Best Honeymoon Destinations in Australia
Our Top Ten Picks
What do you and your partner want out of your honeymoon? That’s the first question you need to ask when looking into honeymoon destinations. Some couples want adventure, some want to find somewhere totally quiet after the drama of the wedding day, while others want pure luxury. One thing remains constant however and that is that every couple wants their honeymoon to be a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. This is the trip you’ve been waiting and saving for years and for some wedding couples, it’s the opportunity to really indulge.
Whether you want a walking holiday, a secluded romantic glamping getaway, or over-the-top luxury, you can find your dream trip at one of these honeymoon destinations in Australia.
It comes as no surprise to many to know that some of the best honeymoon destinations are actually right here in Australia. Embrace the opportunity to discover the wonderful romantic escapes hidden away throughout our fabulous country. Indulge in great Australian food and wine in the knowledge that you are helping to support our Aussie tourism, food and wine industries as they battle through Covid. You may find you never need to travel internationally again. (Yeah…we all keep kidding ourselves, don’t we!)
Here are ten of our favourite places to honeymoon in Australia for romance and adventure — and to bring you and your partner closer than ever.
Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge
Your room at the gorgeous Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge is shaped like two curved wings; one side houses a king-sized bedroom, the other a cool lounge area.
Inspired by their surrounds, the nine Coastal Pavilions buildings are constructed from oak and ironbark timber and sit beautifully into the landscape, blurring the lines between inside and out. A stunning and luxurious Tasmanian honeymoon option.
The Frames Luxury Riverland Experience
The Frames is the perfect place for a 5 star honeymoon experience. These stunning villas, set on the peaceful banks of the Murray River in South Australia, have been beautifully designed for couples and offer world class luxury and personal hospitality. Your experience at The Frames can be a totally secluded sanctuary for two or you can choose to venture out to include local experiences with gourmet food and wine.
The Frames has elected to review their terms and conditions on a month by month basis and will refund 100% if you are unable to visit due to COVID restrictions.
Clifftop at Hepburn
Clifftop at Hepburn, near Daylesford Victoria, has won a string of accolades including Australia’s No.1 Unique Accommodation 2019 and Australia’s Best Holiday Home 2019. The villas are bursting with features such as indoor and outdoor daybeds, stones baths, decks and a newly built European sauna that looks like a wooden insect cocoon clinging to the side of the hill.
Floor-to-ceiling windows frame breathtaking panoramic views that plunge from the site of an old pine forest down a sheer cliff face, unrolling onto native bushland below. A fabulous Victorian honeymoon getaway for any time of year.
Glass on Glasshouse
The three luxury villas at Glass on Glasshouse in the South East corner of Queensland are great for honeymoon couples that enjoy the latest technology. Think whole of house sound system.
We love the dramatically decadent freestanding double spa bath with rainshower set on a plinth in the middle of the bathroom, and for those cool winter nights there’s a beautiful two-sided romantic eco-smart fire which can be experienced from the bathroom as well as the lounge.
A gorgeous part of the world perfect for a romantic honeymoon.
The stunning glamping tents at Truffle Lodge in Tasmania have been designed to be your sanctuary, a place of rest and contentment, a space to reconnect with yourself and your significant other.
With hand-carved wooden baths, rain-showers, king-sized beds, coffee machines and heating, the tents are equipped with everything for a romantic glamping honeymoon.
In addition to the luxurious safari-style tents, all with river frontage, there’s The Lodge, connected to the tents via a boardwalk, where guests can dine, relax in the bar or sit on the cosy lounges by the fireplace with a book.
Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
With a 5 star score from reviewers, Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat proves to be a fabulous romantic honeymoon destination for many couples.
Located between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast hinterland, the retreat offers private luxury villas with large sunken double spas, fireplaces and heated plunge pools. All individually set on 250 acres of genuine old growth rainforest with World Heritage National Park on three sides, assuring true peace and privacy. The rainforest surrounds include stunning creek & rock pools, while a full gourmet dining menu is available if you can’t bare to leave.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
With granite boulders, waterfalls and overhanging trees creating natural swimming pools, and paths winding through rainforests and woodlands, connecting with secluded coves and beaches, you could beb forgiven for thinking you were honeymooning in Paradise.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve is located in a magical position on Queensland’s far North Coast. The deluxe timber bungalows are built high on stilts and nestle in the forest canopy providing a magical and unobtrusive relationship with the natural world and offer ocean, mountain or forest views. Dining at the highly regarded the Osprey Restaurant is an extra sensory pleasure.
Sticky Rice Villas
These Villas are the ultimate in luxury accommodation in the Adelaide Hills. Exclusive, yet affordable, they are an architectural inspiration of luxury holiday Villas often seen in places such as Bali, Thailand and Japan.
Floor to ceiling glass surrounds each villa allowing views and easy access to the private enclosed courtyards and landscaped gardens. The villas offer a spacious indoor living areas, a private walled outdoor courtyard plus individual gardens in which to explore and relax.
Ketchup's Bank Glamping
Cocooned by the natural serenity of the Blue Mountains of NSW, you’ll find the perfect honeymoon destination at Spicers Sangoma Retreat. Aptly named after the Zulu word for healer, Sangoma is a place where you’ll discover complete rejuvenation and true reconnection. An eco-certified retreat, Spicers Sangoma Retreat features sauna facilities, infinity lap pool, open plan lounge and 8 suites that capture the beauty of the natural surrounds. All gourmet meals and beverages are included as well as the premium mini-bar, making it an ideal setting for a luxurious honeymoon.
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive beach safari camp nestled in the dunes of the Cape Range National Park near Exmouth in Western Australia. Each of the fifteen eco-luxe wilderness tents offer views of the surrounding bush and over the Indian Ocean and the fringing Ningaloo Reef.
Hidden in the dunes overlooking the pristine beach, Sal Salis brings a touch of eco-luxe style to this remote and beautiful wilderness. Designed to blend with the environment, Sal Salis’ spacious wilderness tents sit on raised platforms and offer wonderful views of the natural surrounds and the ocean beyond, as well as comfortable beds and an eco-en suite bathroom. For honeymooners, there is even a special honeymoon tent in a secluded location.