Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia © Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
Australia's Best Honeymoon Destinations
Fall deeply in love with these blissfully romantic holiday destinations.
One for the foodies and nature lovers, Tasmania’s scenic east coast offers a unique romantic getaway that can be as relaxing or adventurous as you please. Base yourself at one of Saffire Freycinet’s villas, or stay in a coastal view pavilion at Freycinet Lodge, complete with a luxurious outdoor bath. Revel in incredible dining experiences like sampling plump oysters and tasting fine Tasmanian wines.
A tiny island with only 400 visitors at any one time, Lord Howe Island offers romantic seclusion with a backdrop that looks almost too perfect to be real. Stay in a glorious suite at the five-star Capella Lodge, nestled at the foot of rugged mountains. Take an epic hike, scuba dive through caves and enjoy fine dining and sunset drinks.
If luxury by the sea sounds like a dream come true, Ningaloo Reef is ideal. Sal Salis offers eco-luxe safari tents that sit between the sandy beach and Cape Range National Park. Wake up to aquatic adventures like swimming with whale sharks, manta rays and even humpback whales during their migration. Explore the nearby ancient ranges and canyons before enjoying a cocktail or two from the gin bar set up on the sand.
The Whitsunday Islands in Queensland serve up romance on a platter – complete with a heart-shaped reef. The largest of the 74 islands is Hamilton Island, which makes the perfect base for exploring the scenic surroundings. Relax on pure white sands, swim with turtles, fly over Heart Reef and sail over turquoise waters. Then, retire in luxury accommodation at qualia.
The Northern Territory’s UIuru is a destination is like no other; it’s the beating heart of Australia, embedded with cultural significance. The safari-style tented pavilions at Longitude 131° sit amid the sand dunes, with incredible views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Spend evenings dining on native ingredients under the stars, take an Aboriginal-guided walk and watch the sunrise roll quietly over the outback.
Home to some of Australia's top wineries, the premium Margaret River region is an idyllic locale for a romantic couples’ getaway. Surrounded by its own thriving vineyard, a stay at Cape Lodge bundles all the perks of a private country estate and a world-class boutique hotel. For a sustainable stay within nature, you can get cosy at Walk Talk Taste’s gourmet glamping experience.
South Australia is home to some of the country’s most dramatic landscapes, and the Flinders Ranges are no exception. Nestled within ancient mountain ranges, the exclusive Arkaba Conservancy brings wild bush luxury to the outback. Follow scenic roads and rugged walking trails, keeping your eyes peeled for kangaroos, emus and echidnas. Be sure to embark on a cultural tour with Wilpena Pound Resort to learn about the region's rich history.
The Great Barrier Reef is home to over 900 islands. Find your own island paradise at a private resort with the reef at your doorstep. Not only will you enjoy beautiful accommodation, but also access to incredible snorkelling, boating, dining and scenic flight experiences. No matter which luxurious resort you choose, you'll be able to explore the azure waters and white sands of one of the world's greatest natural wonders.