From tropical beaches, rustic countryside chic and spectacular vineyards to luxury ski resorts, Australia has many fabulous honeymoon spots. Perhaps you want to find a lovely, secluded place to enjoy each other’s company all day and just relax? Or would you rather organise an active honeymoon packed with adventures and sport activities?
Once you decide what you want to do, it is time to find the best location for it. Since this is a once-in-a-lifetime journey, why not make it truly spectacular! If you need to relax, find a luxury spa, if want to dive, go to an exotic island, if you are craving delicious food and fine wines, a nice vineyard is the perfect option, and if you prefer a winter fairytale, the snow is the perfect spot for you! To get some inspiration, discover our favourite honeymoon destinations in Australia…
The Whitsunday Islands
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With clear blue water, white sand, lush vegetation and warm weather year-round, one of the Whitsunday Islands can be the perfect retreat for the newlyweds. You can enjoy lazy time on the beach, go sailing or snorkelling and indulge yourself with delicious seafood. There are 73 islands to choose from, but if you are looking for a dream location, you can stay at one of the luxury 5 star resorts such as Qualia at Hamilton Island or One & Only Hayman Island which was recently refurbished. Temperatures vary from 27-30 in the summer and 23-26 in winter so you can enjoy sunshine whenever you decide to go.
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Beaches at Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are some of the best in the world. They are never too crowded and everyone can find their own perfect spot to stretch out on the sand. One of the best spots is Noosa and it is one of the most sought-after honeymoon destinations in Australia. With its fabulous beaches, stunning coastal national park and hip restaurants and bars, it is the idyllic getaway for the newlyweds with plenty of accommodation options, and we recommend Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa as the only 5 star hotel located in the heart of Hastings Street. Among many other great beaches at the Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba is another great choice for the newlyweds, and if you are looking for deluxe accommodation you can book with Oceans Mooloolaba Beach resort.
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Bryon Bay is a fabulous honeymoon destination during the summer season with daily average of 27 degrees Celsius, while during the winter temperatures vary from 11 to 19 degrees. From lying on the beach to surfing and flying in a hot air balloon, there are plenty of things to do in this beautiful place. The best places to stay are luxurious resorts such as stylishly designed and multi award winning The Bryon at Bryon Resort and Spa. You can also stay at luxury private estate Emerald Valley Villa located in lush tropical gardens.
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Renowned for finest wines and gourmet food, Barossa Valley is a great honeymoon destination for couples who are looking for superb gastronomic experience, surrounded by picturesque villages, rolling hills and beautiful vineyards. With more than 100 vineyards, Barossa is definitely one of the world’s biggest wine regions alongside Bordeaux and Tuscany. If you choose to spend your honeymoon there, you will enjoy premium wines, delicious food, sweeping views and rich European heritage spiced up with Aussie spirit. The most decadent places to stay are The Novotel Barossa Valley Resort and Seppeltsfield.
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Thredbo in New South Wales is a place to go if you want to experience real winter fairy-tale. This luxury ski resort is much loved by celebrities during winter season. With cool climate and winter temperatures going as low as -8 degrees Celsius, it is the ideal spot for winter sports, but you can also go hiking and fishing in the summer. One of our personal favourite hotels in Threadbo is The Denman. However, if you don’t need a honeymoon suite on the slopes, you can also stay at the gorgeous Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa which is nestled in the Thredbo Valley surrounded by mountains and it is a nice place to visit throughout the year.