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Australia 2017 - Oz Winter or Spring Honeymoon?

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We are getting married early in June 2017, and have enough FF miles for two round trip flights to Australia. We're committed to Australia/Oceania (only continent I haven't been to besides Antarctica, new destination for both of us), and while I would prefer the scenery and outdoor opportunities of New Zealand (mildly obsessed), my fiancé is more beach/urban/relaxing oriented, so we thought Australia would be better for the blend of our interests. We are really going to Australia for that combination of beach/relaxing/scenery, do want to see Sydney but not interested in city time otherwise, and would love an opportunity to interact and observe Australia's unique wildlife (koalas, kangaroos, etc).

We can fly to Sydney or Brisbane. We'll probably have 14-16 days to play with on the ground. Our shortlist of places to visit is:

-Sydney
-Whitsunday Islands
-Port Douglas & Great Barrier Reef
-Uluru and environs
-Kangaroo Island

We know we can't do all of these destinations and will need to cut 1-2 places, but figured that could be dictated by when we go. It sounds like June and the winter months are great for Uluru, good for some aspects of Whitsundays/Reef like no stingers but temps a bit cool and can't get in the water without a wet suit, and not great for Sydney and Sydney's famous beaches at all and Kangaroo Island would be cold.

We don't have to take the trip directly after the wedding, and can delay into November (would want to be stateside by Nov 20 2017 for Thanksgiving). For the places we're interested in, would you recommend Australian winter (June/July/August) or spring (Sept/Oct/Nov) for either a Sydney-Rock-Reef trip or a Sydney+Whitsundays trip or a Sydney+Kangaroo Island + Uluru trip? If we cut Kangaroo Island, can we get a feel for Australian wildlife in some of our other shortlisted locations - seems like zoo in Sydney or outside of Brisbane, hit or miss in Uluru for animals in the wild.

Any thoughts or feedback are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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