Honeymoon Package: Australia Beach Resorts

Discover gorgeous beaches and laid-back Australian gems on this beach resort honeymoon. See the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, and beach towns off the beaten track.

This Honeymoon Package: Australia Beach Resorts vacation was planned for a honeymoon couple from Tampa. She wanted beautiful beaches and he wanted cities, so of course we sent them to Australia! They were able to see the highlights, including the Great Barrier Reef and iconic Sydney, as well as visit some gorgeous beaches off the beaten path.

First for their Honeymoon Package: Australia Beach Resorts vacation, they visited sunny, laid back Palm Cove. They stayed at The Reef House, where they received a warm Aussie welcome. They loved the gorgeous pool, the tropical gardens, and the gentle sound of waves crashing just a few meters away from their room. They took a snorkel cruise on the Great Barrier Reef and visited 3 amazing snorkel sites. The rest of their time was free to relax and enjoy the beautiful beach.

Next on their Australia honeymoon, they flew to Lord Howe Island. Most tourists don’t make it to this gorgeous and sparsely populated island, with its white sand beaches, pristine nature trails, and turquoise lagoon full of tropical fish. They had 3 nights here completely at leisure. They went hiking, took glass-bottom kayaks out into the lagoon, and explored the island by bicycle, but also had plenty of time to relax and recharge at their beautiful beach resort.

Continuing their Honeymoon Package: Australia Beach Resorts vacation, they flew to Sydney and then made the short, coastal drive over to Port Stephens. They stayed at a fabulous beach resort and had a room just steps away from the gorgeous wrap-around pool.

They finished their Honeymoon Package: Australia Beach Resorts vacation in sunny Sydney, Australia’s cosmopolitan capital. They spent 3 nights at one of our favorite Sydney hotels, The Grace. They wanted to explore the city on their own, but they did choose to charter a private boat for a fun cruise along Sydney Harbour. They loved the mix of great beaches and big city attractions in Sydney. It was the perfect way to end their trip!

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1
Your Australia honeymoon begins at the Great Barrier Reef! Arrive at the Cairns airport and board your private transfer to Palm Cove, a charming seaside community where no building is higher than the coconut palms. Spend today getting into “vacation mode” by hopping on a bicycle (available from your resort at no extra cost) and heading to the beach.
The Reef House

Day 2
Enjoy a full day out on the Great Barrier Reef today with a small-group snorkel tour. You’ll be transported to 3 spectacular sites on the edge of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Snorkeling is the easiest way to enjoy the colors and variety of fragile corals and fish life found in the shallow lagoons. You can also witness the magic of the reef by scuba diving, or if you want to stay dry, head to the semi-submersible reef viewer or a glass bottom boat cruise!
The Reef House

Day 3 – 4
The next 2 days are at your complete leisure to enjoy the northern tropical beaches. Take a day tour into Daintree Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest rainforest in the world, for a hike and waterfall swim. Or go sea kayaking, golfing, or even whitewater rafting. There’s also plenty of time to kick back and relax in the tropical atmosphere of the resort.
The Reef House

Day 5
Enjoy a private transfer to Cairns for your flight to Sydney today. From there, you will take a short flight to the stunning Lord Howe Island. With its rich green forests, tranquil beaches, and incredibly blue seas, Lord Howe Island is dominated by the ruggedly spectacular volcanic peaks of Mt Gower and Mt Lidgbird. With just 300 permanent residents and 400 visitors at a time, Lord Howe Island is a truly exclusive Australian escape.
Arajilla Retreat

Day 6 – 7
Enjoy these days at your leisure. Lord Howe Island is a paradise for walkers, with dozens of trails throughout the island. Experience the wonders of the world’s southernmost coral reef in a glass bottomed sea kayak or on a snorkeling or diving excursion. Head down to Lovers Bay to explore the lagoon by canoe, and hand-feed hundreds of fish in the shallow waters at Blinkie’s Beach.
Arajilla Retreat

Day 8 – 9
Catch your flight to Sydney and pick up a rental car for a short drive past gigantic Lake Macquarie to your destination, Port Stephens. Your Australia honeymoon package includes a whale and dolphin watching tour where you’ll have the opportunity to swim with dolphins!
Oaks Pacific Blue

Day 10 – 12
Take a short flight to Sydney and make your way to the fabulous Grace Hotel. Your time here is completely at leisure. Optional activities include a scenic helicopter flight over the city, a day tour to the nearby Blue Mountains (keep an eye out for koalas!), a private lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour, or a romantic seaplane flight to a gourmet restaurant.
The Grace Hotel Sydney

Day 13
Head to the airport today to catch your flight back home. Leave with memories to last a lifetime knowing that you have experienced some of the best islands and beaches of the land down under!

About this vacation
Cost Per Person

Does not include the cost of airfare

Based on
13 day stay
2 travelers

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