During a one-week honeymoon adventure in Australia, you can embrace the unhurried pace of its iconic cities and tropical islands. Sydney and Melbourne are excellent destinations for newlyweds eager to enjoy gourmet meals, guided tours, and scenic day trips. Alternatively, Hamilton Island provides the perfect base to explore the Whitsundays, while Lord Howe Island suits those looking to escape amid unspoiled rainforest and coastlines. Or, jet to Uluru for truly unique outback experiences.

Itinerary #1: Australian Tropical Romance: Sydney & Queensland

Let the romantic allure of Sydney's coastal beauty and Queensland's dense Daintree Rainforest captivate you during this weeklong honeymoon escape in Australia. Perfect for newlyweds seeking intimate moments and memorable experiences, you'll be treated to a fly-in lunch experience, a full-day Great Barrier Reef catamaran cruise, and a thrilling helicopter excursion to a hidden waterfall. Between planned tours, cherish free time to laze in an ecolodge, walk golden sand beaches, and admire city highlights.

Stay three nights at a luxury lodge in the rainforest (photo courtesy of Silky Oaks Lodge)
Stay three nights at a luxury lodge in the rainforest (photo courtesy of Silky Oaks Lodge)
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Sydney, Bike Tour Sydney
Day 2 Explore Neighborhoods & Beaches, Lunch Cruise, BridgeClimb Summit Sydney
Day 3 Cottage Point Inn Fly & Dine Experience, A Taste of Chinatown Tour Sydney
Day 4 Fly to Cairns, Drive to the Daintree Rainforest Daintree
Day 5 Drive to Port Douglas, Full-Day Mackay Cay Outer Reef Tour Daintree
Day 6 Half-Day Aboriginal Tour, Rainforest Waterfall Helicopter Escape Daintree
Day 7 Fly to Sydney, Depart  

Welcome to Australia! Your romantic getaway begins with a three-day stay in Sydney, where you'll be introduced to its beautiful beaches, inviting neighborhoods, and cross-cultural cuisine. Kick things off with a cycling tour featuring iconic sights like the Opera House, Hyde Park, and Darling Harbour. Then, spend the following morning strolling Bondi Beach before challenging your significant other to a thrilling Sydney Harbour Bridge climb. Your final day in Sydney is also one for the memory books, with a fly-in lunch within Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park scheduled and a tasting tour of Chinatown

The second half of your honeymoon, in Cairns, is also packed with a mix of intimate and adrenaline-inducing activities. Even your base, the luxurious Silky Oaks Lodge, promises plenty of time to connect amid the lush landscapes of the Daintree Rainforest. There's plenty more than your accommodation to enjoy, though, and with a Great Barrier Reef catamaran excursion planned and an immersive Aboriginal experience, you'll discover just how connected culture and nature are here. Additionally, round things off with a thrilling helicopter adventure before prepping for your return flight to Sydney. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Australia Honeymoon Adventure: Melbourne, Uluru & Sydney

Designed for honeymooners craving an adventure-packed escape, this fast-paced itinerary showcases iconic coastlines and arid desert landscapes. Begin in Melbourne, where you'll indulge in a gourmet walking tour and enjoy a private drive along the Great Ocean Road. Then, immerse yourselves in the romance of the outback with a two-day stay near sacred Uluru before flying to Sydney for city tours and a dreamy sunset dinner cruise.

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge at night for the ultimate romantic thrill
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge at night for the ultimate romantic thrill
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Melbourne, Evening Restaurant & Food Walk Melbourne
Day 2 Private Great Ocean Road Tour Melbourne
Day 3 Hot-Air Balloon Flight, Fly to Uluru, Evening Wintjiri Wiru After Dark Uluru
Day 4 Sunrise at Uluru, Bush Food Experience, Field of Light Experience Uluru
Day 5 Sunrise Camel Ride, Fly to Sydney, BridgeClimb at Night Sydney
Day 6 Full-Day Sydney City Sights Tour, Sunset Dinner Cruise Sydney
Day 7 Depart Sydney  

After arriving in the hip city of Melbourne and pausing to refresh at your hotel, your honeymoon starts with a romantic walking foodie tour. The next day, rejuvenated and refueled, explore the very scenic Great Ocean Road, savoring moments in the serene town of Apollo Bay, the intimate Loch Ard Gorge, and the awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles. Then, on Day 3, rise early and thrill to a hot-air balloon flight over the city before returning to the skies for a flight to Uluru. This outback town is anything but ordinary, which you'll quickly get a tease of during an exceptional drone show.

