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Where to Honeymoon in Australia

Plan the perfect honeymoon in Australia. Discover the best islands, beaches, resorts, attractions and exciting things to do for that special ‘once in a lifetime’ honeymoon. Or combine your honeymoon with a destination wedding in Australia.

Remember to check out the monthly weather conditions – so you can arrive when the weather is sunny and dry.

Whitsundays honeymoon

The Whitsundays

Romantic sunsets over crystal clear waters and balmy moonlit nights under swaying palm trees make the Whitsunday Islands a truly memorable honeymoon destination for any newlywed.

As one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations, the Whitsundays offer 74 islands – only eight of which are inhabited – sheltered by one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef.

Hayman Island

Hayman Island

Lying in the stunning Whitsunday Passage, Hayman is a magnificent private island resort – one island, one resort – offering couples a magical experience for a romantic getaway or honeymoon in Australia.

Renowned as one of the world’s top resorts, the 5-star Hayman Island Resort offers a luxurious and pampering experience surrounded by genuine natural beauty.

The resort also offers a range of activities including tennis, squash, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, water skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing.

Hamilton Isand

Hamilton Island

Perfectly positioned in the centre of the Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton is a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and offers daily sightseeing, dive cruises and scenic flights making it an ideal destination for a romantic honeymoon in Australia.

The island’s huge range of activities include sea kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, twilight sailing, game fishing, water skiing, scuba diving and bushwalking along the island’s 20km of trails.

In addition, Hamilton Island’s village also provides a good range of shopping and dining experiences.

Daydream Island

Daydream Island

Daydream is a beautiful island located close to the mainland and home to a single luxury resort – perfect for a honeymoon or romantic getaway in the Whitsundays.

Discover the island along several walking trails, snorkel the island’s fringing reef or explore the man-made outdoor aquarium – a stunning network of reef lagoons containing more than 40 marine fish species.

Bedarra Island

Bedarra Island

Unwind in seclusion on this small tropical island that lies just south of Dunk Island in the centre of the Family Islands National Park.

Sunbathe on a choice of powder-white beaches that fringe tiny picturesque coves or get active with a range of watersports such as kayaking, sailing, water skiing, fishing, snorkelling and diving.



With a year-round outdoor lifestyle, unique natural attractions, energetic nightlife, award-winning restaurants and luxurious accommodation options, tropical Cairns offers all the ingredients you need for a memorable honeymoon or romantic getaway.

Trek through a rainforest, snorkel and scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef or go white-water rafting.

Byron Bay

Byron Bay

Byron Bay is a long-time favourite with couples who love its tranquil rainforest hideaways, stunning mountain views, glorious white beaches and renowned surfing spots – just perfect for a honeymoon.

Discover some of the surf culture, alternative philosophies and hedonistic indulgences that make Byron so unique.

Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island

Escape to Lord Howe Island – one of Australia’s best-kept secrets.

Renowned for its pristine natural beauty, this idyllic island boasts rugged volcanic peaks, verdant rainforest, uncrowded white-sand beaches and a choice of luxury accommodation options.

For panoramic views over the island, spend the day hiking to the summit of 875m-high Mt Gower. The clear waters of the sheltered lagoon offer year round snorkelling, kayaking and windsurfing opportunities.

Gold Coast, Queensland

The Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is one of Australia's leading holiday and honeymoon playgrounds – a stunning 42km-long strip of sun-drenched, squeaky clean, white-sand beach that stretches almost uninterrupted from the Spit, north of Surfers Paradise, to Rainbow Bay, south of Coolangatta.

Choose from action-packed theme parks, championship golf courses and a huge range of shopping and nightlife options to suit all budgets and lifestyles.

Wineglass Bay

Wineglass Bay

Wineglass Beach is one of Tasmania’s most iconic sights – a picture-perfect crescent of shimmering white sand edging the vivid blue waters of Wineglass Bay – the perfect spot for a romantic getaway or honeymoon in Australia.

Enjoy a picnic, go for a swim or paddle a sea kayak across the crystal clear waters of the bay. Alternatively, take a cruise from Coles Bay to get a different perspective of this magnificent beach.

Look out for bottlenose dolphins and a seal colony sunning themselves on the rocks of the headland as sea eagles float on thermal winds overhead.

Margaret River

Margaret River

Nestled discreetly amid ferns, palms and native jarrah trees, Margaret River is a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern day stress and offers newlyweds an unforgettable romantic honeymoon getaway.

Margaret River is one of the world’s great wine-making regions, so if sipping delicious wine while snuggling up to your partner by the fire sounds like a good idea, then this could be your perfect honeymoon destination.

With a choice between stunning natural landscapes and award-winning architecturally designed wineries, restaurants and boutique accommodation houses, there is a perfect romantic getaway to suit your honeymoon style.

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Latest update Where to Honeymoon in Australia: 6 March, 2019


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