Honeymoon Guides

A Guide to Intimate Elopements – Top Destinations in Australia and Beyond

Elopements refers to smaller wedding ceremonies that take place outside the home and tend to be highly romantic events! With no need for complicated arrangements or complex legal paperwork, an elopement ceremony can provide couples with an intimate yet romantic ceremony experience!

Your celebrant can assist with all the paperwork necessary for an elopement, including filling out an NOIM (Notice of Intention to Marriage form), providing photo ID and birth certificates, etc.

1. Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania’s iconic tourist destination, features rugged mountain peaks, ancient glacial lakes, rainforests covered with mossy leaves, and adorable wombats – making for one of its greatest treasures in Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It’s truly representative of everything Tasmania has to offer!

Though the park is open all year, wintertime is its most spectacular time, when snow blankets the jagged dolerite peaks and green snow gums shine like jewels in the sun. Walking to Dove Lake and Crater Lake circuit at this time can bring joyous views; and you may even spot Tasmanian devils roaming about!

There is an assortment of accommodation available within and surrounding the national park, with most within walking distance to both visitors centre and carpark. Peppers offers luxurious cabin-style non self-contained rooms featuring wood fireplaces for an unforgettable stay; Cradle Mountain Holiday Park also has affordable cottages close by that can provide affordable yet self-contained cottage options closer to park entrance.

2. The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains is an impressive wilderness region of rugged sandstone tablelands, canyons, gorges, waterfalls and rainforest. Home to spectacular rock formations like the Three Sisters as well as an abundance of bushwalking trails, it boasts breathtaking scenery at every turn.

Echo Point Katoomba provides the ideal location for viewing the Three Sisters; its breathtaking clifftop viewing platform gives visitors a breath-taking panorama. If you prefer, walk down into the valley floor for another perspective; alternatively visit Leura or Blackheath for some charming street art, antique shops and museums!

The Blue Mountains is an exceptional community with a relaxed and friendly environment, numerous restaurants, cafes and local attractions to keep residents occupied for days at a time. Additionally, this region is widely recognized for its wide array of professional businesses providing top-tier services that delight both locally and nationally.

3. Sal Salis

Sal Salis is truly special from the moment you step foot onto its grounds. A five-minute golf buggy ride from a nondescript beachside car park brings you directly to this exclusive wilderness camp set on Ningaloo Reef’s sand dunes – where time seems to slow down while there’s an immediate sense of purpose and intention pervading every moment of each day.

Sal Salis offers all-inclusive safari-style tented accommodation that blends in seamlessly with one of Western Australia’s most stunning beaches. Each tent is designed with environmental sustainability in mind and offers breathtaking sea and land views along with supremely comfortable beds and an eco-ensuite.

As guests experience sunrise hikes and the chance to spot stingrays and black-footed rock-wallabies, stories are shared about whale shark sightings during August to October (when swimming with whale sharks can be done at Ningaloo Reef). At sunset, guests relax on an open-air deck while the camp chef creates bush-inspired menu items.

4. El Questro Resort

Luxury retreat situated in one of Australia’s remote wilderness landscapes – Kimberley – this resort combines regional hospitality with frontier adventure. Boasting 1 million acres of rugged sandstone gorges, waterfalls and river systems as part of this remarkable destination – guests can explore it from both ground level and aerial perspectives.

Staying at the all-inclusive Homestead offers guests an abundance of tours – soak in Zebedee Thermal Springs, cruise private gorges and rivers, cast for Barramundi or simply unwind by the tranquil swimming hole – there’s no end to what your options may be!

Station Township offers its guests both self-catering options as well as gourmet table d’hote meals with an extensive wine list, available at several dining locations ranging from under the stars or over a cascading waterfall.

El Questro is located in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia, approximately 110 kilometres from Kununurra airport. El Questro can be reached via road – via either Great Northern Highway towards Wyndham or rough, corrugated Gibb River Road.

5. Satellite Island

Australia boasts breathtaking landscapes and beaches that draw people in from all over the globe, yet can quickly become overrun with tourists. A destination elopement provides couples an ideal way to escape tourist crowds while experiencing all that this magnificent continent has to offer.

Uluru and Sydney Opera House may be top destinations on many travelers’ bucket lists; however, Australia boasts many more lesser-known spots that should make an addition to your itinerary worthwhile – including:

Satellite Island offers an unforgettable wilderness experience on Tasmania’s southern end. A small retreat, it features ancient fossil clad rock shelves topped by sheer sea cliffs, pebble beaches and sunny coves for breathtaking panoramic views of the South Pacific Ocean and local produce such as mussels, oysters and crayfish harvested directly off-shore for meals prepared using fresh local ingredients from nearby. Plus the waters host rare white breasted sea eagles as well as other native wildlife!