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Best babymoon destinations in Australia

A babymoon is now a must-do for parents-to-be and we've come up with some of the best spots around Australia to choose from.

Whether it’s lying on the beach, enticing spa treatments, curling up with a book by the fireplace or exploring a new city, all mums-to-be want to relax and an opportunity to spend time with their partner before their lives change forever. But where should you go to celebrate your growing brood and enjoy one last lie-in?

From sipping your morning tea whilst overlooking the serenity of the Pacific, a spa getaway in the rainforest or a staycation near the city centre, we’ve come up with the best spots in Australia for a babymoon to remember.

Unwind with a babymoon by the sea

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Only a three-hour drive from Sydney, Mollymook is an ideal place to soak up the quiet of the South Coast. A unique hideaway, Bannisters by the Sea is a clifftop property located above Mollymook Beach, where you can spend your mornings admiring the waves crashing along the shore.

This beachside spot offers classic rooms, beach houses and penthouses, so you can choose your level of privacy. The ocean deluxe room is for those who love a view. Perched on top of the stunning Mollymook headland, it is the perfect spot for ocean-gazing in luxury, from sunrise to sunset.

The resort has a fully licensed and award-winning restaurant, Rick Stein at Bannisters, for your romantic dinners for two (or three?). Enjoy freshly caught seafood, such as a steamed whole snapper stir-fried with ginger and soy sauce, that is sure to blow your socks off.

During the day, grab a cocktail (or a mocktail for mum-to-be) from the poolside cocktail and pizza bar or rejuvenate at the on-site day spa. Book yourself in for the prenatal massage that is sure to ease aching muscles and let mum-to-be enjoy some relaxation time before the sleepless nights start.

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Bannisters by the Sea

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Excellent Location 9.3 / 10
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Soak up your last trip together at this Byron Bay resort

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Unwind in the luxury of your own private villa at your Byron Bay haven, Elements of Byron – MGallery by Sofitel. This resort is wrapped in nature’s tranquillity and boasts an adults-only pool that you’ll thoroughly appreciate.

Start your day with a complimentary yoga class, then refuel with a delicious breakfast at Azure Bar and Grill, where you can feast on buttermilk pancakes prepared by world-class chefs. Throughout the afternoon, treat yourself to the Osprey Spa, where you can book yourself in for their pregnancy massage; an inner glow pregnancy ritual package that includes 1.5 hours of care to your face, body and aching feet.

When you’re not enjoying all the resort amenities, venture out into the fun that is the Byron Bay area. Don’t miss out on a trip to famed Cape Byron lighthouse for stunning views of the Pacific.

Elements of Byron - MGallery by Sofitel

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Byron Bay, 5 km to Byron Bay Lighthouse
9.0 Excellent (175 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.4 / 10
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Indulge with a stay at this luxury Margaret River spa retreat

Injidup Spa Retreat is an exquisite restorative sanctuary set in the pristine coastal surrounds of the Margaret River region. This spa retreat features adults-only villas for the ultimate dose of peaceful serenity.

Each villa has its very own private plunge pool and stunning ocean views so you can completely bliss out. If you prefer feeling the sand between your toes, the beach is a short stroll away and a perfect place to disconnect, just the two of you.

Pampering should definitely be on the cards, too. The Injidup Spa offers a range of massages and body treatments, so mum-to-be can completely relax. The li’tya marma kodo pregnancy massage is an absolute must-try; the therapist integrates traditional elements of the Li’tya Kodo pressure points and spiralling movements to ground and uplift your energy and works to prevent disharmony and nurture both mother and child.

Afterwards, if you’re feeling up to it, you can go on a guided scenic walk along the coast and come home to a dining experience in your villa with your own private chef.

Injidup Spa Retreat

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9.0 Excellent (148 reviews)
Excellent Comfort 9.3 / 10
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A babymoon adventure down in Hobart

Situated on North West Bay’s scenic coast and just 15 minutes from Hobart, Villa Howden offers luxury accommodation surrounded by the natural landscapes of Mount Wellington and the Huon Valley.

This property only has 10 suites, so you are guaranteed to be well looked after throughout your stay. If you book yourselves in for the weekend, you can experience memorable Tasmanian dining, with High Tea that consists of a three-tier stand with fresh ribbon sandwiches, cakes and pastries, and let’s not forget scones, jam and cream. At night, you can have an amazing intimate dining experience in the sunroom; they source the freshest produce from local farms and fishermen to create a delicious seasonal menu. The salt and pepper squid is a winner!

With rest and relaxation on the cards, a dip in the indoor heated pool will help with soothing aching muscles. While parents-to-be who like a bit of adventure can explore nearby Mount Wellington, which offers stunning views from its summit.

