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With March being one of the most popular months for weddings in Australia, April can only mean one thing: honeymoon planning!

It is said that the wedding is for the guests, and the honeymoon is for the couple. Newly married couples often treasure this precious ‘alone’ period to recover and rejuvenate from the stresses of the wedding itself.

Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, makes an ideal spot for newlyweds to do just that. Rated second in CNN’s Most Liveable Cities in the World list, Melbourne has an abundance of picturesque sights, delectable cuisines, and vibrant nightlife to fill your honeymoon with memorable experiences.

The Pan Pacific Melbourne team recommends the top fun things to do in Melbourne for couples, both conventional and unconventional, on your honeymoon.

1. Soak in the Melbourne Skyline with a Romantic Dinner Cruise

The Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
Address: Berth 3, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3000
Telephone number: +61 (03) 8610 2600
Operating hours: 7:15pm to 10:30pm (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

Romance fills the air at the picturesque Yarra River, lined with skyscrapers while offering a stunning city skyline. There’s no better way to enjoy this view than to hop onboard one of the river cruises while tracing the distinct architectural landmarks of Melbourne at twilight passing by. This is the best way to take gorgeous Melbourne photos.
With a dinner cruise, you get to indulge in a romantic dinner complete with drinks on top of seeing some of Melbourne’s most famous sites. One of the most popular in the city, The Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise departs from Southbank Promenade and brings you and your beloved on a three-hour sumptuous four-course meal while you gaze at the beautiful views surrounding you.
Get directions to Southbank Promenade | Book your cruise

2. Take a Romantic Horse and Carriage Tour

A Classic Carriage Hire
Address: Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Telephone number: +61 0425 709 911
Operating hours: 1:00pm to 9:00pm, Thursdays to Mondays

Want to feel what it is like to be a royal couple? Ride in a horse-drawn carriage with your true love, and go on a tour of iconic places in Melbourne. Waving at adoring crowds is entirely optional.
These tours offer you a journey through the city, visiting sites such as the Queen Victoria Gardens, the famous Shrine of Remembrance memorial at the King Domain Gardens, the bustling Federation Square, and other popular Melbourne places of interest.
Specially designed for couples, The Deluxe Romantic Tour with the Classic Carriage comes complete with champagne, flutes and a red rose to surprise (and delight) your beloved.
Get directions to pick-up point at Federation Square | Book Your Romantic Horse Carriage Tour

3. Admire Sweeping Views of Melbourne from Eureka Skydeck 88

Address: Riverside Quay, Southbank Melbourne 3006
Telephone number: +61 (03) 9693 8888
Operating hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm daily (last entry at 9:30pm)

Credit: Leonard Koh/Wikimedia

Enjoy a panoramic view of Melbourne at the top of Eureka Tower. For a breathtakingly illuminated visual encounter of the city, we recommend visiting at night.
At a staggering 285 metres above ground, making it almost the height of the Eiffel Tower (at 300 metres), the tower’s 88th floor is the only place in Melbourne offering a 360-degree view of the city. You can spot various Melbourne attractions at night from up here, such as Federation Square and Flinders Street Station.
Get directions to the Eureka Tower | Make Dinner Reservation at Skydeck 89

4. Wine-Tasting at the Yarra Valley

Telephone number: +61 03 9699 8148
Tour hours: 8:30am to 6:30pm

Australia is home to some of the most beautiful wine regions in the world and the Yarra Valley ranks among the country’s top ten.
Pamper yourselves with a culinary adventure, washed down with award-winning wines. Book a day trip out of Melbourne to enjoy the rolling hills of nearby Yarra Valley.
Voted by TripAdvisor as the top wine tour operator throughout Australia, Vinetrekker offers a food and wine day tour that lets you explore the best that Yarra Valley offers from fine wine, exquisite gastronomic delights to spectacular scenery. Highlights of your day tour include visits to Coldstream Hills, Medhurst, and Domaine Chandon wineries. Break for lunch at the historic Yering Station and finish the day with a wine and cheese degustation at De Bortoli winery.
Pan Pacific DISCOVERY members can redeem their Black Local Experience award for one Yarra Valley wine day tour with a complimentary bottle of wine inclusive of transportation.
Get directions to Yarra Valley | Redeem Your Local Experience

5. Spend a Starry Night at the Melbourne Zoo

Address: Elliott Avenue, Parkville, Vic. 3052
Telephone number: +61 1300 966 784

Cuddle with your better half and cosy up with the wildlife with a night at the Melbourne Zoo.
Experience a sleepover at the zoo and enjoy an intimate look at the diverse bushland animals of Australia. Thankfully, you will not lie with the lions if you sign up for the zoo’s Roar ‘n’ Snore Overnight Camp. Instead, you get to wine, dine and sleep comfortably at the historic elephant exhibit (sans elephants). Built in the 1940s, the exhibit has been refurbished as a camping facility.
Before you retire for the night, venture on a night tour. As you explore the zoo in the dark, take note of the nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. Then, wake up in the morning to the rousing calls of gibbons and birds before you enjoy breakfast.
Get Directions to the Melbourne Zoo | Book Your Roar ‘n’ Snore Overnight Camp

6. Cruise and Picnic at the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens

The Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens
Address: Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia
Telephone number: +61 0481 455 410
Operating hours: Summer season: September to May, 10:15am to 5:00pm
Winter season: June to August, 11:00am to 3:30pm

Bask in lush flora and fauna at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens. With a stunning collection of over 8,500 plant species around the world and a visitorship of 1.8 million a year, the Gardens is Melbourne’s pride and joy.
Take a more unusual route to admire the Gardens’ gorgeous views with a cruise on the Ornamental Lake, which meanders around the gardens’ small manicured islands. Make yourselves comfortable while the professional punter shares about the gardens’ history and its vast collection of wildlife and plants.
Pan Pacific DISCOVERY members can redeem their Platinum Local Experience award for a picturesque lake tour and complimentary picnic basket for two.
Get directions to the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens | Redeem Your Local Experience

7. Go on a Sunset Kayak Tour

There is something magical about sunsets—the honeyed rays of sunlight radiating over Melbourne city create a spectacular view at this hour. The best way to enjoy this visual feast is to embark on a kayak tour along the Yarra River at dusk.
Viator offers a 2.5-hour sunset kayak tour, led by an experienced and friendly guide. The guide also serves as an information resource, helping to answer any questions you may have on the sights you encounter along the river.
Start your kayak journey at the Victoria Harbour. There, you will board your boat and enjoy on-the-water dining with a fish and chips dinner. Thereafter, you may paddle your way into the heart of Melbourne, surrounded by serene beauty.
Get directions to Victoria Harbour | Book Your Kayak Tour

8. Visit a Hot Spring Spa

The Peninsula Hot Springs
Address: Springs Lane, Fingal 3939, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
Telephone number: +61 3 5950 8777
Operating hours: 7:00am to 10:00pm daily (Bath House)
9:00am to 9:00pm daily (Bath House Amphitheatre)
8:00am to 9:00pm daily (Spa Dreaming Centre)

Escape the big city with a tranquil retreat to refresh yourselves and spend some quality couple time. Unwind with a day trip to a Hot Springs Spa.
The Peninsula Hot Springs is an award-winning natural hot springs and day spa destination just 90 minutes from Melbourne. Here, there are private baths with natural thermal mineral waters in a serene setting. Select the romance package that includes massages and geothermal bathing for an intimate and rejuvenating experience.
Book Your Spa Experience Now

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