This is part three of our series on the best honeymoon destinations in Australia. There are so many different places to honeymoon in Australia; we have broken them down into categories. First, we told you about the most romantic island getaways, next we featured blissful beaches, and today, we are highlighting the majestic mountains. You might not immediately think of the mountains when you think of Australia, but there are beautiful peaks to visit where you can experience hiking, biking, skiing, and reach amazing heights on your honeymoon.

  1. Cradle Mountain, TAS

Cradle Mountain behind Dove Lake Photo Credit (Wikipedia) By Bjørn Christian Tørrissen – Own work by uploader,, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Cradle Mountain view over Dover Lake Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Stevage – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Cradle Mountain view from Barn Bluff Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Bjørn Christian Tørrissen – Own work by uploader,, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Cradle Mountain is located in the northwest of Tasmania, Australia’s island state. Here, you can vacation among the wilderness and the wildlife of Tasmania. You can choose to stay in one of the luxury accommodations near the mountain or you can rough it on a hiking adventure and stay in the famous Cradle Mountain huts or camp out in nature.

Hiring a Car in Tasmania

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There are three locations in Tasmania where you can hire a vehicle for your Tasmanian adventure holiday. The closest ones to hire a car to get to Cradle Mountain Lake – Saint Clair National Park are in Davenport or Launceston. Both cities have airports so if you have flown into Tasmania or taken the ferry over from the Australian mainland, you still can have a means of getting around on your own while on the island state of Tasmania. Launceston is located in the north of Tasmania where you can rent a car at the Launceston Airport, or hire a vehicle in the city of Launceston location. The coastal city of Devonport is another location where you can hire a car in Tasmania at the Devonport Airport  or rent a vehicle in the city of Devonport. When you do hire a vehicle in Tasmania, be sure to consult with the car rental agent for guidelines about driving in Tasmania and about any specific restrictions. Much of the Tasmanian landscape 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. Click the links above a see our site to get a rate quote and see what great rates Budget has available for you.

While in Tasmania see things to do from our previous travel tips blogs about different things to do in Tasmania:

Tasmania’s East Coast Road Trip

Discover Nature, Beauty and Adventure in Tasmania’s Tasman National Park

Up for a Hike? Try the Overland Track in Tasmania

Strangest Places to Visit in Tasmania

Strangest Places to Visit in Australia and Tasmania

Tasmania’s Touring Route Launceston to Bridport

Things to Do in Hobart Tasmania

The River Run Road Trip Across Tasmania

Taste of Tasmania

6 Australian Summer Road Trip Holidays

Mole Creek Karst National Park in Tasmania

Best Hotels for Art Lovers

Hobart Tasmania

5 Places to Visit in Tasmania

  1. Glass House Mountains

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The Glass House Mountains are located in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The backdrop of the Glass House Mountains is very romantic and the mountains are so majestic.

You can either camp out in the national park or stay in some of the local accommodations including lakeside retreats or country cabins. Things to do include hiking, mountain climbing, or biking, or visit the rainforest at Mary Cairncross Reserve.

Hiring a Car in Sunshine Coast

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When you are travelling around the Sunshine Coast area, you can hire a vehicle at the Sunshine Coast Budget location. Having a rental car to get around it means that you can see all the sights on your own schedule. Coming and going when you please can make for the best holiday. Click on the links to get a quick and easy rate quote for the best car hire rates in Queensland. While in the Sunshine Coast region, check out these other holiday ideas from our blog:

Australia’s Most Popular National Park: Beautifully Diverse Noosa National Park

Great Sandy National Park

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could do at the Australia Zoo

Fraser Island World Heritage Site

Sandy Beaches, Blue Waters, and Whale Watching in Hervey Bay

Noosa Food & Wine Festival 2016

Mapleton Falls National Park and Kondalilla National Park

Scenic Holiday in the Glass House Mountains

Things to Do in Sunshine Coast

Free Things to Do in Sunshine Coast

  1. Blue Mountains

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The Blue Mountains are less than an hour west of Sydney but it will seem like a world away. There are wonderful mountain resorts here and the things to do include horseback riding, exploring the caves, and other outdoor activities. This is also where Christmas in July all began so if you would love a winter wonderland getaway in July, then this would be the best place for your honeymoon in the mountains.

