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6 Things To Love: Fraser Island

by | 6 Things To Love, Honeymoons, Location Australia


Dana Broekhuizen

6 Things To Love about Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the definitive tropical island getaway for honeymooners! This stunning piece of paradise is home to world famous stretches of beaches, lush rainforests, adventure tours and amazing wildlife – and that’s just the start! It’s no wonder couples are falling in love all over again with the island where you can enjoy scrumptious food (and cocktails!) set against the backdrop of picture perfect sunsets. Romantic bliss! Every corner of Fraser is filled with spectacular sights and things to experience – here are six things to love…

1. Romantic picnics. There are plenty of hidden little nooks and outlooks all over the island to enjoy a picnic just for two! Order a hamper from Kingfisher Bay and take a romantic self-guided stroll  – or choose a personalised tour – and indulge in some special treats on the beach or in a private corner of the island with your new husband! Image by Rob Annersley

2. Love-ly adventures. Get your adrenalin pumping with your partner and take on the Great Island Walk or go fishing on 75 Mile Beach. Go on a look out for dingoes, take a 4WD tour, or head out to spot whales, sharks and rays – there’s plenty to get you out of your comfort zone! Image via Life On Fraser Island

3. Taste sensations. Expand your taste buds and try something local and different with a degustation created with indigenous bush ingredients. The chefs at Seabelle Restaurant draw inspiration from the island’s indigenous Butchulla tribe, incorporating seasonal local produce, island living and Australian bush tucker. Image via Kingfisher Bay 

4. Kilometres of soft white sand. Take long romantic walks along the many pristine beaches, 4WD along the renowned 75 Mile Beach or run the soft silica sand through your fingers next to the heart shaped Lake Mackenzie. Watching for sea turtles laying their eggs is special too. Wherever you are on Fraser Island, you are sure to be close to a beach! Image via

5. Getting wet. As you’re on an island, you’re bound to get your toes wet eventually! Choose to do it by floating in a tube down Eli Creek, swimming in a natural jacuzzi at The Champagne Pools, trying your hand at traditional water sports or diving in the fresh waters of Lake Mackenzie. Image via Preshanova

6. Insta-worthy snaps. Fraser Island provided the most stunning views for those perfect honeymoon romance snaps! Climb Indian Head for spectacular coastal backdrops, pose in front of the sunset over the Great Sandy Strait, shoot the coloured sands of The Pinnacles or snap the SS Maheno shipwreck on the eastern beach. Image by Bernd Hildebrandt

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: A picnic on a remote stretch of beach sounds like my idea of honeymoon bliss!

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A Romantic WA Glamping Getaway

by | Honeymoons, Location Australia


Anika Reynolds


Image via Soul Camping

If waking up to birdsong and being surrounded by spectacular scenery sounds like a honeymoon dream, then a glamping getaway could be your ideal way to welcome in married life.

Western Australia is blessed with some pretty stunning spots to pitch a tent, so no matter whether you’re after a beachside sojourn or an intimate forest escape – there is bound to be a ‘glamp site’ to appeal to you. An array of local glamping companies now offer stylish, full-service honeymoon packages that will appeal to even the most discerning traveller – no equipment or prior camping experience required!

You and your love can while away a few days in the wilderness, yet enjoy the luxury and comfort of a five-star hotel. From dreamy bohemian tents to onsite chefs, and spa baths to mood lighting – this is camping redefined.

Soul Camping

Specialising in glamping getaways in WA’s superb South West region, n Camping is an ideal option for nature-loving honeymooners seeking an elegant way to enjoy the great outdoors. After selecting your preferred campground, book your bell-shaped Soul Camping tent, which comes adorned in sweet bunting and twinkling fairy lights for extra ambience.


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Each tent is fitted out with a queen-size air mattress, bed linen, cushions, cute seating, bath towels, floor rugs and battery operated lamps, so you just need to pack your best glamping outfits and your toothbrush! Your glamping package also includes an outdoor table and chairs (perfect for sunset drinks) and for an additional fee, you can get a host of homely extras including a bar fridge, kettle, handmade biscuits as well as tea and coffee.


Image via Soul Camping

Mile End Glamping

Perfectly positioned in the heart of the Margaret River region, Mile End Glamping is a distinctly different honeymoon destination. Comprising two geodesic domes elegantly poised on stilts, the ‘campsite’ overlooks sweeping fields and pristine natural bushland.

