5 HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS IN AUSTRALIA
Every couple’s idea of a perfect honeymoon is different. Some want the great outdoors and adventure, some want nothing but to lay around on the beach, and some maybe just want to stay at home. Australia has everything you’ll need for the perfect honeymoon, no matter what you’re looking for. Here are a few of those special honeymoon destinations in Australia you’ll want to make special memories with your new husband or wife!
1. LORD HOWE ISLAND
Perfect for: couples that want a private island paradise escape.
How: Lord Howe Island is only accessible by flying into the island, various airlines offers flights year-round.
At Lord Howe Island you’ll be one (or two, I should say) of only 400 people on the island at any one time, so you’ll basically have an island to yourselves. With a restricted number of visitors allowed on the island at any time, the island has been able to maintain is pristine beauty. Lord Howe Island is home to a magnitude of colourful marine life, stunning scenery, and natural fauna. You’ll see that there are 60 or so scuba diving spots around the island the best way to experience the island. On the other hand, you can choose to see the island from the top! Lord Howe has multiple clearly marked walking tracks that take you to stunning lookout points.
2. BYRON BAY
Perfect for: the laid-back bohemian honeymooners, who want to relax and enjoy the surf.
How: Easily accessible via the highway, Byron Bay is a 9 hour drive from Sydney or 2 hours from Brisbane. For those that don’t feel like driving post wedding, find flights into Ballina airport.
Known for its laidback lifestyle, and chilled vibes, Byron Bay is a beautiful and relaxed honeymoon destination. This destination will particularly appeal to those that love the sand in their hair, and walking barefoot fresh from the surf (Byron is also known for its great surfs). Byron is a cultural mecca with plenty of things to see and do, whether you’re looking for some meditation and yoga, looking to explore your creative side with art lessons, or if you want to see a live gig or two.
3. THE WHITSUNDAYS
Perfect for: couples looking for a relaxed beach honeymoon.
How: Fly into Great Barrier Reef Airport, Hamilton Island (HTI) or Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine (PPP). Drive via the Bruce Highway, and Shute Harbour Road. The Whitsundays is also accessible via Queensland Rail services.
With 74 islands that make up the Whitsunday Islands you won’t have any trouble in finding your own private beach for the day. The Whitsundays are the perfect honeymoon destination, with unreal beauty. Think the whitest sands, the clearest waters, and pristine surroundings. Not to mention, the Whitsundays is home to Australia’s most beautiful beach, and most Instagram-able beach – Whitehaven Beach. Spend your days snorkeling, reading on the beach, hiking the trails, and taking the beauty in. I would recommend staying on Hayman Island, the largest island although, not as developed as Hamilton Island, but offers more of a relaxed experience.
Perfect for: the adventurous couple who love the outdoors.
How: The Kimberley’s major gateway town is Broome. You can catch a flight to Broome directly, or via driving.
The Kimberley region is three times the size of England, but is only home to 40,000 residents. Despite the remoteness of the location, the Kimberly is the perfect honeymoon destination for lovers of the great outdoors and adventure. This region is one of the most majestic places in Australia boasting stunning scenery, bountiful wildlife, freshwater swimming holes, and waterfalls. You’ll also find luxury accommodation to rest up during your 4WD road trip adventure, the region is connected by roads, but most attractions will require a walk or hike to reach. Be sure not to miss the El Questro wilderness park, and check out the views from a helicopter ride.
5. THE HUNTER VALLEY
Perfect for: couples who self-identify as wine enthusiasts, and are looking for a bit of rest and relaxation.
How: the Hunter Valley is located only a two hour drive from Sydney via the M1.
If you and your partner are both fond of a glass of wine or two, why not visit the Hunter Valley? The Hunter Valley is Australia’s largest and oldest wine region, not only will you find fine wine but the finest foods. You’ll get a chance to try wine from family-owned wineries, to innovative young winemakers in the region. If you’re looking for a wow moment, I would suggest booking into a sunrise hot air balloon ride. No doubt after a long day of wine tastings you’ll be wanting to relax, so it’s time to book yourself into a couples day spa visit!
Did you choose Australia as your honeymoon destination? If so, where did you go? We would love to hear your experiences!