Villa Howden

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Hobart, 14.9 km to Bruny Island Ferry Terminal
8.9 Excellent (230 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.2 / 10
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A babymoon in Broome

Broome is a magical corner of the country that many tend to overlook. But with its all-year sunshine, it is the perfect stop for a babymoon. Staying at the Kimberley Sands Resort & Spa, you will be in the perfect location to visit the town’s incredible beaches, and watch the sunset while you relax and enjoy just being together, the two of you.

Start your day off with a buffet breakfast, before heading off to the on-site full-service spa to relax and enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If spa treatments aren’t your thing, spend the day lazing by the pool with a mocktail in hand.

The on-site restaurant, La Perle Restaurant is known by visitors and locals alike for offering the finest food in Broome. Set in a gorgeous and cool outdoor setting, make sure to try the salmon à la grenobloise and for those with a sweet tooth, the canard à l’orange will not disappoint.

If you want to venture out of the resort, rent a comfy sun lounger under the shade of an umbrella on Cable Beach, arguably one of the best beaches in Australia.

Kimberley Sands Resort and Spa

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8.5 Excellent (935 reviews)
Excellent Comfort 8.7 / 10
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Treat yourselves to the perfect weekend in the city

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Only a short drive from Sydney Central Business District, Jonah’s Boutique Hotel is known as a romantic weekend getaway spot. With stunning views overlooking Whale Beach and located just around the corner from Palm Beach, a stay here feels like you’re kilometres away from city living (when really, you’re just around the corner).

Catch up on your beauty sleep in the beautifully-handcrafted king bed from A.H Beard and don’t forget to get snuggly by throwing on the comfy bathrobes and slippers that are provided. Indulge yourself with a massage or facial treatment from one of the Purity Pacific’s professionally-trained therapists, and better yet, you won’t need to leave your room.

If you want to venture out of the resort, head down to gorgeous whale beach or take a short drive down the hill to Palm Beach, where you can grab a great coffee, smoothie and delicious meal at the Boat House.

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Jonah’s Boutique Hotel

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Sydney, 39.4 km to Airport Sydney
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Excellent Location 9.1 / 10
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A babymoon to remember in the picturesque rainforest

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is known as one of National Geographic’s most unique lodges of the world. A beautiful and extremely quiet location surrounded by nature that offers luxurious features, such as a private beach and reserve tours that are complimentary to all guests.

Only a short drive from Port Douglas, you will be in complete bliss without being far from the city centre. Spend your days exploring the surrounding area with guided nature and wildlife walks. Not to be missed is the Coconut Odyssey tour, Australia’s only coconut tour, where you will learn all about the health benefits of coconuts. The on-site dining option, Ospreys Restaurant, is the perfect spot to end the night with panoramic views of Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation.

Learn about Aboriginal culture

The property also offers specialist talks with Kuku Yalangi People, the local aboriginal community, who come and share their stories as passed on from previous generations including the history of their ancient cultural traditions.

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

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Port Douglas, 11.7 km to Four mile beach
9.0 Excellent (966 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.3 / 10
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Spend your babymoon soaking up the sun in Noosa

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The Sebel Noosa offers stylish self-contained apartments in the heart of popular Hastings Street, only five-minutes walk from Noosa Main Beach. Staying at the Sebel means you get to relax your tired muscles in two outdoor swimming pools, cook up a feast (if you’d like) in your own kitchen, as well as enjoying a peaceful start or end to your day on your private balcony.

Make sure to venture down Hastings street for a delicious meal. The Blended Health Bar is an awesome spot for a quick smoothie bowl or (n)ice cream. But if you really want to curb those pregnancy cravings, a stop at Betty’s Burgers for their deluxe burger is sure to hit the spot.

The Sebel Noosa

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Noosa, 6.7 km to Noosa Main Beach
8.7 Excellent (2841 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.3 / 10
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Find your own piece of paradise in Merimbula

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Situated halfway between Sydney and Melbourne and only a three-hour drive from Canberra, you will find the hidden gem known as Merimbula. Known for its sapphire blue waters and pristine beaches, enjoy the very best Merimbula has to offer with a stay at Cetacea Luxury apartments. Recently refurbished, each apartment has its own fully-equipped kitchen and lounge room looking over Merimbula Lake.

Mornings can be spent strolling along the water, down to the beach or to one of the many charming cafes for your morning brew. A great spot for coffee and a healthy snack is Mormors, where you should try The Onesie, consisting of one egg, one rasher of bacon and one piece of sourdough. If fresh seafood is more your thing, head over to The Merimbula Wharf Aquarium & Restaurant for fresh produce and spectacular 18180-degree ocean views.

Cetacea Luxury Apartments - 2 Bedroom Downstairs Apartment

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