Are you looking for the Best Honeymoon Destinations in Australia? We’ll be covering our top 5 most romantic, popular and luxurious honeymoon destinations in Aussie!
Whether you and your loved one are looking for fun and excitement, or your own secluded little piece of paradise – Australia is the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon getaway.
Some of the key attractions for honeymooners include The Sydney Bridge Climb and Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef – both are tried and tested classics. Or, get off the beaten track and discover what Australia is really about!
Finding the best honeymoon destinations in Australia can be tricky as Australia is a big place, focusing on some key locations can be a good solution. Check out some of our Australia Honeymoon Packages if you are looking for something that ticks all the Honeymoon boxes!
Read our top 5 romantic honeymoon destinations, top 5 most popular honeymoon destinations, and our top 5 luxury honeymoon resorts below!
Top 5 Romantic Honeymoon Destinations
1. Kangaroo Island (South Australia)
The ultimate nature-based destination, Kangaroo Island is packed full of beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes and pristine native forest.
Expect to see a wide range of wildlife including kangaroos (of course), echidnas, seals, dolphins and birdlife, as well as abundant sea life in the surrounding waters.
The Island is the perfect getaway for honeymooners, it provides an exclusive and remote feel, but with all the luxury and excitement of a popular holiday destination.
Getting to Kangaroo Island is easiest by local airline from Adelaide; the ferry trip (1 hour) can be a bit of a long haul unless you want to take your vehicle over with you. See here for more in-depth information on what to do on Kangaroo Island, where to stay and how to get there.
Kangaroo Island is situated just off the coast from Adelaide. It is just over 4400square kilometres in size. This little slice of paradise has plenty of places to explore, including natural attractions and parks.
Our top 4 things to do on Kangaroo Island.
- See the seals at Seal Bay Conservation Park
- Check out the Little Sahara Sand Dunes
- Visit the lighthouse at Cape Willoughby
- Say hello to the residents at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
2. Port Douglas & Daintree Forest (Queensland)
Port Douglas & Daintree Forest is considered the gateway to many of Australia’s most popular attractions.
Port Douglas is a great choice for the active relaxers who are looking for some outdoor fun on their honeymoon. The big tip here is to fly into Port Douglas – the drive is a long one!
Expect to find an array of bars, cafes, and great little shops.
Big drawcards include access to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Forest. These two attractions bring thousands of visitors per year and are well worth a look. Tip: It’s best to join a small guided tour group to get the most out of Daintree Forest.
Our top 4 things to do in Port Douglas
- Get up close to some crocs on the Daintree River Cruise
- Grab a Rainforest inspired Ice cream from Daintree Icecream
- Visit the Wildlife Habitat
- Take a stroll along Four Mile Beach.
For more ideas on what to do in Port Douglas read our blog.
3. Margaret River (Western Australia)
Tucked away in Australia’s south-west corner, Margaret River is popular for couples who love great food and wine!
The town of Margaret River is just over 3 hours’ drive from Perth, making a great addition to any tour of Western Australia.
Expect to find a great range of boutique wineries, cafes, gourmet shops, fashion boutiques and galleries scattered throughout the township.
Margaret River has awesome walking and biking tracks on the outskirts. The famous Margaret River surf break is just 10 minutes from the town centre.
Our top 4 things to do in Margaret River
- Take A Winery Tour At Vasse Felix
- Lunch at Hay Shed Hill
- Visit the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
- Take a Ngilgi Caves Tour
Read our blog for more information on what to do in Margaret River.
4. Noosa Hinterlands (Queensland)
Noosa Hinterlands is the perfect honeymoon destination for beach lovers. Located on Australia’s Sunshine Coast just 2 hours’ drive from Brisbane.
The area is popular for its beautiful beaches, tourist attractions, great surf, and the Noosa National Park.
Expect to find all kinds of water-based activities including paddleboarding, kayaking and swimming with Humpback whales.
Or for something land-based, take in a round of golf or hit the shops.
Our top 4 things to do in Noosa
5. Barossa Valley (South Australia)
Barossa Valley is an internationally-acclaimed wine region. Honeymoon couples can wine and dine their way around the finest restaurants and enjoy a relaxing honeymoon filled with luxury and beauty.
Barossa Valley is a romantic favourite with honeymooners. It offers over 80 cellar doors and wine tasting experiences all within a relatively small area.
Expect to find a wide range of luxury accommodation options, boutique restaurants, picturesque landscapes and a pretty awesome Farmers Market – definitely don’t miss this one!
For Honeymooners the Barossa Valley offers the chance to escape it all and immerse yourselves in luxury and isolation. Or get out and enjoy the social atmosphere – the choice is yours!
Our top 4 things to do in Barossa Valley
- Check out the Chateau Tanunda Winery
- Get to Angaston Village
- Savour Seppelsfield Winery & Arts
- Indulge at Maggie Beer’s Place
For more information, read our page about visiting the Barossa Valley.
5 Most Popular Honeymoon Destinations
Many honeymooners will arrive in Australia via Sydney. It can be a frantic place with lots of business activities (typical of a large city), but, it’s also a fascinating place to start your honeymoon in Australia.
Public transport is a great way to get around. Kick-off your stay in Sydney on a half-day city tour – this will help to familiarise yourself with the city and its sights.
Sydney is full of iconic things to do such as cruise the Harbour, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, visit the Opera House, check out Bondi Beach, and more!
Apart from the city highlights, there are also major attractions beyond the city – places like the Blue Mountains or the Hunter Valley are only a couple of hour’s drive away.
Melbourne is one of Australia’s biggest cities. It is popular for honeymooners who love the arts, wining and dining, and of course shopping.
