Best Australian getaways to reignite your romance

Sure, you could celebrate your love with flowers, but there’s no better time to treat yourselves to something bigger and bolder with these amazing Australian getaway hotspots.

Whether you’re a Valentine’s Day tragic or vehemently opposed to “Hallmark nonsense”, there’s plenty to be gained in taking time out with your other half to reconnect and relax at one of these Australian getaways.

Need a few ideas for loved-up locations?

You pack the hamper and we’ll take care of the suggestions.

Remote R&R

Rediscover the joys of living life in the slow lane by booking your own private island — Satellite Island — in the heart of southern Tasmania’s D’Entrecasteaux Channel.

Available for exclusive hire, this is the kind of place where you can shuck wild oysters straight from the sea, read side by side on the jetty and enjoy beach bonfires, long walks and even longer lunches.

Rustic charm

Airbnb has some of the most spectacular properties around when it comes to romantic spots, including Liptrap Loft, a handmade home located 30 minutes from Wilsons Promontory, Victoria.

The property features an outdoor Japanese bath house, wood-fired heater, well-appointed kitchen, barbecue and activities such as mountain bikes and lawn games.

But just remember your hot twosome has every chance of being interrupted by the local roos and wallabies.

The best part is you can even bring your own pets, as long as they’re well-behaved.


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Glorious glamping

Waking up to birdsong and a breakfast platter complete with farm fresh eggs is all part of the charm of the glamping bell tents of Bellwether, a short walk from Bellwether Wines’ much loved winery and cellar door in Coonawarra, South Australia.

Spaced at least 100m from other campers, couples can enjoy privacy and facilities including a clawfoot bath, comfy bed, stargazing around the campfire, wine tasting experiences and breakfast deliveries.

The team can even organise a special picnic basket for touring cellar doors nearby.


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Family fun

Hoping for a romantic break but have the kids in tow?

The Mouses House Retreat Springbrook in Queensland’s Gold Coast Hinterland will meet everyone’s criteria.

All 14 cedar-wood chalets have a spa bath, fireplace and access to a Swedish hot tub, Finnish sauna and range of activities.

You can organise an in-chalet massage and personalised picnic, while an evening of stargazing awaits at nearby Springbrook Research Observatory, with fabled theme parks only an hour away.

Naughty but nice

With its decadent, cocooning rooms — think padded headboards and regal red and gold decor — QT Sydney is not exactly “geared towards a relaxing weekend of reading and talking”, but more about couples getting their sexy on.

You can book a Parisian-themed dinner for two at atmospheric Parlour and bliss out with a couples’ massage at SpaQ before heading to your suite to make the most of its mini bar packed with everything you need for a naughty night in.

Proposal packages can be arranged.


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Adventure calls

When you have a wish list for two including hiking, snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boarding, bird watching and dolphin spotting, plus luxury accommodation, you will need one special property indeed.

Enter One Kangaroo Island, in South Australia.

Indulge in a villa with stunning beachfront views, the aforementioned activities, three-course dinners prepared by private chefs, and spaces that lend themselves to romantic moments.

There are five bedrooms, so kids or friends can be brought along for a side of “romance plus reality”.

Luxury lodgings

Your partner may be the star of the show, but save some of those gazes of adoration for Longitude 131, an exclusive tented camp commanding views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

Enjoy top-shelf dining, an outdoor bar and guided experiences, along with the luxuries of your spacious room.

While all accommodation has floor-to-ceiling windows capturing spectacular Uluru and desert views, Dune Pavilion comes complete with a second bedroom, private plunge pool and Kata Tjuta views.


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Written by Dilvin Yasa.