Published: 01 October 2013 by:

Explore the delights of the Gold Coast Hinterland (image: O'Reilly's)

With the largest number of attractions in the southern hemisphere, the Gold Coast will fulfill all your honeymoon needs, and make the time spent celebrating each other's company truly special.

Your itinerary can be as full or empty as you want it to be. With hundreds of festivals and events, virtually anytime you choose to visit there will be something entertaining happening.

The Gold Coast boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine, so likely you and your loved one won't have to worry about bad weather. There's also more than 70 km of white sand beaches - so if it's sunshine, rest and relaxation you're after, you will definitely find it here. Even better, the water temperature stays around 22 degrees, which means perfect swimming nearly all year round.

Possibly one of the Gold Coast's most amazing destinations, however, is the 100,000 hectares of World Heritage listed rainforest and hinterland located under 1 hour away, which couples can explore on their own or with tours. You'll probably spot some of the 120 bird species that call the hinterland home. 

Choosing one of these excellent resorts will likely help make your honeymoon or romantic getaway in the mountains that much more memorable.

A green honeymoon 

Located just an hour out of Brisbane, the Bunyip Scenic Rim Resort may well be perfect for a romantic getaway or honeymoon spot. This resort is energy efficient, self-sufficient in terms of water and contains an ozone-filtered pool (no salt or chlorine!), so it's a great choice for eco-conscious couples.

If you and your honey want to opt for a totally original adventure, you can book a ride in a glider and get a bird's-eye view of the gorgeous landscape. 

Spoil yourself

Escape to the Mountain Edge Studios and spoil yourself with stunning views of the ocean and city line. With three uniquely decorated luxury studios, cabins and a lodge, your couple's vacation or romantic getaway to Tamborine Mountain will be an unforgettable experience. From going for a rainforest walk to visiting local wineries and distilleries, and even touring a cheese factory and tasting incredible artisanal cheeses, your holiday will be fabulously decadent.

Jungle love

For more than 100 years, O'Reilly's Rainforest Guest House has been providing exceptional service and exquisite food and wine, all while surrounded by stunning mountain views. Located in the World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, you and your loved one can frolic in a world of ancient forests, sweet mountain air and crisp clear creeks.

Explore the subtropical rainforest hand-in-hand - with 250 species of Australian wildlife around, who knows what you'll see? A romantic getaway to be remembered, you and your loved one can end the day getting rejuvenated in the Lost World Spa.

Romance in the rainforest

At the Springbrook Lyrebird Retreat couples will be dazzled by the lush plant life and unbelievable variety of birds and butterflies. You will truly cherish your time in Gondwana Rainforest, where you can soak up all the grandeur of this ancient area by visiting waterfalls, canyon vistas and exploring the cathedral forests. Then come back to your cabin or cottage and relax in front of the fire or enjoy a double spa bath.

Get enchanted

Like a trip into another world, The Mouses House is made up of 12 totally unique chalets nestled in the rainforest. Wake up to the sound of birds singing and the awe-inspiring sight of the towering brush box trees and cascading streams. The spa chalets feature a fireplace, triangle massaging spa bath for two with views of the rainforest and luxury linen bathrobes.

And at Springbrook Mountain Chalets you'll find five magnificent privately positioned chalets set within a magical 14 acres of forest - in between the tall trees and surrounded by the native animals, your new lodgings are designed for romance.

When exploring the rainforest, you just might see a pademelon, bandicoot or possum - the rainforest is full of surprises! One of the most unique and iconic places on Earth, a honeymoon at Springbrook will have you gushing about your getaway for months afterward.  

 

 

 

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