Top 6 Babymoon Ideas For Brisbane Mums-To-Be
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Spending time alone as a couple in the last few months before your new baby arrives can be just what the doctor ordered. Whether its a weekend or a few weeks, make sure to carve out time in your schedule to enjoy each others company, read a book, catch a movie and enjoy long lunches and candle-lit dinners. Babymoons, as these trips have more recently become referred to as, are the perfect excuse to explore Brisbane and surrounds as depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy and how you are feeling, it can limit your travel options.
This trip will probably look a little different to your usual adventures together, whether you are normally an adrenaline junkie, a sigh-seeing machine, or a cocktail happy-hour enthusiast… try to remember when planning that your body will change a lot throughout your pregnancy and you might have to miss out on riskier physical activities, take more breaks sigh-seeing, eat more often, or schedule in an afternoon nap or two. Whatever activities you have in mind for your babymoon, these six options are perfect for savouring some time as a couple without enduring long travel times, worrying about travel insurance, or foreign medical care.
Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat | Murwillumbah, NSW
As you take the scenic forty-minute drive from the Gold Coast inland towards Crystal Creek, the mountains close in and the views get more and more impressive. Enjoy your own private lodge with wall-to-wall rainforest views, creating privacy and a stunning backdrop for your quality couple time. Each lodge comes with a shady deck and Webber grill, kitchen, open plan lounge and dining area and a spacious bedroom with a log burning fire. The views don’t stop there, in the bathroom you will find an oversized spa bath, shower and toilet all with nature views. Depending on how active you are feeling there are some bush walks, bikes to use, and a swimming hole on the property for guests to enjoy.
Tangalooma Resort | Moreton Island, QLD
Enjoy a relaxing ferry ride over to the island and watch the city disappear into the distance. Moreton may only be an hour from Brisbane, but once on the island, you couldn’t feel further away. Once settled in, choose from relaxing activities such as a pregnancy massage at the spa or something more active like wondering down the beach to snorkel at the Tangalooma Wrecks.
Marriot Gold Coast | Main Beach, QLD
This recently refurbished luxury hotel is perfect if this is not your first child. Offering an all-day kids’ club for children aged four to twelve years old and great value family packages which include breakfast, parking, unlimited in-room entertainment and kids’ club access for two kids. To use the kids’ club you have to book in advance, be staying two nights or more, the children must be potty trained, and there is a one-hour lunch break where you have to collect the kids each day. Once at the resort, you can indulge in a range of relaxing couples activities such as spa treatments, walks on the beach, reading by the pool, or a romantic dinner on Main Beach’s Tedder Avenue, which is just a twenty-minute stroll away.
Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort | Noosa, QLD
Noosa is perfect for a babymoon from Brisbane — just a short car ride will have you beachside in no time. The Sofitel is a great choice for some much-needed relaxation with the heated pool, swim-up bar, and huge range of spa treatments. Outside the luxury hotel, Noosa itself is very pregnant-lady friendly, with lots of trendy cafes and restaurants within walking distance. There is a long walkway along the ocean which isn’t too hilly and has plenty of benches dotted around in case you need to rest for a bit. There are also unique and romantic experiences to enjoy with your partner, such as the Gondola River Cruise which leaves from the Sofitel Jetty and is BYO so you can take whichever non-alcoholic drink your pregnant belly is craving on board for the trip.
Treetops Seaview Montville | Montville, QLD
Summer or winter, these treehouses ooze romance with a log fire, oversized spa bath, and a breezy private balcony overlooking the sunshine coast. Lock yourselves away in your treehouse for the ultimate couples weekend or explore the nearby village of Montville, surrounding bushwalking and waterfalls, or further afield to places such as Australia Zoo and the Eumundi Markets.
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort | Lady Elliot Island, QLD
For something totally different check out the glamping tents on Lady Elliot Island. Equipt with a fan for those warm nights, a private ensuite bathroom and a minifridge — this is unlike your regular camping holiday. With views out over the lagoon and the white sandy beach on your doorstep, this is the perfect place to enjoy some time with your partner. Pregnant-friendly activities include snorkelling (which is said to be some of the best in Queensland), walking, glass-bottomed boat tours and wildlife spotting — from birds to turtles and whales. Make sure to check with them if you need a doctors note for the flight and how many weeks they will let you fly until before booking.
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