The Best Honeymoon Spots in Australia

July 13, 2012 by

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Couple toasting at Ayers Rock

Couple toasting at Ayers Rock

Australia, being home to lands of impeccable beauty, lends itself well to becoming a backdrop for lucky couples’ special days.  Husbands and wives have the chance to choose from beaches, rainforests, mountains and outback for honeymoon retreats. Here we’ve listed some of the best honeymoon spots Down Under.

One of Australia’s 8,000+ islands

The Whitsunday Islands, best known for its beautiful and popular Hamilton Island, is a group of islands in Queensland‘s tropical ocean ripe for a honeymoon visit.  Snorkel, swim, dive and sail with your special someone from island to island.

Kangaroo Island lies on the south of Australia, on the opposite spectrum to the Whitsundays, but its landscape, beaches, wineries and wildlife (yes, kangaroos, but also the elusive platypus) scream of the island’s honeymoon worthiness.

One of Australia’s 10,000+ beaches

Hundreds of beaches in Australia will deem themselves worthy of a stationary waterside honeymoon locale, but some of the rainforest clad ones located in far north Queensland seem especially nice.  Get lost for a week (or more) in a bungalow on Thala Beach or Palm Cove.

One of Australia’s famous wine regions

Outside of Sydney lies the Hunter Valley, just as the Swan Valley lies outside Perth and Barossa Valley lies outside of Adelaide.  Along the coasts of the lower half of the country, you are never far from a wine country and therefore never far from another honeymoon destination.

Uluru

Uluru, or Ayer’s Rock, exudes spirituality and tranquility – the perfect location for spending some time alone, whether that be trekking through red dirt or stargazing at the night’s clear skies.

Broome

Located in the far north of Western Australia, Broome is popular for both its pearling and its tourism industries.  Riding a camel on Cable Beach‘s white sands at dusk is just about as exotic as you can get without leaving Australia.

Sydney

The iconic Sydney Harbour, with the bridge’s crowning glory, is one of the reasons why Sydney City is so spectacular in the first place.  Here, you can tie the knot in the greens of the Botanical Gardens and get your wedding shots next to the Sydney Opera House or Sydney Harbour Bridge.  Plus, it’s Sydney, and there’s never a loss for things to do.

Cradle Mountain

If beaches and dry desert climate is not your draw, Tasmania is the land of green and temperate air. Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s most prized possessions. Located in the Cradle Mountain is Lake St Clair National Park, which is a beautiful honeymoon spot for couples to hide away in a cabin or lodge or get out and hike the Overland Track.

- Brooke Schoenman

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