Beachfront escapes are essential components of an Australia honeymoon or babymoon experience, and Byron Bay stands out as an idyllic locale with tranquil rainforest hideaways and pristine beaches ideal for newlyweds to soak up sun, surf and culture.
Head out into Flinders Ranges for an outback adventure that features deep craters and winding red roads, stunning gorges, canyons and ancient cliffs, foot trails or scenic flights to explore.
1. Sal Salis
Sal Salis is an all-inclusive safari camp located within Western Australia’s Cape Range National Park overlooking Ningaloo Reef, immersing guests into one of nature’s most stunning environments. Their tents blend into their surroundings perfectly while providing key creature comforts like plush beds, natural cooling system and gourmet Australian cuisine – not to mention red kangaroos, euros and even migrating humpback whales which come through here during August!
Experience nature in style by staying for at least two nights at this all-inclusive glamping retreat. Its fifteen spacious Wilderness Tents and one Honeymoon Tent are designed to blend into the sandy terrain, each featuring luxurious eco-ensuite bathrooms. At its social core is the main lounge – where chef prepared local foods can be served up on long tables decorated with driftwood and shells – and socialize over drinks or breakfast served buffet style!
Sal Salis takes sustainability seriously, with water and waste management practices that leave a small environmental impact. You can enjoy soft drinks, wine and spirits from their informal bar in the lounge area.
Fly from Perth to Learmonth and arrive at this exclusive safari camp, where the world-famous Ningaloo Reef lies within reach. Enjoy sea kayaking, gorge walks, swimming with whale sharks or diving into Australia’s best-kept natural secrets with expert guides that offer unforgettable insights. Additionally, a percentage of profits goes toward conservation initiatives.
2. Venus Bay
Venus Bay Beach House is located in an intimate, quiet neighborhood close to both the beach and charming local shops, featuring three bedrooms, TV, and a fully equipped kitchen.
Anderson Inlet, just two hours drive south-east of Melbourne, is an idyllic coastal retreat ideal for all seasons of enjoyment. From its rugged ocean surf beaches manned with lifeguards during summer months to its tranquil estuaries and river systems – Anderson Inlet provides plenty of water activities.
Swimming, surfing, snorkeling and fishing can be enjoyed along the pristine beaches or you can take a scenic walk through coastal forests to uncover wildlife and native flora in this region.
Gippsland’s rural landscape is home to an evolving foodie culture, featuring fresh local produce sold directly by growers at farmers markets and boutique wineries, as well as numerous cafes, restaurants, and eateries offering authentic Gippsland cuisine.
Venus Bay offers guests a range of accommodation options, from budget resort hotels and family-friendly motels near the beach to luxury hotel rooms with beautiful lake and mountain views. There are even high-rise hotels that feature views of both beach and lake that cater specifically to couples looking for romantic escapes.
3. Coles Bay
Coles Bay is an unforgettable seaside town on Tasmania’s eastern coast that overlooks scenic Great Oyster Bay and Freycinet National Park’s pink granite peaks. Boasting unrivalled scenery with unsurpassable views from its beaches and rugged landscape, its tranquil environment provides an idyllic destination with amazing panoramic vistas that cannot be rivaled. Accommodation choices at Coles Bay range from luxury hotel suites to camping experiences in nature; visitors will never run out of choices!
For an extravagant and romantic stay in Coles Bay, consider staying at the Saffire Freycinet Hotel, a 5-star property offering breathtaking coastal scenery and panoramic views of Muirs Beach and Picnic Island. Each elegant room comes equipped with marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and balconies that take in this gorgeous scenery. Furthermore, this 5-star property also provides spa, gym facilities and an in-house restaurant to complete the experience.
Visitors to this accommodation can enjoy playing tennis on-site as well as snorkelling and cycling nearby. Honeymoon Bay Beach is just 2.4 kilometers away while Launceston Airport is approximately 159 kilometres from there.
If you plan to bring along your pets on your next vacation, the Sandbar Beach House provides a beachfront accommodation option in Coles Bay that welcomes pets. With 3 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen featuring dishwasher and oven as well as a washing machine; plus large windows providing views of Great Oyster Bay and Hazards Mountains from its living and dining areas and balcony – you won’t want to leave this stunning property!
Coles Bay offers many budget-conscious visitors an ideal accommodation option in the Granite Beach House. This classic Tassie shack holiday home comes fully equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay – such as kitchen facilities with refrigerator, microwave and oven; lounge with sofa bed and flat screen TV; 3 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms – not to mention its ideal location near various restaurants and cafes!
4. Flinders Ranges
Flinders Ranges in South Australia provide newlywed couples with an unforgettable romantic adventure. This vast wilderness region of red cliffs and ancient mountain ranges combines adventure with luxury as you traverse it on foot, horseback or helicopter. Arkaba Conservancy provides the ideal setting, offering restored 1850s homestead accommodation along with mobs of kangaroos to keep company while sipping local wine and feasting on delicious local fare such as roast meats.
For optimal visit of the Flinders Ranges, the ideal times are spring (September to November) and autumn (April to June), when temperatures are more pleasant for bushwalking experiences. Summer months can become very hot; many walking trails may even close due to fire risk.
Uluru in the Northern Territory provides another memorable honeymoon destination that goes beyond beach vacation cliches: this iconic Australian spot brimming with Indigenous history and culture offers you plenty of sand dunes, waterfalls, bird watching opportunities and insights into their lives through Tjukupa rock art. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can be explored any time between April and October when visitors will be at their least.
If beach or bush retreats don’t appeal to you and your new spouse, Melbourne could be just what the doctor ordered. As Australia’s capital city, Melbourne makes for a luxurious honeymoon with its top-tier boutique hotels and fine dining options; vineyards in the region also provide idyllic settings for intimate lunches featuring premium wines. A good time for visiting is either March-May or September-November which provides cooler climate without being overwhelmed with tourists.
5. Camel House Beach House
Australia is an idyllic honeymoon paradise, boasting tropical rainforests and coral reefs all within easy reach. Palm Cove, Australia’s Honeymoon Capital, features several beach resorts as well as providing access to nearby World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforests and Great Barrier Reef tours.
Staying in one of Western South Australia’s beachfront eco off grid houses like Camel House Beach House can provide an extraordinary experience. Inspired by classic west coast fisherman caravans and shacks with minimal ecological impact, guests will experience being immersed in an untouched coastal wilderness where migrating whales, pods of dolphins, sea eagles, Ospreys, and migrating birds cruise by.
Experience an unforgettable honeymoon by spending it together on a beach watching the sun go down over the horizon, taking in all its natural sounds: crashing waves, soothing surf sounds and red dust floating through the air all working to soothe both of your souls.
Visitors to this seaside paradise can feast on fresh seafood straight from the ocean while taking in its sights and sounds, taking in its breathtaking coastline views. Adventure seekers will also find much to explore here such as hiking and kayaking on pristine beaches as well as bushwalking through rainforest and sand dunes.
Australian honeymoons should visit between April-October for optimal conditions: when temperatures are warm but not overly hot; coral reefs will be at their most stunning, while floral displays will be in bloom.