Whitsunday Island, Whitsundays Whitsunday Island – Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Australia Honeymoon Guide

Plan the perfect honeymoon in Australia. Discover the best islands, beaches, resorts, attractions and exciting things to do at each of these top honeymoon destinations for that special ‘once in a lifetime’ honeymoon.

From hip cities and world-class beaches to lush, pristine rainforests, technicolour offshore reefs and the iconic red sands of the outback, Australia offers couples a truly unique honeymoon adventure.

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

Find the perfect location for your honeymoon in Australia, today. Or combine your honeymoon with a destination wedding in Australia.


Whitsundays sailing

The Whitsundays, Queensland

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 Australia’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.

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Hamilton Island, Whitsundays

Hamilton Island, Queensland

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.

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Hayman Island, Whitsundays

Hayman Island, Queensland

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.

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Daydream Island, Whitsundays

Daydream Island, Queensland

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.

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Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Discover why Noosa is one of the most popular honeymoon destination in Australia.

Regarded as one of Australia's most fashionable resort towns, Noosa's lush, low-rise centre backs onto pristine subtropical rainforest and the typically calm, crystalline waters of Laguna Bay. The result is a relaxed, intimate and exclusive atmosphere.

Here you can find pristine beaches, turquoise bays, lush national parks and the fashionable tree-lined boutique shopping district of Hastings Street.

Noosa is actually a collection of villages each with their own unique style. There's the upmarket and beach-front Noosa Heads with Hastings Street and extending to Quamby Place; the more relaxed Noosaville fringing the Noosa River; Noosa Junction with it's buzz of bars, eateries and live music venues; and Tewantin – the administrative hub of the Noosa region.

To the southeast, Sunshine, Sunrise and Castaways beaches are all considered part of Greater Noosa.

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snorkelling Cairns

Cairns, Queensland

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.

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Surfers Paradise Beach, Gold Coast

Gold Coast, Queensland

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.

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Bedarra Island

Bedarra Island, Queensland

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.

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Main Beach, Byron Bay

Byron Bay, New South Wales


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 in Australia.

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

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Cable Beach – Image courtesy of Paul Michael Photography

Cable Beach, Broome, WA

Choose your own slice of heaven for a spot of sunbathing or relax beneath a parasol on this sun-kissed 22km-long white-sand beach that shelves into the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Uncrowded even during the peak season between May and October, you can always find a quiet stretch of pristine white sand to lay down your towel or hire a deckchair and umbrella to relax and soak up some sunshine. 

Swim in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, chase a surf wave, hire a jet ski and then savour a fiery sunset from the soft sand or enjoy the quintessential Broome experience – a sunset camel ride along Cable Beach.

Go hunting for dinosaur footprints below the red pindan cliffs of Gantheaume Point. Beautiful at any time, but especially at dawn or sunset when the cliffs turn scarlet and the Indian Ocean brilliant turquoise.

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Turquoise Bay, Cape Range National Park

Turquoise Bay, WA

Make your own footprints in the silky soft white sand of one of Australia’s best beaches, known for its clear waters and lack of crowds.

This long and uninterrupted stretch of white sand separates the iconic red rock landscape of Cape Range National Park from the emerald lagoons of Ningaloo Marine Park, one of the largest fringing reefs in the world.

Unwind and sunbathe on the powder-white sand, scuba dive the reef or wade into the lagoon and snorkel above brilliant coral gardens teeming with colourful tropical fish only metres from the shoreline.

Inland, the rugged gorges and diverse landscape of Cape Range National Park offer a smorgasbord of hiking and four-wheel drive adventures.

Read more about Turquoise BayWeather and Getting There
as well as Cape Range National Park… and Ningaloo Reef


Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island, New South Wales

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.

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Sydney Opera House

Sydney, New South Wales

With an edge on the good life, Sydney – Australia’s oldest city – offers chic hotels, award-winning restaurants and an exuberant after hours nightlife, just minutes from golden sand beaches, rolling surf and stunning coastal views – perfect for a romantic getaway or honeymoon.

Enjoy an evening performance at the Opera House followed by cocktails and your choice of the diverse menu at the Opera Bar; it’s hard to beat this waterfront location at any time of day or night, with spectacular, uninterrupted views of the Sydney skyline.

Take a sunset harbour cruise or stretch your legs with a city beach walk: the Bondi to Coogee track winds, dips and turns through gorgeous coves and beaches.

For a weekend break, head out to the famous Blue Mountains or tour wineries in the nearby Hunter Valley.

Read more about Sydney, including…
  Hotels   Sights   Beaches   Weather


Hazards Beach, Tasmania

Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

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.

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When to visit: Australia Weather Guide


More popular honeymoon destinations in Australia…

Tropical North Queensland
Tropical North Queensland

Queensland Islands
Queensland Islands

Cairns
Cairns

Lady Elliot Island
Lady Elliot Island

Green Island
Green Island

Mission Beach
Mission Beach

Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach

Port Douglas
Port Douglas

Moreton Island
Moreton Island

Fraser Island
Fraser Island

Cable Beach, Broome
Broome

Coral Bay, WA
Coral Bay

Margaret River
Margaret River

Yarra Valley, Marysville
Marysville

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Cradle Mountain

Wineglass Bay
Wineglass Bay

Melbourne
Melbourne

Sydney
Sydney

Brisbane
Brisbane

Short breaks Australia: Darwin
Darwin

Canberra
Canberra

Perth
Perth

Adelaide
Adelaide

Hobart
Hobart

Hobart
Short Breaks

Outdoors adventure - Outback Australia
The Outback

Hyams Beach
Jervis Bay, NSW


Latest update: Australia Honeymoon Guide: 18 December, 2020


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