Australia is an enchanting land, full of spectacular landscapes and vibrant cities with rich cultures. Explore Uluru and Kata Tjuta deserts or dive deep into the heart-shaped Great Barrier Reef; there are endless romantic opportunities waiting in Australia!
But for travelers looking to escape from the masses of traditional vacation spots, intimate and exclusive retreats offer unforgettable experiences that will turn any trip into something unforgettable.
Camel House Beach House
Venus Bay Cottage in South Australia provides an idyllic eco-friendly stay for up to four guests, powered by rainwater and solar energy. Guests will appreciate its energy efficient appliances and design features that incorporate passive cooling/heating principles for efficient cooling/heating, and enjoy plenty of nature-based activities such as surfing, hiking, riding and swimming along its stunning coast with numerous surf breaks and lakes for kayaking!
Offering stunning coastal views, this boutique coastal getaway provides the ideal balance of tranquillity and adventure on South Australia’s ‘Wild West’ Eyre Peninsula. This bespoke coastal retreat was custom designed to embrace the Southern Ocean and features rustic minimalism thanks to its exterior material choice – ochre corten steel – as an exterior choice. From here you can easily explore stunning beach and bush walks, coastal cycling trails, perfect surf breaks, sand dunes or anything else on offer in Eyre Peninsula.
This one-of-a-kind property offers guests an unforgettable private retreat and nature sanctuary experience. Open between September and May or by special request, or for special events like festivals, it sits on Mt Camel Beach 250 Acre Oceanfront Heritage Property which boasts long golden sand beaches and abundant marine life, while providing feeding grounds during migration seasons for several threatened species such as Sea Eagles, Ospreys and Hooded Plovers.
At this cosy nest, guests are welcomed with designer linens and towels, Turkish+Country Road+Mexico textiles and an impressive collection of fabulous contemporary Australian art, Mexican sculptures, library board games and Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth speaker system. Modern kitchen+appliances boast commercial fridge+wine cooler, while house decking can host luxurious daybed and beautiful Palm Springs inspired cactus collection for entertaining – with Telstra being best network for remote IT access and an additional mobile booster installed for remote IT use – comfortably sleeping two in queen beds Getting there: Qantas+Rex operate daily flights between Adelaide – Port Lincoln which then takes about 7 hours by road to Mt Camel Beach
Of all of Australia’s luxury honeymoon hideaways, few can match Sal Salis’ idyllic glamping retreat near Exmouth where “the outback meets the reef”. Comprised of fifteen wilderness tents overlooking Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range National Park near Exmouth in Western Australia – an all-inclusive glamping resort specifically created to enhance your experience of this remote coastline boasting pristine coral, whale sharks, and brilliant blue water, Sal Salis is truly special.
Sal Salis is known for its eco-friendly practices. You’ll enjoy relaxing by the beach or pool, while its eco-en suite provides native herb soaps and organic shampoos – an unforgettable experience. This glamping resort relies almost solely on solar power; all toilets are compostable; waste is managed strictly so as not to impact surrounding National Park ecosystem. Plus you’ll receive native herb soaps and shampoos!
Though reaching this glamping destination may take several hours of travel from Perth and a flight, the effort will pay off! Once settled into your four-poster bed and out from under its covers, exploring will become second nature on foot, quad bike, 4WD or snorkelling among the 260 kilometre-long Ningaloo Reef can reveal 250 types of coral and 500 fish species; between August and October you may even get lucky enough to encounter passing humpback whales in their natural environment!
If you’re feeling peckish, each evening the lodge’s chef offers dinner on long tables set out on the beach. His specialties feature fresh local ingredients (like scallops from Abrolhos Islands and locally caught prawns) along with seasonal meat dishes and free-flowing WA wine – creating an idyllic romantic setting!
Are you an enthusiastic culinary couple? Consider booking yourself into the on-site kitchen to put your newly acquired cooking skills through their paces by creating authentic Australian classics such as Kangaroo Lasagne. Alternatively, Sarah’s WILD: Adventure Cookbook has been partnered with by the resort so guests can take home recipes they learn there for use back home kitchens.
At Freycinet National Park’s intimate and exclusive resort for honeymooners in Australia, couples can immerse themselves in nature’s beauty. Crystalline turquoise waters and white sand beaches make the Freycinet area perfect for relaxing walks, romantic strolls or simply admiring its scenic views. Newlyweds may spot penguins, dolphins and seals while on a cruise or kayak tour through Freycinet National Park; additionally there are delicious gourmet restaurants and quirky art galleries nearby to add even more romance!
Coles Bay serves as an entranceway into Freycinet National Park and as such provides many accommodation options suitable for honeymooners, including luxury hotels and holiday houses with stunning bay and mountain views on Freycinet Peninsula as well as caravan and camping facilities. There are even resorts located along stunning caravan and camping facilities on its shores!
Some of the top hotels in Coles Bay are luxurious lodges that boast breathtaking views of Wineglass Bay and other coastal areas. Their highly trained staff can make each stay even more unforgettable for couples, as well as suggest activities to make the trip more exciting and fun.
One alternative to staying near the coast is staying at a resort located in a conservation area. Here, lodges tucked into bush can offer more privacy than resorts closer to the beach and are often more affordable than luxury options.
If you want to stay close to the beach, look for a hotel near Coles Bay’s main entrance. This location will give you easy access to visitor center and park entrance, and making exploring scenic beaches, sheltered coves, scenic lookouts easy. Your hotel should also be close enough that Arthouse Freycinet and The Bolt Hole attractions can easily be reached in less than 15 minutes by car.
Saffire Freycinet is one of the most romantic hotels in Coles Bay and features an eye-catching, 5-star modern design. Guests have raved about its breathtaking views, proximity to Freycinet National Park, and superb customer service.
Palm Cove has earned itself the moniker “Australia’s Honeymoon Capital” due to its idyllic palm-fringed beaches, tranquil turquoise waters, lush tropical surroundings and close proximity to World Heritage Wet Tropic rainforest and Great Barrier Reef – making it an easy honeymoon destination with luxurious accommodation options available to newlyweds.
Hepburn Springs is a luxury retreat and popular honeymoon spot, boasting lake houses, lavender farms, chocolate mills and mineral springs for honeymooners to relax at. Couples can soak in hot springs baths while taking advantage of all that the region has to offer in terms of local produce and wine at one of Hepburn Springs many restaurants or cafes.
Uluru, with its sacred cultural importance to First Nations people and romantic atmosphere, provides the ideal spot for newlyweds to celebrate their union. Take a segway tour around its base before indulging in desert dinners beneath the stars!
Flinders Ranges in South Australia’s outback are an essential stop for couples looking for an adventurous honeymoon. Rusty red roads, rugged mountain ranges, and an overwhelming sense of remoteness characterise this region’s landscape; here gorges, canyons and sheltered cliffs give it a Mars-like appearance that you can explore by foot, four-wheel drive or scenic flight – with Wilpena Pound being perhaps its most renowned landmark but this doesn’t limit what awaits visitors!
Between April and October, when temperatures are milder and the bush drier, is the optimal time for couples to visit the Flinders Ranges. Exploration can be done both on foot and four-wheel drive and many of the longer hiking trails are open during this period. In December to February, weather can become much hotter and trails may close due to flooding or fire danger; wildflower blooming occurs then as well.