Top 5 Australian Destinations for a Babymoon
Babymoon's are our favourites for two reasons: first, we firmly believe that everyone should make time for some enjoyable and relaxing travel, and pregnancy is no exception. Second, after your baby arrives, life will somewhat become chaotic with sleepless nights and nappy changes for at least the next few months. So, this is your time out to celebrate your relationship before becoming mum and dad.
A babymoon might sound like a luxurious and expensive affair, but on the contrary, it can be as simple as you wish, as long as you and your partner are taking time to enjoy eachother before the arrival of your baby.
A babymoon is simply a vacation that pregnant couples take during the pregnancy to have more we-time, romance, and pampering along with some sightseeing or low-key activities.
Here are some really great babymoon destinations in Australia to visit during your pregnancy:
Broome, Western Australia
If you are looking for an abundance of nature and natural wonders, Broome is the place for you. The natural surroundings make it one of the most popular destinations on the Western Australian coast.
Cable Beach: 22 kilometres long white sand beach and blue water will surely amaze you with its picturesque beauty. With its sheer size, you should be able to find a spot where you can relax.
Gantheaume Point: Gantheaume has a great history and offers an experience for a lifetime. Mesmerising views and incredibly beautiful rock formations are all part of the Gantheaume Point experience. And if dinosaurs excite you, you can see dinosaur footprints from 130 million years ago during low tides. It is something that makes it a unique babymoon destination!
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park: Australia is famous as a wildlife haven. And if holding a bay crocodile excites you, then Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park is a must-visit place. If crocodiles aren't for you, there are also other animals such as birds, kangaroos, emus, snakes and lizards.
Hobart is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Hobart has a wealth of natural attractions and one of the only major cities where you can see the southern lights year-round. Best viewing spots include Rosny Hill Lookout and Kunanyi/Mount Wellington.
Museums: Hobart is a small city but has a rich heritage and quite a selection for arts and culture. If you are an art lover, there are plenty of museums for you to spend a gala time in the city. The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), the Maritime Museum, Narryna Heritage Museum, and the Army Museum are just a few of the many in the city.
Mount Wellington: If you're heads-up on driving up a steep slope, you can get to a beautiful spot that offers a great view of the entire city from the top of Mount Wellington. A 30-minute drive west of Hobart, Mount Wellington is one of the best aurora viewpoints in the area. Bring a jacket as it can get frigid at the top!
Port Arthur: If you're looking to trek further, Port Arthur is a great place to explore and admire the area's natural beauty. Port Arthur is a quaint village best known for the well-preserved penal colony buildings of the nearby Port Arthur Historic Site. Visit this place if you want to learn about Australia's penal colony history.
Byron Bay, New South Wales
Byron Bay is known for its beaches, surfing, and scuba diving sites. Spend time with your loved one and discover Byron as a couple before the family grows. Bayron is easily accessible from the Gold Coast, Ballina, and Lismore airports. During your babymoon, you will have plenty of time to explore Byron and its picturesque beaches, relaxed cafes, and magnificent national parks. It is also a wonderful place to get a spa treatment or to relax by the beach simply.
Spas: Byron is a place to pamper and spoil yourself. Bayron offers a variety of spas where you can enjoy a massage or a facial at - The Byron, Osprey Spa, or the Buddha Gardens Balinese Day Spa - to name a few.
Awaken Meditation Retreats: Escape from your routine life and head to 'Awaken Meditation Retreat. The package deals include meditation, daily yoga classes, and all meals and accommodation for your 6 six days stay. If you would rather be alone or just with your partner, you can also get your private retreat customised to your needs and preferences.
Lone Goat Gallery: If you are an art lover, you must visit the Lone Goat Gallery. The gallery exhibits the work of the best artists from the Northern Rivers region every month. Visit the Lone Goat Gallery will be a unique experience.
Hamilton Island, Queensland
Hamilton Island is a two-hour flight from Brisbane and the most popular holiday destination on the Great Barrier Reef. Home of picturesque white beaches, famous teal waters, and an abundance of marine life, Hamilton is the largest and busiest inhabited island in the Whitsundays.
Explore the Great Barrier Reef: Being pregnant doesn't limit you to explore Australia's biggest, most popular, and most fantastic attractions - the Great Barrier Reef. The natural wonder caters to everyone from honeymooners to babymooners to families.
Spas: A relaxing island vacation along with a spa package is a deadly combination. Life can get busy, making it hard to find time to treat yourself properly. However, a babymoon is a perfect time to pamper yourself with a relaxing spa treatment offering experiences that will help you unwind.
Whitehaven Beach: If you do not want to indulge in touristy things, you can spend a chill-out day at Whitehaven Beach. The idyllic landscape will make you think you're in paradise.
Daylesford is a small town famous for its mineral springs and spa treatments. Daylesford is about a 90-minute drive northwest of Melbourne, either via the M8 or M79 and auxiliary roads. It's a great weekend destination not just for babymooners but for anyone looking to get away from the city.
Spas: Although a small town, Daylesford is a destination for a variety of spa treatments. Places like - The Mineral Spa, Salus Spa at Lake House and Daylesford Day Spa are just a few of the places you can reinvigorate your body and mind in Daylesford. If you're feeling burnt out from the daily hustle and bustle of life, consider taking a trip to the spa.
Lake Daylesford: Go for a walk around with your partner or simply relax by the serene Lake Daylesford. Perfect for a picnic or barbeque lunch or dinner date with your partner with spectacular scenery in the backdrop.
Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens: If you enjoy nature, the Wombat Hill Botanical Garden offers excellent views of the lush green gardens built on top of an extinct volcano. There are plenty of amenities and places to have picnics or to enjoy a relaxing day at the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens between dusk and dawn.