Although restrictions on travel overseas will remain in place for a while, this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a memorable honeymoon. You can find so many amazing honeymoon destinations in Australia right at your doorstep.
Imagine idyllic destinations filled with breathtaking scenery, luxurious resorts, and romantic sunsets. To inspire you, we have listed six stunning Australian honeymoon destinations.
THE WHITSUNDAY LANDS, QUEENSLAND
The Whitsunday Islands, which are made up of 74 different islands, are stunning and ideal for a romantic island getaway. Imagine romantic sunsets, crystal-clear waters, and moonlight walks.
You can choose from a variety of beautiful islands to base yourself on. These include Hamilton Island, a major gateway into the Great Barrier Reef and Hayman Island, a single resort island.
Only eight of the 74 islands can be inhabited. However, most can still be explored by foot or boat. There are beautiful scenery, coves, lookouts, and reefs on these idyllic islands.
There are many activities to choose from. You can cruise the Whitsundays by catamaran, sail, windsurf, kayaking, scuba dive, snorkelling, fishing, swimming, exploring and taking scenic flights or reef cruises. Or you can shop at a spa. You can also relax on the deck chairs at the pool if you prefer.
BYRON BAY, NEW SOUTH WALES
Byron Bay is known for its laid-back atmosphere and unique experiences. It boasts stunning beaches, lush hinterland and quirky art galleries. Byron Bay is perfect for couples because it has a romantic side.
There are many things to do in Byron Bay, including exploring the area on your honeymoon. You can do everything from costal walks, snorkelling and diving to surfing, kayak tours and river cruises to hot air ballooning, beer tasting, beachfront Yoga, romantic picnics, guided tour, shopping, day spas and even skydiving.
PALM COOVE, QUEENSLAND
Palm Cove is located in Tropical North Queensland, nestled between a rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. It’s the perfect tropical hideaway or honeymoon.
You want to do a little of everything on your honeymoon. You can spend your time relaxing at the beach or pool, enjoying a day spa or dining at one of the incredible restaurants. Or, for something more memorable, you can drive to Cairns for hot air ballooning.
PORT DOUGLAS , QUEENSLAND
Port Douglas is the perfect place to slow down, relax and take a deep breath. It’s the epitome of relaxation.
You can experience breathtaking sailing adventures, luxurious spas, stunning snorkelling destinations, stunning beaches and cultural experiences on your Port Douglas honeymoon.
The Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and the lush Daintree Forest are also available. These rainforests are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
You can do it on foot, by bike, in the air or the car. You can also slow down by the pool, or at the beach.
CRADLE MOUNTAIN TASMANIA
This beautiful highland showcases its natural beauty, tranquility and clean alpine air. Cradle Mountain offers romantic moments amid nature, including mountain peaks, ancient rainforests, walking tracks, lakes, lookouts, rivers, and waterfalls.
Cradle Mountain, a world heritage national park, is home to the freshwater lakes of Lake St Clair, Dove Lake, Crater Lake, and Lake Wilks.
Cradle Mountain is the sixth highest mountain in Tasmania. It sits at 1545m above sea level and includes 3 summits: Smithies Peak and Weindorfers Tower. The Cradle Summit walk, a 12.8 km return walk up to Cradle Mountain’s summit, is more adventurous.
ESPERANCE WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Esperance, a beautiful region with many islands and incredible sights, is known for its natural beauty.
You can relax on the beach watching the kangaroos, enjoy traditional Australian hospitality and take a scenic flight to get a bird’s-eye view. Or you can drive the scenic route and explore the area. You can also take guided tours. You can visit Cape Le Grant National Park and Lucky Bay, Thistle Coves, Hellfire Bay, Twilight Bay, and Thistle Cove. You won’t miss Lake Hillier, the bright pink highlight of Middle Island.
For wildlife, there might be sea lions or dolphins. There are even kangaroos that can be seen lying on the beaches.
These are just a few of the incredible honeymoon destinations in Australia that offer romantic moments for married couples.