With miles and miles of golden beaches surrounded by sub tropical rainforests in the Hinterland and perfect weather all year round, it is no wonder that the Gold Coast is the most sought after destination for romantic weddings and honeymoons in Australia.
Whether you are after 5 star beachside luxury, a world class casino, a romantic cabin in the stunning rainforest hinterland, glamping in the wilderness of a World Heritage listed National Park or an ecofriendly lodge on Fraser Island, the Gold Coast offers a wonderful array of options for the honeymooning couple.
Here are some of the best honeymoon destinations on Australia’s Gold Coast and surrounds.
The central hub of the glittering Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise is known for its high rise skyline and beautiful Surfers Paradise beach. Famed for its bustling new foreshore which offers an array modern shopping, dining experiences and lively nightclubs, it's often the first go-to destination for visitors to South East Queensland.
Palazzo Versace, Main Beach
Palazzo Versace Gold Coast is everything and more that you would expect in a luxury hotel from the world of Versace.
It offers an exclusive waterfront location nestled between the sparkling Broadwater and the beautiful white sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean.
With extraordinary service, spectacular architecture, opulent accommodation and design throughout featuring Versace’s bespoke furnishings and Italian craftmanship, Palazzo Versace creates an ambience of pure glamour and luxury.
Gianni Versace’s distinctive vision of luxury and beauty influences every detail of the accommodation at Palazzo Versace. Every one of the hotel’s 200 light filled bedrooms and suites and 72 luxury condominiums offer pure indulgence, absolute glamour and ultimate relaxation - only the very best of everything.
Featuring three award winning restaurants, a famed day spa, fitness and wellbeing centre, private marina and sparkling lagoon pool, Palazzo Versace truly reflects 5 star luxury accommodation.
It is no wonder that Palazzo Versace is the choice of celebrities, musicians, entertainers and Royalty when they visit Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast is the ultimate 5 star luxury hotel honeymoon destination.
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Main Beach
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is the Gold Coast’s only 5 star beach resort featuring direct access to the beach.
Set amongst 6 hectares of sparkling lagoons and tropical gardens the resort offers a new realm of luxury. The rejuvenated rooms offer spaciousness and comfort with luxurious Sheraton appointments.
Featuring the famous lagoon pool, fitness centre, spa facilities, direct beach access, exquisite dining, and the famous Marina Mirage shopping centre, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is a truly world class beach resort.
The Star Casino Gold Coast, Broadbeach
Classic glamour and modern style come together at The Star Gold Coast located on Gold Coast’s Broadbeach Island.
The Star Gold Coast offers a world class integrated resort offering a range of accommodation designed to deliver the best of the Gold Coast’s coastal lifestyle.
With 57 luxurious suites, The Darling at The Star Gold Coast features butler service, bespoke fittings and the finest amenities and finishes. Experience a touch of splendour and relax in your choice of the Jewel Suites, Stellar Suites and Darling Suites.
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast has been completely revitalised during one of the most comprehensive and expensive refurbishments ever undertaken in Australia. Choose from the Superior Deluxe Rooms, Executive Deluxe Rooms, Lavish Suites of the Opulent Penthouse.
Offering luxurious accommodation, a world-class 24-hour casino, Azure Spa and fitness, sumptuous dining, lively bars, and star-studded entertainment, The Star Gold Coast is a destination like no other offering premier accommodation on the Gold Coast.
Q1 Resort and Spa, Surfers Paradise
The iconic Q1 Resort and Spa is Australia’s tallest residential tower set in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Offering elite accommodation in luxury one, two, three, four bedroom and penthouse apartments all capturing breathtaking views of the Gold Coast’s white sandy beaches, Pacific Ocean and stunning Hinterland.
The design of the Q1 Resort and Spa is inspired by the spirit and lifestyle of Australia reflecting elements of the Olympic Torch from the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the Sydney Opera House in its stunning design.
The Q1 Resort and Spa boasts Australia’s only beachfront observation deck located on level 77 which offers breathtaking views of the entire Gold Coast. SkyPoint Observation Deck is serviced by an express elevator which rises 77 levels in just 43 seconds.