Naturally, Uluru captivates with its iconic rock, which you'll experience through a sunrise viewing, a Walpa Gorge walk, and an enchanting dinner surrounded by the luminous Field of Light. The next morning, after admiring your significant other bounce over dunes on the back of a camel, you'll board a plane bound for Sydney. Spend your first evening here exploring city highlights independently. Then, enlist the help of a local guide to uncover the stories and hidden gems of Bondi Beach and Taronga Zoo before capping off your honeymoon with a relaxing sunset dinner cruise. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Australia's Ultimate Honeymoon for Food & Wine Lovers

Expertly crafted to highlight Australia's most romantic cities, this food and wine-focused honeymoon trip promises a unique blend of comfort, adventure, and world-class cuisine. With three days each in Sydney and Melbourne, there's plenty of time to enjoy one another's company. Together, relax amid picturesque wineries, dine at superb restaurants, and follow a local guide's lead to lesser-known city highlights. Additionally, a full-day sailing excursion and a road trip along the Great Ocean Road ensure moments of pause of plentiful.

Toast to your future while sampling local wines in Hunter Valley
Toast to your future while sampling local wines in Hunter Valley
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Sydney, Half-Day Sightseeing Tour Sydney
Day 2 Full-Day Luxury Sailing Excursion, BridgeClimb Summit Sydney
Day 3 Full-Day Hunter Valley Scenic Wine & Dine Tour Sydney
Day 4 Fly to Melbourne, Lanes & Arcades Tour, Small Group Restaurant Tour Melbourne
Day 5 Full-Day Around The Bay Food & Wine Taste Trail Melbourne
Day 6 Full-Day Great Ocean Road Classic Tour Melbourne
Day 7 Café Culture Walk, Depart  

Your weeklong escape begins in the iconic city of Sydney, and with a three-day stay booked, you'll have plenty of time to hop between its world-class beaches, high-end restaurants, and surrounding vineyards. First, get a feel for the city during a local-led tour featuring The Rocks, Bondi Beach, and the trendy Oxford Street district. Then, spend the following morning relaxing on a luxury yacht's deck before sharing the thrill of an adrenaline-pumping BridgeClimb come night. Afterward, Day 3 brings on an indulgent full-day sipping and tasting excursion through the rolling vineyards of Hunter Valley.

It'll be hard to bid farewell to Sydney, but the welcoming city of Melbourne promises an equally enchanting stay. Upon arrival, join a pair of romantic tours through Melbourne's charming back streets, arcades, and exquisite restaurants. Then, continue the food theme into the next day, but this time, hop between the wineries and beer gardens of the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas while also savoring serene moments at viewpoints and waterfront esplanades. Lastly, sit back and enjoy a memorable road trip along the Great Ocean Road before sharing in a heartfelt farewell to Australia. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Romantic Australia Tour of Melbourne & the Great Barrier Reef

Cherish the romantic charm of two captivating but very different destinations on this memorable Australian honeymoon. Begin your journey in Melbourne, in the country's far south, where you'll explore quirky eateries, marvel at the dramatic coastal landscapes of the Great Ocean Road, and indulge in the sprawling vineyards of the Yarra Valley. Then, jet north to Hamilton Island for a picture-perfect escape amid turquoise waters and dazzling white sandy beaches.

