17 Romantic Getaways In Australia For Every Couple | 2023 Guide

If you’re in need of a couple’s getaway, then you’ll be hard-pressed to find a destination with more variety in romantic destinations than Australia. 

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With paradise beaches, rolling valleys, beautiful National Parks, and buzzing cities, you’ll always have tons of things to do together. 

Whether you love to wine and dine in the lap of luxury or prefer roughing it on the trail in the wilderness, you can find any kind of experience in Australia. What’s more, there are plenty of great romantic accommodation options in Australia as well, so you can be sure that no matter where you choose to go, you’ll find great hotels nearby. For all kinds of romantic getaways, Australia has you covered! 

After many years of exploring Australia, we’ve discovered some of the best romantic getaways in Australia. Here are our favourites!

Romantic Getaways in New South Wales 

Hunter Valley, NSW

The Hunter Valley is our favourite wine region in all of Australia. Hunter Valley region is affordable, accessible, unpretentious, and has some of the best wines in the entire country. There are tons of tasty restaurants and fun entertainment options in the region as well. 

The region has a variety of accommodation options ranging from no-frills to luxury offerings, so you can spend some time with your loved one in Hunter Valley vineyards surrounded by rolling hills regardless of your budget. We recommend Spicers Retreats, as they provide a comfortable stay with 34 family-friendly suites, an outdoor pool, and a tennis court. Each room comes with a private bathroom, Wi-Fi, AC, and a TV. The hotel supports eco-friendly initiatives, and they also have Tesla car chargers for electric vehicle users!

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Vineyards in Hunter Valley, NSW
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Oksana and Max, Hunter Valley

Blue Mountains, NSW

The Blue Mountains is another popular destination for a romantic getaway in NSW and for a good reason. These rugged, majestic mountains have lots to discover, including rocky gorges, waterfalls, eucalyptus forests, and charming nearby towns. This destination is particularly suitable for couples with an adventurous outdoor spirit. 

We recommend staying at eco-friendly self-contained apartments with kitchenettes near Echo Point. Consider staying at Falls Mountain Retreat in the Blue Mountains; all 35 rooms feature a large courtyard or spacious balcony, an open fireplace, air conditioning, and kitchen facilities. Each room includes a 2-person hydrotherapy massage hot tub. Enjoy activities for couples who like horse riding, fishing, mountain biking, abseiling, and rock climbing within 10 minutes.

Head to the Blue Mountains with your partner to reconnect both with nature and each other. 

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Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

Sydney, NSW

The capital of NSW, Sydney, can be one of the best romantic destinations Australia has to offer. The city is full of interesting sights, great restaurants, fabulous hotels, and romantic activities. But in our opinion, nothing is more romantic than experiencing Sydney harbour. Take a sunset cruise and watch the light wane and stars and city lights light up the sky from the deck of a boat while enjoying cocktails and/or dinner with your loved one. 

We recommend an escape to Mossy Point on the NSW South Coast for a unique romantic getaway. The Oaks Ranch welcomes you to 14 newly renovated suites. You both will enjoy privacy in ensuite units with complete luxurious amenities and outdoor showers for a refreshing post-swim rinse. The romantic allure of the Southern Highlands’ rolling green hills sets the perfect scene in Tomakin, or simply relax and enjoy your quality time together on the sun terrace!

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Sydney Harbour, Australia

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Romantic Getaways in Queensland

Scenic Rim, QLD

For active romantic getaways, Australia has lots to offer not too far from Brisbane. One of our favourite places to escape the city and enjoy the beauty of the region in a romantic yet active setting is the Scenic Rim Walk by Spicers. This all-inclusive luxury guided walking experience includes 2-nights luxury accommodations, all meals, beverages, and two days of guided walks through World Heritage Listed National Park, Gondwana Rainforest.

