Fall head over heels in love all over again thanks to Australia’s most romantic holiday destinations!
Are you in search of a romantic getaway? The best holiday destinations in Australia for couples? Or just the perfect boost for a weekend escape?
Australia, we’ve picked out the best of the best; those invigorating places to treat your lover to this year for a romantic holiday. Whether it’s a beachside retreat, a countryside escape, an amorous adventure or a romantic resort, Australia has got everything for all sorts of swooning couples. Apart from discovering the best places to visit in Australia, you and your partner will be able to discover compatibilities, solidify bonds or rediscover the clutches of love all bound a romantic holiday escape.
So read on through as we swoon you over with our list of the top romantic getaway destinations around Australia of 2023!
Lake Macquarie, New South Wales
If you’re indecisive about wanting a retreat, an escape or an adventure, then Lake Macquarie is your best bet for a romantic getaway in New South Wales. It’s got everything! Have the best of both worlds and book yourself a tranquil stay at Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows, with Caves Beach mere metres away. When you’re both ready for adventure, slip into a canoe from JetBuzz and take on Lake Macquarie or go beach spotting, bike riding, trekking or even skydiving. Finally, when you’re both ready to settle down after a restless day, take your pick of the various cuisines in the area. We recommend Italian with 8 at Trinity.
Bathurst, New South Wales
Surprisingly, Bathurst is the ultimate countryside escape for lovey-dovey couples, featuring a plethora of tranquil activities and hearty eateries. Considered as one of the most romantic places in Australia, to make your romantic getaway just a little but luxurious, book yourself a night or two at Bishop’s Court Estate, or perhaps stay at the Guesthouse at Hill End for ultimate tranquility. Couples who adore wine together must not pass up a self-guided tour of Bathurst’s surrounding wine region. There’s also an art scene to navigate through, Jenolan Caves and Mayfield Gardens in the south. And, for all the car lovers out there, you cannot forget Mount Panorama!
Yarra Valley, Victoria
Welcome to one of the top romantic getaways in Australia: Yarra Valley – a wine lovers paradise, with over a dozen wineries to visit. For a rather exquisite stay with your significant other, we highly recommend Chateau Yering. You’ll both be treated like royalty at this winery estate, so be sure to plan some activities before you arrive or else you’ll never leave. Indeed, the most important aspect is wine tours, for which you could choose a preplanned itinerary or go bespoke. As well as wining and dining, you could visit Healesville Sanctuary, soak up the art scene, hot air balloon, take a train ride on the Puffing Billy or even tackle the wilderness with a hike.
True Melbournians know that Daylesford is the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. But Daylesford offers more than just a calming countryside. Book you and your lover a weekend stay in a Hepburn at Hepburn villa just north of Daylesford for a relaxing retreat from ordinary life. This neck of the woods is home to lush scenery, historical buildings and spectacular local produce served at the various restaurants and cafes. One of the most romantic places in Australia for loved up couples, we guarantee that both your romantic partner and your mind, will thank you for the trip. And so will the locals too!
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway in Tasmania, Cradle Mountain should be at the top of your list! The most romantic place to stay in Cradle Mountain is Peppers, featuring their own fine dining restaurant and bar, and the most picturesque day spa that overlooks the Pencil Pine Creek. The hotel lodge is a cosy getaway for couples wanting to rekindle, with close access to Cradle Mountain National Park where you have plenty of ground to explore. Peppers also features a few walking tracks along the adjacent creek. Better yet, if you’re making the trip from the CBD, make it a truly special trip by hiring a car and taking the scenic drive thanks to the help of our Hobart to Cradle Mountain Road Trip Itinerary Guide.
Barossa Valley, South Australia
Barossa Valley exudes the true essence of a wine region. You and your special someone must not pass up staying at The Louise, a simple, effective and romantic resort in South Australia that gives more than sprawling picturesque views. How does extreme seclusion sound? Or even an uninterrupted night sky? Of course, wine must be at the heart of you and your lover’s reason for travelling here, but it’s not the only selling point. Instagram your way through the Lyndoch Lavender Farm or wander over the Whispering Wall. To explore more of what the region has to offer, read on through our Ultimate Weekender Guide to the Barossa Valley in South Australia!
Margaret River, Western Australia
This famous wine region has everything you need for a romantic getaway in Western Australia. Just over a three hour drive south of Perth, Margaret River is actually an adventurists paradise packed with some of the Best Waterfalls in Western Australia, Australia’s Top Caves to Explore and, not to forget, magical Lavender Farms to wander through. On top of this, some of Margaret River’s most notable attractions are their heartfelt hiking tracks, stretching beaches and lighthouses that are perfect for any couple. While you’re here, we recommend staying at the Pullman Bunker Bay Resort that features an infinity pool, gorgeous beach views and an onsite day spa. Indeed, since you and your lover are here, be sure to tipple on some wonderful wine. For more things to do, check out our Ultimate Weekender Guide to Margaret River in Western Australia.
Yulara, Northern Territory
Australia’s heart can be found in the deep south of the Northern Territory. That’s right, we’re talking about Uluru and the Kata Tjuta National Park. For a constantly uninterrupted view of the big red monolith, we recommend staying at one of Australia’s Best Glamping Spots, Longitude 131. And while we understand that you cannot climb Uluru, that doesn’t detract from the beauty of visiting. Here’s our non-climbing travel guide. Couples should consider a twilight buffet dinner called Sounds of Silence, featuring a didgeridoo performance and a tour of the night sky. And then there’s the sunset camel ride. For all of this and more, read on through our Ultimate Weekender Guide to Uluru in Northern Territory.
Hamilton Island, Queensland
If you’re in search of a romantic getaway in Queensland, Hamilton Island, north of the state, should be at the top of your list. It exudes natural beauty, luxury and romance all in one. We recommend staying at qualia, a tranquil retreat that offers an opulent experience perfect for couples of all stages. Although you might just want to stay here all weekend, we advise you to get out and see the picturesque surrounds. Enjoy a decadent feast at Bommie Restaurant that has one of the most breathtaking views on the island and serves up the freshest and tastiest seafood. There’s also the Great Barrier Reef out there to explore, as well as the impressive Whitehaven Beach. Plan your tropical island escape with the help of our Ultimate Travel Guide to Hamilton Island in Queensland.
To make the most of your romantic getaway in Australia, be sure to book you and your special someone into one of Australia’s Most Romantic Hotels of 2023. Or, why not unwind at one of Australia’s Best Wellness Retreats!
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