8 Beautiful Australian Honeymoon Ideas

Looking for Australian Honeymoon ideas? Your honeymoon should be a special holiday filled with beautiful landscapes and all the activities that you enjoy. That’s why it’s so vital that you choose the right destination. If you’re starting to plan a honeymoon in Australia, you’ll find a huge variety of choices. The important thing is that you have the time of your life while you’re there.

The Most Amazing Honeymoon Destinations in Australia

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Broome and the Kimberley, Western Australia

Part of Australia’s charm is its starkly beautiful landscapes, so sipping wine on your honeymoon with a view of ancient stone and sand is a must-do! Located in the north of Western Australia, the Broome and Kimberley region is one of the best honeymoon spots in Australia because it offers peace and quiet, as well as plenty to do.

Broome is a great Australian honeymoon ideas
I am not sure there is a better sunset in Australia than those on offer in Broome!

Avoid these areas in the height of summer, as it can get oppressively hot.

Start your honeymoon in Broome and:

And then head up to the Kimberley region to:

Insider Tip: Visit in winter for clear days and moderate temperatures.

Our Favourite Romantic Stays in Broome

Memorable Broome Day Tours

Uluru and Kings Canyon, Northern Territory

If you’re looking for a honeymoon location that has colour, history, activities, and mystery, head inland to Uluru. Located close to Australia’s centre, it offers the romance of being in the middle of nowhere, as well as the chance to see one of Australia’s most iconic sights.

Olgas sunrise
Sunset behind Kuta Tjuta from the free viewing area

While you’re there, you can add more to your trip by heading out to Kings Canyon. Located around three hours’ drive from Uluru, the soaring sandstone walls, creeks, and valleys of the canyon will take your breath away.

Here’s what to do in Uluru:

And during your trip head out to King’s Canyon either on a guided tour or overnight stay:

  • Catch the sunrise from on top of the canyon
  • Visit Watarrka National Park and learn about the more than 600 species of plants and animals that call the park home
  • Learn about the local culture of the Luritja Aboriginal people

Up the Romance: Consider a flight over the area for some very special memories

Romantic Accommodation in Uluru and Kings Canyon

We wrote about choosing your Uluru Accommodation here

Three great Uluru tours to add to your itinerary

Kakadu, Darwin and the Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

You might not think of Darwin as one of the best Australian honeymoon spots, but it has a lot to offer intrepid newlyweds. Darwin is warm and tropical and surrounded by some of the most stunning natural landscapes you’ll ever see, a lot of it at Kakadu. There are also pristine beaches and romantic restaurants everywhere.

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Rainbow Beach on the Tiwi Island Credit: Tourism NT/Elise Cook

This part of Australia only has two seasons, the wet and the dry season. During the wet season, a lot of Kakadu will be inaccessible, so look at other honeymoon locations in Australia between November and April.

Start out in Darwin and make sure that you:

For anyone looking for wildlife honeymoons, you can take a day trip out to Kakadu or stay a few nights in on an overnight outback luxury glamping stay.

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 Top End Safari Camp Credit: Tourism NT Kyle Hunter & Hayley Anderson

Here are a few other things you might like to do in Kakadu

Insider Tip: Head out to Nightcliff Jetty for a romantic picnic with amazing views.

Our top picks for romantic accommodation in the Top End

You might also enjoy these Darwin tour options

Palm Cove and Port Douglas, Queensland

Port Douglas and Palm Cove make up one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in Australia. Enjoy a luxury stay, marvel at the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef, and enjoy incredible wine and fresh seafood looking out over the ocean.

These two areas are only about 40 minutes apart by car, so you can combine them into one trip and double your enjoyment. You can swim year-round in this part of Australia, but the best time is between April and October when it isn’t too hot.

Port Douglas Beach Australia
Four Mile Beach in Port

Here are some ideas about what to do during the Port Douglas portion of your honeymoon:

Then, head down to Palm Cove and:

  • Enjoy the calm seas and warm weather.
  • Eat fresh seafood at open-air restaurants – we had the best time at Nu Nu
  • Paddle out to Double Island
  • Rent a car and spend a day chasing waterfalls in the Atherton Tablelands

Insider Tip: While you’re in Port, spend some extra money to go out to more isolated reefs.

Our favourite hotels and resorts in the Tropical North

This was hard, there are so many to choose from but these are properties we think are honeymoon worthy.

Check out one of these Great Barrier Reef Tours

Whitsunday Islands, Queensland

The Whitsundays Islands are one of Australia’s most popular honeymoon destinations in Australia for a good reason. Miles of white sand, swaying palm trees, turquoise water, and luxury accommodations all make up a perfect honeymoon package. Head out there in spring or autumn to skip the crowds and the full heat of summer.

