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8 Best Babymoon Ideas from Brisbane to Byron

Want to take a trip with your partner before your impending bundle of joy arrives? Jump on the babymoon trend with our picks of the best babymoon ideas from Brisbane to Byron.

What is a babymoon?

Like a honeymoon, a babymoon is a celebratory getaway expectant parents take before their baby arrives. A babymoon allows you to spend quality time and have one final adventure with your spouse sans kids. The trend has definitely grown in popularity over the years and can be a week-long holiday or weekend getaway.

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How to choose your babymoon destination

So, you’ve agreed that the only thing you need before your impending arrival is a babymoon. Now it’s time to choose a destination and experience. Here are some key factors to consider:

  • As you’ll probably enjoy your escape in the second or third trimester, comfort is key. Before your life revolves around someone else, be selfish and use your babymoon to truly relax. For you, the most relaxing place might be a beachfront holiday home, a luxurious spa resort or an unplugged cabin.
  • Discuss with your partner what activities you want to do on your babymoon. If all you want to do is lie by the pool sipping on mocktails, head to a resort. If you want to spend your days indulging in museum and theatre dates, make a beeline for a capital city.
  • Think big or small. Talk to your doctor about overseas travel and plan that dream trip you’ve always wanted to take. Alternatively, there are bound to be amazing babymoon destinations within driving distance.

Babymoon ideas from Brisbane to Byron

If you decide to stick closer to home, here are our picks of the best babymoon ideas around Brisbane.

Relax in a Byron rainforest retreat

Crystalbrook Byron’s luxurious accommodation is nestled within 45 acres of subtropical rainforest. It’s home to treetop suites and three different restaurants and bars (including Forest, the region’s best eco-friendly restaurant). Head to the onsite Eléme Day Spa for relaxing massages, facials and couple treatments. Byron’s Instagrammable sights are a short drive away and don’t miss the opportunity to have a lovely long lunch at The Farm too.

crystalbrook byron relaxation hut in the rainforest


Indulge at Halycon House

An award-winning beachside hotel on the Tweed Coast’s Cabarita Beach, “you’ll spend Halcyon days poolside sipping cocktails, dining in our hatted restaurant, Paper Daisy and relaxing at Halcyon Spa.” If this sounds ideal, step this way! You’ll be spellbound from the moment you enter your Halcyon House room, as interior designer Anna Spiro designed each room in her signature eclectic style. Think antique furniture adjacent to fabric upholstered walls. During your stay, see a different side of the Tweed region on our food and drink tour and have an unforgettable meal at Tweed River House.

tweed valley experiences


Have a 5-star Brisbane staycation

Crystalbrook Vincent is “brave, bold and bursting with energy.” Located in vibrant Howard Smith Wharves, it effortlessly blends environmental consciousness with luxury five-star accommodation. Enjoy river views from your room and the rooftop pool and bar. You don’t have to go far to experience the best in Brisbane dining or to explore the city either. If you want to pair your babymoon with an extended tour, check out our 3-day Brisbane to Byron Food Trail for the ultimate foodie experience.

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Enjoy an island escape

If you crave an exotic island getaway close to home, why not head to Tangalooma Island Resort? Spend your days alternating between the spa, the swimming pool and the sea. You and the bump will love every option. There’s also wild dolphin feeding at sunset and plenty of beachfront cafes and restaurants.

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Never leave Elements of Byron

The luxurious Elements of Byron is a destination within itself. It’s home to forest trails, beachfront lounges with direct access to Belongil Beach, two pools, Azure Bar and Grill, and Osprey Spa. But hey, if you want to head into Byron Bay, ride on the world’s first solar-powered train. You’ll be there in under 10 minutes. The jaw-droppingly beautiful Osprey Spa also has an entire selection of spa treatments exclusively for expectant mothers.

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Escape to the countryside

If your perfect babymoon is more lush green rainforest than sandy golden shores, let us introduce you to Nightfall. Nestled within Lamington National Park, this is a luxurious glamping experience like no other. Each custom-defined safari tent features a rotating fireplace, a vintage bath and a plush bed. Your visit can be as relaxing or as adventurous as you like. Nightfall provides you with a picnic lunch and maps if you want to go hiking. Otherwise, enjoy a massage by the flowing creek for otherworldly tranquillity. Then unwind with pre-dinner drinks and an organic dinner feast.

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Soak in Tamborine Mountain’s tranquillity

You’ll find Witches Falls Cottages tucked away on tranquil Tamborine Mountain, one of our day trip destinations. Offering babymoon packages, the aim of the game here is to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect. You can do just that in your double spa bath, which is surrounded by a full glass roof and walls. Start every morning on the right foot with homemade bread freshly delivered to your door in a breakfast hamper. While in the area, don’t miss Witches Falls Winery (pick up a celebratory post-birth bottle) and the scenic Witches Falls lookout.

Mt Tamborine winery


Go glam on the Gold Coast

Do you want a babymoon that is equal parts relaxing and glam? Check out Peppers Soul in the heart of Surfers Paradise. 77 levels tall, it towers over the foreshore. Fortunately, this means you’re just a hop and skip from everything exciting the area has to offer. However, you may find it difficult to leave the luxury accommodation. It features indoor and outdoor heated pools, a steam room, sauna and spa, and the renowned Hyde Paradiso after all. This vibrant bar is known for its handcrafted cocktails (easily transformed into mocktails), Mediterranean-inspired tapas and DJ sets.

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