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Best Honeymoon Destinations for Surfers in Australia

By Marie Nieves

Planning a honeymoon can be stressful as it is, let alone when you’re looking for a place that’ll satisfy your thirst for adventure. So, what actually happens when two surf-lovers fall in love and get married? Well, they start planning a perfect honeymoon getaway in a place that might help them consolidate both their romantic and adventurous desires. Look no further from Australia, as this is the place where all your dreams come true. Being renowned as the destination with the most amazing natural splendour, romantic waterfront resorts and the best surf beaches in the world, Australia is the number one holiday retreat for anyone looking for an active honeymoon.

Where To Go For A Surf-Lover’s Honeymoon in Australia

So, without further ado, here are some of the best honeymoon destinations for surfers in Australia.

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Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Home to magnificent beach resorts and some of the best surf spots in Queensland, the Sunshine Coast makes for the perfect surfer’s getaway. One of the most common surfing locations is the Noosa Main Beach, where the annual Noosa Festival of Surfing is held. Other popular surfing locations include Mooloolaba, Dicky Beach and the Buddina Beach. The Sunshine Coast also has more national parks than any other region in Queensland, making it a true nature-infused vacation for anybody up for the task.

Byron Bay, New South Wales

The beachside town of Byron Bay is a popular tourist destination mostly because of its amazing scenery, impeccable wildlife and beautiful beaches. Tallow Beach is one of the most favourable surfing spots, while you surely won’t make a mistake by visiting Suffolk Park or Clarkes Beach. The ocean way leading to the Byron Bay lighthouse is a great setting for a midnight walk, but the Cape Byron Marine Park is the best way to experience the open ocean and the tidal waters of the Brunswick River and its tributaries.

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Whitsunday, North Queensland

A collection of continental islands off the central coast of Queensland is an appealing location to many couples looking to indulge in the breathtaking sights of the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy seaway and short walks on the Ngaro Sea Trail or simply lay back and relax on the white sands of the Whitehaven Beach. Airlie Beach is the best option not only for beach surfing, but for windsurfing, kiteboarding and sailing.

Margaret River, Western Australia

Margaret River is the name of a small town south of Perth, mostly known for its craft breweries, wineries and several hundred caves. The humid Mediterranean climate and a charming rural appeal, it makes for a popular couple’s destination. What’s interesting is that the west coast of this alluring little town is a renowned surfing location and has acquired worldwide fame for its surf breaks.

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Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

Located south of Adelaide, Fleurieu Peninsula has some amazing surfing spots, some of the most prominent ones being Waitpinga and Middleton. The peninsula is also known for its Fleurieu wine zone with beautiful vineyards, which is a great way to add a touch of Tuscany to your Australian honeymoon. There’s a variety of charming beachside cottages, secluded beaches and captivating restaurants that’ll definitely make your honeymoon something to remember.

Sydney, New South Wales

When talking about the best surfing destinations, local cuisine, mesmerizing beaches, romantic waterfront spa resorts and beautiful scenery, we shouldn’t fail to mention Sydney. One of the largest and definitely one of the most famous cities in Australia offers a wide array of activities, suitable for anyone’s taste, which is why this is one of the best places for planning an active honeymoon. Sydney is very well known for its rich cultural content, as well as entertainment with the Sydney Opera House, The Museum of Contemporary Art, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music as well as the Royal Botanical Garden being located here.

The North Shore and northern beaches of Sydney are especially appealing, but nothing more than the eastern suburbs where some of the most affluent resorts are found. Manly Beach is one of the most popular holiday destinations, but if you want something more secluded the Maroubra Beach in Randwick is the best pick for you. This suburb has an enchanting aesthetic appeal known for its rich history and fine, heritage buildings. Booking a Randwick boutique hotel is a great choice, as its charismatic surroundings makes a perfect setting for an active honeymoon, with a variety of surf beaches in close proximity.


Australia is, without a doubt, an undisputed champion when it comes to romantic holidays, permeated with lots of action and adventure. If you’re feeling adventurous and are looking for a heavenly destination that’ll satisfy all your needs, then you can rest assured, knowing that they’re all listed right here.