The international award winning Exclusive Spas operate the Q1 Spa which offers a range of uniquely Australian treatments including full body exfoliations with crushed pearl or ancient desert and sea salt scrubs, hypnotic pulsing Vichy showers, the dual Hydrostorm, fragrant spa baths, hot rocks, chilled rocks and the amazing Jet Spa that will steam, mist massage and aroma you. Better yet they specialise in dual treatments offering the honeymooning couple the ultimate spa treatment.
The Q1 Resort and Spa incorporates luxury accommodation, world class recreational facilities, three swimming pools, iconic dining precinct and an award winning day spa all nestled amongst lush tropical landscaping offering you everything you need for a romantic, luxury honeymoon just minutes from the centre of Surfers Paradise.
The Gold Coast’s Hinterland is often referred to as Queensland’s Emerald City and some call it the Green behind the Gold. A short drive from the stunning beaches, discover unspoilt World Heritage sites, charming mountain villages with antique shops and art galleries, award-winning wineries, sweeping coastal views and the stunning rainforest that’s situated in one of the world’s oldest national parks.
Songbirds Rainforest Retreat, Mount Tamborine
Songbirds Rainforest Retreat offers six private luxury villas set amongst 52 acres of the stunning emerald rainforest of Mount Tamborine in the Gold Coast Hinterland.
At Songbirds your honeymoon stay is a time to be surrounded by the rainforest, become immersed in beauty, indulge in fine food and wine and revive the mind, body and soul.
Stay in one of six luxurious and spacious villas and awake to the sounds of Australia’s famous songbirds including kookaburras, whipbirds and lorikeets.
Each beautifully appointed villa offers a King size bed, double spa bath, lounge area with a gas ember fire for cooler nights and large outdoor deck featuring beautiful rainforest views.
Relax and revive with a therapeutic massage and an array of pampering spa treatments or a one on one meditation or yoga session. Reconnect with nature by walking through Songbirds rainforest pathways and the beautiful Mount Tamborine National Parks.
Order a breakfast basket or grazing plater in the privacy of your villa and dine in the multi award winning restaurant which has hosted many renowned Queensland chef’s over the years and won many dining accolades. Songbirds mouth watering cuisine is founded in fine fresh ingredients including local produce and delicious organic vegetables and herbs grown in their own organic vegetable garden and presented to the chef’s each day.
Not only is Songbirds the perfect honeymoon destination, but it also caters to weddings offering an array of stunning ceremony sites set amidst the beautiful rainforest of the Gold Coast Hinterland.
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Scenic Rim Lamington National Park
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is located in the World Heritage Lamington National Park which is home to over 200 bird varieties, 500 waterfalls and features 160 km of walking tracks.
A true nature’s paradise situated in the largest sub tropical rainforest in Australia, the O’Reilly family have been welcoming guests to their idyllic retreat since 1926. Located on the Scenic Rim, the drive to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat up the Lamington Plateau along the winding mountain road offers breathtaking vistas of the mountains in the West.
A range of accommodation includes Mountain View Rooms, Canopy Suites, Rainforest and Valley View Villas. The best the retreat has to offer is the two bedroom Canopy Suite boasting a fireplace, King size four poster canopy bed, couples spa and large deck offering breathtaking views of the rainforest.
O’Reilly’s is famous for its Tree Top Walk which offers a close up view of the rainforest canopy and its wildlife which you can explore on your own or take advantage of the Discovery Program featuring guided walks.
The Dining Room offers a delicious array of food and an extensive choice of wines from the O’Reilly’s range.
At the end of a busy day pamper yourself at O’Reilly’s Lost World Spa which is a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation and take a dip in the picturesque infinity pool. O’Reilly’s truly is a perfect honeymoon destination.
Nightfall Wilderness Camp, Scenic Rim Lamington National Park
Nightfall’s Wilderness Camp is nestled next to the headwaters of Christmas Creek located in a seemingly remote part of the Lamington National Park aptly known as the Lost World.
