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Top Aussie Babymoon hotels for 2018

If the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can do it, so can you.

By Holly Royce

If you've got a little one on the way, chances are you've been told by many to enjoy this time before the baby arrives and your life changes forever. So why not treat yourselves to some relaxation and romance with a babymoon?

The expression 'babymoon' came about in the early 1990s by pregnancy and childbirth author Sheila Kitzinger and since then, more and more Aussies are embracing the idea of a pre-baby getaway. In fact, research from Wotif.com's Wot's Your Journey? Report reveals 34% of those under-40 have taken a babymoon before the birth of their child.

When planning a babymoon, the choice of destination and hotel is important to ensure you have access to pregnancy-friendly facilities and services, if you need them. But an Aussie babymoon has got you covered on all fronts and Wotif.com have rounded up the best Aussie hotels for a babymoon in 2018.

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The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa

Surrounded by lush rainforest and within minutes of the beach, not only is The Byron at Byron a blissful resort to stay at, its nourishing babymoon package is one of the best in the country. Spacious bedrooms that look out to a natural environment make for the perfect way to spend some private time together. Best of all, the babymoon package also includes a pregnancy massage for the mum-to-be, as well as a remedial massage for their partner. There's also yoga to stretch out the stress in preparation of welcoming your new bundle of joy into the world.

Why we love it…
The resort's nourishing babymoon package is tailored to make sure parents-to-be can unwind and relax in each other's company.

2. Lilianfels Resort & Spa

The scent of Eucalyptus in the air and its setting in the magnificent Blue Mountains ensured Lilianfels spot on this list. Tranquillity surrounds the resort, and its luxurious bedrooms with king-sized beds are fantastic for couple bonding. Not to mention, the babymoon package includes spa treatments for both guests, and a three-course dinner at the resort's multi-award-winning (and Hatted) Darley's Restaurant.

Why we love it…
A boutique hotel that feels like home away from home. You can choose to do as much or as little sightseeing around the mountains and onsite gardens as you'd like.

3. Lizard Island Resort

This high-end, exclusive resort has 24 private beaches and is perfect for those looking for ultimate indulgence and privacy for their babymoon. The babymoon option includes mocktails on arrival, tailored massage treatments to ease the tensions of pregnancy, a sunset cruise with soft drinks, and a private beach picnic to top it all off.

Why we love it…
A mocktail on arrival and a sunset cruise with soft drinks served in a champagne flute? This resort will make you forget the stress of pregnancy and get back to enjoying the little moments that count.

4. Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

There's nothing better for the soul than fresh mountain air and being surrounded by natural wilderness, and a babymoon at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge delivers on both.

Spacious cabins that look out to Dove River and the forest of Cradle Mountain will make you breathe a sigh of relief and want to stay forever. Cradle Mountain Lodge offers gourmet meals with fresh Tasmanian produce, fantastic beauty and spa treatments that can be tailored for either parent, and plenty of time for long, relaxing walks around the estate. Alternatively, take it easy and curl up with a good book. The choice is yours.

Why we love it…
The wilderness that surrounds the lodge, and the spectacular views it lends the rooms, give Cradle Mountain Lodge an unmissable edge.

5. Emporium Hotel

If you'd prefer a city stay, check out Brisbane's boutique Emporium Hotel. Their babymoon add-on package is perfect for parents-to-be who don't want to do too much. 24hr on-demand movie streaming, ice-cream and popcorn, valet parking, and a gift pack for the future little one/s—the Emporium sure knows how to spoil you.

Why we love it…

All the movies to watch with ice-cream and popcorn aplenty. What more do you want for a city-based babymoon?