Hayman Island, Whitsundays – Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland
Tropical North Queensland
From Cairns south to Townsville lie the tropical north Queensland islands that comprise several offshore islands with all the ingredients you need for a perfect island honeymoon or romantic getaway.
Most of these islands can be visited on a day trip from the mainland, with regular ferry and air services from Cairns, Townsville and other points along the coast.
You can also choose to stay longer at a luxury beachside resort and be pampered with a range of creature comforts.
Then there are the Whitsunday Islands, one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations, offering 74 islands – only eight of which are inhabited – sheltered by one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef.
The iconic Whitsunday islands of Hayman, Hamilton, Daydream, Brampton, Long and South Molle stand out as top honeymoon destinations.
Southern Queensland Islands
The easily accessible islands of southern Queensland offer all the ingredients you need for a great island honeymoon.
Enjoy the eco-sensitive natural environments of Heron, Wilson and Lady Elliot islands, which feature some of the world’s best diving and the annual breeding grounds for birds, turtles and whales.
Explore World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island or perhaps choose your own gorgeous stretch of white sand at Great Keppel Island.
Get up close and personal with friendly bottlenose dolphins at Tangalooma Resort on Moreton Island, a wild paradise of sand hills and natural bushland on the eastern side of Moreton Bay.
Where to stay
The Queensland islands offer couples some of the most romantic resort accommodations in the world and are typically one island, one resort.
Combine the superb facilities and huge choice of activities, including snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, swimming or simple relaxation, and you have the makings of the honeymoon of a lifetime.
Best time to visit Queensland islands
The Whitsundays enjoys a tropical climate with hot summers, warm winters and a pleasant spring and autumn. Summer, from December to February, averages between 25°C and 31°C and winter from 18°C to 26°C.
Tropical North Queensland islands
Any time, but probably the best time to visit here is during the cooler dry season from June to August, with a daytime average of 27°C. The hot and humid summer between December and February is generally very wet with temperatures rising to 33°C.
Southern Queensland islands
Anytime. Southern Queensland has a mild subtropical climate with a daytime average temperature of 27°C in summer and 17°C in winter.
Latest update about Queensland Islands:
6 June, 2017
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