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Honeymoon Venue: One and Only, Wolgan Valley

When considering an overseas honeymoon (or even a destination wedding), the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. As part of our #honeymoonhumpday series, we're going to be bringing you a variety of venue profiles, honeymoon styles and tips every Wednesday to help you narrow your options down to somewhere truly amazing.

This week's honeymoon venue is One&Only in the Wolgan Valley, a quintessentially Australian luxury escape. The conservation-based resort occupies one precent of the beautiful nature reserve in the Greater Blue Mountain World Heritage Area. Just a two and a half hour drive from the heart of Sydney lies the tranquil resort surrounded by steep cliffs and picturesque rivers - it is easy to see why the resort has been ranked the number one Australian Hotel in the TripAdvisor’s Travellers' Choice Awards.

When staying at One&Only, choose from three villa styles. The Heritage Villas are reminiscent of traditional Australian homesteads and designed to complement the magnificent surrounds. Enjoy your own private pool, double sided fireplace and expansive terrace. The Wollemi Villas have been inspired by the lands rich heritage. With the likes of your own large pool, separate lounge and dining areas and an open living room, it is the perfect option for a honeymoon hideaway. The Wolgan Villa provides ultimate privacy and luxury. Nestled among a beautifully landscaped garden relax in natures pure beauty. Enjoy the use of a your own butler, gourmet kitchen, private pool, terraces and luxury like no other.

During your stay, One&Only provides an array of activities and excursions to enjoy. Firstly, if you wish, have the opportunity to take part in the protection of the surroundings and wildlife. This includes the planting of trees, taking wildlife surveys, assessing the quality of the water and habitat testings. Other available activities include guided nature walks, the resorts magnificent location allows for incredible views of the wild. Horseback riding is the perfect opportunity to explore the Blue Mountains creeks, beautiful hills and ridgelines in a fresh way. Take a journey to experience a stunning glow-worm tunnel or, spend a night star gazing in a campfire setting. After a long day of incredible activities, take to the resorts spa to be pampered and enjoy the serenity and views of the Blue Mountains.

One&Only has a culinary philosophy of only using the very best seasonal, regional and organic produce from local farms, growers and vintners. The Wolgan Dining Room will prepare you the finest cuisine while you enjoy the warm fireside atmosphere. The Country Kitchen is a providore-style restaurant, which invites you to relish in a curated menu of smaller, light meals. To enjoy award winning wines, opt for the Valley Bar and Terrace with astonishing views and walk in wine cellar. If you are after something more private and personal, choose to have your dining experience from the comfort of your own villa.

One&Only, Wolgan Valley, is an Australian honeymoon like no other. The outstanding resort and its magnificent surroundings is a wonderous place to explore and discover.

Honeymoon Venue: White Desert Antarctica

When considering an overseas honeymoon (or even a destination wedding), the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. As part of our #honeymoonhumpday series, we're going to be bringing you a variety of venue profiles, honeymoon styles and tips every Wednesday to help you narrow your options down to somewhere truly amazing.

If you are wanting a honeymoon that is far from the ordinary, look no further than White Desert Antarctica – the most luxurious way to discover the worlds most southern continent.

With previous guests including Prince Harry, Bear Grylls and the Saudi royal family, it is no question that you will be provided with ultimate luxury and adventure at White Desert. To get there, take off from Cape Town on the five and a half hour flight journey to the White Desert camp. As you fly, experience the Antarctic Circle and pass through the 24 hours of continuous sunshine. White Desert offers three different types of adventure for you to choose from including 'Emperor’s and South Pole', 'Mountain and Emperor’s' and 'The Greatest Day'. Whichever adventure you may choose, it is best to get in early, they are often booked out years in advance!

On arrival at White Desert, you will be shown to the camp, which has six state-of-the-art ‘sleeping pods’. Each sleeping pod sleeps two people and offers peace and quiet from the windy Antarctic days. At six metres, they are expansive in size and provide you with a double bed, desk and en-suite. The pods have been designed in a way that exudes comfort. Enjoy fur throws, Saarinen chairs and antique wooden skis decorating the walls. The camp also comprises a kitchen pod and two custom-made tents which house the lounge and dining room. Here, guests are invited to relax and enjoy three course meals that have been prepared by White Desert’s award winning chef.

While at White Desert, each day the experienced field guides will propose an array of activities and excursions for you do choose from. This can include easy walks to different ice tunnels, or you can head further towards the coast where you can experience large ice waves. For something more relaxed, opt for a picnic or visit a local science base. If you are more adventurous, you can learn the art of rock climbing, abseiling or kite skiing.

As previously mentioned, White Desert offers three types of adventures. If you have chosen to visit the penguins, you will take a short flight to the astonishing Emperor Penguin colony. As they are unafraid of humans, you will have the chance to get within metres of the penguins and their chicks.

If your adventure includes a visit to the South Pole, you will be lucky enough to be one of the few people in the world to visit Earth’s lowest point. You will be able to explore the vast area for a true experience of Antarctica. The mountain adventure is an eight day journey which takes you into the incredibly picturesque mountains that surround camp. The Greatest Day adventure allows you to experience Antarctica in just a single day. During your 12 hours on Antarctic land, you will be given the option to choose from a number of activities including treks over cliffs which offer astonishing views and visiting beautiful ice grottos. In the afternoon you will return back to the Guesthouse to enjoy an outstanding champagne lunch to celebrate your astounding day.

White Desert is an extraordinary honeymoon destination and a once in a lifetime opportunity for any adventurous newlyweds.