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9 dreamy Queensland honeymoon destinations

The coastal and tropical escapes that were made for newlyweds.

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Blessed with sunshine, clear waters, secluded hideaways and island paradises, Queensland is honeymoon heaven. For newly married couples, luxury abounds with resorts and hideaways boasting in-house spas and million-dollar views over the ocean.

With the big day done and dusted, it's time to spend your first holiday together as Mr and Mrs. Here’s where to go if you’re thinking of heading to Queensland.

Our top picks for Queensland honeymoon destinations

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1. Hamilton Island, Whitsundays

Part of the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island is a spectacle to behold. Often chosen as a holiday hotspot due to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, the island features sparkling waters, silky beaches and a bevy of activities to keep the two of you busy.

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2. Port Douglas, Far North Queensland

Tucked between forest and sea, Port Douglas has plenty of outdoor activities for restless souls. Spend your days scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef or wandering under the emerald canopies of the Daintree National Forest then spend your nights unwinding in your resort spa or watching the sunset hand in hand.

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3. Daydream Island, Whitsundays

No, you're not dreaming. This island really IS the picture of perfection. Called Daydream Island, it's an intimate Whitsundays gem that measures less than one kilometre in length and features only one luxury resort.

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4. Airlie Beach, Whitsundays

Located on the mainland, Airlie Beach is an ideal base for exploring the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef. Its laidback atmosphere is matched by a culture of artist markets and waterfront restaurants serving freshly caught dishes. This one’s ideal for those wishing to make a longer trip of their honeymoon or for honeymooners on a budget.

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5. Heron Island, Southern Great Barrier Reef

Queensland’s Heron Island is the ultimate digital detox. There's no mobile reception or televisions on the island, giving you and your partner in crime the chance to escape the distractions of the outside world.

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6. Noosa, Sunshine Coast

Located on the Sunshine Coast, Noosa offers boundless coastal and hinterland scenery for couples to explore. It also offers a wealth of luxurious spa and relaxation options for those who prefer to kick the breeze.

Search for flights to Maroochydore (closest airport) Search for hotels in Noosa


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7. Green Island, Far North Queensland

Rainforests, beaches and crystal clear waters…what more could you want out of a honeymoon on one of Queensland’s most arresting islands? Nothing, that’s what.

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8. Lizard Island, Far North Queensland

A lovers' paradise, this secluded getaway boasts dozens of powder-white beaches, a lagoon and infinity pools to lose yourself in. You can only get there by private charter from Cairns Airport, which is just one more luxury you can add to your honeymoon hit list.

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9. Scenic Rim/Gold Coast Hinterland

Comprised of six national parks including Tamborine Mountain, Mr Barney and Lamington, Scenic Rim is the ultimate inland honeymoon destination in Queensland. It features cabin accommodation, numerous walking trails and driving routes for intrepid wanders.

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Best Queensland islands for honeymoon

  • Hamilton Island: Best for the classic resort holiday experience, Hamilton Island has a range of accommodation options, an airport, and a host of activities on offer and day trips that depart right from the island.
  • Hayman Island: Best for the ultra-luxe escape, this island's only hotel is the InterContinental. Choose from a range of upscale room types including beachfront villas complete with private pools.
  • Heron Island: Best for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island offers a host of tours that can help you learn more about the region, including guided island walks, sunset cruises and kayaking trips.
  • Lady Elliot Island: Best for eco-friendly holidays and located in the Southern Great Barrier Reef, it's a diver and snorkeller's paradise.
  • Fraser Island: Best for adventures, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. The whole island is 4WD access only, with most of the roads made of sand. Here, you can drive to freshwater lakes and sand dunes.

Best destinations in Far North Queensland for honeymoons

  • Port Douglas: This resort town offers a wide range of resorts ranging from affordable apartments to 5-star villas. It's also an ideal stepping stone to adventures on the Great Barrier Reef or up into the rainforest and Cape Tribulation.
  • Daintree Rainforest: If you're looking for seclusion on your honeymoon, consider a rainforest lodge deep in the Daintree rainforest. Sure, you won't be by the beach, but most have pools and are within easy reach to some of the region's swimming holes.

Where can you book Queensland honeymoon packages?

If you're looking for a pre-packaged holiday that includes a few nights' accommodation and extras like some meals, resort credit or flights, we'd recommend checking out these travel deals websites:

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