Take a scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands to see Heart Reef followed by a sunset sail
Take a scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands to see Heart Reef, followed by a sunset sail
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Melbourne, Lanes & Arcades Tour, Dinner & Cocktails Melbourne
Day 2 Full-Day Great Ocean Road Trip Melbourne
Day 3 Morning Yarra Valley Balloon Flight & Wine Tour Melbourne
Day 4 Fly to Hamilton Island, Scenic Flight to Heart Reef, Sunset Sail Hamilton Island
Day 5 Full-Day Sailing & Snorkeling Tour Hamilton Island
Day 6 Golfing on the Great Barrier Reef, Fly to Melbourne, Explore Fitzroy Melbourne
Day 7 Café Culture Walk, Depart  

Upon arriving in Melbourne, enjoy a quick refresh at your hotel, as soon you'll be purposely getting lost amid its labyrinth of laneways brimming with street art and quirky cafés. Later, join up with a guide to uncover the city's vibrant nightlife, but be sure to call it at a decent hour, as an epic road trip along the Great Ocean Road awaits the morning after. Traveling along Victoria's southwest coast, you'll be treated to jaw-dropping views of seaside bluffs and romantic stops at hidden coves. The next morning, savor a hot-air balloon flight over Yarra Valley, followed by an afternoon sipping premium vintages.

From Melbourne, board a flight bound for the tropical paradise of Hamilton Island, where a delightful two-day stay invites you to unwind in style. Begin with an enchanting scenic flight to Heart Reef, then switch to a catamaran for a romantic sunset cruise amid the Whitsundays. The next morning, head back out onto the water with your swim gear, ready to snorkel and swim during stops at Whitehaven and Chalkies beaches. Lastly, consider a round at the Hamilton Island Golf Course before returning to Melbourne and toasting a lifetime of making travel memories over dinner. Learn more

Itinerary #5: Australian Barefoot Luxury Honeymoon

Leave the trodden trail to discover hidden coves, pristine coral reefs, and lush rainforests on this luxury getaway. Crafted with newlyweds in mind, you'll find abundant opportunities to spend quality time together, both during excursions and at your leisure. While in Sydney, enjoy a sunset dinner cruise, conquer the BridgeClimb, and hop between Hunter Valley's verdant wineries. Then, lose track of time as you enjoy three uninterrupted days on Lord Howe Island, hiking, swimming, snorkeling, and lazing to your heart's content.

 Escape to one of Australia's most exclusive and secluded honeymoon destinations (photo courtesy of Capella Lodge)
Escape to one of Australia's most exclusive and secluded honeymoon destinations (photo courtesy of Capella Lodge)
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Sydney, Sunset Harbor Dinner Cruise Sydney
Day 2 BridgeClimb, Panoramic Sydney Sights, Potts Point Dining Walk Sydney
Day 3 Full-Day Hunter Valley Tour Sydney
Day 4 Fly to Lord Howe Island, Free Time & Island Expedition Lord Howe Island
Day 5 Free Day on Lord Howe Island Lord Howe Island
Day 6 Malabar Walk, Island-Style Barbecue Lord Howe Island
Day 7 Fly to Sydney, Depart  

Renowned for its chic streets, expansive parks, and vibrant waterfronts, Sydney is the perfect place to kick off your honeymoon in style. Speaking of which, spend your first afternoon uncovering your favorite spots independently, then cap the day with an indulgent dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour. The following morning, a thrilling BridgeClimb promises to scare away any jet lag while a city tour and guide-led foodie walk introduces you to the city's hidden gems. Next, dedicate a whole day to Hunter Valley's wines, abundant wildlife, and charming towns.

If you thought mainland Australia was breathtaking, you'll be in for a spectacular treat as you land on the secluded paradise of Lord Howe Island. Your home here is the luxury Capella Lodge, which provides the perfect place to enjoy each other's company between adventures of your choosing. Perhaps you'll conquer the challenging hike up Mount Gower, snorkel at Ned's Beach, laze on clean white beaches, and watch the sunset while savoring wood-fired barbecue. No matter how you choose to spend your time here, you'll no doubt bid farewell, feeling fully rejuvenated by Mother Nature's splendors. Learn more

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