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Top honeymoon locations

Top honeymoon locations

When the stress and excitement of the wedding day has passed, it is traditional for the bride and groom to celebrate their newlywed status by taking off into the sunset on their honeymoon. According to My Holiday Centre, the average Australian couple spends around two weeks on their honeymoon at an average cost of around $7000. Whether it be long or short, near or far, for richer or poorer - we check out some of our most desirable honeymoon destinations.


For couples that want to chill out on their post-wedding trip, you can't go past Byron Bay. Known as a mecca of relaxation and rejuvenation on the NSW north coast, this once sleepy surf town offers an abundance of seaside and hinterland accommodation options and honeymoon packages. If you want to intersperse your R&R with some activity, Byron and its surrounds offers tranquil rainforest trails, stunning mountain views, an exploration into alternative philosophies, spectacular white beaches and renowned surfing spots - just perfect for a honeymoon in Australia.


If you're after the complete honeymoon package and wish to do not much more than sip cocktails by the pool, nearby islands such as Fiji or Tahiti (think THOSE infamous bungalows at Bora Bora), may be just what the wedding doctor ordered. If you're contemplating slightly more activity on your post-wedding getaway, popular honeymoon destinations including Bali and Thailand still offer the indulgence of resort packages, while also housing a hive of activity should you dare to leave your poolside lounger.

Couple on a tropical beach jetty at Maldives


There's a small island down south that presents honeymooners with the ideal combination of adventure and romance. We call this treasure-chest, Tasmania. From hiking Cradle Mountain to the awe-inspiring beauty of Wineglass Bay, the abundance of native wildlife, to the hedonistic pleasures of some of our country's best food and wine, Tasmania presents a rugged and romantic honeymoon option for newlyweds with a sense of adventure. 


Offering 74 islands surrounded by one of the world's great natural wonders, The Great Barrier Reef, it is no wonder The Whitsundays are such a popular destination for newlyweds. With a picturesque ocean backdrop and wide, white beaches, The Whitsundays has everything from adventure to exclusivity. Choose from sea kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, game fishing, water skiing and bushwalking - or simply relax and indulge at a 5-star resort.

Glitz and glamour

Known as the party hub of Australia's east coast, The Gold Coast conjures up images of fun in the sun along the impressive 42km strip of sundrenched beach and then dancing until dawn. For the couple who know how to party, there is never a dull moment with close access to high-intencity theme parks, championship sporting facilities, world-class nightclubs and 5-star shopping.

Aerial view of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Destination: honeymoon

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