The best honeymoon destinations for Australians to travel to

couple relaxing in Bali

Jessica Taylor Yates

Posted June 29, 2022

Whether it’s domestic bliss or a romantic rendezvous abroad, there’s a honeymoon destination to suit the needs of every couple.

Weddings are back, and with that, the best part for the couple in question – the honeymoon. Once the "I do's" are done, it's time to relax, unwind and enjoy with your beloved as you begin your new lives together.

But now for the hard part – where should you go? What kind of holiday do you want?

Perhaps you see yourself relaxing on the beaches of Noosa, snorkeling in Fiji, or cruising through the Italian riviera.

Here’s our pick of the best honeymoon destinations for Australian couples.

Best places to go on honeymoon in Australia

Perhaps you’re looking to keep it local, you have limited time, or you’re excited to experience the land Down Under and all it has to offer. From sandy beaches to chic urban stays, Australian has it all. Some popular romantic holiday spots include:  

Noosa, Queensland

Sandy white beaches, sunshine galore, rollicking waves, and summery romantic evenings. Welcome to Noosa. A popular honeymoon favourite, the Sunshine Coast resort area is the perfect spot to relax and unwind with your new life partner. 

Those looking for a romantic stay can book in at the 5-star RACV Noosa Resort, close to pristine beaches, relaxed poolside dining, and luxury villas and facilities. 

The resort also provides the perfect base for honeymooners. Whether it’s a day trip to Fraser Island, indulging at One Spa, having a romantic stroll down Hastings Street or having a candlelit dinner at one of these MasterChef-approved dining institutions around Noosa, your holiday will provide the perfect romantic getaway a short flight away. 

Gold Coast, Queensland

Are you the kind of couple who likes the option to relax or engage in a range of romantic activities when on holiday? Then perhaps the Gold Coast is the place for your magical couples' getaway. 

Whether it's taking in the delight of a marine experience while going whale watching, heading on a day trip to a nearby winery, island or mountain, or taking advantage of the many romantic activities for couples to do on the Gold Coast, you won’t be stuck for options when honeymooning in the sunshine state. 

Start with a luxurious rejuvenation at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, where you can enjoy dreamy views, and tranquillity by the pool and spa. Once rested, engage in experiences from golf to tennis before indulging in one of the many authentic dining experiences, such as the Italian-inspired Trattoria Amici or sunset drinks with a view at Videre Bar. 

Cape Schanck, Victoria

Perhaps you’re looking for something a little closer to home where you can unwind, relax, and enjoy breathtaking views with a five-star indulgence. 

At the RACV Cape Schanck Resort in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula region, there is a myriad of intimate and charming experiences honeymooning couples can indulge in from morning until night. Guests can elect to dine at one of the many fabulous facilities on site, such as a drink in The Lounge watching Bass Strait and city skyline views, or head on a culinary journey at Cape for an elegant dining experience in an intimate setting. 

If activities are what you are after, the Peninsula has plenty to keep your honeymoon rolling. Have a private sanctuary and bathe at the Peninsula Hot Springs, get the camera ready for a dolphin and seal swim reef snorkel tour in nearby Sorrento, and head for a leisurely romantic stroll on one of the coastal region’s stunning walks to the Cape Schanck Lighthouse. 

For food and drink delicacies, head to one of the many cellar doors or art and wine trail in the area for an exquisite food and wine pairing, or finish with a cosy night in at the Dromana Drive-In.

Hobart, Tasmania

Not everyone loves the beach. If you’re looking for a trip a little more cosmopolitan and closer to home, our friends across the Bass Strait may just have the answer. 

Once landing by plane or sea, honeymooners can head straight to the RACV Hobart Hotel, where they can settle into a luxury penthouse with panoramic views of the city a stone’s throw from markets, restaurants, bars, and all central Hobart has to offer. 

