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Silver celebrations send couples Down Under

19th July 2011 Print

Silver wedding anniversaries prompt couples to holiday in Australia, according to the latest research by Austravel.

The leading Australasia specialist has observed that the most popular commemorative getaway to Australia is the 25th wedding anniversary.

“For those celebrating this special occasion, favourite activities range from daring helicopter flights to relaxing winery tours; couples clearly make the most of the romantic settings available in this stunning country,” says Ben Briggs, Brand Manager for Austravel.

The most popular activities for silver wedding celebrations include:

Helicopter Flights

See Australia’s iconic landmarks from the sky with a thrilling helicopter flight, certain to be a highlight of any trip. Enjoy stunning views over Ayers Rock with the 15 minute ‘Rock Blast’ helicopter trip from £87 per adult or take in the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a 10 minute scenic flight from £90 per person with Quicksilver Helicopters.

Swimming with Dolphins

For a once in a lifetime encounter, Australia offers the chance to swim with dolphins. Cruise into Perth’s calm, clear bays with the crew of Rockingham Dolphins and go swimming with wild bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment, from £136 per person.

Hot Air Ballooning

Drift over Australia’s rugged landscape and be amazed at its beauty and immensity from this unique perspective. Take a sunrise balloon flight from Alice Springs for one of the most memorable ways to see the Outback. Prices start from £160 per adult for a 30 minute flight.

Wildlife Experiences

Australia has a variety of native animals, many of which are unique to the country. Go to Kangaroo Island on the Coast to Coast tour from £149 per person for the chance to see kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and sea lions in their natural habitat.

Winery Tours

No trip to Australia would be complete without sampling some of Australia’s finest wines. Discover the Barossa Valley in Adelaide, home of the famous Jacob’s Creek wines from £137 per adult, or visit the world-class wineries of the Hunter Valley in Sydney to taste some of the country’s best produce from £138 per adult.

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