If you're planning an Australian honeymoon, Sydney should be your first stop.

Why? Because it boasts one of the most romantic harbours in the world. For a take-your-breath-away view of it all (from the comfort of your king-size bed), stay at the Four Seasons, which has won countless awards for best service (the staff really do remember your name).

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Circular Quay, where ferries leave for the city's best beaches, is a three-minute walk away. Go for fancy fish and chips at Doyles, overlooking the beach on Watsons Bay, or try Catalina, hanging over the edge of Rose Bay, for modern fare.

Book a treatment in the Spa at Four Seasons; tiredness will be massaged away with a top-secret jet-lag tonic. The concierge will arrange the Bridge Climb experience (www.bridgeclimb.com), or do the express climb that gets you to the top and back in a couple of hours. You'll feel like you're on top of the world.

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WOW FACTOR: It's all about the view so book one of the Grand Premier Full Harbour View rooms - numbers 9 and 15 on the corners of each floor (the 15s have a slightly better panorama).

FLIGHT TIME: 21 hours

WHEN TO GO: Winter, Autumn

GO Doubles from £212 per night or Grand Premier Full Harbour View rooms from £497 per night (www.fourseasons.com/sydney). British Airways (www.ba.com) flies to Sydney from £818 return.