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12 Incredible Honeymoon Resorts in Australia

If you’re looking for an exotic yet comfortable honeymoon destination that has lots to offer, then perhaps it’s time to start thinking about Australia! There are lots of different ways that you can take a honeymoon in Australia with your sweetheart, depending on your interests and travel style.

Adventurous couples can spend time outdoors with sports and activities that keep them busy all day long. Meanwhile, couples looking for a relaxing beach retreat can get that here too. If you’ve always wanted to visit Australia but never have, there’s no better time than your first vacation with your new spouse!

These are some of the top resorts in Australia that are perfect for honeymoons.

qualia, Hamilton Island qualia – Hamilton Island, Queensland
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qualia, Hamilton Island

qualia has consistently landed perfect scores from well-known travel magazines like Conde Nast Traveler, and it’s one of the world’s best honeymoon destinations for couples who just said “I do.” There are plenty of activities to keep the two of you busy, including wine masterclasses, snorkeling, and private beach drop-off picnics, while accommodations are in sea-facing or plunge pool-adorned pavilions. This Whitsunday area resort is located on the northernmost tip of Hamilton Island and is known for its excellent birdwatching and swimming opportunities, as well as its incredible cuisine at its clifftop and beachfront restaurants. Come here for the ultimate sensory experience with luxury, sophistication, and perfectly planned activities. For a day trip, take a cruise to Whitehaven Beach or go snorkeling on West Henning Island nearby. Ultimately, the Whitsundays are a perfect area for a honeymoon, especially if you’re looking for relaxation and lots of lounging in the sun.

Key Amenities:

  • Activities like wine masterclasses, snorkeling, and picnics on the beach

  • Two accommodation styles: pavilion with sea views or pavilion with private plunge pool

  • Multiple restaurants on-site, including beachfront and clifftop dining rooms

Oceans Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast Oceans Mooloolaba Beach
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Oceans Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast

If you want your honeymoon to be all about the beach, then look no further than Oceans Mooloolaba Beach on the Sunshine Coast. On the property, you’ll find a heated and tiled outdoor pool, a fully-equipped gym, and a heated spa. There are couples’ getaway packages available to celebrate your honeymoon, including an ocean-view suite with a balcony, chilled wine, and a bouquet of red roses, or choose to stay in one of their penthouses with a private rooftop deck and spa. The Sunshine Coast is packed with remote beaches that are great for honeymooning couples. Just travel an hour north of Brisbane to reach Noosa, for example, and enjoy perfect temperatures and ultimate relaxation. In addition to Mooloolaba and Noosa, Caloundra is another wonderful honeymoon beach along the Sunshine Coast.

Key Amenities:

  • Couples’ getaway packages available

  • Heated outdoor pool, fully-equipped gym, and heated spa on-site

  • Suites and penthouses with ocean views and balconies

El Questro, Kimberley El Questro Homestead
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El Questro, Kimberley

A place in Australia that’s well-suited for outdoorsy couples is Kimberley, which is in Western Australia. This area has everything from gorges and beaches to thermal springs, salt flats, and rock pools. The white-sand Cable Beach near Broome is a great place to start, and you can even go four-wheel driving at Cape Leveque and learn about Aboriginal culture. The Homestead at El Questro can luxuriously accommodate up to 18 guests at a time in nine beautiful suites that overlook the river. Other accommodation options at El Questro include Emma Gorge, centrally located riverview and gardenview rooms at The Station, and camping in a station tent on a remote part of the river.

Key Amenities:

  • Accommodation in river and gardenview rooms and suites or private bush campsites by the river

  • Close to gorges, beaches, thermal springs, mud and salt flats, rainforests, and waterfalls

  • Excursions like four-wheel driving at Cape Leveque and learning about Aboriginal culture

Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, Sydney Pullman Quay Grand  Sydney Harbour Hotel
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Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, Sydney

If you’re looking to stay in Sydney for your honeymoon, the Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour Hotel is a wonderful choice. This hotel prides itself on luxury and service, and it’s near the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. You can also easily get downtown, to the Sydney Rocks District, and Manly Beach when you stay here. Spend some time at the stunning pool, spa, deck area, on-site restaurant, and bar, and take a boat ride across Sydney Harbour.

Key Amenities:

  • Conveniently located near the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and downtown

  • Stunning pool with spa and sunbathing deck

  • On-site restaurant and bar

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, Tasmania Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
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Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, Tasmania

On the island of Tasmania, check out Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, which offers a remote and rural honeymoon getaway. Your suite or cabin will overlook Cradle Mountain, and there are several different types of accommodations available. This is a great area to unplug and just enjoy each other’s company. Sit down for a delicious paddock-to-plate meal at one of the on-site restaurants or take a walk in the countryside or indulge in a wine and cheese tasting to tempt your taste buds. Tasmania is known for stunning wilderness areas and hiking areas that don’t disappoint travelers. Come to this lodge for a cozy stay with plenty of time to go on mountain hikes or horseback riding, or just spend your time snuggling fireside.

