Australia is filled with beautiful colourful landscapes - it's the perfect place for a honeymoon! Whether you're an Aussie and want to get to know more of your own country, or live elsewhere in the world and have always been fascinated by the 'Land Down Under' - we encourage travelling around Australia as your honeymoon destination.
It's an amazing time to make the most of local travel post-pandemic and we're definitely seeing this as a trend right now. Whilst you can definitely check out the bigger city destinations such as Sydney, Melbourne, Perth etc, there's so much more intrepid and colourful adventures across the country that we want to highlight.
Here are our top five colourful Australian honeymoon destination ideas:
Lake Macdonnell & Eyre Peninsula, SA
Pink water, what?! Only a four hour drive from Adelaide to Port Augusta in South Australia, the Eyre Peninsula is home to Australia's seafood and epic, colourful landscapes. You'll find world famous oysters, swimming with dolphins and sea lions, and picturesque coastal landscapes and beaches.
Instagram-worthy Lake Macdonnell is located at the western tip of the Peninsula, known for the pink water due to an increase in algae levels. The best time to honeymoon here is during spring, before it gets too hot over summer and before the lake dries out too much with the heat.
Photo by Mitch Toft
Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth, WA
For water lovers and scuba divers, Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia is the ultimate honeymoon autumn/winter destination - move over Great Barrier Reef! The world's largest fringing reef, and a World Heritage Site north of Perth, Ningaloo Reef is an alcove for whale sharks, mobula rays (like the ones pictured) and extraordinary sea life.
It is strongly recommended to go between mid-March to late July, as that is the prime time to catch the whales and wildlife, particularly if you're into snorkelling and scuba diving adventures.
Photo by Ocean Eco Adventures
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT
It goes without saying that Uluru National Park is a symbol of Australian indigenous heritage worldwide. A UNESCO World Heritage site, visiting Uluru and roaming around the centre of Australia would be a truly spiritual and historic honeymoon adventure.
Beyond the magic and history of the land, there is also an incredible Field of Light display that appears as darkness falls over the land, made up of 50,000 spindles of light. Witness the changing landscapes at sunrise, sunset and above all, stargazing under the glittering night sky at night. Go camping, connect to country and learn about the Indigenous history and culture on this desert honeymoon adventure.
Photo via @australia on Instagram
Roebuck Bay, Broome, WA
The place where Chris Hemsworth describes it as "where the red dirt meets crystal clear turquoise water, and you can go days exploring the coast without seeing anyone else”. Sounds like a dream. Situated on the coast of the Kimberley region of Western Australia, Roebuck Bay is known for its marine and plant life diversity, such as the Snubfin Dolphin, a species discovered in 2005.
We recommend planning your honeymoon here between March and October, so you can also catch the 'Staircase to the Moon' - watching the full moon rise across the exposed tidal flats creating the impression of a staircase leading to the moon - you won't want to miss that!
Photo by Salty Wings
Hinchinbrook Island, QLD
After more greenery? Hinchinbrook Island is your answer. A protected national park located in Queensland, only 40 people can actually stay on the island at any one time, via camping. There are no hotels on this island, making it a truly unique honeymoon destination for those hungry for hiking, kayaking and exploring in nature.
From mountain peaks to lush rainforests and pearl white beaches, Hinchinbrook Island is a colourful, natural feast for all the senses. An ideal time to visit would be during the cooler periods from April to September.
Photo by Jesse Lindemann