While in the area, make sure to explore Maleny, a charming town in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland known for its local produce. Try out the renowned Maleny Dairies, where you can indulge in the magic of yogurt, milk, ice cream, and cheese production. It’s a must-visit, even if you just have a casual appreciation for dairy delights! 

Scenic Rim Trail & Mount Mitchell in Queensland, Australia
Admiring the views on the Scenic Rim hike in Australia
Spicers Canopy Lodge, glamping accommodation on the Scenic Rim Trail
Spicers Canopy Lodge, glamping accommodation on the Scenic Rim Trail

The Whitsunday Islands, QLD

What could be more romantic than spending a few days enjoying some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches? Those looking for the most romantic getaways in QLD should definitely consider a trip to the Whitsunday Islands. 

Stay in Airlie Beach or on one of the islands and take a day trip or even an overnight trip to the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef. We recommend The Airlie Beach Hotel, right in the heart of town, it offers stunning ocean views, a large pool, and a top-notch restaurant and bar. With 56 rooms, it’s one of Airlie Beach’s most appealing hotels. Explore the water while kayaking or scuba diving, or get on ecotours and horse riding adventures nearby. In Whitsundays, you can tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Course or set sail around some of the world’s most beautiful islands.

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Enjoying the beautiful sand on Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays

Cairns, QLD

Cairns might not be the most romantic destination in QLD, but this city is all about action, and those looking for an adventurous, romantic getaway will find Cairns to have some excellent offerings. Base yourself in one of the many beautiful hotels in town and fill your days with adventures like skydiving, scuba diving, hiking and wildlife encounters. We stayed at Rileya new eco-hotel by Crystalbrook Collection, right on the city’s waterfront. Loved our room, the facilities, and the on-site restaurants. Definitely one of the best romantic eco-hotels in Australia!

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Beautiful Millaa Millaa Waterfall, Atherton Tablelands
Wallaby at Granite Gorge National Park in Atherton Tablelands, Cairns
Wallaby at Granite Gorge National Park in Atherton Tablelands, Cairns
Pool at Riley, eco hotel in Cairns
Soaking up the day at Riley Hotel, Cairns, QLD

Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD

Most people come to the Gold Coast to enjoy the incredible beaches, so why not make the most of it with your partner? Enjoy a romantic getaway on the Gold Coast with sunny days on the beach, great surfing, wonderful restaurants and a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. Consider staying at Luxury S Casino Residences in Broadbeach, right in the city center. All 6 luxurious rooms come with a balcony, sun terrace, and all the amenities you need. Enjoy on-site restaurants and a casino for a laid-back romantic getaway!

Alternatively, there’s a lot to do in the region aside from the beaches. Springbrook National Park, Currumbin Rock Pools, and Mount Warning offer plenty of opportunities for active adventures nearby. Broadbeach is probably one of the best areas to base yourself on for a romantic getaway in Gold Coast, QLD.

Gold Coast. Australia
Gold Coast. Australia
The beautiful Twin Falls, Springbrook National Park
The beautiful Twin Falls, Springbrook National Park, Queensland

Romantic Getaways in Victoria

Great Ocean Road, VIC

If are looking for romantic getaways in the Melbourne area, you absolutely cannot miss the Great Ocean Road. This incredibly scenic route follows the southern coast, starting in Torquay just outside of Melbourne and spanning 243km (150 miles) all the way to Warrnambool. The Great Ocean Road is considered one of the best road trips in Australia, and in our opinion, any road trip is an amazing opportunity to reconnect with your loved one, especially one as picturesque as the Great Ocean Road. While in Port Fairy, you can opt to stay at Oak & Anchor Hotel. This heritage-listed, eco-friendly hotel offers luxurious accommodations. The elegantly designed rooms, with king beds and spacious en-suite bathrooms featuring free-standing baths, setting the perfect scene for a romantic getaway!

