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#1 daniL

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

I need the brains of EB to help me with this.

DH and I didn't have a honeymoon and always said for our 10 wedding anniversary we would do something special then.

If you had $3000-$4000 to spend, no children, couldn't get on a plane (DH will not agree to flying) and wanted to go somewhere of 5-10 days where would you go.

I have suggested a cruise which he didn't immediately object to. However he has suggested camping on Fraser Island.  You can see the extremes we are dealing with here lol  rolleyes.gif

My ideal would be relax, day spas, cocktails by water.
His ideal would be a boat, fishing, and beer!

So where would you go? And what would you do?

#2 ELH05

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

Where are you leaving from ?  That would help narrow it down.

Edited by ELH05, 17 January 2013 - 10:34 AM.


#3 daniL

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

NSW. Central west but can easily get to Sydney. (Or Melbourne if needs be)

#4 steppy

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

Maybe some sort of compromise? http://www.kingfisherbay.com/


#5 Therese

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

What about the Hunter Valley or the Port Stephens area ?

#6 ELH05

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

What about a driving trip to Byron Bay ?  Dayspas there for you, fishing charters for your DH.  And not too far to drive to the Gold Coast if you to venture even further ?

#7 PrincessPeach

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

The kingfisher bay resort on Fraser Island is not too bad, instead of camping.

I see if i could find a little lodge somewhere near a lake (i'm thinking lake's entrance VIC or somewhere in the snowy's, he could fish, whilst you were being pampered...

no idea if any exist though.

#8 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

If he wants Fraser Island, you could always stay at the Kingfisher Bay Resort.  He can go off and do a few tours some days while you relax by the pool.


ETA Snap!

Edited by CleverChook, 17 January 2013 - 10:47 AM.


#9 MrsLexiK

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

Your DH sounds like my DH! though he will get on a spa, we actually spent part of our honeymoon fishing! the compromise was 2 weeks in a beautiful resort after mind you.

That kingfisherbay looks beautiful! we looked at Lord Howe Island one year (was cheaper to go overseas) but I think the only way is by plane (you maybe able to go by boat I don't know)



#10 daniL

Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

The idea of camping doesn't really bother me - we have a camper trailer and a pretty good set up. But I would like to do the resort thing or at least feel like I was.

MrsLexiK - I was googling lord Howe island last night, it looks beautiful! But very exxy. I have found cheaper cruisers. cool.gif

King fisher bay looks lovely!

I love Lakes Entrance, so beautiful down that way.

Off to google Port Stephens.  Or maybe port Douglas???

Hmmm so many options...




#11 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

Port Douglas is a loooong drive from Central west NSW. It would be my pick, but I would NOT drive. Is there any way you can sedate him for a flight? biggrin.gif

#12 daniL

Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

Baha! Yes that would be quite a drive Swahill.
Looks like we have the first destination cross off  tongue.gif

Obviously I'm totally clueless!

#13 F1widow

Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

Guess it depends on time of year but our honeymoon involved a road trip to Byron. Stayed at:

http://www.thebyronatbyron.com.au/

Which might stretch your budget but there are plenty of accommodation options at Byron. The road trip part was super fun too!

Not sure if its your thing but you could pack rhe camping geae and do one of those 'where the road takes us' trips.

Edited by F1widow, 17 January 2013 - 06:54 PM.


#14 ~TSC~

Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

Port Stephens is gorgeous. Peppers resort, awesome

#15 PixieVee

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

QUOTE (~TSC~ @ 17/01/2013, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Port Stephens is gorgeous. Peppers resort, awesome


Yep, I love it there.

#16 packysmum

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE
Port Stephens is gorgeous. Peppers resort, awesome

Have to agree.... We got married there!

#17 Rachaelxxx

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

Gosh I can think of many, but would require flying.  I hope you find the most amazing spot and have a wonderful holiday.

#18 Colleer

Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

Cruise ! Cruise ! Cruise!

Laying by the pool all day, cocktail in hand, perhaps visiting Pacific Islands or the like?

Sigh, you know you are going to end up going on a cruise far sooner than I will!  What are the odds of me getting Jeff to go on a holiday in the next 5 years?

#19 daniL

Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

Far out Peppers looks lovely!

Sassy Girl, coffee harbour just made the sort list. That looks Devine!

I found a cruise doing the Great Barrier Reef ... Noice! I've even got him to agree to snorkelling  eexcite.gif

There has to be somewhere amazingly perfect to go....

Tyrantasarus the catch is I have to save the money... Sorry kids no birthday presents this yr mummy's saving for a holiday  dev (6).gif






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