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Babymoons have been growing in popularity over the past few years, with many expectant Mums opting to take a Babymoon before bub arrives. Whether you are a first time Mum or this is baby number 2 or more – a babymoon is going to be one of the last times you will be alone for a good long while!

Simple pleasures like showers or trips to the shops alone will be a distant memory, once your bundle of joy arrives.

A babymoon is your last chance for some kid-free ‘me-time’ or a nice chance for you and your partner to take a breather before the real fun begins! But travelling while pregnant is not exactly a walk in the park, there is a lot to consider.

So we have put together some things to consider, including safety, clean food, medical access, and comfortable destinations both within Australia and overseas.

What is a babymoon?

So, before we get started – what exactly is a babymoon? Babymoons are typically taken between the 2nd trimester after the 12-week scan and the period where it’s inadvisable to fly.

Similar to a honeymoon, they are designed to relax and rekindle the romance with your partner in picturesque locations with delicious foods and high-quality bedding.

Things to consider before your babymoon 

Before you book that babymoon, make sure you check ahead about the following:

  • Food – ensure there is safe food and drinks for you at your destination.
  • Sanitation – some overseas destinations may not have adequate sanitation requirements.
  • Viruses & Diseases – avoid destinations that may put you at risk.
  • Medical Access – check where your nearest medical access will be and avoid anywhere that is too remote.

Destinations: Within Australia

There are definitely some benefits to keeping your babymoon travel to within Australia. For starters, it is going to be better on your budget and insurance requirements.

It will also help you avoid any food or health issues that may be factor, depending on where you decide to travel to. Some of our favourite destinations include:

Cable Beach

Broome is a fantastic option for a babymoon, with some great beach and nature trails to explore. With a tropical climate, Cable Beach in Broome brings the island vibes, palm trees, and mocktails.

Babymoon destinations cable beach broome

Babymoon Accommodation: Hotels, Resorts, Airbnb.

Months to Visit: May to September to avoid the wet season.

Things to consider: Above 30-degree days for most of the summer, so bring some swimming gear to cool down.

Getting there: You can fly into Broome from most capital cities in Australia. It’s a 2-hour 40-minute flight from Broome, or if you are keen on road trips, Broome is about a 24-hour drive from Perth.  If you are flying in, there are generally taxis and shuttles from accommodations to get you to the resort. Car hire is also available.

Yallingup

Whether it’s a bush walks you are after or snuggling up on a balcony overlooking the Indian ocean, you are sure to find this slice of heaven perfect for your babymoon getaway!

From beach resorts to bush retreats, the choice of stays in this part of West Australia’s South West is truly magical.

Babymoon accommodation: Resorts, Airbnb’s, Hotels.

Months to Visit: March to November for Autumn through to Spring; December to February for Summer.

Things to consider: Ensure you book your accommodation well in advance. Being a popular long weekend destination for WA – be mindful of when these public holiday dates are to avoid the busy period.

Getting there: There are coach buses you can take to get to Yallingup from Perth, or it is an easy 2.5-hour drive from the capital. We recommend a car to get around town and nearing destinations like Dunsborough, Busselton and Margaret River.

Blue Mountains

The blue mountains nestled in the western region of Sydney, offer magical scenery. Surrounded by Native Australian bushland the Blue Mountains are the perfect spot for a relaxing babymoon. Take a stroll in the national park or relax in the array of resorts available in the region.

Blue mountains Babymoon destination

Babymoon Accommodation: Resorts, Airbnb’s, Hotels.

Months to Visit: March to November for Autumn through to Spring; December to February for summer.

Things to consider: Katoomba, the nearing region and the Blue mountain national park has many hilly topographies, so pack your sneakers and expect to walk up a few incline areas.

Getting there: The Blue Mountains are less than a two-hour drive from Sydney. Public transportation including trains and buses from Sydney are also available.

Destinations: Overseas

If you are feeling adventurous, consider an overseas destination for your babymoon. The list is endless, so consider somewhere you have always wanted to go, and may not be able to get to for a while after birth. Depending on where you are in the world, some popular babymoon destinations include:

Amalfi Coast – Italy

Hugging southwest Italy, Amalfi Coast boasts picturesque coastlines with steep cliffs. When travelling to the region, consider Naples, Positano, Amalfi, Sorrento & Ravello.

We recommend you start at Naples and work your way down. If you prefer not to travel too much and explore too many places, get yourself one of the spectacular resorts along the coastline and relax till your heart’s content.

If you are an explorer at heart, get your other half into a convertible hire car and drive to the different locations.

Babymoon accommodation: Resorts, Airbnb’s, Hotels.

Months to Visit: Between April & October for a pre-winter getaway or between the months of May & September for weather fit for outdoor activities. If you want to visit during off-peak season, visit between July and August.

Things to consider: Long flight time from Australia.

Getting there: Fly into the country: most people fly into Rome for the cheaper tickets but, the closest international airport is Naples International Airport. You can travel by train from Rome and Naples or hire a car.

Queenstown – New Zealand

Snuggling the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is a town that sits comfortably amidst the incredible Southern Alps in New Zealand’s South Island. While Queenstown is famous for its adrenalin-packed activities, there are also plenty of relaxing activities including hikes and day spas.

If you enjoy the simple pleasures of spending some quality time in a jacuzzi with a breathtaking backdrop, Queenstown is your destination.babymoon destinations queenstown new zealand

Babymoon Accommodation: Resorts, Airbnb’s, Hotels.

Months to Visit: March to November for Autumn through to Spring; December to February for summer.

Getting there: Queenstown has an airport so you can fly in from Australia or from cities in New Zealand including Auckland and Wellington.

Take a Cruise

Another popular option for babymoons are boat cruises. The list is endless when it comes to destination and duration, so pick one that suits your timeline! Some of the biggest benefits are multiple food options, plenty of pregnancy-friendly activities and comfortable accommodation. Check out some babymoon cruise options for inspiration.

Are you planning, or did you take a babymoon? We would love to hear any tips and feedback you have on your experience!

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