Get ready to fall in love all over again with some of the most romantic hotels found right in our own backyard.

There’s no denying that Australia is home to some of the most enchanting natural scenery in the world, with the lush outback and stunning beaches all making for a picturesque holiday.

This natural beauty is the perfect backdrop for a romantic couples getaway, a honeymoon destination, or even a galentines day treat with friends. So whether you like the sound of a beach paradise, mountain escape, countryside seclusion or a Bridgerton-inspired castle, fall madly in love with our list of the most romantic hotels and resorts in Australia of 2023.

Paperbark Camp, New South Wales

Just over two hours’ drive from Sydney is the romantic retreat Paperbark Camp. More glamping than camping, the site is a stone’s throw away from the pristine clear waters and white sanded beaches of Jervis Bay. It’s the perfect base from which to explore this idyllic landscape with your loved ones, whether enjoying a gentle walk, the sounds of nature or heading to the picturesque beach. The camp also offers a unique blend of fine food and wine, cosy canvas accommodation and a peaceful bush setting.

Also making our list of Australia’s Best Luxurious Glamping Spots, this luxurious private canvas structure is on a platform above ground, decked out with solar lighting and a giant bathtub with views of the surrounding bush. All-in-all, this is a perfect romantic getaway from Sydney!

Paperbark Camp | 571 Woollamia Rd, Woollamia, NSW 2540

The Castle on Tamborine, Queensland

For a romantic getaway worthy of kings and queens, The Castle on Tamborine has got you covered. One of the most romantic hotels in Australia, this real-life castle is dripping with luxury, set amidst the rainforest canopies of Mount Tamborine – about an hour from the Gold Coast. The accommodation is five stars, with a day spa available to guests and two separate wings of the castle. We’re talking chandeliers and champagne for the bourgeois among us. One of the most luxurious and romantic hotels in Queensland, this is the perfect spot for a full-blown week of bliss and pampering in a castle, or even for a mid-week getaway with a healthy dash of decadence.

The Castle on Tamborine | 274-280 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine, QLD 4272

Woodlands Rainforest Retreat, Victoria

Couples who desire a secret rainforest hideaway will love the Woodlands Rainforest Retreat, set amongst the greenery of the Black Spur only 80-kilometres outside of Melbourne. This spot is one of Australia’s leading boutique accommodation retreats and makes for a perfect romantic getaway in 2023. Couples can enjoy self-contained cottages overlooking beautiful fern gullies and a private bushland lake. The cottages are completely separate from each other, meaning guests can enjoy the sounds of the babbling Hermitage Creek and the forest, with complete peace from the outside world. Honeymoon packages include sparkling wine on arrival, breakfast hampers and even a heart of rose petals on your bed. Don’t miss out on one of Melbourne’s most romantic natural stays at Woodlands Rainforest Retreat!

Woodlands Rainforest Retreat | 137 Manby Rd, Narbethong, VIC 3778

Cradle Mountain Lodge, Tasmania

A two-hour scenic driving from Launceston will deliver you to Cradle Mountain Lodge, a superb accommodation option at one of Australia’s most iconic nature escapes. Also making our list of the Best Secluded Getaways around Australia, the lodge blends warm hospitality with sensational local food and wine, indulgent spa treatments and breath-taking wilderness surrounds.

There are accommodation options for different budgets, with King Billy Suites as the premium option. The massive suites feature separate sleeping and living areas with a double-sided woodfire, a king-sized bed and an oversized bathroom featuring a freestanding bath. Relax in the suite with a picnic hamper of locally sourced treats, or head to either of the on-site dining options. There’s plenty to explore outside of the lodge too, with beautiful bushwalks and the serene Lake St Clair at your doorstep. One of the topromantic getaways in Australia in 2023!

Cradle Mountain Lodge | 4038 Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain, TAS 7306

La Foret Enchantee, Western Australia

For a fairytale retreat with more than a hint of exclusivity, check out La Foret Enchantee for an enchanting couple getaway. This renaissance-inspired retreat is set within 10 acres of private Margaret River water frontage, surrounded by forest and elegant architecture. The retreat is decorated with fountains, classic statues, marble and granite. Enjoy views of the local forest from the sweeping terrace, or relax in the suite’s spa bath. For maximum indulgence, book a private chef to cater a four-course meal right in your own room. There is also an on-site spa to indulge your days away and achieve that blissed-out post-massage feeling. The forested retreat is an exquisite setting for romantic engagements, intimate weddings or enchanting honeymoons with absolute privacy. This romantic hotel in Australia is the ideal spot for those seeking a luxurious weekend away in absolute peace and tranquility.

La Foret Enchantee | 5903 Caves Rd, Margaret River, WA 6285

The Louise Barossa, South Australia

Surrounded by rolling vineyards and sitting underneath the big open sky of the Barossa Valley, The Louise Barossa offers a romantic getaway perfect for couples. This luxury accommodation in the heart of South Australia’s wine country ensures guests can wine, dine and relax as much as their hearts desire. A well-loved feature of The Louise is their premium on site restaurant: Appellation at The Louise. Dishes at the Appellation are designed to indulge and satisfy, using only the best and freshest locally sourced ingredients from across the fertile Barossa Valley and wider South Australia. When not relaxing in their suite or sampling the local cuisines, guests can explore the Barossa. Why not rent a vintage car to tour the valley, or take a relaxing stroll through the native bushland? Bask in the beauty of Australia’s most romantic holiday destinations: The Louise Barossa.

The Louise Barossa | 375 Seppeltsfield Rd, Marananga Barossa Valley, SA 5355

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Feature image: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. Photographed by Paul Fleming. Image via Tourism Tasmania.
This article was first published on February 11 2021. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on February 02 2023.
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