11 Romantic Off-Grid Getaways Around Australia for Your Honeymoon
While the global pandemic may have put a halt on all international travel, it doesn’t mean your dream honeymoon needs to be postponed.
Sure, if you’re located in Australia, you might not be able to travel to the Amalfi Coast with your partner as soon as you say ‘I do’ or celebrate your romance with a sunset cruise along Paris’ Seine followed by dinner at the Eiffel Tower. But you can have an equally as good - if not better - honeymoon without even leaving the country.
There are countless hidden retreats around Australia, which offer the most memorable and once-in-a-lifetime experiences you and your partner will be talking about decades into the future. Here, we’ve rounded up 11 of the most beautiful places across Australia to pick for your special honeymoon destination. You and your partner will have zero regrets.
The Best Off-Grid Honeymoon Retreats in Australia
1. Arabella, Beaumont, New South Wales
This beautiful tiny home that has won multiple architectural awards, is set on a 140-acre property on the edge of the Cambewarra Range at a former dairy farm. It’s located a two-hour drive from Sydney, and 15 minutes outside the township of Kangaroo Valley.
Spend the day exploring the abundant wildlife, pristine natural sounds and the valley below. By night, sit by the outdoor fire pit roasting marshmallows with your significant other over a glass of wine. Total bliss.
2. Ruwenzori Retreat, Mudgee, New South Wales
Located in lush bushland just outside of Mudgee, NSW, you’ll stumble across a golden age converted train-turned-retreat perched on top of a hill with panoramic mountain views. Inspired by the classy orient Express style, the opulent vintage interiors are enough to take your breath away.
Enjoy your honeymoon relaxing next to the fire pit or taking advantage of the games room, or venture out for a day hike and explore the many fine wineries in the area. The entire retreat is spacious enough to sleep 13 people, so it’s big enough for royalty with just you and your partner.
3. Clifftop at Hepburn, Hepburn Springs, Victoria
If you’re after luxury and exclusivity, simply travel an hour and a half from Geelong to discover the Clifftop at Hepburn Springs. Relax in a lavish two-bedroom, two-bath villa where clifftop views, stunning architecture, French wood fireplaces and stone baths live.
There’s mood lighting throughout the villa, comfy recycled hardwood king-sized beds and get this - a glass cube with glass floor overlooking the alley fitted with a wooden bathtub and velvet daybed. Did someone say luxe?
4. Tiny Home, Mansfield, Victoria
Are you and your partner adventurers? This is the tiny house for you. Perched atop rolling hills, you’ll wake up in this off-grid tiny home with panoramic views of Mt Buller and the greater Mansfield area. Designed to be part of nature, it’s made up of two separate containers - the ‘bedroom container’ and the ‘kitchen-living container’.
The only downside of this retreat? The host mentions you’ll be woken by beautiful sunrises so make sure to pack His and Hers eye masks if you both like sleeping in.
5. Tent On A Hill, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia
Treat your partner to the ultimate glamping experience (featuring lots of wine) by booking your honeymoon at Tent On A Hill. Located in the wine country of McLaren Vale, this luxurious bell tent is surrounded by 10-acres of picturesque farm and bushland featuring fresh gumtrees and kangaroos.
Just picture the two of you cosying up next to the fire pit as you watch the sunset over McLaren Vale with a glass of red in hand. Ultimate bliss.
6. Earthship, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Tucked away behind semi-rural Adelaide Hills is one of the state’s most beautiful and talked about homes known as the Earthship Ironbank. The home was built to address many of the world’s biggest sustainability problems in a revolutionary way. It ticks every box for solar, water and energy efficiency, and is made from a variety of natural and recycled materials including an impressive beer and wine bottle brick wall and car tyres filled and rendered with earth.
Spend your honeymoon days exploring the Adelaide Hill wineries, golf course and plenty of bush-walks, then spend your nights indoors amongst the beautiful interiors that will transport you and your partner to Morocco.
7. Riverdale 1898, Kalgan, Western Australia
This “perfectly imperfect” romantic cottage is said to offer simple modern-day comfort with a few age-old imperfections. The cottage is situated on Riverdale Farm, which has beef cattle, a small pinot vineyard and a sustainable flower growing and designing business attached. You can even book your wedding here and then simply stay for your honeymoon period.
Inside, you’ll find a selection of books on local and natural history, short stories by local authors and a collection of floral design books and novels, which you can sit and read in the light-filled north-facing sunroom. Come here to enjoy quality time with your loved one, and enjoy slow and simple days all while looking out over open paddocks with a backdrop of woodland and the Kalgan River.
8. Red Bluff Safari Retreat, Quobba Station, Western Australia
The perfect location for surfers and those who love the beach, this luxe campsite overlooking the Indian Ocean is where the desert meets the seas. Located approximately 125km north of Carnarvon in Ningaloo Marine Park’s southern tip, Red Bluff offers a range of eco-friendly accommodation including their bungalow-like Safari Tents, perched above vegetation and powered by the sun.
The tent-style glamping site comes with all the little luxuries you and your partner could need for the cutest (and most memorable) honeymoon.
9. Ooraminna Station Homestead, Alice Springs, Northern Territory
For a honeymoon destination as off-grid as you can get, Ooraminna Station Homestead, has you covered. Located 30km from Alice Springs and set on 600 acres of red Aussie outback, choose from one of four luxury style individual cottages - the Stone Cottage, the Timber Cabin, the Tin Cabin and the Log Cabin.
Between the MacDonnell Ranges and the Simpson Desert which the homestead lies, you’ll be able to take part in bushwalking, bird watching and even camping under the stars (talk about a truly romantic experience).
10. The Postman’s Cottage, Montville, Queensland
If you’re after an opulent honeymoon, the Postman’s Cottage is for you and your partner. This romantic abode is set within a 1.5 acre estate of luscious gardens and fresh greenery. The cottage, which was once the first Receiving Office for mail from the UK and abroad, has no television (purposefully left out to encourage true relaxation), luxuriously large beds, a bathtub and plush sofas.
The colour palette of white, black and neutrals is understated, yet elegant and doesn’t distract from the beauty outdoors. You and your partner will never want to leave.
11. The Keep, Goulds Country, Tasmania
If your ultimate honeymoon destination is to sleep in a castle above the clouds, well then look no further than The Keep. This grand stone holiday home overlooks Tasmania’s Bay of Fires and features the most superb outdoor bathtub that is sheltered by magnificent boulders. This place is magically romantic.
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