Featured image: Best seat in the house at Sal Salis, Ningaloo. Photo: @aquabumps
Words: Maddie Joslin
Are you looking for a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon escape in beautiful Australia? There’s no better excuse to indulge in a bit of luxury than your honeymoon. So whether you’re chasing sun and sand or a dreamy hinterland escape, we’ve got you covered with some of the most luxurious resorts in Australia! So drum roll … introducing 7 of Australia’s best honeymoon resorts and hotels. A stay at any of these divine Aussie getaways will ensure you both enjoy a uniquely Australian yet utterly luxurious honeymoon. You can thank us later!
InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, Queensland
Enjoy a decadent slice of paradise and explore the best of The Whitsundays at the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort. After jetting into Hamilton Island Airport, your first adventure as husband and wife awaits! Choose your rock-star transfer to Hayman (luxury launch, helicopter, or private yacht) and slip into a tropical island idyll. With sublime ocean-facing rooms and suites, five unique dining options, private poolside cabanas, and an excellent spa (enough said, right?), you’re destined to fall for this Australian honeymoon fave. And when it comes to sightseeing, nothing says romance quite like a heart-shaped reef, so may we recommend a just-for-two helicopter ride over iconic Heart Reef? This region’s highlight reel seems almost endless — it’s the Great Barrier Reef after all — but don’t miss the beautiful waters of Hayman’s Blue Pearl Bay and neighbouring Langford Island.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, NSW
Heaven, you have officially met your match. Set in the World Heritage splendour of the Greater Blue Mountains, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley delivers one-of-a-kind moments wrapped in some of Australia’s most breathtaking scenery. Stay here, and you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped into a romance novel. It’s epic. Explore the magnificent landscape on horseback, indulge with a couple’s spa treatment at the One&Only Spa, or be guided through some of the region’s most pristine beauty spots on a bushwalking tour. At day’s end, retreat to your private pool and drink in the expansive valley views or take your glass of red fireside at the Valley Bar and Terrace. Private dining options are superb, from cosy campfire dining under the stars to Krug Champagne picnics.
Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
Tasmania on your honeymoon radar? Immerse yourself in the island’s east coast at one of Australia’s most lauded luxury lodges, Saffire Freycinet. Saffire’s array of Signature Experiences (think ‘immersive’ oyster tasting at Freycinet Marine Oyster Farm) offer a deeper connection to this glorious landscape. Try your hand at beekeeping, take to the seas with a half-day cruise or meet a Tasmanian Devil. Centre your all-inclusive stay around a spacious Private Pavilion (hello, plunge pool) and leave a morning free for a Dual Renewal pampering journey at Spa Saffire — after all, a little bit of R&R is a non-negotiable on your honeymoon! With the Insta-ready arc of Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park on your doorstep, this magical retreat is perfect for explorers and luxury-lovers. For more Tassie honeymoon ideas, check out our Wild & Wonderful 14-day itinerary.
Berkeley River Lodge, WA
Welcome to Western Australia: Australia’s hotspot for wilderness adventures and luxury like you’ve never seen before. In the heart of the Kimberley Coast, Berkeley River Lodge has everything to satisfy your wildest honeymoon dreams. Accessible only by plane, we’re talking seriously remote romance. Positioned to take in the exquisite vistas, the villas seem to hover above the coastal dunes and include unique open-air ensuites and freestanding baths “for bathing in the Kimberley moonlight”. As tempting as it will be to simply kick back on the deck with your loved one and a glass of Western Australia’s finest, check out the list of local experiences. From the tamer (but just as memorable) river cruising, nature walks, and fishing all the way to gorge hikes, helicopter tours and 4WD safaris, there’s a romantic adventure to suit every couple. Life-long memories start here (oh, and did we mention it’s all-inclusive?).
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Capella Lodge Lord Howe Island, NSW
Extreme natural beauty awaits on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, with Capella Lodge your breathtaking basecamp. Although just 11 kilometres long, this charming isle is big on scenery, from lush rainforest to turquoise oceans and the world’s southern-most coral reef at your fingertips. Take it all in from the honeymoon-perfect Lidgbird Pavilion – think wraparound verandahs, private plunge pool, and a gorgeous open-air bath – or indulge together with an island-inspired treatment at the superb Capella Spa. The locally sourced cuisine is a standout, with the option to enjoy sunset drinks and dining in-suite. Ah, yes! If you can draw yourself away from Capella’s addictive brand of island luxe, electric buggies and complimentary mountain bikes stand ready for your newlywed adventures. Don’t miss snorkelling at Ned’s Beach and a photo op at secluded Lovers Bay (with your lover of course!).
Spicers Peak Lodge, Queensland
Escape to 8000 acres of pure High Country bliss at the all-inclusive Spicers Peak Lodge, located two hours south-west of Brisbane. The mood is relaxed boutique-luxe, and the views are spectacular thanks to a lofty elevation 1100 metres above sea level. Poised on the escarpment edge, the One Bedroom Private Lodge is a must-see for its absolute seclusion, double-sided fireplace for cosy nights in, and outdoor infinity spa which offers sweeping bush views. So romantic. If you’re not slipping away to the mountaintop spa, dining in the two-hatted restaurant or stargazing with your sweetheart, try one of the local experiences including helicopter flights, koala safaris, overnight hikes, and campfire canapés. When honeymooning on the cusp of a World Heritage-listed national park, the possibilities are endless.
Sal Salis, WA
Nestled on Western Australia’s fabled Ningaloo Coast, Sal Salis offers an eco-luxe honeymoon experience “where the outback meets the reef”. This beach safari camp makes the perfect base to swim with whale sharks as the ocean’s gentle giants embark on their annual migration past Ningaloo Reef. Bring your bucket list as there’s also the option to swim with humpback whales here! Sal Salis Wilderness Tents offer a close-to-nature stay among the sand dunes of Cape Range National Park, with ample creature comforts and direct access to the balmy Indian Ocean. The Honeymoon Tent enjoys sweet seclusion away from the rest of camp and features a double hammock, four-poster bed, and ocean views (from both bed and shower!). The setting is relaxed yet spectacular, but the real magic begins as the sun sets. This is a designated Dark Sky area, meaning candlelit suppers, lantern-lit trails, and romantic nights of uninterrupted stargazing.
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