Finding a secluded spot where you can relish in post-wedding celebrations and thoroughly enjoy each other's company and a little luxury escape is what honeymoons are all about! We are spoilt for choice across the corners of Australia; from the layered and jaw-dropping landscape of the Northern Territory to a sophisticated city getaway or the expanse of a private island off the coast of Queensland, you can find somewhere truly special that will be the placet for a once in a lifetime honeymoon holiday destination.
The Whitsundays are a very popular destination due to their translucent turquoise waters. Made up of 74 islands, the Whitsundays are a tropical paradise, home to the Great Barrier Reef. The Elysian Retreat is the most remote island resort in the area, sitting in a private cove where it feels like you have the whole place to yourselves! It is contemporary but classic coastal chic, with mountain, ocean and rainforest views alongside swaying palms - you couldn't ask for much more. Inclusive of gourmet food, yoga lessons, a magnesium pool and an array of water sports and activities, you will always have something amazing to do. Enjoy the paramount privacy of your own cabin with the knowledge that Elsysain is wholly committed to the environment; being solely solar-powered, this is the place to disconnect from technology and be in the moment with your new husband or wife.
If you are after a more rural and rustic retreat, El Questro, situated in the heart of the Kimberly, Western Australia, is the opportunity to explore the richness of the Australian outback. Their wide range of accommodation means you can book according to the experience you are after; they will go over and above to fit your needs and make sure you are entirely at home! Nestled between the burnt-orange cliffs and overlooking the vast green plains, the scenery is utterly stunning. Explore down to the Chamberlain River or embark on a 4wd safari tour. Take in the local wildlife with experienced guides who will also take you fishing, boating, hiking, or on a luxury helicopter ride! You can fully admire the natural surroundings from above, from cascading waterfalls to remote thermal springs - El Questro is the place for adventure.
Another incredible location to soak in the heritage and history of this country can be found at Longitude 131, Ayers Rock. Set across from the iconic landscape of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, this is a place of opulence and escapade. Their signature experiences are one of a kind, including their starlit outside dining set amongst the red sand dunes, where they serve some of the finest in both Australian cuisine and wines. Experience the glow of a sunset upon Uluru; their pop up bar allows you to share a glass of champagne or cocktail of your choice while the sky turns from pink to a deep purple. Longitude 131 is also home to the world-famous art installation by Burce Munro, the ‘Field of Light’. Admire the thousands of coloured light bulbs and stretching stems that make up this monumental piece in the heartland of Aboriginal spirituality.
The Blackbird Byron is a boutique hotel located in the Byron Bay Hinterlands overlooking the Cape. This unique piece of land that was once part of a banana plantain is perched on the side of Mount Koonyum. Hence, the views are spectacular, look across the rolling hills to the pristine white beaches and the lighthouse beaming over Byron Bay. This hotel is designed as a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of reality (not to mention wedding planning!), creating a place for newlyweds to press pause and delight in their new life! This exo-luxe location is an oasis, offering a divine spa and massage therapy experience as well as a team of private chefs to cater to your every wish; the Blackbird is a fabulous choice for a honeymoon!