From vast deserts to tropical rainforests and metropolitan cities, there’s plenty to discover in Australia. Whether you’re a foodie, a thrill-seeker, a wine enthusiast or an adventure lover, there is a honeymoon destination for you. If you’re unsure of which destination to choose, here’s a top 10 list to sink your teeth into:
10 – The Hunter Valley
Starting the list is the incredible Hunter Valley. Just north of Sydney in New South Wales, it’s known for its breathtaking wine regions. Split into the Lower Hunter and the Upper Hunter, it’s a wine-lover’s paradise.
When you want a break from the wine, why not enjoy a hot air balloon ride over a winery or stop into the Hunter Valley Cheese Factory? If music is more your thing, every year the Hope Estate hosts an array of festivals. The ultimate honeymoon destination for couples that want to enjoy an extensive list of activities, you’ll be spoilt for choice of things to do.
9 – Fraser Island
The world’s largest sand island and a World Heritage Site, Fraser Island makes for an unforgettable honeymoon. Whether you spend your getaway relaxing or swimming in the tranquil Lake Mckenzie, hiring a 4x4 and driving across 75 Mile Beach or exploring the wreckage of the S.S Maheno, there are photo spots galore.
8 – Tasmania
Tasmania is located off of Australia’s south coast. Fancy a hike on your honeymoon? Check out Mount Wellington or Cradle Mountain. A wonderful blend of greenery and sandy beaches, you can spend your time exploring or dining on their iconic seafood dishes.
7 – The Barossa Valley
Barossa Valley is one of the continent’s oldest wine regions. Boasting over 150 wineries, Sandy Creek Conservation Park and the quaint Eden Valley, there’s never a dull moment. Its relaxed atmosphere makes this a fabulous honeymoon destination, whether you spend your time touring it by bike or learning more about the delicious tipples created there.
6 – Whitsundays
Situated just off the Queensland coast and home to Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef and the Great Barrier Reef, this is a must for adventure loving couples. Spend your honeymoon snorkelling around the reefs, take in the sights from a skydive or kayak on Hamilton Island – whatever you decide to do, you won’t want to leave!
7 – Melbourne
A mix of culture, sport and award-winning dining, Melbourne is the perfect metropolitan honeymoon destination. See the cobbled lanes filled with boutique shops and cafes, dine at Attica (one of the world’s top restaurants) or for those cricket fans, visit Melbourne Cricket Ground.
6 – Perth
Perth makes a wonderful choice for a honeymoon destination as it has a plethora of things to see and do. Head to Rottnest Island to see a friendly quokka; only 12 miles from the city, it gives you a chance to try and snap a selfie with the incredible creature.
5 – Uluru
Located within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Ayers Rock is another iconic symbol of Australia. A remote attraction, its nearest city is Alice Springs – 450 km away. A UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Northern Territory, you can enjoy incredible sunsets, a hot air balloon ride or spend your time learning about the native foods on a Bush Food Experience.
Sydney is also a perfect choice for your honeymoon because of its mix of landmarks, its bustling harbour, Bondi Beach and world-class restaurants. Take in the sights of the Sydney Opera House or take a short trip to the Blue Mountains – the perfect place to take dreamy wedding photography.
3 – Lorde Howe Island
Leave the stress of city life and escape to Lord Howe Island for an unforgettable honeymoon in NSW. World Heritage listed, this island offers something for foodies, hikers and scuba divers alike. Spend your time here in its crystal clear lagoon or exploring Mount Gower.
2 – The Gold Coast
The theme park capital of Australia, the Gold Coast is home to a variety of theme parks – including Wet ‘n’ Wild and Dreamworld. It’s the perfect destination for those who like big thrills, five-star hotels and chilling out on a beach.
1 – Kimberley
Kimberley boasts a spectacular coastline, the remarkable Bungle Bungle Range and the Gibb River Road. Why is this at the top of the list? A hidden gem, this wonderful destination showcases Australia’s raw beauty and its awe-inspiring wilderness. A unique destination, your visit will be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure full of romance.