While most choose to experience the Great Ocean Road by car, adventurous couples may want to hike the Great Ocean Road instead! Plan a 3-day drive, go rugged for a week-long camping and hiking experience or opt for an all-inclusive 4-day luxury walk; you are bound to enjoy this destination no matter how you choose to experience it!

Oksana and Max, Great Ocean Road Hike
Oksana and Max, Great Ocean Road Hike
Castle Cove lookout from above. Great Ocean Road Walk
Castle Cove lookout from above. Great Ocean Road Walk
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Oksana and Max, Great Ocean Road Walk

Yarra Valley, VIC

Yarra Valley is another renowned wine region in Australia known for great wine, laid back pace and mellow atmosphere. The beautiful scenery and incredible wine and food experiences make this one of our favourite destinations in Victoria and one of the best romantic getaways Australia has to offer. For the ultimate town experience on your getaway, stay at Yarra Valley Lodge, right in the heart of the valley; it’s surrounded by 80 wineries and close to the Dandenong Ranges. What’s great is that the lodge supports local businesses and suppliers, including small breweries and distilleries.

When you’ve had your fill of wine, make sure to try out the local ciders and beers that are also brewed nearby. For something really romantic, take a hot air balloon ride over the valley.

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Admiring the views of Yarra Valley from Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
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Wine-tasting tour in Yarra Valley

Margaret River

If you’re in the Perth area and looking for a romantic getaway, head to Margaret River. This small town is idyllic and quaint, the perfect setting to enjoy time with your significant other. Spend some time exploring the Margaret River wine region, enjoying the famous stretches of sand in the area, or checking out the sea cliffs of the nearby Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. 

For a relaxing romantic getaway, we recommend you stay in Margaret River Retreat next to the National Forest in Forest Grove in the heart of Margaret River’s wine region. It’s a unique wilderness destination for holidaymakers and adventurous couples. They have 10 rooms in total with a variety of eco-friendly accommodations, including studio cabins and eco-glamping tents for a cozy, romantic getaway.

Then, you can kick your romance up a notch with fabulous meals at nearby local restaurants serving craft beers, local wines and farm-to-table produce!

Romantic Getaways in Tasmania 


If you’re visiting Tasmania, Hobart should be your first stop. Grab your partner and spend the day hand in hand exploring the bustling Salamanca markets, take a deep dive into the history at Battery Point, or get arty at Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). Enjoy great seafood, and make sure you head out for an evening walk along the waterfront or an afternoon stroll through the botanical gardens. For a unique and romantic getaway, consider Hobart Hideaway Pods. These boutique eco-friendly accommodation pods are thoughtfully designed with the environment in mind. Located just 20 minutes from the center of Hobart, nestled on the foothills of Mt Wellington, they offer incredible views across the Derwent Estuary.

Cradle Mountain National Park

Feeling more adventurous? Then Cradle Mountain National Park may be a better romantic getaway in Tasmania for you. This large national park is full of thick wilderness and romantic scenery. The diversity of landscapes is truly incredible, ranging from dense rainforests and sharp mountains to alpine lakes and cozy grasslands.

For a unique romantic getaway, check out Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, an award-winning wilderness lodge on the edge of the National Park with 81 modern interiors and furnishings, rooms, and cabins. Each cabin comes with gas or wood-fired heating, a mini-bar, and a kitchenette. The suites boast a spa bath and private veranda. You will get to experience romantic luxury in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage-listed wilderness.

Or Settle into a cozy romantic Lake St. Clair luxurious lodge, one of two resorts in a World Heritage area. The lodge offers eco-friendly cabins where guests can connect with local wildlife. The Lake St Clair luxury lodge has cabins, studios, and luxury villas featuring private bathrooms, and some have kitchenettes, spa baths, or fireplaces and an outdoor balcony serves meals all day, along with a variety of drinks. For a truly exciting adventure through the park, consider hiking the Overland Track that crosses the park from north to south.

