7 Best Places in Australia for a Dreamy Honeymoon!
I became mildly obsessed with Australia when Aakash and Shalini sang ‘Jaane kyun log pyaar karte hai’ in and around the breathtaking locations of Sydney. Then came Masterchef Australia and I was drooling every night! Australia is much more than it’s pristine beaches, diverse wildlife and lip smacking food. If Parineeti Chopra’s tourism advertisements haven’t convinced you yet, let me! Scroll down to check the 7 best Australian locations for the most dreamy honeymoon you could think of!
1. The Blue Mountains, New South Wales
The Blue Mountains is a rugged region of New South Wales. It is known for it dramatic scenery, steep cliffs and small villages. The name blue mountains comes from the vast stretch of the eucalyptus trees. A cozy places for newly married couple..wink wink, nudge nudge!
Things to do: Set out on a trail, explore Jenolan Caves, visit the botanic garden and much more.
Best time to visit: All year round!
Pro tip: Do have a meal at the Darleys Restaurant!
Know more about the Blue Mountains here.
2. Fraser Island
Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island. It has beautiful tall rainforests growing on sand dunes and houses half the world’s perched lakes – lakes formed due to depressions in sand dunes.
Things to do: Float down the cool, fast-flowing freshwater of Eli Creek as it rushes to the beach. Swim in the Champagne pools.
Best time to visit: June- August.
Pro tip: You have to go to Santini Gelateria!
Know more about Fraser Islands here.
3. Kimberley Plateau
Majestic waterfalls, rugged mountains and almost untouched coastline describe the Kimberley plateau the best. Swim at the freshwater outback hole or escape to a luxury lodge!
Things to do: Cruise the Kimberley coastline, take a road trip to the Gibb and enjoy the waterfalls!
Best time to visit: April-October
Pro tip: Enjoy an outdoor dinner with some wine.
Know more about Kimberley Plateau here.
4. Barossa Wine Valley
The Barossa Valley is a major wine producing region in Australia. They hold 2 vintage wine festivals biannually. With cycling, dining and arts and culture experiences, the Barossa has something for every couple. Wine connoisseur or not, you will definitely enjoy this place!
Things to do: Wine tasting,cycling, heritage walks, and shopping.
Best time to visit: February- April
Pro tip: The Barossa Vintage Festival is held in April.Attend it!
Know more about Barossa Valley here.
5. Gold Coast
This metropolitan city is famous for its long sandy beaches and theme parks. Many also seek out the tropical rainforest hikes to see rare birds, picturesque waterfalls and the elaborate systems of inland canals and waterways that Gold Coast has to offer.
Things to do: Beach hop along the coastline,
travel to the Hinterland for sleepy villages, vineyards, and National Parks.
Best time to visit: January
Pro tip: Catch the stunning 360-degree view of Gold Coast from Skypoint Twilight Climb.
Know more about Gold Coast here.
6. The Whitsundays
Turquoise water, white sand beaches and romantic sunsets make the Whitsundays the perfect honeymoon destination. Swim with sea turtles and rainbow-coloured fish, sail the clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef and sink your toes into the world’s most beautiful beach on a tropical Whitsundays honeymoon!
Things to do: Scuba diving, swimming, snorkelling, fishing, etc.
Best time to visit: May-December.
Pro tip: There are 8 inhabited islands..if you know what I mean!
Know more about the Whitsundays here.
7. Hamilton Island
Secluded beaches of the Hamilton Islands make it an ideal destination for honeymoon. Emerald waters with splendid marine life make Hamilton Island exotic and beautiful!
Things to do: Windsurfing, kayaking, wakeboarding, and paragliding.
Best time to visit: December
Pro tip: Make most of your time on the secluded beaches!
Know more about Hamilton Island here.
You may find me singing Tanhai while you’re honeymooning in this beautiful country!