Dreamy honeymoon destinations: Australia

Dreamy honeymoon destinations: Australia

Whether you have Australia on your doorstep or are travelling from the other side of the world – there is nowhere more fascinating than the great Land Down Under – especially if you’re celebrating your honeymoon! Take a look at our top five honeymoon destinations in Australia for inspiration.

1. Magnetic Island, Queensland

Just a short boat trip away from Townsville in northern-Queensland is the spectacular Magnetic Island. Offering everything you could want in a honeymoon destination and more – Magnetic Island has been attracting just-married couples for decades.

Romantic sunset on Magnetic Island
Romantic sunset on Magnetic Island

Unlike many other islands off of Queensland, there are hotels and resorts to suit every budget without sacrificing on luxury or romance. Whether you’re after an ocean view apartment, beachfront villa or a rustic cottage set amongst the lush green forest of the national park – Magnetic Island is sure to impress.

With tranquil waters, secluded beaches and warm tropical weather all year round – where could be better?

2. Margaret River Region, Western Australia

Western Australia is renowned for its breathtaking coastline that offers a more secluded experience than you’ll find in the more touristy areas of Queensland, for example. One of the most romantic regions of Western Australia is Margaret River.

A popular holiday destination for Perth locals – as it’s just a six hour drive south of the capital – Margaret River is famous for its laid-back surf culture and some of our country’s best wineries. You’ll find hotels hidden away deep in the bush, along a quiet stretch of beach or in the heart of a local winery.

3. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

What better way to celebrate your recent nuptials than to get as far away from the hustle and bustle of city life as possible? Well there’s no place better to get away from it all than at Kakadu National Park – situated a few hours’ drive east of Darwin.

Camp under the clear starry skies or indulge yourselves in a relaxing massage and spa treatment. Hire a 4WD or join a tour to explore some of Australia’s most dramatic scenery that includes tropical wetlands, beautiful waterfalls and the chance to experience crocodiles in the wild.

4. Barossa Valley, South Australia

For couples that enjoy the finer things in life – South Australia’s Barossa Valley could be the ideal honeymoon destination. The famously picturesque wine region also has a wonderful range of other activities that are perfectly suited to honeymooners.

Enjoy lunch at one of the many world-class restaurants while sipping on a glass of locally-produced wine and taking in stunning views over the rolling green hills and vineyards. Complement your meal with a cheese tasting tour or simply stroll hand-in-hand through one of the charming English-style towns such as Tanunda or Birdwood.

5. Whitsundays, Queensland

Daydream Island, Whitsundays - the name says it all!
Daydream Island, Whitsundays – the name says it all!

Our list is not complete without mentioning one of the most beautiful and world-famous areas in Australia – the Whitsunday Islands. This group of tropical islands off the coast of Queensland offers a picture-perfect place to relax with your new spouse. There are a huge range of holiday packages catering for couples wanting to spend their honeymoon on one of the Whitsunday Islands.

The sunsets from the islands are breathtaking while the crystal clear waters are perfect for water-sport loving couples – making the Whitsundays one of Australia’s most popular honeymoon destinations. Most resorts on the islands offer honeymoon packages so you’ll always get a little something extra out of your holiday.

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Jenny Kellett

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Jenny Kellett started TravelGoss in 2012 as a fun way of combining her passions for writing and travel. She works as a freelance journalist in Melbourne but jets off whenever her bank balance allows her to!

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