Honeymoon in Paradise on the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Just a short drive, flight, or train ride from Brisbane. This idyllic tropical location is right in your own backyard. We’ve discovered our top picks for your perfect romantic honeymoon getaway in the Gladstone Region. Wake up in the morning to the sounds of the ocean from the comfort of your own bed. Crystal clear water, glistening white sand, palm trees and no one around. This is a honeymoon in paradise on the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Wilson Island

Wilson Island is a one-of-a-kind island hideaway located 80km northwest of Gladstone. Travel by boat from Gladstone via Heron Island or travel in style by Helicopter to Heron Island and then enjoy a short scenic boat ride to Wilson. This tranquil island is a place that has to be seen to be believed.  

This is an exclusive adults-only destination with only 18 guests on the island at any one time. You’ll stay in an incredible reef safari tent. However, don’t be fooled, these are no ordinary tents, you’ll be living in luxury during your stay.

Spend the day snorkelling, discovering the incredible colourful coral, and witnessing extraordinary marine life, you may even spot a turtle nesting on the sand or new life hatching into the sea.  Follow this with a sunset drink on your private deck and enjoy exquisite fresh local produce prepared by the island chef. They’ll even personally prepare a picnic basket for you to enjoy with the love of your life on your own private patch of beach.

Heron Island

Heron Island is another incredible romantic island destination. Famous for it’s spectacular coral reef and extraordinary marine life. Located 72km Northeast of Gladstone. Enjoy a scenic boat ride from Gladstone or embark on an unforgettable helicopter flight.

Stay in rooms set amongst the ancient Pisonia Forest or stay right on the beach with views of glistening white sand and pristine blue water. Snorkel straight into the water off the white sandy beach and experience the natural wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

You don’t need to swim here to experience the wonders of this island. Enjoy a guided reef discovery walk, or take a ride on the semi-submersible boat. See the vibrant coral and spectacular marine life. You’ll fall even deeper in love and create lasting memories on this incredible island getaway.

Town of 1770 & agnes water

Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 is a beautiful honeymoon destination, a seaside town nestled amongst stunning coastline and pristine national parks. It is an untouched slice of paradise, the southernmost point of the Great Barrier Reef.  Idyllic, affordable and just under a 6-hour drive from the heart of Brisbane or 90-minute drive from Gladstone. There is nothing more romantic than watching the sunset from 1770.

Quiet beaches in this area stretch for miles. Take a long walk and find a secluded enclave. You’ll feel like you’re the only two people around.

From snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, surfing the waves, and hiking the numerous walking trails there is so much to this little town. We’ve picked the best honeymoon accommodation spots.

1770 Lagoons Central

Apartment Resort

1770 Beach Shacks

1770 Getaway

1770 Lagoons Central Apartment Resort is located within a 3-minute walk to the incredible Agnes Water Main Beach. This resort truly exceeds expectations with its modern facilities, tropical surroundings, sensational hospitality, and award-winning lagoon-style pool.

With impressive guest rooms, you can’t go wrong with any room you choose. However, if we had to choose, the Executive King Studio with the private spa bath nestled on the balcony would be our pick!

You can enjoy a romantic dinner at the on-site bar and restaurant Plantation, for an incredible dining experience. Spend the day at the Anjea day spa with a couples Sapphire Sea body Wrap or just relax and soak up the sunshine by the pool. You’ll leave feeling blissful and rejuvenated.

You’ll feel relaxed as soon as you enter the doors of 1770 Beach Shacks. A tropical retreat with exquisite beachfront accommodation.  Here you will have a truly unique experience. You can’t beat this location, you can walk to the beach right from your door.

Each accommodation option is a free-standing bungalow. Our honeymoon pick is the Studio Ocean View Bungalow. This room boasts magnificent panoramic views of the ocean and your own private deck to enjoy romantic meals together.

Take a stroll along the beach and then watch the famous 1770 sunset from your private deck in your own slice of paradise.

Surrounded by lush tropical bushland, everything has been carefully designed and considered for total relaxation at 1770 Getaway.

This lush resort is set on four acres of tropical gardens and is located just a stone’s throw from the pristine beaches of Agnes Water.  This resort is a perfect honeymoon destination to relax and unwind. Take a dip in the luxurious pool and enjoy a meal at the Garden Café, one of our all-time favourite places to dine.

Here you’ll stay in a luxury garden villa. These stylish modern villas are beautiful and set within the private tropical gardens, a perfect backdrop for a romantic honeymoon in nature’s paradise. You’ll love your stay at 1770 Getaway.