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The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Australia You’ll Never Forget
The Best Australian honeymoon destinations for your dream lover’s retreat!
Your big day has come and gone and what a day it was! Cherished memories with your partner, family, and friends. The dancing, the food and drinks, this day will live on with you forever! After all your hard work planning and organising your dream event, now it is time to treat yourself to a romantic honeymoon in your own backyard.
There is nothing better than escaping to your honeymoon destination after your nuptials to celebrate your marriage together and reminisce on all the beautiful moments you shared with your friends and family. Thankfully, here in Australia we are extremely blessed that we have such a variety of honeymoon destinations. With such jaw-dropping locations, you won’t need to spend the money on international travel! Rainforest retreats, coastal escapes, and islands – we truly do have it all right in our very own backyard!
Here are our hand-picked selection of the best romantic honeymoon getaways in Australia!
These cottages are nestled on 16 hectares of native forest overlooking the fern gullies of Hermitage Creek with no neighbours in sight.
We adore this retreat as it is secluded from the outside world, so you and your partner can relax with one another surrounded by the sights and sounds of the rainforest. Fully equipped with everything you need for a romantic relaxing night: an open fireplace for one. Not to mention a sunken spa where you will get to watch some of the amazing wildlife surrounding you.
Wombats and echidnas walking past, wallabies, platypus’ basking in the sun! Native birds and Kookaburra’s singing, you won’t be disappointed.
The Woodlands retreat offers two aromatherapy relaxation massages in the comfort of your own cottage. So while there’s no reason to leave your cottage, you can travel around Yarra Valley and Marysville area for food or wine. Woodlands Rainforest Retreat offers picnic hampers with gourmet local delicacies to take along with you if you decide to explore or go for a picnic. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner – hampers and packs are stocked with all the ingredients you’ll require to cook an amazing meal.
This is the perfect romantic honeymoon retreat if you want to get away from the world and be fully absorbed in a little world that is just for you and your partner!
Longitude 131°– Northern Territory
Looking for somewhere completely different from the coastal beaches and rainforest?
Longitude 131° is located in the Northern Territory, nestled among ancient dunes. From your tent, you will have unique views of the infamous Uluru. You’ll have the opportunity to be able to witness Uluru change colour throughout the day – a spectacular sight to see.
After taking in the views of Uluru, explore the land by going on motorcycle tours, outback cycling, SEIT tours, helicopter flights, camel tours, or get in touch with your inner artist all while learning about this ancient beautiful culture with dot painting.
After a full day of exploring, dine under the stars with undisturbed views away from the busy city lights and indulge in an astounding experience. The chefs prepare fresh seasonal produce using local bush ingredients and traditional indigenous techniques, giving you a truly remote and extraordinary dining experience. After your meal, relax on your outdoor deck and sleep under a blanket of stars.
Calabash Lodge – New South Wales
Calabash Lodge truly has the best of both worlds with two national parks on either side of the lodge boasting pristine eucalyptus bushland. Not to mention the stunning floor to ceiling water views of Hawkesbury River from your room!
Once you have taken in the spectacular views, you have the option of going along the river by boat or kayak for a tranquil experience. Get your blood pumping with multiple bushwalking trails that lead directly from the property – you are spoilt for choice on how you want to spend your time.
Berowra Waters Inn and Peat’s Bites are situated on the Hawkesbury River and are only minutes away from the Calabash Lodge. You’ll be hard-pressed to choose between private chef dinners, wine tastings, luxury spas, and massages which are all available.
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island – South Australia
**NOTE: Southern Ocean Lodge is currently getting rebuilt after the 2020 fires. This location is slated to reopen in the second half of 2023!
Spanning 155km of beautiful, pristine white sand with the wild ocean rolling and pounding bellow all while watching from floor to ceiling window, the Southern Ocean Lodge brings a calmness when you sit out on your private terrace.
This lodge offers the ultimate luxury while enjoying breathtaking views. With so many activities on offer to keep you busy; from scenic walks on the cliff tops and hikes through the bushland to watching the local sea lions down by the bay and the kangaroos over fresh canapés. You will never be bored in your lodge with so many activities on offer.
Once you have come back, allow the chefs Dann and Tom at the Southern Ocean Lodge to prepare you dynamic meals from their daily changing menu. Connecting guest with the locale and the finest regional produce paired with premium wines.
Lizard Island – Queensland
Lizard Island is located on 1,013-hectares of National park and is a stones throw away from the Great Barrier Reef. Escape to a private beach to snorkel and relax without seeing a single person.
Wake up and look out to stunning ocean views. which will leave you calm and ready for an adventure.
The resort offers an array of activities such as diving, fishing, snorkeling, private charters, relaxing spa treatments – all of which will give you a sense of tranquility after your big day.
Lizard Island takes great pride in delivering quality food which is all locally sourced, bringing you the freshest meals.
With so many places to eat and top-rated restaurants, you can relax and allow the resort’s chef to cook while you relax and take in the sights.
Injidup Spa Retreat – Western Australia
After planning your wedding, you deserve an amazing pampering session. What better place to go other than the renowned Injidup Spa Retreat situated on a secluded beach in the heart of the Margaret River wine region with 10 adult-only villas? Each has stunning beach views, plunge pools, a private patio, a fireplace, and private in-villa dining.
Helping to achieve a calming atmosphere after your wedding day, the Injidup Spa Retreat offers a vast range of massage, facial treatments, body therapies and spa journeys. After being pampered, multiple tracks are available for you to walk through the bushland or maybe go and sink your feet in the cool sand with the freshwater lightly touching your skin.
Qualia – Hamilton Island
If you have been dreaming of the ultimate Whitsundays Honeymoon retreat, then you will adore Qualia!
Situated on the northernmost part of Hamilton Island, with a choice of the tropical bushland or sea views, this is truly the ultimate honeymoon destination for those who deserve a bit of luxury.
A honeymoon at Qualia has a little something for every one. With ‘Talk and Taste’ food and drink pairing experiences, to helicopter reef tours, and snorkeling and sailing you will never be without an activity.
We adore that after all your newly wed adventures, you can wind down and relax at the day spa. With facials, massage and even yoga offered, you can really take this special time at your own pace. Just you and your partner.
Cape Byron Retreat – Byron Bay
One of Australia’s most popular beach destinations, is an absolute go-to for lovers on their honeymoon! Cape Byron Retreat’s stunning Balinese style Villa is the best way to feel like you’re jetsetting away, without the price tag and hassle of international flights!
This stunning retreat is designed to be the ultimate Australian honeymoon destination, with lover’s seats, couple’s baths, spa suites, and an adults only policy, you know you will have the most relaxing and romantic get away. Cape Byron Retreat offers a wide variety of facilities and services, so you won’t need to lift a finger!
Plus, enjoy a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine on arrival when you book direct!
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