Melbourne is a food hub and a great place to try different cuisines from around the world. Experience the local food scene with everything from Italian, Greek and Spanish to Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, and more!
After you are done eating, walk off that amazing food and spend some time on the busy streets (including Flinders Lane), or consider a half-day city tour to get familiar with the local scene.
Read more information on things to do in Melbourne.
3. Alice Springs
Alice Springs is a must-do when visiting Australia. Uluru or Ayers Rock is a favourite with many honeymooners.
Domestic flights from Cairns to Uluru or Alice Springs are the best way to get there. It often works well to fly into Ayers/Uluru and out of Alice Springs.
Activities and tours to do in Alice Springs
- Absorb the spirit of Uluru by walking around ‘the rock’. This is best done in the mornings.
- Visit the ‘Olgas’ and ‘Twin Sisters’ during sunset.
- Go with a local aboriginal guide to explore the local history, culture and stories – a lot of folks find this amazing.
Perth is the capital of Western Australia and is nestled on the coast between the Indian Ocean and the Australian Outback.
Its remote location only adds to its popularity with honeymooners. You can find everything from stunning nature walks, wildlife encounters and an array of beaches, National Parks and marine reserves to explore.
Top things to do in Perth
- Catch the city sights and attractions the easy way on a day tour.
- Wander about the city streets at your own pace exploring the many boutique cafes, bars and restaurants.
- Don’t miss the Bell Tower, the Perth Zoo, Scitech, Perth Cultural Centre and the Botanic Gardens.
See here for more information on the best things to do in Perth.
Everyone knows there is a huge variety of climates in Australia. The southern areas can be quite dry, and the northern areas fairly rainy – so when is the best time to visit Northern Queensland?
The answer is in the winter season (from April until September). You are in for a much more enjoyable honeymoon experience if the weather is a little colder than usual.
Most travellers come to Queensland for the tropical aspect of Australia – snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, or visiting Port Douglas and the Daintree Forest.
However, there is so much more to Queensland you only have to look around!
- The luxury Silky Oaks Lodge is located just outside town in the rain forest
- Spend some time at the Mossman Gorge
- Check out the Wildlife Habitat or Hartley’s Croc Centre.
Top 5 Luxury Honeymoon Resorts
1. Longitude 31 (Northern Territory)
Longitude 31 is a luxury “base-camp” located near the famous Uluru-Kata Tjuta (Ayers Rock) in Australia’s Northern Territory.
Uluru is a large sandstone formation thought to be over 550 million years old and is sacred to indigenous Australians.
Longitude 31 offers up a totally unique luxury lodge experience:
- Private guided tours
- Luxury ‘tent’ with floor to ceiling windows
- Outdoor lounging area with the best views Dusk till Dawn in this tranquil and secluded location.
- Average Nightly Rates: From $1700 to $6400
- Number of Rooms: 16
2. Lizard Island (Queensland)
The epitome of island beach resort accommodation, Lizard Island is located right on the Great Barrier Reef.
Lizard Island offers a choice of private beaches, unlimited views, and diving and snorkelling trips – and this is just the beginning!
The Lizard Island Resort also provides guests with:
- Spa facilities (Essentia Day Spa)
- A variety of island walks and nature trails
- Private beach picnic hampers
- Nature slide presentations
- A gymnasium
- Complimentary stand-up paddleboards
- Snorkelling equipment and lessons
- Motorised dinghies
- Average Nightly Rates: From $2000 to $6000
- Number of rooms: 40
3. Saffire Freycinet (Tasmania)
The Saffire Freycinet is nestled on Tasmania’s east coast at the edge of the Freycinet National Park and the Coles Bay Conservation Area.
You simply can’t go wrong with this one, this luxury award-winning hotel offers the very best in honeymoon getaways. Featuring an exclusive day spa, and a world-class restaurant serving the very best locally sourced produce.
If you wish to venture beyond the luxurious tranquillity of Saffire Freycinet there is plenty to see and do.
Freycinet National Park is right on your doorstep, including remote islands, pristine forest and secluded beaches. There are special guest experiences including beekeeping, and checking out the famous locals – the resident Tasmanian Devils.
- Average Nightly Rates: From $2200 to $3000
- Number of rooms: 20
4. Silky Oaks (Queensland)
Situated right next to the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, what sets Silky Oaks apart is the unique treehouse-style accommodations.
Enjoy some morning yoga, take a guided rainforest walk, or use the complimentary river kayaks, mountain bikes, fitness centre and tennis court.
Breakfast is included in your nightly rate, and there is a free daily transfer to Port Douglas – great for those who want to explore a bit further afield.
The onsite Treehouse Restaurant is a must, offering the feeling of dining amongst the trees with its location high in the Rainforest canopy.
- Average Nightly Rates: From $450 to $1200 per night
- Number of rooms: 40
5. Qualia (Hamilton Island, Queensland)
Qualia is a world-class luxury accommodation situated on Hamilton Island.
Qualia’s location alone makes it to the top of many honeymooners’ lists. With the Great Barrier Reef quite literally on your doorstep, Qualia is the one for water lovers, and even includes the use of complimentary a non-motorised watercraft.
Not forgetting, a 24-hour chauffeur service around the island, airport and marina transfers, use of the gym, spa and sauna, as well as the use of an electric golf buggy!
The onsite spa facilities provide an authentic Australian inspired spa menu.
- Average Nightly Rates: From $1400 to $5000 per night
- Number of rooms: 60
Does a Honeymoon in Australia sound like the perfect getaway? Check out our Australia Honeymoon Itineraries, and start planning your Honeymoon!
Happy Honeymoon Travelling!