An Australian honeymoon can be the trip of a lifetime for many couples seeking an exotic Pacific holiday, yet visiting requires long flights and might not suit every couple.
If wine and food are your passions, a vacation to South Australia’s Barossa Valley makes for the ideal honeymoon destination. Sign up for a pinot masterclass at a vineyard before touring homesteads for farm-to-table dinners at one or more homesteads.
As Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley is renowned for producing fine semillon and shiraz varieties. Over 150 cellar doors and an ever-increasing number of restaurants provide incredible paddock to plate experiences in this stunning region – featuring Brokenback Range national parks as an idyllic setting against which to sip and sample their wines!
Get ready to experience one of Australia’s premier vineyard regions on a day trip from Sydney. Explore boutique wineries for behind-the-scenes tours and tastings before sampling a delectable cafe lunch paired with Hunter Valley wines. Plus, upgrade your tour with an unforgettable hot air balloon ride as the sun sets over this picturesque countryside!
Visit multiple Hunter Valley wineries on a single visit for maximum wine enjoyment, so that you can sample different styles from each winery and learn their respective histories and techniques. It is also the easiest and safest way of exploring vineyards; if driving is something you find challenging, hop-on hop-off buses provide convenient transport around them all.
Grapevines Boutique Accommodation provides stunning vineyard views when staying at Cessnock’s Grapevines Boutique Accommodation. Close to Hunter Valley Gardens and with panoramic mountain and vineyard views, Grapevines Boutique Accommodation provides the ideal setting to relax after an intense wine tasting day with your loved one.
Experience Australia’s Barossa Valley by embarking on a winery tour. This region is famed for its world-class wines and mouthwatering food, not to mention Grampians National Park which provides scenic hiking through farmlands and towering eucalyptus trees. After your winery tour, head into one of its hatted regional Victorian restaurants for an exquisite meal!
Noosa, Australia offers another wonderful honeymoon destination: Noosa is an idyllic beach town offering spectacular views of the coral sea. Perfect for paddle boarding and snorkeling (though be wary during jellyfish/stinger season!), surfing can also provide plenty of excitement as an activity that couples can share – you could even join a surfing school together and learn it together!
Honeymooning in Australia’s Outback is an unforgettable romantic journey. The area’s timeless landscape is exquisite, perfect for newlyweds to watch the sunrise over breakfast or dine under the stars at Uluru Kata-Tjuta. Additionally, you can explore its bush by Harley, skydive over desert landscapes or stay at luxury lodges like Kings Canyon Lodges.
Tasmania offers honeymooners breathtaking scenery and cuisine. Hobart, its capital city, boasts Victorian-era architecture and the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens; Freycinet National Park and Cradle Mountain National Park also provide stunning views of Wineglass Bay.
Australia’s food scene has flourished in recent years. You can experience Australia’s culinary delights first-hand through master classes of wine tasting in the Yarra Valley vineyards or by meeting sheep farmers for lunch from their pick-up trucks – both experiences highly recommended by our specialists who can also recommend where best to stay nearby – such as beachfront villas or romantic cottages in a eucalypt forest.
Sydney combines metropolitan life with relaxing activities. Climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge or dine aboard a cruise ship overlooking sparkling city lights; foodies might want to try a culinary tour taking in four to five of Sydney’s best Asian restaurants for tastings of dumplings, fresh seafood dishes and other delicious offerings.
If you prefer a more peaceful honeymoon experience, Jervis Bay offers tranquil beaches – not to mention dolphins, seals, penguins and whales! Also nearby is Boorderee Botanical Garden with giant eucalyptus trees to stroll among as you soak up ocean views from Boorderee Botanical Gardens’ tranquil settings.
No matter whether your Australian honeymoon includes exploring Kangroo Island or wine tasting in Barossa Valley, be sure to bring appropriate clothing. Men should pack slacks or tailored shorts along with shirts while women will need dresses or skirts with blouses and tops.
Melbourne offers both mouthwatering food and an incredible culture, so if you’re in search of both, Melbourne should be your destination of choice. From incredible museums to breathtaking national landmarks, Melbourne has plenty to see and do. Couples can indulge in Melbourne’s many delicious eateries like Ocean 302, which serves a selection of tasty fare from Octopus Carpaccio to Bone Marrow Escargot for an unforgettable date night experience.
Wine lovers will also find plenty to appreciate here, with multiple regions providing an abundance of great vintages – Yarra Valley offers up Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays while Hunter Valley excels with Cabernet Sauvignons; Barossa Valley should not be ignored either; they offer up lauded Shiraz as well as breathtaking scenic views.
For an unforgettable Australia honeymoon experience, make Jervis Bay your destination. Its idyllic white sand beaches and blue waters make for ideal swimming, snorkeling and watersport activities – be sure to stay at one of its luxury resorts or even on its private island for an unforgettable stay!
Couples looking to experience all that Australia has to offer should plan at least two weeks of travel together in Australia. This will give your body time to adapt from long flights while having meaningful experiences together and exploring local restaurants and wineries.