Mmary nieves profile picarie Nieves is a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and to surf the Internet. Her favourite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. She is an avid lover of photography who loves to talk about her experiences. You can find Marie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and Pinterest or HighStyLife where she is a regular author.


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6 Secret Beaches in Sydney For A Romantic Getaway

By Roxana Oliver

‘Beach’ is synonymous with the word ‘romantic’, but how does that work when they are full of crowds, children screaming, volleyballs flying above your head and curious eyes all around you? To be honest, not very well. So, considering this fact, we must presume that for a beach to be actually romantic, it should be a secluded beach… a secret beach. Luckily for Aussies, Sydney is filled with such beaches where loving hugs can be exchanged and where statements of love can be spoken out loud instead of in whispers. It is at those secret beaches in Sydney where trips to the beach become romantic activities with the ones who hold our hearts.

Here are six of those secluded beaches in Sydney, where couples can enjoy spending a romantic day or evening in privacy.

Discovering The Secret Beaches in Sydney

Chinamans Beach

CHinamans beach secret beaches in SYdney

A stretch of no more than 250 meters of sand, Chinamans Beach is a perfect little getaway from the crowded and loud city. The beach is located in a pretty quiet residential enclave in Mosman and it is well secluded inside the Middle Harbour. It is an ideal setting for a romantic picnic by the sea or a relaxed swim. Chinamans provides a great deal of intimacy, because not many people know about it and it is uninteresting for surfers, usually scouting around these areas. So, bring a blanket, pack a picnic basket, cool a bottle of wine, and head to Chinamans.

Shark Beach

Shark Beach Sydney Romantic Getaway

Despite its very terrifying name, Shark Beach gives you nothing to worry about. On the contrary, as a part of Nielsen Reserve, this beach has reliable shark-net protection and it is perfectly safe. The Shark Beach is hidden in Vaucluse and it provides plenty of foreshore walks, sheltered areas and calm waves. Plus, it is a great chance to explore the reserve itself and start a mini-Sydney adventure. Even locals are not so familiar with this ground.

Long Reef Beach

Long Reef Beach Sydney Secret Beaches in Sydney

Elegantly nestled on the northern end of Dee Why Beach, Long Reef is not only perfect for romantic picnics and relaxing, but it is also the ideal backdrop for beach weddings. Because it is not as well-known as some of the other northern beaches, this one is a true hidden gem made of 2 km (approx 1.25 miles) long sand stretch where you can spend your time together and enjoy your privacy. Long Reef is also great for day trips, since it has free electric barbecues, picnic spots and amazing waves for the surfers.

Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach Sydney

Located between Coogee Beach on the north and Clovelly Beach on the south, Shelly Beach is a scenic little bay with an atmosphere of a sheltered oasis. The serene blue waters and friendly waves are made for everything from swimming to surfing and snorkeling. Since it is a part of protected aquatic zone of Gordon Bay, Shelly Beach is well guarded, clean, peaceful and pleasant. It also offers picturesque view of the Northern Beaches and North Headland if you take a walk down the bush track.

Reef Beach

Romantic Getaways Sydney Reef Beach

This beach is situated in Balgowlah Heights and offers prime views across Sydney’s North Harbour all the way to Manly. Once heaven for both sun lovers and dedicated naturalists, the Reef Beach is today mostly deserted and we assume that couples that discover it are very lucky because of that. This beach is made for those kick back days when you feel like doing nothing but catching the sun rays. Add to that its historic significance and Aboriginal carvings on the rocks and you will get a nice and unique day trip in Sydney.

Collins Flat Beach

Collins Flat Beach Sydney

Just north of the city in one of Sydney’s most fabulous cluster of beaches, you will find Collins Flat Beach and its scenic view to the harbour. It stands out from the other beaches in the crowd by the special atmosphere of being a world away from the bustle of the city, while being so near the Sydney’s CBD. Whether you are planning a picnic or an overnight stay at the local heritage accommodation, you will find this piece of romantic heaven just perfect.


We have done our part and told you about some of Sydney’s best kept secrets, now it is up to you to explore them and feel the love in the air.

Looking for more romantic activities around the world? Planning a romantic anniversary trip? We’ve got a list of great romantic getaway ideas for any couple!


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Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on twitter.



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