Planning a wedding can be stressful, so once the big day has passed it’s no surprise newlyweds are keen to escape for a few days and celebrate their new status as husband and wife. So if you’re looking for a unique honeymoon experience that has it all; adventure, relaxation and memorable experiences make sure you check out this comprehensive collection of top Australian honeymoon destinations.
The Whitsundays, Queensland
The 74 picturesque islands that make up The Whitsundays, located off the coast of tropical Queensland are home to one of the
world’s top honeymoon destinations. Set in the heart of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World; Great Barrier Reef, The Whitsundays offer breathtaking coastlines, lush national parks and friendly towns to make you feel right at home. Spend your days unwinding in the peaceful surrounds of the many secluded beaches, go snorkelling or scuba diving in the crystal blue seas or trawl the sights the islands have to offer. There’s luxury resorts a plenty across eight of The Whitsunday islands so that you can tailor your honeymoon to suit your personal tastes. Thrill seekers will enjoy partaking in many of the water activities while those looking for an escape will revel in the tranquil surroundings.
Byron Bay, New South Wales
Beautiful Byron Bay is a beachside town with spectacular mountain views, pristine rainforest landscapes and impeccable white beaches. Known for its unique lifestyle, mixing with the locals can be quite the experience. Honeymooners can enjoy a plethora of adventure activities both land and sea or choose to bask in the tranquillity of the stunning beaches. Whale watching is a definite must for visitors to Byron Bay between the months of May and November as is visiting the iconic light house.
Daylesford in Victoria, fondly referred to as spa country is the perfect escape for couples looking to unwind from the stresses of planning a wedding. Couples can hideaway in luxurious self-contained spa villas, cosy bed and breakfasts or stunning retreats. Known for its quality local produce couples can indulge in delicious cuisine or have a unique winery experience. Visiting one of the day spas is a must as is browsing the art galleries and soaking in the premier bathhouse. There’s also plenty of outdoor activities to keep you occupied.
Barossa Valley, South Australia
Wine lovers will rejoice with a visit to the Barossa Valley. Home to some of Australia’s most famous wineries couples can enjoy the full winery experience. With cellar door tours, indulgent dining and enchanting landscapes the Barossa Valley makes for a romantic destination for newlyweds. Aside from the delectable cuisine and beautiful views, couples can also appreciate the charming architecture of the area.
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
A truly stunning backdrop for any honeymoon Cradle Mountain boasts flawless lakes, forests, waterfalls and mountain peaks sure to capture your imagination. The area is transformed into a white wonderland during the winter months when it is blanketed in fresh snow. Famous for its decadent food and wine enjoy dining in one of the top quality restaurants before cuddling up in front of a cosy open fire.
Central Australia, Northern Territory
For couples looking to share a truly unique and memorable experience, exploring Australia’s natural desert terrain in Central Australia is a must for your honeymoon. The red centre of Alice Springs offers unrivalled natural wonders with the breathtaking Uluru. There is nothing else quite like the Australian outback.