The camp sits atop a vast mystical ancient geology near Mount Warning sheltering rare flora and fauna and some of the world’s remaining tracts of Gondwana sub tropical rainforest and the magical rim of mountains known as the Scenic Rim.
Glamping at its best, Nightfall Wilderness Camp is limited to only six travellers ensuring privacy and intimacy. The decadent private safari tents provide the perfect environment for a honeymooning couple.
Blending simple luxuries with off the beaten track rainforests, waterfalls and wildlife, you can enjoy rapids with private natural pools, a massage by the creek or in the rainforest, a lazy hammock or a night under the stars by the camp fire.
For those who crave adventure discover the tangled rainforest walks on your own or with a guide to discover the local birds, wildlife, plants, history and culture.
After pre dinner drinks, your hosts will prepare a sumptuous organic feast prepared on the camp fire and served under the stars.
Nightfall’s Wilderness Camp is a truly memorable experience for the honeymooning couple looking to get away from it all.
Spicers Peak Lodge, Scenic Rim Lamington National Park
Spicer’s Peak Lodge is Australia’s highest non Alpine lodge offering a destination mountain experience. Located in the Southern Downs overlooking stunning Spicer’s Gap, one of Queensland’s most beautiful wilderness areas, Spicer’s Gap has become synonymous with genuine, personalised service.
Choose from an array of luxurious, intimate accommodation including Loft Suites, Lodge Spa Suites and Private Lodges all perfectly positioned on the edge of the escarpment to enjoy the spectacular views through Spicer’s Gap.
The Spicer’s Peak Lodge is both sophisticated and grounded with Head Chef Doug Innes-Will placing a strong emphasis on experimentation and sustainability using local fresh produce and respect for the environment.
Enjoy a helicopter flight or 4WD wilderness tour and then relax and rejuvenate in luxury at Spa Anise a beautiful, purpose built mountain top spa retreat offering an array of spa treatments. It’s the perfect way to unwind after spending the day exploring the natural wilderness.
Perfect for the couple looking for the ultimate mountain honeymoon destination.
Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat, Tweed Valley
In northern New South Wales, in the Tweed Valley between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast hinterland, lies Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat.
Set on 100 acres and designed to seamlessly combine the three key ingredients of the perfect romantic getaway – privacy, comfort and luxury, Crystal Creek Rainforest comprises only 13 private, architect designed luxury bungalows set discreetly in a stunning natural rainforest location. The retreat is surrounded by World Heritage listed National Park.
This secluded retreat offers five different styles of romantic accommodation. Choose from the Mountain View Lodge, Luxury Rainforest Lodge, Glass Terrace Bungalows, Rainforest Canopy Bungalows and the Creekside Spa Bungalow. Each bungalow is individually placed to ensure privacy and all feature double spa baths, floor to ceiling windows and sunning rainforest views.
All meals are prepared by Chef Jenny Breen using fresh and local Australian produce and are delivered to your bungalow for a fine intimate dining experience. Breakfast Baskets, Picnic Packs and Gourmet Hampers are also available.
Romantic seclusion, privacy and an exquisite natural backdrop make Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat the ideal setting for an intimate and memorable luxury rainforest honeymoon.
World Heritage listed Fraser Island, off Australia’s Queensland coast is the world's largest sand island stretching over 120km. Panoramic viewpoints include Indian Head, a rocky outcrop on the island's easternmost tip, and the Cathedrals, a cliff famous for sculpted ribbons of coloured sand. Fraser Island is a camping, diving and ecotourism destination with stunning beaches and swimming sites, an abundance of freshwater pools and ancient gravity defying rainforests growing out of nothing but sand.
Kingfisher Bay Eco Resort, Fraser Island
Kingfisher Bay Resort is located north of the Sunshine Coast and is the gateway to the World Heritage listed wilderness of Fraser Island which features ancient rainforests, spectacular freshwater lakes and the world famous 75 mile beach.
