Australia is a long way to travel for your honeymoon, but one option to guarantee the journey feels worth the jetlag is to make your first stop one of the luxe beach houses at Smiths Beach Resort, within the Margaret River region.

Not only will you be a short walk from Smiths Beach itself, and its majestic coastal views, you'll also be surrounded by some of the world's best wineries - over 150 of them - with their cellars open for tastings.

WOW FACTOR Lamont's Restaurant & Bar at Smiths Beach. Imagine Rottnest Island scallops, seared Wagyu and pink snapper. It's a gourmet buff's idea of heaven.

FLIGHT TIME 18.5hrs from the UK

GO An Ocean View Apartment costs from £220 www.smithsbeachresort.com.au; Qatar Airways www.qatarairways.com return flights from Heathrow to Perth start at £984

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