Planning an Australian Honeymoon? 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 looking for honeymoon destinations 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
- The Most Amazing Honeymoon Destinations in Australia
- Broome and the Kimberley
- Uluru and Kings Canyon
- Kakadu, Darwin and the Tiwi Islands
- Palm Cove and Port Douglas
- Whitsunday Islands
- Cradle Mountain and Bay of Fires
- Kangaroo Island & the Barossa
- Sydney & the Blue Mountains
- The Takeaway
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Broome and the Kimberley
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 destinations in Australia because it offers peace and quiet, as well as plenty to do.
Avoid these areas in the height of summer, as it can get oppressively hot.
Start your honeymoon in Broome and:
- Stroll, or ride a camel along the endless Cable beach
- Take a tour of Broome’s historic Chinatown
- Take a tour through a pearl farm
- Pack a picnic and see a movie at the Sun Picture Gardens
And then head up to the Kimberley region to:
- Take a helicopter ride over the peculiar Bungle Bungle Range
- Visit some beautiful, isolated spots like Mitchell Falls or Horizontal Falls
- Experience the Aboriginal culture at Cape Leveque
- See the Gyorn Gyorn paintings, also known as the Bradshaws, thought to be the oldest in the world
Insider Tip: Visit in winter for clear days and moderate temperatures.
Our Favourite Romantic Stays in Broome
- Eco Beach Resort – Beachfront Eco Villas and luxurious safari-style Eco Tents
- The Pearle of Cable Beach – fully self-contained Pool Villas
- The Billi Resort – Self-contained apartments and ultra-luxurious eco tents
There are also so lovely Airbnb properties in Broome
Memorable Broome Day Tours
Uluru and Kings Canyon
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.
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:
- Wander around the base of Uluru on a free guided walk
- Try some of the free activities offered at Ayres Rock Resort like an art talk or native garden walk.
- Make sure you visit the Field of Light art installation the sunrise visit is great.
- Attend an outback astronomy show
And during your trip heat 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
- Longitude 131 – The perfect honeymoon choice if your budget will stretch
- Desert Gardens – We chose this hotel last visit and were very happy
- Emu Walk Apartments – If you prefer to self-cater
We wrote about choosing your Uluru Accommodation here
Three great Uluru tours to add to you itinerary
Kakadu, Darwin and the Tiwi Islands
You might not think of Darwin as one of the best honeymoon destinations in Australia, 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.
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:
- Take a sunset cruise along the harbour for a great meal in a romantic atmosphere
- Take a day trip and cultural tour of the Tiwi Islands
- Grab a delicious meal at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and eat it on the beach
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.
Here are a few other things you might like to do in Kakadu
- See Aboriginal rock paintings dating back thousands of years at Nourlangie or Ubirr
- Take a cruise along the Yellow Water Billabong
- Swim at the edge of the earth in the Gunlom plunge pool
- Take a 4WD out to Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) and experience one of Kakadu’s best sites in relative isolation
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 like to look at these upmarket Airbnb properties in Darwin
You might also enjoy these tour options
Palm Cove and Port Douglas
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 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.
Here are some ideas about what to do during the Port Douglas portion of your honeymoon:
- Tour the Daintree Rainforest and marvel at the age and majesty of it
- Take a snorkelling or diving trips out to the Great Barrier Reef
- Take a helicopter trip out to a deserted tropical island for a picnic
- Have a spa day at one of the local spas
Then, head down to Palm Cove and:
- Enjoy the calm seas and warm weather
- Eat fresh seafood at open-air restaurants – we enjoyed our meal 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 Douglas, 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.
- Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa – lux resort with everything you need on your doorstep
- Thala Beach Nature Reserve– eco-designed timber bungalows set in a 58-hectare nature and wildlife reserve
- Niramaya Villas and Spa – Luxury self-contained accommodation set amongst 15 hectares of gardens at Port Douglas
Many hotel style rooms and apartments are also on offer via Airbnb
Check out one of these Reef Tours
The Whitsundays Islands are one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Australia for 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.
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
- Go sailing at sunset
- Relax on one of the local beaches like Whitehaven
- Snuggle up together and watch the sunsets over the ocean
Insider Tip: Visit the Whitsundays between May and December for the best weather and experience.
Our favourite Whitsunday Island Resorts
- Qualia Resort – individual pavilions, with private infinity-edge plunge pools on Hamilton Island
- Coral Sea Resort Hotel – located at Airlie Beach Marina – perfect for exploring the islands
- InterContinental Hayman Island Resort – suites and private villas located on a 400-hectare private island
Tours to consider while you are there
Cradle Mountain and Bay of Fires
The Cradle Mountain and Bay of Fires areas are perfect for active honeymoons. 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.
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:
- Go horseback riding or hiking
- Hike around Dove Lake or try canyoning
- See Tasmanian Devils at Devils@Cradle
- Take a spa day and just relax
And here’s what to do when you arrive at the Bay of Fires:
- 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 and 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
- Henry Jones Art Hotel – Historic property in the heart of the Hobart waterfront
- Mona Pavillions – eight pavilions overlooking the Derwent River and featuring artwork from the MONA
- Peppers Cradle Mountain – luxuriously designed private timber cabins surrounded by nature
Kangaroo Island & the Barossa
The Barossa Valley is one of the greatest wine regions in the world. 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.
If you want to take part in all the activities, try to visit in spring or autumn to avoid the hottest and coldest parts of the year.
Here’s what to do:
- Go cycling through the Barossa and stop off at local wineries
- 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 for 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
- Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge – exceptional water and bush views with large modern rooms
- Barossa Pavillions – 75 acre hillside retreat with six freestanding self-contained chalets
Sydney & the Blue Mountains
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.
Summer can get a little hot and oppressive, so if you want to hike when you’re in the Blue 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 Blue 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.
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 honeymoon destinations in Australia 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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