Top 5 Australian Honeymoon Hotspots

Your honeymoon is your first holiday as husband and wife, and should definitely be one of the most enjoyable times in your lives. And here we picked out the best five Australian honeymoon destinations especially for you. Enjoy planning, and have fun!

1. Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa, Western Australia

Overlooking the red cliffs and clear blue waters of Cable Beach and just minutes away from Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa is a tropical oasis with perfect sunny temperatures and lavish facilities. Go hiking at the Windjana and Geike Gorges, see the amazing horizontal waterfall at Talbot Bay, examine fossils of dinosaur footprints at the beach, or ride a camel along the shore with your sweetheart. For a truly private and romantic getaway, the Villas are the ideal choice with their enclosed courtyard and plunge pool with full butler service. Have a round of cocktails at the Sunset Bar and Grill and dine on freshly caught Western Australian seafood. And just before bedtime, get into total relaxation mode with a couple’s foot spa or body massage at the Chahoya Spa.


2. Balinese Retreat, Victoria

Just 45 minutes from Melbourne and hidden in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges is Balinese Retreat, a boutique resort that caters exclusively to one couple per stay. It has all the elements of a five-star Asian resort, including a private dining pavilion, lagoon, waterfall, a luxurious opium bed, and authentic Balinese and Thai furniture and artwork. Take your sweet time with your hubby and get a five-hour exotic day spa package complete with a hot lunch of Japanese fare. Drop by the Yarra Valley wineries just a short distance away and get back to a sumptuous Thai banquet dinner prepared by your own personal chef. With all the attention paid to the smallest details, a night at the Balinese Retreat makes for a memorable fantasy escape to Asia.


3. Orpheus Island Beach Resort, Queensland

Flee from the cares of the mainland to your own private island at Orpheus Island Beach Resort, a national park in itself that can only be accessed by a seaplane from Townsville. Allowing only a limited number of guests at any one time (40, to be exact), this resort is dedicated to seclusion and tranquility. Meander through the rainforests or explore the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day excursion and experience the most diverse marine life in some of the finest dive sites in the world. Or go on a fishing expedition where you can have your freshly caught fish grilled over an open fire while you take in the unspoiled surroundings with an ice-cold beer or chilled wine. Hold hands, wind down, and catch the last languid sea breezes of the day as you marvel at that rare tropical island magic that is Orpheus Island.


4. Wilderness Challenge Safari, Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia

If you and your honey are more the adventurous types and your idea of the perfect honeymoon is playing in the great outdoors, the Wilderness Challenge Safari was made just for you. With five World Heritage areas within its borders, Northern Australia is an awe-inspiring land full of mystery and wild beauty. Choose from adrenaline-pumping packages such as the five-day Cape York fly and drive safari or the 14-day Kakadu and Gulf camping safari. Or choose the Private Collection, a safari suited especially to your specific wishes. So get into those shorts, strap on your hiking boots, and get ready for some safari bliss, Outback style.

5. Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa, Queensland

Enjoy the view from the treetops or be lulled by the soothing sounds of the river at Silky Oaks Lodge, where they offer 50 Treehouses and Riverhouses with wide verandahs, elegant interiors, and all the comforts of a modern-day lodge. Located in the Daintree National Park and overlooking the Mossman River, it feels like being cocooned in a completely isolated haven, and yet Port Douglas is a convenient 20 minutes away. Take a nature walk through the park grounds and adjoining rainforests, go canoeing on the river, buckle up for a scenic helicopter ride, or go on a bird watching cruise. Back at the lodge, play a game of tennis with your man, and then indulge in the Romance Ritual at the Healing Waters Spa, where you get a body polish, bath soak, facial, and massage.


{First image via Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa; second image via Balinese Retreat; third image via Orpheus Island Beach Resort; fifth image via Silky Oaks Lodge}

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”