Tropical North Queensland Honeymoon

Tropical North Queensland is considered one of Australia’s most exciting honeymoon destinations. After all, it’s where the rainforest meets the reef.

Discover a unique and dazzling array of World Heritage listed natural attractions from tropical rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef – all within easy reach of Cairns, Port Douglas and Townsville.

Cairns is the perfect base to explore the best of Tropical North Queensland, Port Douglas to the north provides a stylish resort town close to the pristine Daintree rainforest, Mission Beach to the south offers a string of beach villages that are famously home to the endangered cassowary bird, while just offshore sit a choice of stunning tropical islands.

Discover the romance of a perfect honeymoon at some of Tropical North Queensland top honeymoon destinations.


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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Port Douglas & Four Mile Beach

Port Douglas manages to combine a laid-back, relaxed ambience while offering a range of world-class accommodation, dining and shopping options as well as a fabulous wide, 6km-long palm-fringed beach that begins at a rocky headland just a few minutes walk south of Port Douglas.

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Mission Beach

Leave the crowds behind on this long and uninterrupted curve of palm- and rainforest-fringed golden sand that stretches south from the black basalt outcrop of Clump Point to the residential enclave of South Mission at Kennedy Bay.

Four quiet hamlets lie scattered along the 14km-long beach, collectively known as Mission Beach.

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Bedarra Island

Unwind in seclusion on this small tropical island that lies 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, and be pampered in luxurious accommodation.

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Dunk Island

Indulge yourselves in sailing, kayaking, snorkelling and swimming from white-sand beaches that shelve into the clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Sunbathe on white sand beaches or follow bush trails through the national park’s 730ha of bushland and tropical rainforest, looking out along the way for the island’s famous electric-blue Ulysses butterflies.

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Fitzroy Island

With a 339ha national park, a picturesque rocky foreshore indented with white-sand beaches and coral reefs almost completely surrounded the island, Fitzroy Island offers a perfect playground for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and bushwalking on a honeymoon or romantic getaway.

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Green Island

Discover a tiny coral cay covered with a scenic rainforest, edged by a gorgeous white-sand beach and surrounded by a marine park teeming with sea life – the perfect spot for a honeymoon or romantic getaway holdiay.

With more than 700ha of offshore reefs, Green Island is the perfect spot to dive and snorkel above pristine coral gardens.

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Hinchinbrook Island

On Hinchinbrook Island National Park, you can discover Australia's largest National Park island – an area of breathtaking beauty of lush flora, unique fauna, rugged granite crags, mangrove waterways, pristine golden beaches and sheltered bays that are just perfect for sea kayaking.

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Orpheus Island

Escape to this scenic island of forest-clad hills and gorgeous white-sand beaches surrounded by turquoise waters teeming with a vast array of marine life.

Sunbathe on a choice of seven white-sand beaches and swim and snorkel the island's fringing coral gardens to see colourful reef fish and green sea turtles.

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Magnetic Island

With its choice of sheltered bays and coves, unspoiled golden-sand beaches and pristine forest-clad hills, Magnetic Island (or ‘Maggie’ as it’s known to the locals), offers all the ingredients you need for a perfect island honeymoon or romantic getaway holiday.

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Lizard Island

Make your own footprints on a choice of more than 20 gorgeous white-sand beaches that fringe this secluded island located on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

Swathed in tropical rainforest and surrounded by a sheltered 10m-deep lagoon, Lizard Island offers the perfect tropical island honeymoon hideaway.

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Stroll, bike or roller blade along The Strand, a beachfront promenade of palm trees fronting swimming beaches, pretty picnic spots, a water park, chic restaurants and bars with great water views.

Climb Castle Hill for great views over the city and Magnetic Island, discover funky nightclubs on Flinders Street East and bars and restaurants along Palmer Street.

Townsville is the perfect stepping-off point to experience the best of the region, from white water rafting and exploring nearby rainforests and waterfalls to visiting tropical islands and diving the Great Barrier Reef.

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Latest update: Tropical North Queensland Honeymoon: 18 April, 2022