Hiring a Car in Sydney

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It’s convenient and easy to hire a car in Sydney  at one of many convenient locations. If you flew into Sydney on holiday, you can hire a car right at the Sydney Airport. Other locations in Sydney where you can rent a car at a great price include Sydney east location in Alexandria, or the Sydney southwest location in Ravensby. The drive from Sydney to most of the national parks in the Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Area is about 1 ½ hour drive. Click through any of the links to get a quick and easy rate quote for the best car rental rates in Sydney. Be sure to let your car rental agent know your travel itinerary so that they can ensure you have the best vehicle for your trip. Many parts of this park are great for four-wheel driving, so you will likely want to hire a 4WD vehicle so that you can access all of those trails. Our helpful car rental agents can also assist you with local maps, holiday tips and pointers, and travel safety information. While in Sydney, check out these other holiday ideas from our blog:

Best Scenic Drives in Australia: Greater Blue Mountains

Winter in the Blue Mountains

Bushwalking in Jamison Valley

Scenic Drives in the Snowy Mountains

Snow Valley Way: A Delicious Scenic Drive

Things to Do on Holiday in Sydney

Sydney Holiday Ideas for Families with Kids

Free Things to Do in Sydney

A Spectacular New Year’s Eve in Sydney

Places to See in and Around Sydney

5 Day Trips from Sydney

Sydney’s Famous and Secret Beaches

Scenic Drive from Sydney to Melbourne

Experience the Vast Beauty of Wollemi National Park

Royal National Park

Enjoy the Diversity of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Walking through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Summertime is the Perfect Time for Sydney’s Outdoor Pools

Best Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Sydney

5 Must Do Walks of Sydney

Sydney’s Best Snorkelling Spots

  1. Mount Tamborine

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Tamborine Mountain is an excellent getaway locale for your honeymoon. Experience the Queensland sun without the heat and humidity here. It is located west of Brisbane and the Gold Coast; often referred to as “the green behind the gold”. Couples here can go hiking along the Scenic Rim. Tamborine Mountain is one of the many mountains along this chain of extinct volcanoes. The land here is rich with a beautiful rainforest, majestic waterfalls, and vineyards.

Hiring a Car in Gold Coast

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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

Main Range National Park

Glamping in Australia

Best Scenic Drives in Australia: The Rainforest Way

Great Walks of Australia: Scenic Rim Trail

  1. Thredbo

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Perisher Ski Resort in the Perisher-Thredbo area of Kosciuszko National Park Image Credit:

Thredbo Ski Resort is located in the Australian Alps. If you want your honeymoon to be a winter wonderland, then a winter time honeymoon here is just that. It is home to Mount Kosciuszko, the tallest peak in Australia where you can go hiking, skiing, and play a host of other winter sports and activities. The resorts here are romantic and have all the amenities honeymooners could wish for.

Hiring a Truck to get to the Australian Alps

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Thredbo is located in The Australian Alps and is close to the major cities of Melbourne in Victoria, Sydney in New South Wales, or Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. So you can hire out a moving truck from any of those cities to make your way to your destination in the mountains. You can also use Budget Trucks to rent a vehicle that is perfect for traversing mountain roads and we now also have snow covers for safe winter travel. Click here for a quick and easy rate quote for hiring a truck or 4WD vehicle near Melbourne. Click here to see a great price for hiring a vehicle or moving van in Canberra. Click here to see about hiring a truck near Sydney. While in the mountain regions of Australia, check out these holiday ideas from our Budget Travel Tips Blog:

Jindabyne and the Snowy Mountains

Snowy Valley Way: Scenic Drive in the Snowy Mountains

Scenic Drives in the Snowy Mountains

Alpine National Park

Australian Alps National Park

Australian Ski Resorts Part One

Australian Ski Resorts Part Two

Soar High in Namadgi National Park

Australian Winter Escapes Part One

Australian Winter Escapes Part Two