Offering an array of accommodation from Lagoon View Rooms to Executive Villas, Wilderness Lodges and Kingfisher Beach Houses, four swimming pools and Island Day Spa, Kingfisher Bay Resort is nestled among the tree covered sand dunes on the edge of the calm waters of the great Sandy Strait. It is a paradise for fishing, boating, bushwalking, swimming and four wheel driving. Or just relax and enjoy the magnificent, natural beauty of the island.
Seabelle restaurant offers a divine degustation drawing on Indigenous bush ingredients, and you can join in one of their talks to learn more about the plants on Fraser Island and their uses. Or you can go fishing and have one of the Chef’s cook your catch for you.
The Island Day Spa offers couples massages, you can enjoy sunset champagne at the Jetty Hut, and discover kilometres of white sand for long romantic walks making Kingfisher Bay Resort the perfect honeymoon destination for the couple wanting to experience an unforgettable island eco adventure.
Noosa on the Sunshine Coast:
Renowned as one of Australia's and indeed the world's, most beautiful seaside holiday destinations, Queensland's Sunshine Coast region of Noosa is set on a headland and surrounded by stunning National Parks and golden beaches. Home to an excellent surf beach and a range of boutique shopping and fine dining options on famous Hastings Street, Noosa is a popular holiday destination with local and International visitors alike.
On the Beach Noosa Resort
Located right on Noosa’s Laguna Bay, On The Beach Noosa Resort offers a range of exclusive, elegant, luxury beachfront apartments and penthouses.
All apartments are cleverly designed to take advantage of the essence of Noosa with stunning beach and ocean views. Relaxation is paramount with all apartments featuring a private balcony with spa bath and sun loungers as well as direct access to both the patrolled beach and Hastings St from the resort.
Whether you want an active exciting honeymoon adventure, or a relaxing, peaceful romantic honeymoon retreat, complete privacy is assured. The room designs are unique and make the most of the stunning beachfront location ensuring you don’t miss a moment of the glorious view. Some rooms even feature showers with stunning beach views.
You will find a great range of beachfront restaurants, casual eateries and a grocery store just steps from your apartment as well as upmarket boutiques, galleries and trendy bars along tree lined Hastings point.
On The Beach Noosa Resort is the perfect luxury honeymoon location set in the heart of cosmopolitan Hastings street, with direct access to Noosa’s magic main beach, Noosa National Park and Noosa’s finest restaurants.
Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas
Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas is nestled in the serenity of Noosa National Park.
Enjoy your honeymoon lazing in the inviting free-form swimming pool, pamper yourself in Stephanie’s Ocean Spa, or just take it easy. World class shopping and restaurants are a short 500 metre stroll away in bustling hub of Hastings Street and Laguna Beach.
At this premium Noosa accommodation you’ll find the ultimate in eco-conscious sustainability with solar energy and rainwater irrigation.
For the honeymooning couple discover your home away from home in a beautiful Noosa Villa. Spread out over two or three spacious levels, the Villas are truly unique. You’ll be treated to luxe inclusions like your personal concierge, a hamper of delectable local produce and complimentary transfers into town. For a truly indulgent Noosa honeymoon experience, you can’t go past a Villa.
Aside from spacious and stylish accommodation, Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas offers WiFi access, a gymnasium and steam room, complimentary car parking and 24 hour reception. For onsite dining, View Restaurant provides a relaxing and welcoming environment.
Enjoy Queensland’s most stylish holiday destination as you stroll down to Hastings Street where Noosa’s main designer fashion boutiques and street side alfresco restaurants abound. Walk to the popular Noosa Main beach and enjoy the rolling surf while you soak up Queensland’s welcoming sunshine.
Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort
French luxury and local cuisine in the world's most exciting cities.
Located in the heart of Hastings Street, Sofitel Noosa Pacific is the only 5 star hotel in Noosa.
All 176 guest rooms, suites and villas make you feel welcome the moment you arrive. Light open spaces draw on the textures and natural colours of the location, taking inspiration from the surrounding environment and rich cultural heritage.
