12 Jan 6 Stunning Honeymoon Destinations in Australia
While limitations on overseas travel will continue for some time this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a wonderful honeymoon. Australia has so many breathtaking honeymoon destinations, right on your doorstep!
Picture perfect destinations with incredible scenery, world-class resorts and romantic sunsets. We’ve listed 6 stunning honeymoon destinations in Australia to get you inspired.
The Whitsunday Islands, Queensland
Made up of 74 islands, the Whitsunday Islands are spectacular and perfect for an island honeymoon. Think crystal clear waters, romantic sunsets and moonlight walks.
There’s a number of beautiful islands you can base yourselves on, such as Hamilton Island, a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, and Hayman Island, a one resort island.
Only 8 of the 74 islands are inhabited, but most can be explored by boat and on foot. You’ll discover idyllic scenery, sheltered coves, lookouts, reefs and pristine beaches.
As for activities, well there’s a lot to do. Like cruising the Whitsundays on a catamaran, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, game fishing, swimming, exploring, scenic flights, reef cruises, shopping and pampering yourself at a day spa. Oh, and if you’d rather keep it more relaxed, the deck chairs by the pool will be calling your name.
Byron Bay, New South Wales
Famous for its relaxed atmosphere and unique experiences, Byron Bay delivers stunning beaches, lush hinterland, cool boho shops, quirky art galleries, amazing cafes, pampering spas and a laid-back vibe. There is also a romantic side to Byron Bay, making it perfect for couples.
You’ll find plenty to do and explore on your honeymoon in Byron Bay. From costal walks, snorkelling, diving, surfing, kayak tours, and river cruises to hot-air ballooning, beer tasting, beachfront yoga, romantic picnics, guided tours, shopping, day spas, and even skydiving.
Palm Cove, Queensland
In Tropical North Queensland and perfectly nestled between the Great Barrier Reef and a rainforest, at Palm Cove you’ll find calm turquoise waters, sweeping views and swaying coconut palms… the ultimate tropical honeymoon/hideaway.
Want a little bit of everything on your honeymoon? Spend your days relaxing by the pool or on the beach, indulge at a day spa, dine out at one of the amazing restaurants, or for a more memorable experience, drive into Cairns for some hot air ballooning.
Port Douglas, Queensland
Port Douglas is perfect if you want to slow down, take a breath and relax. In fact, it’s the picture of relaxation.
On your honeymoon in Port Douglas, you can enjoy breathtaking sailing adventures, luxury spas, beautiful snorkelling destinations, stunning beaches, cultural experiences and intimate and romantic dinners in the rainforest.
You can also explore the Great Barrier Reef and lush Daintree Rainforest, the oldest rainforest in the world and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
And you’ll do all this on foot, on bikes, in the air, in the car or on the water. Or keep it slow by the pool or on the beach.
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
This magical highland shows off its natural beauty, fresh clean alpine air and tranquillity. With mountain peaks, ancient rainforests, walking tracks, rivers, lakes, lookouts, and waterfalls, a honeymoon at Cradle Mountain delivers romantic moments immersed in nature.
A world heritage national park, a highlight of Cradle Mountain is the glacially formed, freshwater lakes, Lake St Clair (Australia’s deepest lake), Dove Lake, Crater Lake and Lake Wilks.
Cradle Mountain, the sixth-highest mountain in Tasmania, sits 1545m above sea level and includes 3 other summits, Smithies Peak, Weindorfers Tower and Little Horn. For the adventurous, you can take on the very challenging Cradle Summit Walk, a 12.8km return walk to Cradle Mountain’s summit.
Esperance, Western Australia
Known for its natural beauty and white sand beaches, Esperance is a beautiful coastal region with dozens of islands and amazing sights.
At Esperance you can enjoy classic Australian hospitality, relax at the beach and watch the kangaroos sunning themselves nearby, take a scenic flight for a real bird’s eye view or go on a scenic drive to explore it all together. There are also plenty of guided tours available. Take in Cape Le Grant National Park, Lucky Bay, Thistle Cove, Hellfire Bay and Twilight Bay. And you won’t want to miss the bright pink Lake Hillier, a highlight on Middle Island.
And for wildlife, you might see sea lions and dolphins and other wildlife. You might even come across kangaroos sunning themselves on the beach.
This is just a small selection of the amazing honeymoon destinations in Australia, all of which give you the opportunity to embrace romantic moments together as you enjoy your first holiday as a married couple.