It’s very symbolic in a way. Even if you do have to freeze to go through with it.

We don’t know everything about weddings, and a lot of what we learn comes to us as word of mouth, so if you know of any astounding locations in Australasia all you have to do is drop us a comment in the section below and tell us all about your adventures.

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Paul Macklin

Paul is your friendly neighbourhood poet/cynic. He believes in story-telling, curiosity and peanut-butter sandwiches and he spends the vast majority of his time writing stuff. Paul learnt how to write stuff at Portsmouth University where he earned himself a Masters degree in writing stuff. Neat huh? Paul also hates writing in third person.


Weddings Abroad Unique Wedding Destinations in Australasia (6/6)