Discover a unique approach to gastronomy experiences with a mix of fresh local cuisine and fine international techniques. Drawing on the abundance of fresh local produce, ingredients are simply prepared and cooked to perfection. Indulge your connoisseur's palate by the pool, by the river, or from the sophisticated ambience of Peter Kuruvita's Noosa Beach House where meticulously prepared dishes and the finest wines will tempt you while you contemplate life's passing street parade.
Perfect the Art of wellness at the AQUA Day Spa where your well-being, health and beauty are carefully nurtured. Enter a luxurious world with bespoke lighting and personal touches to soothe the body mind and soul.
Indulge in The Cabanas Noosa where desire and design merge to make the divine. Elegant white walls meet with natural timber and stone in a palette of hues that take inspiration from Noosa’s sun-drenched beaches. Sprawling umbrellas overlook luxurious sun loungers in an unmistakeably French flair of iconic Breton stripes that evokes le savoir vivre, immaculate style, devilish playfulness and laidback French charm.
Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort offers the ultimate luxury honeymoon accommodation in the heart of Noosa.
Situated just an hour south of the Gold Coast is the beautiful coastal town of Byron Bay known for its beaches, surfing and scuba diving sites, as well as bustling culinary and music scenes. Byron Bay is becoming the choice of many celebrities who wish to get away from it all. Cape Byron is Australia’s most eastern point and the Cape Byron Lighthouse is situated on the headland in the State Conservation Park. Byron Bay enjoys a sub tropical climate all year round and between June and November humpback whales can be spotted form headland viewpoints such as the Captain Cook Lookout as they migrate north to warmer waters.
Watermark at Wategos. Absolute Beachfront Byron Bay
Set amongst the lush backdrop of the Byron Bay Hinterland and offering absolute beachfront self contained luxury suites, Watermark at Wategos is situated on one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, Wategos Beach.
Watermark at Wategos offers three luxuriously appointed beach suites.
Choose from the Beachfront studios featuring a stunningly furnished separate living area and galley kitchen, queen size bed and an Italian marble bathroom with Egyptian cotton bathrobes and towels.
The Ocean View apartment is situated upstairs enhancing the spectacular beach view. The suite incorporates a spacious and beautifully furnished living room, full sized kitchen, an Italian marble bathroom with Egyptian cotton bathrobes and towels and a separate bedroom featuring a Queen size bed.
The luxurious Private Residence is the ultimate accommodation at Watermark at Wategos. Featuring two master bedrooms finished in fine details with luxury marble ensuites in each. The view from every room is spectacular but none more so than the stunning living room and outdoor entertaining area. Enjoy the view and the fresh ocean breeze as you watch whales, dolphins and surfers from your balcony in your Private Residence.
Nestled in the beautiful Cape Byron Headland Nature Reserve in the shadow of the famous lighthouse, Watermark at Wategos is the ultimate beachfront honeymoon location.
The Villas of Byron
The Villas of Byron are tropical luxe inspired private villas nestled discretely in the heart of Byron Bay. Set amongst the lush coastal rainforest, the villas invite each of their guests to revel in their own private oasis.
The Villas of Byron invite each of their guests to revel in their own private oasis set amongst the lush coastal rainforest.
The luxury Villas are designed as exclusive compounds offering the ultimate accommodation experience from the private internal courtyards with heated mineral pools, waterfall and spa, signature additions such as the outdoor showers and Japanese bidet to the plush, textured furnishings, oversized bedrooms, lavish ensuite bathrooms and contemporary galley kitchens.
The Villas of Byron offer an excellent range of luxurious signature services. Choose from their range of gourmet hampers including a breakfast basket, gourmet picnic hamper or mezze platter, or enjoy candlelit dinners in the privacy of your villa prepared by a personal chef.
The Villas Pamper Menu is designed to enhance your stay. Experience an array of decadent face, hand and foot beauty rituals or sample the range of well being services including full body massage and private yoga lessons.
If you seek a romantic retreat, the Villas of Byron can offer you all of this and more.
So, there you have it. An array of romantic honeymoon destinations to choose from on Australia’s Gold Coast and surrounds.
To arrange your Gold Coast wedding and honeymoon, contact Australian Dream Weddings now.