8 of Australia’s most romantic getaways

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and you know what that means. Yep, it’s time to drop some hints 😉 And what better pressie to hint for than a surprise romantic getaway? Here are eight of the most awesome ones you’ll find in Oz. Feel free to share them with your special someone. Good luck! 🤞

1. voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, an IHG Hotel

Hunter Valley, NSW

voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley , an IHG Hotel, in the Hunter Valley, NSW.

Loved-up bliss, here we come! voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley is just gorgeous, both inside its luxury rooms and outside in the perfectly manicured grounds. There are tennis and basket ball courts if you feel like a little playful (or not so playful) competition, or you can relax in the awesome indoor pool. And, of course, there are some of Australia’s best wineries right on your doorstep. Cheers! 🍷

2. Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Maleny, QLD

Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny, QLD.

Spicers Tamarind Retreat is in Maleny, just a 90-minute drive from the Brissie CBD, but you and your boo will feel like you’re a world away. The bush surrounds are stunning and the on-site spa is a must-visit (it has a full range of treatments, including a pregnancy massage). For serious indulgence, check out the Luxury Villa (Falls) – it comes with its own outdoor hot tub!

3. Clarendon Cottages

Sassafras, VIC

Clarendon Cottages, Sassafras, VIC.

Dreaming of a cosy cottage full of country charm? Okay, this one’s for you! Claredon Cottages is home to just three private cabins. There are beautiful gardens, hidden picnic spots, and free hire bikes – and all just a 10-minute walk from the Dandenong Ranges National Park.

4. The Frames

Paringa (on the Murray River), SA

Private pool and spa at The Frames in Paringa, SA

Set on the banks of the Mighty Murray River, The Frames is an architecturally designed luxury stay that can be summed up in one word: Wow! It has three private villas, each with its own unique offerings. The Pastiche has a sunken spa and a private heated pool; the Montage has a hydrotherapy spa, an infra-red sauna and an outdoor pool and bath; the Collage has two bedrooms (perfect for two couples) and a heated outdoor pool. And it goes without saying, the views of the river are spectacular. No surprise, The Frames is POPULAR, so make sure you book ahead 😎

5. QT Perth

Perth, WA

Hotel room at QT Perth, WA.

Luxe, plush and cool, QT Perth is made for indulgence. It’s perfect for glam romance, with some of Perth’s best restaurants and bars an easy stroll away (or you could stay in and make the most of the Santini Bar and Santini Grill – we wouldn’t blame you). QT Perth also has lots of accessible rooms, which you can easily select when you make your booking. Make sure you check out the awesome views from the rooftop bar!

6. MACq 01 Hotel

Hobart, TAS

Bedroom at the MACq 01 Hotel, Hobart, TAS

We’ve written before about how much we love MACq 01. It’s a one-of-a-kind storytelling hotel with its own Hobart walking tours – just the thing if you love your history as much as you love your sweetie. Pop by the Evolve Spirits Bar if you like your romance with a side of whisky and fossils. Um, who doesn’t?

7. Ooraminna Station Homestead

Hale, NT

Ooraminna Station Homestead in Hale, NT.

Ooarminna Station Homestead is something else. It’s home to four rustic yet charming cabins in the outback, 30 minutes south-east of Alice Springs. It’s the kind of getaway you’ll only find in the Red Centre – we’re talking incredible landscapes, awesome walking trails, and lots of friendly local wildlife. Just a 10-minute drive away you’ll also find the Napwerte-Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve – a six-hectare park with one of the highest concentrations of rock carvings in the NT!

8. Hyatt Hotel Canberra – a Park Hyatt Hotel

Canberra, ACT

Hyatt Hotel Canberra - a Park Hyatt Hotel in Canberra, Australia.

Culture vultures, you’re going to love this one. With its heritage-inspired interior design, amaaazing indoor pool, and awesome location, the Hyatt Hotel Canberra is made for elegant romance. It’s an easy stroll or drive to Lake Burley Griffin, the National Museum, and the National Gallery of Australia, as well as some of Canberra’s most tempting restaurants. The perfect getaway for couples who want to wine, dine and museum hop!


Heads up! Due to COVID-19, government restrictions are in constant review and travel guidelines may change. We strongly recommend that all travellers seek further information about destinations and attractions before scheduling trips or making bookings, take extra care and follow all rules.

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