Australia’s most romantic destinations

by Elisa Parry

Planning a getaway for Valentine’s Day? 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 to Hobart – there’s something for everyone. Here are some ideas to get you started…

Australia’s most romantic destinations

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 are a range of accommodation options with something for those looking for luxury to camping with the family. If you’re heading to WA anytime soon a trip to Rottnest is a must!

>> Book a Rottnest Island ferry and coach tour.

>> Book a Rottnest Island scenic flight for two.

Australia’s most romantic destinations


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!

>> Book a three-day guided tour of northern Tasmania.

>> Book a three-hour Freycinet paddle.


Australia’s most romantic destinations

The Whitsundays

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?  

>> Book a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsundays.

>> Book a Hamilton Island getaway.

Australia’s most romantic destinations

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.

>> Book a hot air balloon flight over the Hunter Valley.

>> Book a picnic among the vines.

Australia’s most romantic destinations


Watching the sunset from Cable Beach in Broome should be on everyone’s bucket list. There are so many things to see and do in the Kimberly region, from camel rides on the beach to exploring Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek. If you’re looking for luxury, you can’t go past an Eco Beach glamping getaway.    

>> Book a Broome discovery tour.

>> Book a Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek adventure.

Australia’s most romantic destinations

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 hot springs. It’s also a great place to kick off a Great Ocean Road adventure.

>> Book a day tour with hot springs and wine tour.

>> Go swimming with dolphins and seals in Sorrento.

Australia’s most romantic destinations


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!

>> Book a kayak and 4WD adventure tour.

>> Book a relaxing two night getaway in Noosa.

Australia’s most romantic destinations

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.  

>> Book a romantic beach and rainforest experience for two nights.

>> Book a Daintree adventure with jungle surfing.