Your honeymoon should be an opportunity for adventure or pure luxury; Australia provides ample choice.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve in Cairns offers an idyllic rainforest retreat, featuring eucalypt bungalows that overlook 58 hectares of untouched wilderness inhabited by boyd’s forest dragons, striped possums and monitor lizards – ideal for an escape into nature!
Australian honeymoons provide couples with an amazing combination of luxurious accommodation and breathtaking natural landscapes, making lodges and private villas the ideal setting to experience this country. Ranging from coastal hideaways that overlook the Great Barrier Reef to luxurious vineyard retreats, here are some great places to book for an unforgettable romantic adventure.
Situated at the western edge of Australia’s Margaret River wine region, this luxurious resort features an exquisite restaurant and vineyard. Guests will be able to dine either lakeside at its lakeside restaurant, or in their suite with private balcony – either way the menu offers delicious culinary creations to complement Margaret River’s world-class wines.
Cape Lodge is nestled within magnificent Karri forests, pristine beaches and a rural mosaic of viticulture and dairy farming. With 22 romantically secluded rooms and five bedroom private luxury Residences tucked among forest, parkland and gardens – with beautiful lake views – Cape Lodge features classical French-influenced country fare using local produce as well as seafood for dining at its superb restaurant, along with an 14,000 bottle temperature-controlled cellar filled with premium back vintage wines from famous wineries in the region.
While at your stay, take advantage of spa services including facials and massages as well as pool access, bar/lounge access, outdoor tennis court access and meeting facilities/business center access. Rooms at this property feature spacious accommodation that boast an ensuite bathroom equipped with shower as well as minibar service, DVD player capability and flat-screen televisions for your entertainment.
Cape Lodge provides the ideal setting for nature enthusiasts looking to experience Dunsborough Lakes Golf Course and offer buggy and golf club hire as well as scenic hiking and horseback riding trails nearby.
Busselton (Wilyabrup), this luxurious lodge is just five minutes away from Moss Wood Winery and seven from Cullens Wines, providing guests with access to a garden, library and free in-room WiFi as well as breakfast each morning for free! Additionally, guests will have use of the on-site restaurant which features barbecue grilling facilities, terrace dining space and spa with hot tubs and saunas for relaxation purposes.
Palm Cove is an exclusive village-like enclave of luxury resorts and fine dining restaurants situated along a gorgeous palm-fringed beach 30 minutes north of Cairns, boasting spa services and fine dining restaurants as well as being an established wedding/honeymoon destination with an ideal relaxed village ambience for family holidays.
Cairns may be less hectic and crowded, yet still offers the tropical atmosphere you expect from its wide esplanade lined by 500 year-old melaleuca trees – making for a very picturesque atmosphere. Shopping options vary significantly from those found in Cairns; boutique stores offering Australian and International designer clothing for men, women and children as well as an impressive range of local and imported wines pair perfectly with fresh seafood meals!
Are you ready to explore Palm Cove and surrounding regions? Choose from an amazing range of tours including day trips to Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, the Great Barrier Reef and Atherton Tablelands. Palm Cove also serves as the gateway for rainforest walks in Daintree which provide breathtaking natural scenes.
Palm Cove’s top resort, The Reef House – MGallery Collection is the quintessential boutique hotel for adults and couples, boasting breathtaking oceanfront views while only being 25 minutes from Cairns. Steeped in colonial tradition and offering unparalleled quality of service rarely found these days, The Reef House stands as an unparalleled boutique experience that won’t let you down.
As soon as guests arrive for check in, friendly staff is on hand to assist them with any enquiries they have. The rooms are luxurious with luxurious finishes and furnishings; dining focuses on farm to table/paddock to plate cuisine served up French gourmet style accompanied by over 250 regional and International wines available to choose from.
At this resort there are one, two and three bedroom suites which are ideal for families. All offer excellent beach access within easy walking distance from shops, cafes and restaurants; large swimming pools provide plenty of space and offer water activities; there is also an impressive gym, spa services as well as concierge service available onsite.
Margaret River region on the west coast offers an enticing blend of coastal architecture designed to impress, plush country hideaways and nature-inspired glamping experiences. Only three hours south of Perth or a quick flight away at Busselton Margaret River Airport – it makes a delightful honeymoon destination offering relaxation, epicurean adventures, breathtaking scenery and romantic experiences!
Margaret River’s best luxury accommodation will give you all of the space and privacy you could ever hope for, with Cape Lodge as an example of an outstanding country house retreat situated among Margaret River’s famed vineyards. Boasting 22 luxurious guestrooms featuring high vaulted ceilings, spectacular views, private outdoor spaces and Instagrammable decor; Cape Lodge also boasts other remarkable amenities, such as its wine lounge offering an impressive collection, lakeside restaurant serving local produce in an idyllic setting, spa with dedicated couple’s suite and relaxing waterfall therapy pool – making Cape Lodge truly remarkable!
Pullman Bunker Bay Resort in Margaret River is an excellent beachside retreat for couples in search of luxurious beachside escape. Nestled behind the dunes of Bunker Bay Beach and at the gateway to Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, its picturesque natural surroundings promise maximum serenity – yet there are an impressive array of options on offer: villas ranging from one to five bedrooms with private plunge pools; day spa; tennis courts and even seasonal kids’ club membership!
Glamping at Margaret River Retreat offers full-on luxury in permanent domes situated on its 58-hectare estate located in the wooded hills of the region’s wine district. Each dome comes complete with a king bed, ensuite bathroom, kitchen and barbecue facilities plus outdoor bath and fireplace – plus deck space to take in some beautiful natural scenery! Furthermore, this eco-friendly property embraces local production; almost everything found here can be grown, produced or sourced locally – including bamboo-topped Western Australian mattresses, botanical-infused bathroom products, Australian woolen blankets.
If you want to explore your green thumb, the property’s olive grove offers harvest tours. Or for an exciting challenge, there are nearby bushwalking trails that are some of the toughest in Australia.
Couples seeking an unforgettable beachfront honeymoon should consider Byron Bay on Australia’s North Coast. This bustling beach town is renowned for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforest hinterland and creative community – once known for being home to hippies and seachangers but now home to forward-thinking chefs, designers and celebrities.
Byron Bay draws crowds from around the globe with its variety of events and food scene. To experience it at its best, visit between May and November when whale migration passes close by the coast.
Benefit from the warm weather with a relaxing beach day or spa treatment, followed by an evening stroll along the waterfront. Or you could go hiking on the beach, scuba dive protected coral reefs or ride a whale watching cruise for some added excitement!
If you want an adventure-filled honeymoon, try visiting Byron Bay – a surfers’ haven. Stay at one of its luxurious hotels featuring ocean views and outdoor pools or choose one with its own private plunge pool. Additionally, this destination is one of the top spots for witnessing whale migration from May until November.
Kakadu National Park offers the ideal getaway for nature-loving couples: waterfalls, birdwatching and crocodile-spotting adventures abound here! Plus it is an invaluable source of learning about Australia’s Aboriginal culture through rock art dating back more than two millennia!
Step back to nature with a romantic stay at Lizard Island Resort, featuring 24 private beaches for you to experience the solitude and quality time together. Activities at the resort include snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, golfing and hiking the forest trails – perfect ways to bring nature back into your relationship!
Flinders Ranges are among Australia’s most breathtaking regions, boasting deep craters, winding red roads, ancient cliffs and tranquil creeks – truly making for one of its most breathtaking experiences. Head out hiking at Devil’s Peak, Mount Remarkable or Wilpena Pound to soak up this incredible landscape or venture deeper to Alligator Gorge for some incredible gorges and rock outcrops to explore!