Plan the perfect honeymoon in Tropical North Queensland

In Honeymoons by The H4C Team

Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) offers everything newlyweds could want: stunning beaches, exquisite aquamarine waters and dense jungle, rife with wildlife and incredible flora and fauna.

With a land coverage equal to 20 per cent of Queensland’s total area and home to only six per cent of the region’s population, TNQ makes for a great place to get away from it all.

Famous as a portal to the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforests, TNQ is comprised of many spectacular areas, such as Cairns, Cairns Beaches, Port Douglas, Mission Beach, Bedarra Island and Fitzroy Island, to name a few.

Whether you and your love are looking for complete and total relaxation or longing for an adventure, TNQ can accommodate your needs.

Frolic hand in hand on private beaches or book a dive in the Great Barrier Reef, where you can spot clown fish, turtles and even whales. You can also enjoy this world heritage site by kayak or glass-bottom boat.

Couples can take a guided tour into the rainforest to witness firsthand the area’s fertile soils, dense forests and rich cultural history.

When planning your honeymoon, first decide what’s most important to you and your fiance – adventure, relaxation or a combination of the two. Consider one of the following romantic retreats, which offer luxurious accommodation and a wide range of activities, from snorkeling to spas.

Located in Port Douglas, and in close proximity to the the breathtaking Mossman Gorge, Executive Retreats offers couples a combination of relaxation and activity. Swim in the clear, crisp, freshwater swimming holes of the Daintree National Park, encircled by verdant tropical rainforest. Then return to one of the resort’s many retreats and enjoy an incredible meal or massage.

Fitzroy Island Reef Resort offers couples sumptuous ocean suites and the chance to explore the nearby Great Barrier Reef; hike the island’s peaks, valleys and rainforts; or relax on the beach. Just make sure you don’t miss the sunrise and sunset views of the pristine Far North Queensland coastline!

Located in Port Douglas, Niramaya Spas and Villas gives newlyweds the chance to dive, fish or soak up the sunshine on a white sand beach. With divine dining options and hints of Bali in the contemporary architecture, Niramaya Villas will help you unwind after your wedding and bask in each other’s company.

Perfectly perched between the ancient rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, QT Resort Port Douglas is fully equipped to give couples exactly what they need, when they need it. With hip, modern accommodation and gorgeous food to match the views, this boutique resort even has a QT Concierge iPhone and iPad app to help you organise your itinerary.

As its name implies, Romantic Retreats provides the ultimate amorous atmosphere in which to celebrate your marriage and unwind with the love of your life. Located on Bedarra Island and surrounded by reefs, Romantic Retreats offers three “luxury love nests” for you to choose from, though you can also opt for a little rainforest romance. All are completely secluded, allowing you and your partner to relax in total privacy. 

If you want to be right on the beach, Sejala offers private beachfront luxury accommodation. Choose between a beach house or hut right on Mission Beach and let it all go while lounging beneath the beach almonds and coconut trees. Sejala’s walking trails will take you into the rainforest for some bird and butterfly watching. Wake up to stunning sunrises, and watch the full moon rise over the ocean.

Whichever retreat you choose, you’re sure to have the honeymoon of your dreams, as these fabulous resorts will cater to your every need and make the celebration of your marriage truly unforgettable.