Top 5 Australian Honeymoon Resorts

10 October 2012

While the South Pacific, South-east Asia or the Caribbean provide an incredible setting for a romantic honeymoon, here in Australia we're blessed with beautiful locations that offer the perfect backdrop to celebrate love, affection and companionship. So we asked the Flight Centre honeymoon experts where they recommend spending a honeymoon within Australia.

Here are our top five Australian resorts perfect for a honeymoon.

 qualia, Hamilton Island

Qualia – Hamilton Island
With a translation of, "a collection of deeper sensory experiences," guests at Qualia on Hamilton Island will be welcomed into a world of unsurpassed luxury and sophistication. For couples that would like to experience the region, the resort proudly organises a range of activities including an epicurean food experience, a cruise to Whitehaven Beach and a snorkelling expedition on nearby West Henning Island.

Cradle Mountain Lodge – Tasmania
For a rural getaway, consider checking into the Cradle Mountain Lodge overlooking the spectacular Cradle Mountain. On offer are four different styles of accommodation including traditional suites, spa suites, spa cabins and pencil pine cabins. While in the area, couples might like to take a walk through the surrounding countryside or partake in a signature Tasmanian wine and cheese tasting session.

Hayman – Hayman Island
Spectacularly located on a private island within the iconic Whitsundays, Hayman is an Australian luxury resort worthy of consideration for your honeymoon. After a day exploring the fascinating marine life on the Great Barrier Reef, return to the hotel's Spa to peruse the extensive treatment menu before enjoying a romantic dinner in one of the beautiful restaurants.

Silky Oaks Lodge – Daintree
The Silky Oaks Lodge is idyllically nestled within the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest and offers unique Riverhouse and Treehouse accommodation. These constructions are beautifully appointed and blend effortlessly with the natural environment. Within the complex is the award-winning Healing Waters Spa, that promises to use ancient wisdoms to rejuvenate modern souls.

Palazzo Versace – Gold Coast
Incorporating the vision of the iconic designer, Gianni Versace, Palazzo Versace is a destination hotel on the Gold Coast. This is the place where European chic meets Australian hospitality to offer an opulent vacation experience. Couples will appreciate the waterfront setting before indulging in one of the services offered at the in-house Spa. To commence your evening's activities, enjoy a sumptuous meal at Vanitas, a fine dining restaurant that serves modern Australian cuisine infused with Asian traditions.

For more information on arranging your honeymoon, contact the team at honeymoon@flightcentre.com or phone 1300 405 158.

Lyndon Barnett

Guided by curiosity and a sense of adventure, Lyndon travelled independently to 69 countries on six continents. As such, travel is Lyndon's only addiction. He enjoys with equal measure - scaling the peaks of a South American mountain at altitude, attending opera in a European Opera House or hunting for a bargain in an Asian market.