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Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in Australia

Whether you’re looking for a cosy country escape, a breathtaking wilderness experience, a week of lazing on some beautiful beaches or something a little more adventurous, Australia offers some fantastic options when it comes to honeymoon destinations. In fact, with so many options to choose from, deciding on just one can be difficult so we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 honeymoon destinations in Australia to give you a little inspiration.

1. The Whitsundays, Queensland

The ideal place to relax and spend some quality time together, The Whitsundays boast fantastic weather, beautiful beaches and clear blue water off the Great Barrier Reef. With a number of islands to choose from, you can make the most of your time there by exploring a few or just stay put and completely unwind. There are romantic sunset cruises, incredible snorkelling and some wonderful 5 star and adults only resorts for a truly romantic atmosphere.

2. Barossa Valley, South Australia

The perfect place to snuggle up, South Australia is full of fine food and beautiful wineries however the wine region of the Barossa Valley is one of the best. Offering a charming, rustic atmosphere the Barossa is home to some of the most famous wineries including Wolf Blass and Penfolds and apart from the wonderful wine tours available throughout the region, there are also beautiful churches and old buildings to admire as well as plenty of gourmet local food. Relax with fine dining, spectacular views, in-room spa baths and cosy log fires.

3. Daylesford, Victoria

One of the premier spa destinations in Australia, Daylesford in country Victoria could not be more perfect as a honeymoon destination. After all the demands of planning a wedding, this is the perfect way to relax and reconnect with each other. Aside from day spas, there are also art galleries, restaurants and spectacular countryside to enjoy. The area also boasts some beautiful architecture and gardens which gives the region a distinctly European feel, adding to the romance of your honeymoon.

4. Byron Bay, New South Wales

For those who enjoy a particularly laid back experience, the lovely coastal town of Byron Bay in northern New South Wales is a wonderful place to honeymoon. Home to a number of luxury resorts and retreats, Byron Bay offers plenty of gorgeous beaches, nearby rainforest to explore, a romantic lighthouse and lookout as well as some more adventurous activities if you’re game. Enjoying all the ambiance of a small coastal town, Byron Bay is home to a great range of shopping and dining.

5. Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Whether you’re into outdoor leisure pursuits or prefer to stay inside wrapped up in each other, Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain is an ideal honeymoon destination. The spectacular wilderness offers incredible hiking tracks, mountain walks and gorgeous horse riding. When you’re ready to relax, indulge in a spa treatment and snuggle up to each other beside the warmth of the fire. There are plenty of 5 star resorts and luxury retreats that offer the finer things in life, so go ahead and spoil yourselves.

6. Sunshine Coast, Queensland

The ideal combination of lush hinterland and sun kissed beaches, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is a wonderful honeymoon destination just an hour north of Brisbane. Surrounded by the Glass House Mountains, the Sunshine Coast offers a number of lovely coastal towns including the famous Noosa. Offering wonderful beachfront resorts, fine dining, excellent shopping and some charming markets, this is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy yourselves.

7. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Although not a traditional honeymoon option, the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory is certainly an unforgettable one. A World Heritage listed natural attraction, the park covers 20,000 sqkm and offers a magnificent and remote cultural and ecological experience. Enjoy the isolation of your untouched surroundings and soak in the peaceful ambiance of the breathtaking views, walking tracks and wildlife for a truly unique honeymoon experience.

8. Melbourne, Victoria

Although you might not usually choose a major city as a honeymoon destination, Melbourne is certainly an exception. The vibrant, bustling city has a definite romantic, bohemian vibe not to mention come incredible restaurants, excellent shopping, hidden cafes, quaint laneways and beautiful old architecture. A stylish destination, you can escape the bustle of the city centre by hiring a car and driving along the famous Great Ocean Road to discover the unique natural attraction of the Twelve Apostles.

9. Kimberley, Western Australia

Perfect for the adventurous couple who loves to explore the great outdoors together, Western Australia’s breathtaking Kimberley region is excellent honeymoon destination alternative. Boasting rock pools, stunning beaches and magnificent gorges, you can enjoy unique activities like riding a camel on spectacular Cable Beach or red dirt road 4WDing from Broome exploring remote wilderness and Aboriginal culture. There are also some fantastic reef walks and plenty of relaxing locations.

10. Gold Coast, Queensland

Famous for its sunny beaches, the Gold Coast is a great honeymoon destination for a variety of couples. Those who just want to relax and work on their tan with a cocktail in hand will have plenty of opportunity. However, for the couple who likes a bit of fun and adventure, the famous theme parks are an exciting way to celebrate. There are also some outstanding restaurants, vibrant nightlife and best of all, some unbelievable resorts.

 

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