Jane Anderson, Honeymoon expert Jane's verdict
If there’s ever a good time to journey half way round the world to explore Australia, a honeymoon must come out on top. Stay as long as you can as there’s so much to experience from the Great Barrier Reef to the rainforest to Uluru. If you have a limited time, the coastal drive from Sydney to Melbourne is a highlight.

Recommended tour operator: Wexas

Wexas says

Your honeymoon is that one special holiday when you push the boat out and discover somewhere new together. Head down under to Australia and you will create memories to last your lifetime.

  • Road trips
  • Wildlife encounters
  • Wine-tasting

Australia is very “do-able” for a fortnight or less – or much longer, if you have the time. You can fly and flop to somewhere truly special such as the Whitsunday Islands or Port Douglas but, if you’re travelling all that way it would be a shame not to explore beyond the beaches and coral reefs. Our expert team will tailor-make exactly the right itinerary to suit your interests, budget and available time.

Our Sydney to Melbourne coastal drive is one of the most popular choices. You’ll enjoy time in these two iconic cities as well as the chance to experience whale-watching, wine-tasting, vast beaches, national parks and the penguins, kangaroos and koala bears of Phillip Island. Accommodation throughout is in charming, one-off gems such as Paperbark Camp on Jervis Bay and Harbour Rocks in Sydney.

Another fantastic self-drive option is this Southern Queensland honeymoon. After some downtime to explore Brisbane, you’ll head off to a working cattle station and then hit the coastal trail. Highlights include Noosa, Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Island, an escapist’s dream on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef.

Head to South Australia for this Wildlife and Wine self-drive beauty, combining a leisurely drive around the wine regions with an unforgettable stay on Kangaroo Island, where you can encounter kangaroos, sea lions, possums, penguin colonies and koalas, explore the vast national parks and chill out on the glorious Pacific beaches.

For the ultimate in pampering and a taste of Australia’s most iconic places, Luxury Lodges of Australia is a dream. We provide all the private transfers, flights and accommodation in some of the country’s most luxurious hideaways – Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, Longitude 131º overlooking Uluru (Ayers Rock), Silky Oaks Lodge in Daintree and Lizard Island.  You just have to relax and soak it all up.

Discover our full range of luxury honeymoons in Australia.

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