You don’t have to fly halfway around the world to have an unforgettable honeymoon. In fact, some of the world’s best honeymoon destinations are right on our doorstep in Australia. Here, you’ll experience luxury and pampering of a world class standard without having to get your passport stamped. Here are five of the best.
Located sixty kilometres northeast of Adelaide, this destination boasts rolling vineyards, charming wineries and sumptuous food. What could be better than enjoying a glass of local vintage with your loved-one while overlooking the hills and vales of this most picturesque region? It also features some of the most critically-acclaimed restaurants in the country – an ideal spot for couples who are serious about their food.
Are you looking to unwind from the stresses of the wedding? This beautiful spa town features five-star luxury health resorts catering to your every whim. The town itself is also breath-taking. Explore its many European-inspired alleyways, cafés and art galleries. You’ll feel like you’re in another country.
Kakadu National Park
But what if you’re both of the more outdoorsy type? Then head to the Northern Territories and experience 20 000 square kilometres of spectacular natural beauty. This park has some of the most dramatic wild landscapes in the world, featuring craggy cliffs and deep caves resplendent with ancient Aboriginal art.
Are you city-slickers at heart? Go to Melbourne for an unforgettable urban experience. Here, you have the world at your fingertips, with arty cafés, Michelin-star restaurants and vibrant nightclubs. The bustle of the city will inspire you with its unique pulse – not to mention its exceptional architecture and hip neighbourhoods.
This area offers all of the privacy of a romantic and stress-free beach honeymoon – and you don’t have to head to the Caribbean. At the Sunshine Coast, you’ll find a range of exclusive resorts to suit your budget. Great beaches for couples are Noosa, Coolum, Caloundra and Mooloolaba.
To ensure that you experience the best honeymoon imaginable, start planning early. That way, you’ll get first pick of the best resorts each destination has to offer.
By David Lange