Light-filled and almost otherworldly, the domes are decked out in all the essentials you and your love could possible require for a truly glamorous escape. Each dome boasts a luxurious private bathroom, kitchen and four-poster bed complete with billowing drapes and sumptuous linen.


Image via Mile End Glamping

No detail has been overlooked: think fluffy bathrobes, luxe bathroom products by Vasse Virgin, and cosy throws for snuggling – a honeymooner’s dream! Outside, relax in your own private spa and soak in those peaceful views, or cook up a date-night dinner on the bbq before an evening of romantic stargazing.


Image by Zahra Creative via Mile End Glamping

Plus, Mile End Glamping offers a range of tantalising extras to elevate your experience. Order a gourmet hamper from local epicurean go-to The Larder, book a couple’s massage in the privacy of your dome, or take a beachside painting lesson and unleash your ‘plein-air’ artiste!

Glamping Co

From deciding on your dream camping destination, to having a camp butler cater to your every whim, Glamping Co is all about maximum luxury with minimum fuss. Simply select your ideal location and the Glamping Co crew will do the rest! You will arrive to a fully set-up and styled campsite featuring spacious tents, hotel-style ensemble beds, quality linen and romantic extras like rose petals, candles and cosy cushions.

Glamping Co romantic getaway

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Don’t worry if your ideal honeymoon hideaway comes sans ablution block – the Glamping Co team can arrange portable toilets and showers and even set up power for you. And, if you’re seeking a truly gourmet experience, you can also opt to hire a private chef to whip up delicious on-location meals – what more could you want?

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Camping at its most luxurious, glamping is the 5 star way to enjoy a honeymoon in the wilderness!

About Anika: I’m a freelance writer with a love of weddings and creatively styled events. I have a penchant for pretty stationery and perfectly put together cheese plates, and a never-ending sense of wanderlust!

The Polka Dot Travel Lounge – Nicola From Polkadot Passport

by | Honeymoons, Polka Dot Travel Lounge


Bec Lawrence

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Arguably one of the best travel bloggers, Nicola, has captured us and fuelled our desire to travel with her very intriguing blog Polkadot Passport (we love the name too of course!) With over 115,000 followers on Instagram, Polkadot Passport showcases beautiful locations all around the globe. Nicola defines herself as a photographer, blogger and adventurer and says she is lucky enough to travel the world for a living and share these incredible experiences with her followers and we are so glad she does exactly that. Nicola took time out of her adventurous life to share with us some incredible locations you must add to your bucket list!

What is your favourite region?

Europe has totally stolen my heart – I love the beauty of the architecture, the diversity of food and the incredible cultures that you can reach so easily when travelling in the region.


Top resort recommendation?

The Four Seasons Sayan is by far the most incredible resort I’ve stayed in! Located in the lush, tropical rainforest of Ubud, Bali, this resort is a tranquil haven and the perfect place to go to escape reality.

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The private villas on offer are truly divine. Each comes with its own private plunge pool surrounded by lush jungle and a luxurious bathtub peering out over the beautiful greenery. The Villas are beautifully decorated in a contemporary Balinese style, reflecting the natural beauty of the island through teak furnishings and exotic patterned details. You can feel the serenity seep through your bones within minutes in this sanctuary!

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Suggestions for great honeymoon activities

To me, the best honeymoon activities are the most adventurous ones. Climbing a mountain and having a picnic at the top at sunset would be my top pick!

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The ideal location for a proposal

I think the ideal location would be a private hot air balloon over Cappadocia in Turkey.

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Best kept secret honeymoon location

As much as people seem to associate going to a tropical island with idyllic honeymoons, I do believe there are some great spots to go in Australia that make for equally incredible experiences! Tasmania, for example, is such a stunning place to visit and I personally think it would make a great honeymoon location for any couple looking for something a little different. With its white sand beaches, dramatic mountain scenery, gourmet food and wine, and a range of spectacular accommodation options!

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Images by Polkadot Passport 

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Imagine an engagement proposal soaring high above the mountains of Turkey at dawn; dreamy! For an update on the most beautiful destinations, check out Polkadot Passport’s bucketlist-worthy experiences across the globe!

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