Couples Vacation: Max and Oksana at the Cradle Mountain National Park. Tasmania. Australia
Max and Oksana at the Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania

Coles Bay

For a romantic getaway in harmony with nature, explore Coles Bay. You can experience romance, adventure, exquisite food and wine, and pure relaxation. We suggest staying at Freycinet Coastal Retreat on the shores of Great Oyster Bay; it’s a stunning waterfront villa in Coles Bay, perfect for an idyllic coastal escape. This 3 bedroom luxurious home offers panoramic ocean views, bright interiors, and a spacious outdoor deck. You will get unparalleled privacy and a luxury romantic getaway in this stylish holiday haven, surrounded by the sun-drenched beauty of the natural seascape.

Romantic Getaways in South Australia 

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

For one of the most unique romantic getaways in Australia, consider Kangaroo Island, a rugged island off the coast of South Australia. Explore Flinders Chase National Park, spot seals on the rocks, admire the beautiful coastline, get up close and personal with kangaroos and eat your fill of organic and locally sourced food. There are lots of luxurious accommodation options on the island that can make this trip feel especially romantic. 

We recommend staying in Strandmarken; this sustainable romantic holiday home is near landmarks such as Island Beach and Brown Beach. Delight in a picnic hamper and explore activities like snorkelling, fishing, and hiking to discover the vibrant reef within this secluded beach. With a terrace, free parking, and WiFi, it features a picnic area and outdoor bathtub for you to bathe beneath the stars. During warmer months, savour a BBQ on the private patio.

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Barossa Valley, South Australia

For yet another dive into the world of Australian wine, head to the Barossa Valley. With gorgeous wineries, charming guesthouses, and rolling vineyards, you could spend days here simply admiring the views and connecting with your loved one. Although it’s not the cheapest destination, a romantic getaway destination like Barossa is definitely worth the splurge. 

We stayed at Light Pass House B&B during our visit and absolutely loved it! This charming bed and breakfast, built in the 1920s by a German immigrant family, has a unique vintage feel. Another recommendation is to stay at eco-friendly contemporary accommodation at The Wine Vine Hotel. The Wine Vine Hotel offers 40 modern rooms in the heart of the Barossa wine region. All rooms include air conditioning, electric blankets, and a private deck. With easy access to over 80 wineries, it provides the perfect romantic escape for exploring all that Barossa Valley has to offer!

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Vineyard in Barossa Valley

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Romantic Getaways in Northern Territory


Australia’s beating heart, Uluru, is a sacred Aboriginal site that can ignite your spirit and bring you closer to your beloved. Uluru, the colossal rock in the heart of the Australian desert, stands as the world’s largest single-rock monolith. To truly feel the magic of Uluru, you have to see it in person and immerse yourself in stunning landscapes, abundant wildlife, and the mesmerizing outback sky full of stars in Uluru! 

For couples who love nature, Desert Gardens Hotel has 218 rooms with stunning views and beautiful gardens; all rooms come with full amenities, including air conditioning, HD TV, minibar, tea and coffee-making facilities, an iron and ironing board, and a hairdryer. It’s a desert oasis where you can see the sunrise at Uluru from your window. They also provide a free shuttle to nearby spas, shops, tours, and cafes.

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Lord Howe Island

For couples who cherish the simple joys, Lord Howe Island is the perfect escape! If you’re seeking constant entertainment, this might not be your ideal spot. Lord Howe is about embracing life’s simple pleasures, morning swims in sunny lagoons, snorkelling by offshore reefs, meeting locals at beachside cafes, and strolling through nature to discover unique plant and animal species found nowhere else on the planet! 

If you’re searching for romantic getaways, Australia will certainly spoil you with options

Beaches, rainforests, mountains, valleys – Australia has it all. From the stunning vineyards of the wine regions to the magnificent coastlines, you really can’t go wrong when choosing a couples holiday spot. The only thing you have to do is grab your partner and set off on the romantic escape of a lifetime.


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