Here are a collection of ideas for the best babymoon destinations Australia has to offer! Where to babymoon Australia is our collection, the best of the best.
In recent years babymoons have become popular as a ‘last hurrah’ before the baby comes along and changes the life of the parents for-ever. When you live in Australia, there are many reasons to babymoon Australia, close to home. In order to get the best advice possible, we reached out to a number of Australian bloggers for their experiences regarding babymoon destinations Australia. Plus, we added our own ideas for the best babymoon in Australia.
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Babymoon Australia – Our Top Picks
Melbourne – Victoria
Melbourne is a perfect destination for a babymoon because it’s an interesting city which always has a lot going on. Also, it’s easy to stay central to many activities so if you are not feeling well or your body isn’t up for being active. You can stay in a well located hotel in Melbourne’s CBD and you will never have to go far.
Melbourne is a great place to visit for food so you’ll be able to eat lots of awesome food. It’s also well known for its shopping. This is a great chance to pick up some baby products or to buy the things you need for your hospital bag.
There are many great day spas in Melbourne. They offer pregnancy massage so you can treat yourself to one of these as well. I also recommend going to one of the great live shows. Also doing other activities which will get tricky once bub is here.
– Sharon from The Melbourne Family
Byron Bay – New South Wales
With its wide sandy beaches, relaxed vibe, and health conscious attitude, Byron Bay is the perfect baby moon destination. From the moment you arrive, Byron Bay soothes the soul. There is no need to rush anywhere or do anything (if you don’t want to). Just enjoy the warm breezes and crystal blue ocean.
Choose a hotel near the beach ideal for lazy morning strolls. Or a hotel in the hinterland to enjoy breakfast overlooking the rain forest canopy. During the day book yourself in for a massage, facial, or one of the many pregnancy packages offered by day spas throughout Byron. If you are feeling energetic, take a walk. Walk along The Pass or up to the lighthouse for incredible views of the coastline.
Byron Bay’s boutiques, markets, and galleries are full of inspiration for your new nursery. You can easily spend half a day browsing the shops. Stop for freshly squeezed juice or a smoothie along the way. Eating is fresh and healthy there so you can indulge and boost the nutrients for you growing bump.
We baby mooned in Byron Bay and loved every moment. The town has all the ingredients for an indulgent pre-baby vacation.
– Katy from Untold Morsels
The Gold Coast – Queensland
There are so many great places to have a babymoon in Australia. I would totally recommend a few days relaxing at the beach on the Gold Coast.
You can get some fantastic deals on luxurious Gold Coast resorts with fantastic views across the ocean. Spend your days lying by your resorts swimming pool or swimming in one of the many gorgeous Gold Coast beaches.
If you like a little more adventure, there are plenty of activities for you. You can SUP, kayak, or even surf depending on how far along you are. Also, you can hike on one of the many trails in the Gold Coast Hinterland.
There are plenty of great restaurants around the Gold Coast for dinner and day spas to be pampered. Also, if you’re into shopping, there are some massive shopping malls around the Gold Coast too.
Let’s face it, next time you are down the coast its going to be all about baby and visiting all the family friendly attractions. Make this trip all about you!
Port Douglas – Queensland
Port Douglas is located in tropical, lush far North Queensland. It offers a tropical getaway experience without the risks associated with leaving Australia. This is an Australian babymoon destination that ticks all the boxes!
As a babymoon destination Port Douglas offers warm weather, beautiful pools, palm trees and plenty of nature based adventure nearby should you desire! Apart from glorious resorts with an abundance of world class restaurants and pampering spas, there are plenty of activities to enjoy if you are feeling up to it. Take a day trip on the Great Barrier Reef or explore the Daintree Rainforest. If nothing else, try to make a trip out to Cape Tribulation where the ancient rainforest is an immensely powerful restorative.
In Port Douglas you can go for morning beach walks, wander around the waterfront market, and enjoy the wide range of delicious restaurants.
If you haven’t had time for your babymoon photo shoot, imagine having the white sands of Port Douglas or the fantastic trees of the Daintree Rainforest as the backdrop!
