Travelling together for the first time as a married couple is a special event that everyone wants to remember as one of the happiest trips in their life. Whether you live in Australia or abroad, honeymooning in the Land Down Under will offer unforgettable experiences, a relaxing vacation, and luxury accommodation to make you feel like the rest of your life will be a true delight. Not sure where to go on your honeymoon? We have a few suggestions to help you narrow down the choices.
The Whitsunday Islands
How does a scenic flight over Heart Reef in The Whitsundays sound? Is there anything better than watching over a heart-shaped island right after tying the knot? Stay on Hamilton Island to fly to the Heart Island pontoon helipad by helicopter, only to swim and snorkel in the aquamarine waters. On top of that, you can take a boat ride around the reef. If you’re one of the couples aiming toward luxury and indulgence all honeymoon long, the Whitsundays will be an ideal option. It offers a myriad of deluxe resorts for you to have an outstanding trip and come back for your tenth wedding anniversary.
If you’re looking for more than a relaxing nuptial trip, head to Jervis Bay, where you’ll get the chance to enjoy the Jervis Bay Marine Park. Spotting wildlife has never been more beautiful than in Jervis Bay, where you’ll admire dolphins, penguins and seals, to name a few. Want more? Breaching whales await as well. Head to the Booderee National Park to mix the best of both worlds – white-sandy beaches, crystalline blue waters and the amazing Australian bush. Ensure yourself a top-rated Jervis Bay accommodation to have a place to recharge and unwind on your bustling honeymoon. From beach hopping to kangaroo spotting, Jervis Bay is jam-packed with activities for newlyweds that love to spend time outdoors. To make the honeymoon even more romantic, head to the beach after sunset to witness one of the most majestic events in Jervis Bay – bioluminescent plankton that light up the shore each night.
Wining and dining will never taste as good as in the Barossa Valley. Enjoy Australia’s renowned wineries and sip on delectable wines right on your honeymoon. The valley is also famous for its numerous festivals, such as Barossa Vintage Festival, Grape Fest, and the Barossa Gourmet Weekend. Relish in a wine lover’s paradise by doing more than just admiring the wines. In Barossa Valley, you can shop, go down heritage walks, and cycle. To have the ultimate honeymoon experience, visit Barossa between February and April. Make it a week-long event by planning your destination wedding in the Barossa Valley only to prolong the stay for your honeymoon.
Abundant birdlife, secluded white sandy beaches, and pink granite peaks are some of the characteristics of Freycinet, making honeymooners worldwide flee to Australia. Don’t miss out on visiting the iconic Wineglass Bay that overlooks the majestically curved beach. From soaking up the sun to swimming and kayaking, your honeymoon can be a truly relaxing experience with a hint of excitement. Don’t forget to indulge in delectable fresh-off-the-boat seafood. Oysters, scallops, and crayfish don’t taste as delicious anywhere else in the world. Take a sip of pinot noir or Riesling to make the experience more decadent.
Does a beach resort honeymoon sound like the perfect way to start your married life? Head to Port Douglas on the Coral Sea. Not only does it have some of the most luxurious resorts, but it’s also the perfect location for visiting when you also want to hop to the Great Barrier Reef. If you ever feel tired of lounging around, Cairns will offer all the adventure you need with its bustling nightlife. For a unique honeymoon experience in Port Douglas, retreat in a rainforest sanctuary. You can also visit savannas, rainforests, wetlands and woodlands. Make the most of your trip by learning something new while you indulge in this tropical paradise. Include more romance into your trip by going on a hot air balloon ride or exploring the Great Barrier Reef from a helicopter.
Choosing the perfect honeymoon destination is paramount if you want to start your marriage romantically and with utmost satisfaction. Celebrate your love and new life together by going to one of the suggested destinations in Australia.
About the author:
Peter is a fashion stylist and a writer from Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design he worked as a fashion stylist for few local fashion events. Beside fashion and styling, he enjoys traveling around exotic destinations and discovering new vintage stores. He’s future plans are in creating his personal styling business.