Australia’s most romantic destinations

by Elisa Parry

Not all holidays have to be grand overseas adventures. Sometimes it’s nice to surprise your partner with a weekend away or even a staycation in your own city. Planning a cheeky getaway with someone special? There are some truly beautiful places across Australia to relax and unwind with the one you love. From a weekend in the Whitsundays to a romantic getaway in Tassie – there’s something for everyone. Here are some ideas to get you started…

Cradle Mountain Tasmania

Tasmania

Tassie is the perfect place for a cheeky winter getaway. There are so many stunning parts of our southernmost state. Take a walk around Cradle Mountain, visit Wineglass Bay, indulge in a gourmet lunch on Bruny Island or meander through the Salamanca Markets in Hobart. Tassie is all about good food, wine and views – so you may as well share it with some good company!

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Green Island
The Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef

In the mood for a romantic island escape? Take some time out in The Whitsundays. If you’re after adventure, dive in and look for Nemo or take a scenic flight to Heart Reef. If you only want to relax – set yourself up on a banana lounge with a good book and don’t move! Sounds like total bliss, right?

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Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island

Home to crystal clear water, white sandy beaches and the cutest animal in the world (the Quokka!) Rottnest Island is the perfect place to escape. It’s easy to get around and there is a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets. If you’re heading to WA anytime soon a trip to Rottnest is a must!

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View over Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas
Port Douglas

Whether you are after ocean or rainforest views, Port Douglas has both! Spend some time exploring the Great Barrier Reef or hire a car and cruise the coastline from Cairns. Be sure to put aside plenty of time to experience the Daintree and take a tour of Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge.

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Woman sitting on the beach at Noosa Heads
Noosa

Explore the stunning National Park, shop up a storm on Hastings Street, or relax on the beach – Noosa has something for everyone. While you’re here it’s well worth popping over to Fraser Island for a day!

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Mornington Peninsula
Mornington Peninsula

Just an hour south of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is a great option for a romantic day trip or getaway. Swim with the dolphins, visit the local wineries, or take a dip in the It’s also a great place to kick off a Great Ocean Road adventure.

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Hot air balloon over the Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley is the perfect weekend escape for Sydneysiders. Have a picnic among the vines, cruise the wineries or treat yourself to something really special – like a hot air balloon flight with champagne breakfast.

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