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What better way to take the trip of a lifetime than on your honeymoon? For couples who are seeking for an adventurous honeymoon, abseiling in these beautiful destinations sure brings a whole new meaning to “taking the plunge”!
1. Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Just two hours south of Auckland, Waitomo Caves in New Zealand is highly rated by nature lovers and thrill-seekers alike. In fact, Tom Cruise loved the caves so much he visited four times! Adventure seekers can start their descend into the caves with a 100 metre free-hanging abseil, surrounded by lush rainforest. The further you drop, the less sunlight shines through, creating an other-worldly, dusk-like atmosphere.
Once you soak in the magical surroundings, spend the rest of the day wading, walking and swimming through the cavernous passages of the famous underground cave system. Discover giant fossil oysters and rock formation with your beloved and conclude the tour with a magical glow worm display.
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2. Ulu Gerentum Waterfall, Malaysia
Two-hours west of the bustling shopping mecca that is Kuala Lumpur is the Ulu Gerentum Waterfall where thrill-seekers can experience waterfall abseiling. A 30-minute ride away from the laid-back town of Gopeng, the Ulu Gerentum Waterfall is surrounded by tropical rainforests. Standing at 13 metres, the abseil down Ulu Gerentum Waterfall is perfect for beginners. After a morning introduction and safety briefing by the instructors, you will be abseiling down the rocky waterfall with cool water splashing on you – a welcoming reprieve from the afternoon heat!
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3. Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Closer to home in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, couples seeking adventure can abseil down waterfalls, or take the multi-pitch abseiling trips overlooking the iconic Three Sisters rock formation. A great spot to escape from the everyday life, revel in the quietness and remoteness with your new spouse. There are many abseiling points within the Blue Mountain ranges for adventure seekers with different levels of difficulties, offering spectacular views. The guides at Blue Mountain Wild Adventures will even set up a little cliffside picnic during the descent with tea, coffee and delicious homemade treats. What a great way to celebrate your love and sense of adventure!
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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Guaranteed to get the adrenalin flowing, abseiling is a ‘must do’ for adventure-seeking honeymooners!