Once the wedding day festivities are over, it’s time for your first holiday as Mr and Mrs. Whether you desire a relaxing island escape or a cosy mountain hideaway, you don’t have to go far for an unforgettable honeymoon. On our doorstep we have natural wonders that simply cannot be rivalled, from world class beaches to expansive national parks. Here are our top honeymoon destinations in Australia.
Whitsunday Islands, Queensland
It’s hard to go past the stunning Whitsunday Islands when thinking of a classic sun-soaked getaway for you and your loved one. There are multiple islands to choose from, ranging from the popular shores of Hamilton Island with activities galore to the more isolated, such as Hayman or Long Island. Days can be spent lazily soaking in the sunshine on the pristine beaches or scuba diving or snorkelling through the treasured Great Barrier Reef.
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
For a more cosy escape, there’s Cradle Mountain in Tasmania. Nestled in one of Tasmania’s premier wilderness regions, the mountain is a haven for smitten couples. Curl up by the fire in a rustic log cabin, indulge in luxury spa treatments and devour sensational local food and wine. Enjoy the great outdoors with hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and fly fishing. Alternatively, simply soak in the spectacular views from your private verandah.
Barossa Valley, Adelaide
Escape to the Barossa Valley on your honeymoon and experience one of the best wine regions of Australia. Not only is the Barossa known for its award-winning wine but it is also touted as a gourmet capital with access to an incredible range of regional produce. Visit Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop for a light lunch or a cooking demonstration, or browse the home grown displays at the Barossa Farmer’s Markets.
Lord Howe Island, New South Wales
The remote and pristine shores of Lord Howe Island beckon couples in need of a breath of fresh air. You will feel a million miles from the big city hustle, being one of only 400 visitors that are allowed on the island at one time. Watch time slip by as you go swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and surfing. Fishing enthusiasts can cast off at Blinky Beach or hand-feed the fish at Neds Beach. From bird watching to hiking, Lord Howe Island is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
Discover the incredible outback region of Australia on your honeymoon with a holiday to Kakadu National Park. Not only can you admire the prolific bird and wildlife but you will be on the doorstep to the largest national park in the country. Take a boat cruise through the bushland or go sky high with a scenic flight over the rugged landscapes. In the wet season, you will have perfect views of the region’s cascading waterfalls.
Kangaroo Island, Adelaide
Enjoy a wealth of unique experiences on the magnificent grounds of Kangaroo Island, with over 500 kilometres of picture-perfect coastline at your fingertips. A wildlife tour could take you to explore the remarkable surrounds of Flinders Chase National Park or out to sea on an exciting ocean safari. Dining is a sumptuous feast with a lavish food and wine trail dotted with local food producers and wine connoisseurs, not mention a collection of award-winning restaurants.