With a riveting arts scene thanks to mainstay Mona and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, bustling Salamanca markets, and views as far as the eye can see across Wineglass Bay, Bruny Island and perhaps even a peek at the Aurora Australis, I’s easy to see how Hobart is fast-becoming a romantic destination for couples looking for a honeymoon that delivers city experiences alongside breathtaking natural experiences, boutique food and drink, and seascapes in a cosy and romantic setting.


Also consider: The list of places to go on honeymoon in Australia is endless. From wine and wildlife experiences on Kangaroo Island to the beauties of Broome, the Barossa Valley and Red Centre Way, whether it’s by plane, car or boat, check out the hundreds of experiences for your romantic getaway.  


Relax and unwind in your own private villa at the RACV Noosa Resort.
Relax and indulge at the award winning OneSpa at RACV Cape Schanck Resort.
Enjoy the sunshine at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.
Enjoy a decadent wine tasting in Hobart.

Best places to go on honeymoon overseas

Looking to broaden your horizons by jetting off overseas? A honeymoon is the perfect excuse to go all out on an indulgent, romantic getaway to create lifelong memories and let your couple sense of wanderlust take over. 

Fiji, South Pacific

Crystal clear waters, white-sand beaches, unforgettable snorkelling, private chefs and resort living. It’s all part of the ultimate romantic Fiji getaway you can plan for your honeymoon. Fiji has long been a popular overseas destination for Australians, given its relatively short flight time (under five hours from Melbourne), great weather, range of beachside activities, and romantic activities and experiences from sunset sailing to hot air balloon riding. 

You may wish to go all out at an exclusive adults-only resort on the aptly named Honeymoon Island, or look at an all-inclusive experience at the Sheraton Resort & Spa.

There’s also a range of hotels and holiday packages across the country, or for those looking for someone else to take the reins, tours that take you through Fiji’s most exclusive beaches on this island paradise. 

Bali, Indonesia 

As one of Australia’s most popular honeymoon destinations, Bali is the ultimate choice for those looking to experience another culture with a mix of romance and a rollicking good time. At around six hours from Melbourne by air, the weather is temperate, the costs low and the enjoyment factor staying at a constant high. 

Couples looking for a romantic escape can save with one of the many exclusive member benefits offered to RACV Members, from upscale hotels to all-inclusive resorts.

Members can also consider a romantic tour with Designer Journeys, who offer tailor-made tours catering to those wanting romance, seascapes, and wellness to sightseeing, culture, and the great outdoors. 

Italy, Europe

Ciao, we’re off to Italy! From long pasta lunches to cruising down the Italian Riviera with gelati, nights enjoying wine on the Amalfi Coast and suntanning on a yacht by the Blue Grotto – wouldn’t it be nice? 

A honeymoon is the perfect opportunity to take the romantic trip of a lifetime and explore all the Mediterranean hotspots has to offer.

With a myriad of experiences from the vibrant street culture to ancient ruins, glistening waters and decadent food experiences, a private, group or tailor-made tour may be the best way to ensure every detail is taken care of and is expertly customised to give you the trip of a lifetime. 

Thailand, Southeast Asia

Snorkelling in Phuket. Visiting ‘The Beach’ on Phi Phi Island. Shopping in Bangkok. Climbing waterfalls in Chiang Mai.

Thailand is a country of exotic beauty, rich history, and stunning sights with a romantic backdrop of sunset-filled skies and pristine beaches for honeymooners to uncover. 

Whether you elect to go on an island-hopping adventure, sail the waters of Phuket or relax at a luxurious waterside resort, there’s a holiday for every kind of couple looking to explore the beauty of Thailand.  


Enjoy a myriad of couple's activities in Fiji.
Take in the breathtaking landscapes of the romantic waters of Italy. Image: Getty.
Enjoy cocktails by sunset in Thailand.
Escape to luxury in Bali. Image: Getty.

Also consider: The world is filled with romantic honeymoon destinations waiting to be explored. Whether you’re looking to trek your way through Hawaii and the greater USA, rail travel your way through Canada and the Rockies, discover cenotes in Mexico, or have an exotic exploration through Morocco, we’ve got the trip to make your honeymoon truly unforgettable. 


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