Intimate Honeymoon Escapes in Australia

Australia offers stunning beaches framed by palm trees, lush national parks and luxury spas to make an experience you won’t forget. Swim with whale sharks, stay in lake homes or wine tasting in sun-kissed vineyards; its unique experiences will fuel passions in you heart!

1. Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay is one of Australia’s most serene and idyllic beach destinations, boasting white sand beaches that are among the safest worldwide and turquoise waters that provide shelter to marine life like whales and dolphins. Only three hours’ drive away from Sydney, this destination makes an unforgettable getaway!

Explore Chinaman’s Beach, Hyams Beach and Cabbage Tree Beach during your stay to find hidden white-sand beaches. Swim, snorkel or kayak to experience marine life or simply stretch out on one of these tranquil spots for some restorative sunbathing time.

If you’d prefer something different than beach life, Wilga Station provides an ideal getaway on a working sheep and cattle farm. Choose an off-grid Eco Hut with luxury fittings or opt for an opulent cottage offering panoramic valley views.

Huskisson and Vincentia offer restaurants and cafes offering locally produced produce and wine, or you could take a ride on Wes and Mary’s unique woodfire Pizza Truck mobile woodfire oven on trailer.

2. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

One of Australia’s premier national parks, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta are iconic sandstone icons with deep spiritual significance for Anangu people, respectively. Come experience this remote and spectacular park located in Australia’s Red Centre on your honeymoon vacation and marvel at nature at every turn!

Walk the Uluru walking trails of Uluru National Park to take in its breathtaking scenery, which includes ephemeral streams, spearwood trees groves and canyons. Challenge yourself with Valley of the Winds’ 2.6-kilometer return trek or opt for longer walk around Kata Tjuta (Kata Tjuta means “many heads”) which comprises 36 domes that form this formation. Please remember climbing Uluru is not permitted and any rocks or sand taken from its grounds is considered disrespectful of Aboriginal beliefs.

Staying at a luxury desert basecamp like Bamurru Plains will enable honeymooners to fully experience this arid region, including activities such as hiking to Kantju Gorge or dining under the stars at Longitude 131deg. Ayers Rock Resort also provides luxurious tents and pavilions with expansive views of Uluru for unforgettable romantic stays.

3. Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park offers visitors a host of captivating activities from wildlife watching to learning about Aboriginal culture and rock art, Kakadu is sure to enthrall and impress. Close to Darwin, this culturally vibrant region features towering escarpments, wild coastline, savannah woodlands, and lush wetlands that promise an experience you won’t soon forget!

Consider visiting Kakadu for at least one full week to truly take in its beauty and scope, and take time to visit one or more cultural centres that explore Aboriginal culture – many are included as part of your tour package into Kakadu! – and immerse yourself in this vast landscape.

Kakadu National Park offers many memorable experiences, but one that stands out is cruising along its Yellow Waters. Tours last 90 or 120 minutes and are available either sunrise, sunset, or daytime; giving visitors a fantastic chance to spot birds, fish, and crocodiles among its abundant wildlife. A scenic flight also provides visitors with a bird’s-eye view of this park.

4. Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays offers newlyweds the picture-perfect paradise they need for an idyllic wedding experience. Picture verdant green beaches, coves, a lagoon filled with white yachts and an intimate chapel where couples can exchange vows. Add in its surrounding reef, restaurants, bars and pools along with iconic Australian animals such as the sulphur-crested cockatoo for an island adventure that truly lives up to your wildest imagination!

Luxury is at the core of this five-star retreat and it should not be missed when selecting the ideal destination for honeymooners. Stay in secluded pavilions that overlook the sapphire waters of Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea from their pavilions with views. Enjoy luxurious spa treatments, dine at stylish restaurants, or just lounge by one of their two infinity pools during your visit here.

Heritage-listed Hotel Windsor is fit for royalty, boasting lavish opulence and glamour within easy driving distance from Melbourne. Unwind in luxurious robes while indulging in daylong spa sessions or celebrate champagne on ice at your boutique accommodation.

5. Cairns

From intimate vineyards to tropical rainforests, Australia provides romance for every couple. From hiking Tasmania’s serene trails to experiencing city culture in Sydney or Melbourne, Down Under Endeavours has tailor-made honeymoon packages that suit you and your partner perfectly.

Are you an active traveller looking for adventure? Take a day trip from Cairns to explore the Great Barrier Reef or Green Island from your base. There’s plenty of beaches, watersports, wildlife-filled forests and lush inland rainforests bursting with life – visit Boorderee Botanical Garden with its majestic eucalyptus trees or Plantation Point with bioluminescent plankton to witness bioluminescent plankton lighting up its shorelines for some unforgettable sights.

Qualia, located on Hamilton Island’s quieter corner, is one of Australia’s premier romantic retreats. Each pavilion looks out onto the sapphire waters of the Great Barrier Reef and is surrounded by lush flora such as agapanthus and clivia. Explore its expansive grounds to witness an incredible three-hectare vineyard, croquet lawn and swimming pool; or relax while sipping champagne from its luxurious terrace while watching the sun go down.