Whitsundays Australia Honeymoon
A Whitsunday honeymoon offers dozens of luxury options

Here’s what to do on your Whitsundays honeymoon:

  • Find a lonely beach to enjoy between the two of you
  • Have long, romantic dinners at one of the local seafood restaurants
  • Fly over the Great Barrier Reef in a plane or helicopter – see if you can spot Heart reef
  • Go sailing at sunset
  • Relax on one of the local beaches like Whitehaven Beach- an easy day out from Hamilton Island
  • Snuggle up together and watch the sunsets over the ocean

Insider Tip: Visit the Whitsundays between May and December it’s the best time for weather and experiences.

Our favourite Whitsunday Island Resorts

Tours to consider while you are there

Cradle Mountain and Bay of Fires, Tasmania

The Cradle Mountain and Bay of Fires areas are perfect for newly married adventurers. Cradle Mountain is in the Lake St Clair National Park in Tasmania. It’s popular with honeymooners for its beauty, and because there are only a few luxury hotels on the mountain. This means you can enjoy the natural surroundings in relative peace and quiet.

The Bay of Fires is about four hours away by car, and it’s one of the most romantic beach destinations in Australia. Think endless miles of crystal-clear beaches ideal for swimming or snorkelling, lots of animal experiences, and cute little coastline towns.

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Just one of the views along the Dove Lake Walk at Cradle Mountain

Tasmania gets fairly cold in winter, so if you’d like to go hiking or enjoy the beach, schedule your honeymoon between September and April.

Here’s what to do in Cradle Mountain:

And here’s what to do when you arrive at the Bay of Fires: 

Bay of fires rocks
Even on an overcast day, the Bay of Fires is beautiful
  • Do one of the famous hikes like the Bay of Fires Walk or Wukalina walk
  • Go swimming, snorkelling, or surfing at Binalong Bay
  • Go camping at Deep Creek it’s the perfect place to enjoy a romantic night under the stars

Insider Tip: For an extra dose of wilderness, take a scenic flight of Wineglass Bay and Maria Island.

Our Favourite Tasmania hotels and resorts for lovebirds

Kangaroo Island & the Barossa, South Australia

The Barossa Valley is one of the greatest wine regions in the world and a perfect honeymoon choice for food and wine lovers. And even better, it’s located in South Australia, with the beautiful Kangaroo Island just off the coast. This area is one of the best honeymoon destinations in Australia for a mix of wildlife, beach experiences, wine, and luxury.

Kangaroo Island remarkable rocks on the coastline.
Kangaroo Island Remarkable Rocks on the coastline.

If you want to take part in all the activities, try to visit in summer, spring or autumn to avoid the coldest parts of the year.

Here’s what to do:

  • Go cycling through the Barossa and stop off at local wineries 
  • A hot air balloon ride is the perfect way to start the day
  • Take a winery tour for an insider’s view of wine and some tastings
  • Eat out at the local restaurants for the best food Australia can offer
  • Go hiking, swimming, surfing, or snorkelling on Kangaroo Island
  • Head into Flinders National Park it’s the perfect place for chance wildlife encounters

Insider Tip: Time your honeymoon for autumn for beautiful weather and picturesque pictures of the vineyards dressed in autumn colours.

Our favourite honeymoon stays in Kangaroo Island and the Barossa Valley

Check out our 5-day itinerary for Kangaroo Island

Sydney & the Blue Mountains, NSW

If you’re looking for honeymoon ideas in Australia, base yourself in Sydney. Not only is it a fascinating modern city, but it’s also close to the Blue Mountains and all their majesty and activities. This gives you the best of both worlds: you get all the convenience of the city and isolation and natural beauty when you need it.

Sydney Harbour Sunset from North Sydney
The city from North Sydney

Summer can get a little hot and oppressive, so if you want to hike when you’re in the mountains, book your trip for autumn or spring instead.

Sydney is filled to the brim with romantic and interesting things to do on your honeymoon, including:

  • Go for a cruise along the harbour for a romantic night of lights
  • Take a tour through the Sydney Opera House
  • Stroll from Coogee to Bondi
  • Go for a dip at Bondi or try the infinity pool

And then, when you’re ready to head out to the mountains, make sure that you:

  • Stay the night in one of the local cabins for an isolated evening of snuggling
  • Take in the views of the Three Sisters at Echo Point
  • Enjoy the views in peace at Cahills Lookout or Subline Lookout in Leura
  • Go hiking or horse riding in Megalong Valley

Insider Tip: The Blue Mountains are breathtaking in winter if you don’t mind the cold. The area has a tradition of winter hospitality and community that’s simply wonderful.

For your honeymoon, you might want to splurge on a hotel room with a view of the Harbour

The Takeaway

Whether you’re looking for a winter honeymoon or a place to go in the summer heat, you’ll find it in Australia. The best Australian honeymoon destinations have it all – from wildlife and beaches to fascinating cities and isolated places. All you have to do is choose and have an amazing time!

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