You’ve set the date, booked the celebrant and the invitations have been sent. Now to organise the honeymoon! But in a world as big as ours where do you even start looking for honeymoon destination inspiration? Whether you and your soon-to-be spouse are intrepid adventurers who like to sleep out under a canopy of stars or more of a ‘couples massage by the pool’ type, Australia has you covered. Here’s our top seven incredibly romantic Australian destinations that you should absolutely consider for your honeymoon.
You can’t go past the Whitsundays for a picture perfect honeymoon. Located in the middle of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays consists of a cluster of 74 tropical islands that house hidden bays and beautiful national parks ideal for making newly-married memories.
Keen to relish in five-star luxury? Alongside prestigious adults-only resorts, indulge in one-of-a-kind experiences like a private helicopter tour over Heart Reef, sailing the ocean in your own chartered boat or relaxing by an infinity pool while sipping a cocktail or two.
If waking up with the sun, surrounded by the sounds of the local birdlife is more your style the Whitsundays also has a number of secluded beaches that allow camping. Go for a dip together in the turquoise-tinted waters of Whitehaven Beach before heading out for a day of snorkelling around the colourful fish and coral of the Great Barrier Reef. Check out our leisure specials for plenty of Whitsunday holidays that you’ll love.
Love is definitely in the air in Freycinet. The fresh air, that is! For the honeymooning couple that needs nature to relax, breath-taking Freycinet is the place to be.
Surrounded by the rose-coloured granite cliffs of the Hazards mountain range Freycinet National Park is home to hiking trails for holiday-makers keen for a bit of exercise, or kick back on a cruise around the world famous waters of serene Wineglass Bay to appreciate the Peninsula’s magnificence from a different perspective.
After working up an appetite, head back to a five star hotel nestled in the beautiful Tasmanian wilderness before sampling the gourmet delights of the region’s seafood with perfectly matched cold-climate wines from places such as Devil’s Corner Winery.
Picture yourself driving a flashy car along a scenic coastal road, wind in your hair and your beloved by your side? Then the Great Ocean Road might be worth considering. Recently crowned the World’s Most Beautiful Road Trip this popular Australian attraction stretches over 253kms of dramatic Victorian coastline that’s dotted with ‘romantic honeymoon’ worthy locations.
Appreciate the natural and raw beauty of the Australian coastline with a helicopter fly-over of the 12 Apostles, and delve into the history of the Shipwreck Coast. Stop off to sample the wares of the small-batch breweries and boutique distilleries in Apollo Bay, Aireys Inlet & Forrest before indulging in some couples pampering at Victoria’s first Hot Springs Hotel.
Is there anything more romantic than a hot-air balloon ride over the rolling hills and vineyards of the Hunter Valley?
With over 150 cellar doors to choose from, newly-wed wine lovers will love a honeymoon in Australia’s oldest wine region. Just a two hour drive from Sydney the region boasts Australia’s most distinguished winemakers, and a history that dates back to the 1800s which can be explored through any of the self-drive heritage trails.
It goes without saying that good wine must be accompanied by good food, and there is an abundance of fine and relaxed dining restaurants to satisfy even the most discerning palate, including hatted establishments like Muse Kitchen and Margan Restaurant. If you decide to spend your honeymoon in the Hunter Valley, we strongly recommend you check them out!
With its amazing surf beaches and lush hinterland, Byron Bay has long been one of Australia’s go-to holiday destinations, but when loved-up couples like Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky choose to live there, you know it’s romantic!
With experiences such as eco-friendly health retreats focused on rest and relaxation, ultra-trendy and totally-Instagrammable boutique hotels, and laid-back contemporary luxe suites featuring original art and designer furniture, you’ll have no trouble finding the right fit for your honeymoon.
Enjoy a romantic picnic by the Cape Byron Lighthouse, learn to surf or go hiking in the nearby National Parks. When it comes to Byron Bay, you’ll never be bored.
A treasure trove of outdoorsy experiences, Kangaroo Island is one destination that should be at the top of every nature and wildlife lovers honeymoon list. Just a short trip from Adelaide by ferry or plane, Kangaroo Island abounds with the extraordinary beauty of the Australia we know and love, but with the romance of a wild and undiscovered land.
Have a romantic moment in a secluded swimming spot at Vivonne Bay or explore Flinders Chase National Park. Together you can admire the natural rock formation of Admirals Arch and the awe-inspiring granite boulders of Remarkable Rocks.
After you’ve spent your days swimming with dolphins along remote coastal beaches and getting up close and personal with the seals of Seal Bay, enjoy some down-time with your favourite person in one of the island’s eco-luxe BnBs or retreats.
Tick a bucket list experience off your list right at the start of your life together and lose yourselves in the heart-stirring beauty of Australia’s crown jewel, Uluru and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
There is plenty to do for everyone at Uluru. Adventurers can enjoy sunset camel tours, Uluru bike rides and treks around the Valley of the Winds. Culture lovers can connect with the spirit of the land through rock art site visits and bush yarn, and everyone can enjoy an evening at the critically-acclaimed art installation Field of Light.
With accommodation options ranging from tent camping right through to high-end sumptuous glamping, you’ll be able to take in the vast and majestic countryside of the Northern Territory regardless of your budget.
Planning a wedding and a honeymoon at the same time can be overwhelming, so we can ensure you’ve ticked all the boxes with our Pulse Travel Honeymoon Planning Service. Our Team will not only send you on your dream honeymoon with complete peace of mind, but will also take care of any issues along the way and ask wedding guests to contribute to your Honeymoon Gift Registry as their gift to you.
Still not sure where to go? For more inspiration you can check out our Leisure Specials to find a destination that suits both your holiday style and back pocket, or get in touch and we’ll arrange something custom. With Australian experiences ranging from Southern Lights flights through to cruising the Kimberley, you’ll be sure to find something that appeals.