Babymoon Australia – Where To Stay In Port Douglas!
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort And Spa – For the best pool in Port Douglas you can look no further this resort. Check here for current rates to stay at the Pullman Port Douglas.
Silky Oaks Lodge – If you are more inspired by treehouses in the rainforest, and a fresh water swimming hole, take a look at this lodge. Check here for currents rates to stay at the Silky Oaks Lodge.
The Sheraton Grand Mirage – Not only is it just steps away from the beach, but it’s the hotel with the most incredible lagoon pools. There are thirteen of them (yes, really)! Check here for current rates to stay at The Sheraton Grand Mirage.
Our babymoon consisted of an 8 day Tasmanian road trip from Hobart to Launceston. While it may not sound like the traditional babymoon of relaxation by the pool, being that it was winter in Tassie, we had such a great time. We hired a car and booked in different accommodation along the way. Also, we stayed 1-2 nights on average in each of 4 different destinations.
We started in Hobart where we spent the most time, exploring the local attractions and having the most amazing day trip to Port Arthur. We even did an adventure boat cruise which I thought may have been a disaster with my morning sickness, but they are well prepared for pregnant women, kids and anyone prone to seasickness.
Our days were spent driving between destinations and slowly exploring new parts of Tasmania. Our nights involved sourcing yummy food, often dictated by my fussy pregnant cravings. The one challenge we faced was the windy roads though. They were not kind to my stomach at times, so take it slow.
Don’t be afraid to splurge a little on accommodation. Especially in Cradle Mountain with the romantic surroundings and the fireplace crackling!
– Holly from Four Around The World
Broome – Western Australia
Broome, with its rich history and unique pace of life known as “Broome-time” is a great place to visit on a babymoon, especially if you want to stay in Australia but still see something completely different.
From the east coast, you are looking at about 8-9 hours travel time. Though for Western Australians it is far more accessible with just 3 hours flight.
The pearl of the North, Broome offers beach walks and lounging by the pool, or more adventurous pursuits. You can explore historical sites like the museum or outdoor movies, visit some of the nearby beaches, dinosaur prints ,or learn about the pearling history. How about buying a pearl as a memento of this trip?
Unless nausea is a major problem, we would definitely splurge on a visit to the world famous Horizontal Falls via fast boat. Also, take a scenic flight over the falls as well as scenic flight over the Buccaneer Archipelago.
Apart from all of these things to do, there is the camel ride along cable beach and the famous stairway to the moon.
Babymoon Australia – Where to stay in Broome!
Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa – The town’s only resort fronting the famous beach and has created a special Broome Babymoon experience is specifically designed to pamper the parents to- even the famous camel ride on the beach at sunset leave from right outside the resort and are highly recommended! Check here for current rates at Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa.
Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary Resort – Located meters from Cable Beach and just 10 minutes from they city center, this is a great babymoon Australia resort. When you are done relaxing on the beach come back to the resort and relax poolside. There are five total to choose from. This resort also has its very own restaurant and poolside dining. Check here for current rates at Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary Resort.
Blue Seas Resort – Located in a fantastic area within walking distance of fine dining, shopping for pearls, and water activities. It features two pools and 44 one-bedroom fully contained rooms. Check here for currents rates at Blue Seas Resort.
Rottnest Island – Western Australia
Located less than an hour’s ferry ride from Perth, Rottnest Island is a great babymoon destination for Australians who are looking for something a bit different, but quite affordable at the same time.
We would also select it as the number 1 babymoon destination for Perth people!
For Perth folk, it makes a great weekend getaway. Yet after two days on Rotto you feel like you have been to another world. Whether it is the laid back holiday atmosphere, or the island feeling, you quickly slip into another pace of life on Rottnest Island.
Stunning beaches, and blue waters are complimented by a unique ‘bikes only’ policy which means that there is a real frontier feel. For those heavily pregnant there are infrequent buses around the island. Perhaps you have the perfect reason to just stick around the main settlement.
Babymoon Australia – Where to stay on Rottnest Island!
Karma Rottnest – This accommodation offers something for every taste and budget. From hotel style apartments to private suites depending on your needs and price point. Karma offers secluded beaches and fine dining as well. Check here for current rates to stay at Karma Rottnest Resort.
