In one of our previous posts, we shared with you some of the top island destinations that are perfect for a romantic honeymoon. Today, we are featuring some of the best beaches in Australia that will make for a great honeymoon holiday.

  1. Cable Beach, Broome WA

Staircase to the Moon Image Credit: AustraliasNorthWest.com

 

Staircase to the Moon Image Credit: AustraliasNorthWest.com

Staircase to the Moon Image Credit: VistiBroome.com.au

Broome Cable Beach Sunset Camel Ride Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Binarysequence – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29295930

Eighty Mile Beach Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Linear77 – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25803973

Broome is located in the north of Western Australia, it’s one of the largest cities in the Top End and is right on the coast.  Here, in Broome on Cable Beach, you can witness one of the most unique experiences known as The Staircase to the Moon. If you time your honeymoon just right, you can incorporate this romantic experience of a lifetime into your trip.The Staircase to the Moon is quite a magical optical illusion that happens during certain times of the year when the full moon aligns just right over the ocean and the reflection makes it look like there is staircase leading right up to the moon. In spring 2017 you can see the Staircase to the Moon September 7,8, and 9th and October 6, 7, and 8th. You can research when it happens, the calendar is set up years in advance. The first two nights of the full moon event are usually accompanied by the famous markets right on the beach where you can shop for all types of things from produce and food to gifts and souvenirs. Of course, that’s not all to do in Broome on Cable Beach. You can enjoy another unique experience: camel rides on the beach. A trip to Cable Beach in Broome for your honeymoon would definitely be an experience like no other. In addition to that, you are close to many different National Parks and some of the most beautiful, yet remote places in the world that you can add to your trip including the Warlu Way Road Trip and The Kimberley region, that we will actually be featuring later in our series.

Hiring a Car in Broome

Western Australia Car Hire Locations Photo Credit: Budget.com.au

If you are planning to visit Broome, there are several places along the northern coast of Western Australia where you can hire a truck or 4WD vehicle. You can hire a car near Ningaloo at Budget Exmouth  or you can hire a vehicle at the Exmouth Airport. You can also  hire a car at the Broome Airport, or rent a car and the Broome Downtown location  if you are starting your trip from Broome and making your way down to Exmouth.  Most of this region can only be accessed with a four wheel drive vehicle, so be sure to have the proper vehicle and emergency supplies when driving through this area. Keep in mind that since this is remote and rugged terrain, safety guidelines must be taken very seriously. Check with your car rental agent to get important guidelines, safety information, and driving maps. Click on any of the links to quickly and easily get a car hire rate quote. Here are some other adventurous ideas in Western Australia from our blog:

The Savannah Way Part One: Daintree Rainforest to Karumba, Queensland

The Savannah Way Part Two: Normanton to Katherine

The Savannah Way Part Three: Katherine to Broome

The Gibb River Road Part One

The Gibb River Road Part Two

Most Picturesque Spots in the Kimberley

8 National Parks in the Kimberley

Mitchell River National Park

Rivers of the Kimberley in Western Australia

Shark Bay

Kalbarri National Park

Broome Western Australia

Swimming Experience of a Lifetime at Ningaloo Reef

Coral Coast Road Trip

Glamping in Western Australia

Karijini National Park

Western Australia’s Warlu Way Part One

Western Australia’s Warlu Way Part Two

 

  1. Freycinet National Park, TAS

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Freycinet National Park Image Credit: (Wikipedia) By JJ Harrison (jjharrison89@facebook.com) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8725603

Freycinet National Park Image Credit: (Wikipedia) By JJ Harrison (jjharrison89@facebook.com) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8725603

Freycinet National Park is on a pristine and beautiful stretch of land on the east coast of Tasmania. It is about a 2 ½ hour drive north of Hobart. Besides being an amazing location, the area surrounding Freycinet has plenty of high-end luxury resorts to choose from. All of them boast panoramic views of the alpine environment of the mountains, the beaches, and the bushland inland. Freycinet National Park is so named because of the extreme diversity.

