Australia is an ideal honeymoon destination for nature enthusiasts looking to experience stunning landscapes and amazing adventures. Couples will discover everything from idyllic beaches to world-renowned cities during their visit.
Explore stunning landscapes of vermilion red, rusty brown and even tangerine at Coober Pedy or scale Uluru in Kata Tjuta National Park. For more information you can visit: https://www.firstlighttravel.com.au/australian-self-drive-itineraries/honeymoon.
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s natural wonders and an essential stop on any honeymoon trip. Situated off Queensland’s coast, this vast marine maze stretches 2,600km/1600miles across 1660 islands with beautiful colors from sea turtles, fish and coral species as well as other marine life that thrive here.
The health of coral reefs is continually monitored. Although they have experienced several stresses like marine heatwaves, pollution and an outbreak of coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish (COTs), signs have shown that recovery may begin.
Newlywed couples looking for romantic adventures and accommodations on their honeymoon can choose from an array of experiences and accommodations at the reef. From luxurious five-star stays at Hamilton Island’s Qualia resort to sleeping under canvas at Heron Island – there is something perfect for every couple on this reef getaway!
Once at the reef, head northwards to Uluru for its vibrant landscape adorned with red kangaroos and black-footed rock wallabies. After that, take a luxurious Gordon River cruise through world heritage-listed wilderness. This is an amazing way to experience Australia’s Southern region without breaking a sweat!
The Southern Highlands
The Southern Highlands is one of Sydney’s go-to weekend getaway spots, boasting heritage towns and lush countryside that make the region ideal for exploring antique stores or sipping wine at local cellar doors. Being less than two hours’ drive from Sydney makes this region ideal for honeymooners looking for an authentic taste of country living on their trip.
Are you and your significant other nature enthusiasts? Consider booking a safari honeymoon in Botswana where you will see herds of elephants and buffalo roam freely while tracking leopard and cheetah. Or travel to the Galapagos Islands to encounter sea lions and blue-footed boobies while staying in sustainable properties like Pikaia Lodge.
Barossa Valley provides the ideal getaway, where renowned wineries and festivals like Barossa Gourmet Weekend await your discovery. Perfect year-round but particularly rewarding in milder temperatures.
Bruny Island in Tasmania offers couples who desire a private yet scenic atmosphere the chance to indulge in Australia’s incredible artisan food trails, while still remaining accessible via ferry from Kettering or tours from Hobart.
The Outback is an expansive desert region spanning three-quarters of Australia. As one of the least densely populated places on earth, its residents have learned to adjust to its harsh climate–think long stretches of dirt road, bare skin and intense heat. But don’t take my word for it–this region boasts stunning rocky landscapes as well as water scenery; everyone will find something captivating here!
There’s Uluru and Kata Tjuta–two rock formations crafted out of red sandstone that are revered by indigenous Australians–that you can visit by air, car or foot. Additionally, Lake Eyre–Australia’s largest lake (it fills each summer) can also provide plenty of photo ops, providing plenty of chances to spot red kangaroos and dingoes alike!
Other highlights of the Outback include mesmerizing waterfalls, thrilling hiking trails, and magnificent mountains of Leura Cascades. Plus, no visit to Sydney would be complete without seeing a performance at Sydney Opera House!
As part of Australia’s Pilbara region, this vast region features stunning geological formations that may surprise even experienced travelers. You will encounter plunging waterfalls, gorges and wild sandstone formations while exploring this remote wilderness that covers approximately three times more area than England – making this destination perfect for adventurous couples seeking natural splendors as their honeymoon destinations.
Kimberley in northern Western Australia is an untamed wilderness of wide savannah plains and rugged mountains, covered by green rainforest, mangroves, and towering red cliffs. Here you can spot rare birds and marine life while riding camels along Cable Beach or diving for pearls in one of its legendary horizontal waterfalls – not forgetting taking scenic flights over horizontal waterfalls! Broome in particular is known for fostering indigenous art – here you’ll find numerous artists as well as businesses helping nurture and promote their works – making this region truly remarkable.
Staying at the award-winning Qualia resort offers an exquisite way to explore this part of Australia in style. Offering classic and authentic spa menu services, this property provides an idyllic base from which you can explore attractions such as swimming with whale sharks and visiting crocodile parks or taking in traditional Kimberley dance performances. If wildlife safaris and cruises through Purnululu National Park appeal, National Geographic Orion also offer safari cruises which explore their spectacular gorges.