Key Amenities:

  • Suites and cabins that overlook Cradle Mountains, some of which include fireplaces

  • Activities like hiking, horseback riding, and wine and cheese tastings

  • Multiple on-site dining options, ranging from fine dining to casual fare

Raes on Wategos, Byron Bay Raes on Wategos
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Raes on Wategos, Byron Bay

Raes on Wategos is located on Byron Bay, which is a perfect place for a honeymoon. Here you’ll find laid-back beaches and delightful scenery. You can simply lie on the beach, take a walk through the rainforest, or get active with fishing and kayaking while staying in this area. The region has a European vibe that’s marked by lovely gardens and architecture. At Raes, you can choose among a penthouse suite with a sunken bath and three balconies or premium luxury beach suites overlooking the water. The Cellar Bar offers casual beachside dining, with a menu of fresh seafood and a curated beverage list, while the Dining Room serves modern Australian cuisine with a Mediterranean twist.

Key Amenities:

  • Accommodation in luxury beach or penthouse suites with balconies and ocean views

  • Multiple dining options on-site, including a casual beachfront bar and a modern Australian-Mediterranean fusion restaurant

  • Easy access to outdoor excursions like fishing, kayaking, and hiking

Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast Palazzo Versace
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Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast

If you’re looking for something ultra-luxurious and posh, then plan your Australian honeymoon for the Palazzo Versace. This hotel embodies the vision of the designer Gianni Versace and makes for a wonderful destination on the Gold Coast. The hotel has a European flair and excellent hospitality. It’s set along the waterfront and has a spa that offers many rejuvenating services. The fine dining restaurant onsite is Vanitas, where you’ll find a delicious mix of Australian, coastal, and Asian cuisine.

Key Amenities:

  • Waterfront accommodations in fashion-inspired rooms and suites

  • On-site spa offering a menu of therapeutic massages and spa treatments

  • Fine dining restaurant with a mix of Australian, coastal, and Asian cuisine

Daydream Island Resort, Daydream Island Daydream Island Resort
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Daydream Island Resort, Daydream Island

Daydream Island Resort is a really unique resort if you want to spend time learning about and exploring the Great Barrier Reef with your sweetheart. This reef resort has stylish rooms and suites that offer lush and tropical views. Living reef experiences include guided fish feeding and stingray splash while fringing reef and island activities feature the reef after dark and extend to the surrounding islands. Watersports are obviously very popular among guests staying here, and there are lots of free activities too. Some of these include catamarans, stand-up paddleboards, Pilates, archery, an open-air cinema, and kayaking.

Key Amenities:

  • Stylish rooms and suites with tropical views

  • Living reef, fringing reef, and island experiences, including fish feeding, stingray splash, and water sports

  • On-site open-air cinema, archery range, and pilates studio

The Langham, Melbourne The Langham, Melbourne
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The Langham, Melbourne

However, not every honeymoon has to be out in nature, and city honeymoons can be just as fun…especially if you plan it for Melbourne. This stylish and vibrant city is a perfect place to spend your first vacation as a married couple, especially if you enjoy good restaurants, great shopping, and top-notch entertainment. The Langham offers views of the Yarra River and the Melbourne skyline and is located in the vibrant Arts and Leisure district on the Southbank Promenade. There are chic rooms and suites here, and each has an excellent view. Melba is the onsite restaurant, and the Aria Bar offers tea in the afternoon and cocktails in the evening.

Key Amenities:

  • Chic rooms and suites with views of the Yarra River and Melbourne skyline

  • On-site restaurant and bar offering an award-winning grazing buffet and evening cocktails

  • Daily afternoon tea with pastries and specialty tea

Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Port Douglas Thala Beach Nature Reserve
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Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Port Douglas

Eco-friendly couples seeking a tropical honeymoon will fall in love with the Thala Beach Nature Reserve, which is inside a coconut plantation and has its own private beach near Port Douglas. Come here to stay in timber bungalows that look out over a beautiful nature reserve. The lodge here has a restaurant, bar, gallery, rock pools, and a massage studio to unwind. This is a great place for bird watching, star gazing, and spending time with the one you love.

Key Amenities:

  • Private beach near Port Douglas

  • Accommodation in timber bungalows overlooking the nature reserve

  • On-site restaurant, bar, gallery, massage studio, and rock pools

Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, Noosa Heads Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas
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Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, Noosa Heads

Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas is located on the Sunshine Coast, which is a serene Australian destination that’s full of spa facilities, art galleries, restaurants, and beautiful countryside. This is a great place for wine lovers since many local wines can be found here, as well as fresh produce grown nearby. The resort is designed for indulgence and romance, while the villas here are the epitome of sophisticated living, with fully-equipped kitchens, laundry rooms, and dining areas. The restaurant is open for breakfast and all-day dining.

Key Amenities:

  • Home to a spa, free-form swimming pool, and several art galleries

  • On-site restaurant and bar stocked with local wines and locally-grown produce

  • Accommodation in sustainable and sophisticated villas with kitchens, laundry rooms, and dining areas

Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, Kakadu National Park Cooinda Lodge Kakadu
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Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, Kakadu National Park

If you like the idea of camping on your honeymoon without any of the mess or fuss, then plan your honeymoon stay at the Cooinda Lodge Kakadu. Your stay here includes an exclusive tent with high-quality bed linens, fresh towels, bamboo furniture, designer rugs, and convenient toiletries. The lodge is in Kakadu National Park, which is in the Northern Territory and highlights nearly 20,000 kilometers of natural beauty. Come here to experience pristine surroundings and native wildlife in a peaceful outdoor setting in one of Australia’s best national parks.

Key Amenities:

  • Located within the wildlife-rich and peaceful outdoors of Kakadu National Park

  • Accommodation in lodge rooms and luxury tents with bamboo furniture and high-quality bed linens

  • Shaded swimming pool with lounge chairs

  • Bistro-style restaurant and bar on-site

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