Hiring a Car in Hobart

Hobart Car Hire Map Photo Credit: Budget.com.au

To embark on this road trip, you can hire a car in the city of Hobart or at the Hobart International Airport. When you do hire a car, be sure to consult with the car rental agent for guidelines about driving in Tasmania and about any specific restrictions. Much of Tasmania is rugged terrain so be sure to let your agent know where you are going so that they can provide you with the correct vehicle, proper maps, and driving instructions. While in Tasmania see things to do from our previous blogs:

Tasmania’s East Coast Road Trip

Tasman National Park

Overland Track in Tasmania

Strangest Places to Visit in Tasmania

Tasmania’s Touring Route

Things to Do in Hobart Tasmania

 

  1. Cape Tribulation, QLD

Mount Alexandria overlooking the mouth of the Daintree River Image Credit: npsr.qld.gov.au

Cape Tribulation Image Credit: (Wikipedia) By Luxure – Own work, CC BY 3.0 au, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38003571

Daintree Rainforest Image Credit: DaintreeRainforest.net.au

Cape Tribulation is located in the tropical Far North of Queensland. It is north of Port Douglas right on the coast. What makes this place so special is that it is the only place in the world where the rainforest meets the coast. Of course, this isn’t just any coast either, this is the northern coast of The Great Barrier Reef. So, for your honeymoon you can enjoy beautiful, quiet beaches, the oldest rainforest in the world, and The Great Barrier Reef too. The Far North is tropical, which means it is hot and humid all year long, so if you are looking for a warm honeymoon on the beach, it can be achieved here anytime of the year.

Hiring a Car in Port Douglas

Port Douglas Car Hire Map Photo Credit: Budget.com.au

Port Douglas is the northernmost large port city on the Great Barrier Reef. Port Douglas is on the far north side of the Great Barrier Reef known as the Far North of Queensland. Hiring a car in Port Douglas  is a great idea because it means you will be able to tour around the city and surround including the nearby Daintree Rainforest. The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest and largest continuous rainforest in the world; it is an experience that you should not miss if you are near in northern Queensland. Port Douglas’ Four Mile Beach is a popular beach resort area for beach fun, boating, surfing, and fishing. There are also tours available where you can learn about the aboriginal culture and history of the region. While on land, you can also tour around Barron Gorge National Park  or Kutini – Payamu National Park  or take the road trip known as the Trip to the Tip  or The Savannah Way. While in this region, here are other things to do from our blog:

Things to Do in Cairns

Day Trip from Cairns

Daintree National Park

Wooroonooran National Park

Hinchinbrook Island National Park

Trip to the Tip

Gorgeous Waterfalls of Girringun National Park

Great Barrier Reef Island Getaways

Excursions on the Great Barrier Reef

  1. Surfers Paradise

Surfer’s Paradise Gold Coast Photo Credit: Wikipedia

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Located just north of Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise is known for its beaches, an iconic skyline, and of course, surfing! Along the beaches are luxury high rises. If you plan to spend your honeymoon days on the beach and are looking for fun clubs, dinner, and dancing at night, then Surfers Paradise is your ideal destination. Surfers Paradise has hot beaches and an even hotter nightlife.

Hiring a Car in Gold Coast

Gold Coast Car Hire Map Photo Credit: Budget.com.au

The Gold Coast is located on the east coast of Australia in Queensland. Gold Coast is 69 kilometres south of Brisbane, or about an hour long trip by car. If you are up for an even longer road trip, Gold Coast is about a 9 hour road trip north of Sydney. There is also an airport located in nearby Coolangatta. You can hire a car at a number of different locations  because you will want to be able to have the freedom to travel around on your own schedule. While in Gold Coast, check out all of the family friendly things to do in Gold Coast. While you are close to Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise, you can also check out these other travel ideas from our blog:

Family Friendly Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, a Top Tourist Destination

Most Popular Casinos in Australia

Most Instagrammed Places in Australia

  1. Byron Bay

Byron Bay Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Travis.Thurston – Photo, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25418908

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Byron Bay is the easternmost point on the Australian mainland so it is a popular place to see the first sunrise of the day. There are a host of different types of accommodations too from high end resorts to bed and breakfasts. It is known as the new age capital of Australia so you will find yoga retreats and different new age stores and businesses in addition to all of the beautiful coastline and hidden, private beaches.

Hiring a Car in Byron Bay

Bellingen to Byron Bay Car Rental Map Photo Credit: Budget.com.au

 

Byron Bay is located on the northern coast of New South Wales not too far from the border to Queensland. There are quite a few places to rent a car from Budget in New South Wales. Coffs Harbour is the closest car rental location to the starting point of Bellingen. Closest to Byron Bay, you can rent a car at the Ballina Airport  or you can hire a vehicle at Lismore  or the Lismore Airport. Here are some other things to do close to this New South Wales road trip adventure:

Best Places to Get Married in NSW and Victoria

Whale Watching

The Legendary Pacific Coast Scenic Drive

Quirky Places to Stay in NSW

Swim, Surf, and Shop in the Seaside Village of Lennox Head

The Waterfall Way

Washpool National Park

Best Scenic Drives in Australia: The Rainforest Way

6 Australian Summer Holiday Road Trip Ideas