Hotel Rottnest – Hotel Rottnest offers relaxed accommodations right on the beach. So much to do so close to this hotel. Whether it is relaxing on the beach, fishing, watching the boats come in, or taking in the history of Rottnest Island, this hotel is centrally located. Check here for current rates to stay at Hotel Rottnest.
Margaret River – Western Australia
Another excellent and affordable babymoon destination for Western Australians is the stunning Margaret River region. An easy and comfortable 3 hours’ drive from Perth. Here you can find secluded beaches of white sand, or taste some of the delicious delicacies offered by this famous wine region. Even if you can’t sample the wines, there are delicious chocolates, cheeses and other organic produce that grows so abundantly in this region.
In winter, you can enjoy invigorating walks along the beaches. Perhaps even curl up by a roaring fireplace, and enjoy some quiet moments in the world class restaurants.
Without a doubt, Margaret River is a premier babymoon australia destination. It is one for romantics, lovers of good food, and the outdoors!
Babymoon Australia – Where to stay in Margaret River!
Pullman Bunker Bay Resort – Offers a personalized babymoon package, including intimate couple’s massages, quiet villas with king beds and luxury tubs. Check here for currents rates at the Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River.
Injidup Spa Retreat – Another inspiring spot is this adults only secluded luxury retreat and spa. This retreat features 10 luxury villas each with their own plunge pool and views of the beach. Check here for current rates to stay at the Injidup Spa Retreat.
Cape Lodge Country House Hotel & Gourmet Retreat – The Cape Lodge boasts a restaurant that has been voted “Top Ten in the World For Food” by Conde Nast Traveller. This is a foodies babymoon Australia dream destination. It features several different luxury rooms to choose from. Activities include cooking classes, art classes, massage and facials, and tours of Margaret River, this is truly an indulgent babymoon destination. Check here for current rates to stay at the Cape Lodge.
Forest Rise Chalets and Lodge – Forest Rise is an eco-retreat for adults where you can revive, restore, rest and relax!!! You can enjoy a candle lit spa, with piped music in the bathroom and views over into the forest. This is the perfect place to connect and rejuvenate before the next phase of your life.
Babymoon Destinations – Easily Accessible From Australia
Not far from Australia, Fiji offers a great option for a baby moon. With direct flights to Nadi from many Australian cities it is easily accessible and houses a great range of resorts. With year round agreeable weather it is a great winter escape for a baby moon.
For baby number two we spent a week at the Radisson Blue Resort in Nadi. The resort offered a great kids club for our first born. There is a fantastic on site spa for couple’s massages. Also an adults only pool area where all the expectant mothers seemed to congregate.
It was quite amazing just how many fellow women in their mid-trimester had landed at this resort. Many of us taking a final opportunity to read a book poolside in the adults only area. It was our last hurrah before we spent the next few years hanging out in the paddle pool chasing a toddler in swimmer nappies! Check here for current prices at the Radison Blue Resort.
– Penny Reidy from Itchy Feet Family
We also stayed at the very popular, and often discounted Warrick Fiji. Check here for more information and current rates for the Warrick Fiji here.
Alternatively, you can source more information and rates for your babymoon dates here.
Bali, the island of the gods and a true tropical paradise is another babymoon destination that is a good option for Australian babymooners!
Apart from the issues of leaving Australian medical care and the risk of tropical diseases, Bali is a truly wonderful babymoon destination.
A great climate, hotels of all styles, palm trees, Asian food and the wonderful Balinese people. All that make this a superb place to spend some special time with your significant other before parenthood hits.
Whether you are looking for 5 star luxury pampering, or are going with a more modest budget, you will get more bang for your buck in Bali than in Australia itself.
If you have already got a little rug rat along for the ride, you might like to review our The Best Bali Family Hotels post. However, if this is your first, why not head to trendy Seminyak for a bit of shopping and indulgence?
The Royal Beach Sofitel Seminyak gets good reviews and caught our eye during some browsing.
For a bit of luxurious pampering we would also head to the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan in Ubud.
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