View the new updated list>>> Top 50 Romantic Getaways in Australia in 2017

Once in a while we all need to take a break and get away from the stresses of day-to-day life. To spend quality time with the person you love and rekindle the flames of romance. So if you’re searching for a couples retreat for just the two of you, these enchanting and luxurious properties around Australia might be just what you need.

Our Top 10 Romantic Getaways this year includes secluded countryside villas, private beachfront havens, and remote coastal cottages. These intimate but lavish weekend escapes are perfect for romantic evenings in front of the open fire, dinners over candlelit tables and relaxing together in a indulgent spa bath. So, start planning that romantic getaway right now and get ready to feel the love.

1. The Buckland Luxury Retreat | High Country |VIC

The Buckland Luxury Retreat, VIC

LOCATION: Bright, VIC  |  GETTING THERE: 3 hours 30 min drive from Melbourne |  RATES FROM: AUD$280 p/n

Set amid 40 acres of rolling countryside, surrounded by vineyards and chestnut groves, The Buckland Luxury Retreat is the ultimate luxury high country retreat for couples. With jaw-dropping 180 degree valley vistas across the majestic ranges of Mount Buffalo, these five intimate, individual self-contained villas are ideal for couples looking for an indulgent, romantic getaway.

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2. Bedarra Island Villa | Cairns & Barrier Reef | QLD

Bedarra Island Villa, QLD

LOCATION: East Bedarra Island, QLD  |  GETTING THERE: 20 min by boat from Mission Beach |  RATES FROM: AUD$880 p/n

Indulge in sublime luxury and experience pure heaven at Bedarra Island Villa, a new luxurious beach house located on the shores of the secluded East Bedarra Island. Boasting a relaxed and contemporary style, this beautiful villa features two grand bedrooms and its very own one bedroom studio, making it a popular choice for couples and honeymooners looking for a private and secluded retreat.

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3. Thalia Haven | East Coast | TAS

Thalia Haven, TAS

LOCATION: Little Swanport, TAS  |  GETTING THERE: 1 hour 30 min drive from Hobart |  RATES FROM: AUD$700 p/n

Secluded and wild, Thalia Haven is a rugged yet elegant property that boasts views over Great Oyster Bay. With four bedrooms, copious amounts of space and a coastal location, Thalia Haven is the ideal retreat for couples, families or groups of friends. The residence’s four ancient-stone cottages sit nestled amongst olive tree courtyards, surrounded by untamed nature and sweeping views of the crystal clear bay. While rustic in feel, this luxe property offers everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable escape.

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4. Cottonwood Cottage | North Coast | NSW

Cottonwood Cottage, NSW

LOCATION: Gleniffer, NSW  |  GETTING THERE: 45 min drive from Coffs Harbour |  RATES FROM: AUD$280 p/n

Situated on 61 private acres below the Dorrigo World Heritage National Park, Cottonwood Cottage is a secluded and luxurious retreat that offers its guests a peaceful and unique experience amidst stunning surroundings. Designed to indulge your senses and relax your mind, this intimate cottage is ideal for couples and honeymooners who are seeking a luxurious escape with the opportunity to unwind at their own pace. Its perfect location in the beautiful Gleniffer Valley makes it the ideal retreat for exploring the nearby National Park and delights of the town of Bellingen.

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5. Topham House | Daylesford | VIC

Topham House, VIC

LOCATION: Daylesford, VIC  |  GETTING THERE: 1 hours 20 min drive from Melbourne |  RATES FROM: AUD$302 p/n

Delight in elegant surrounds and a convenient location with a stay at Topham House, a sophisticated one bedroom self-contained villa situated just a short walking distance from the picturesque Lake Daylesford. The exquisite furnishings and luxurious appointments make this property an ideal hideaway retreat for romantic escapes, perhaps to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or event.

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6. Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat | Tweed Valley | NSW

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat, NSW

LOCATION: Murwillumbah, NSW  |  GETTING THERE: 1 hour 15 min drive from Byron Bay |  RATES FROM: AUD$335 p/n

For a honeymoon, birthday, anniversary, or just an escape from life’s hectic pace… Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is the ideal location for a relaxing getaway. With World Heritage National Park on three sides and 8 kilometres of walking tracks nearby, this superb rainforest retreat is ideally located so you can explore the beautiful surroundings including deep river gorges, lush rolling countryside dotted with quaint townships and endless stretches of pristine beaches.

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7. Spindrift Beach Retreat | Mornington Peninsula | VIC

Spindrift Beach Retreat, VIC

LOCATION: Balnarring Beach, VIC  |  GETTING THERE: 1 hour 10 min drive from Melbourne |  RATES FROM: AUD$575 p/n

Located directly on the unspoilt Balnarring Beach, Sprindrift Beach Retreat is a relaxing and indulgent cottage close to the renowned vineyards of the Mornington Peninsula. Featuring only one bedroom, this beachfront luxury house is an ideal romantic escape for a couple looking to unwind and spend time together in a secluded location.

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8. White Gates Cottage | Dandenong Ranges | VIC

White Gates Cottage, VIC

LOCATION: Kalorama, VIC  |  GETTING THERE: 55 min drive from Melbourne |  RATES FROM: AUD$266 p/n

Escape city life and experience pure stylish luxury at White Gates Cottage, a private romantic retreat situated in the Dandenong Ranges just a short stroll from the National Park and Olinda Falls. With just one bedroom, this small and intimate cottage is perfect for romantic weekend escapes or special occasions. Spend time together in the comfort of this exquisite cottage that has been designed especially for couples.

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9. The Frames | Murraylands | SA

The Frames, SA

LOCATION: Paringa, SA  |  GETTING THERE: 3 hours drive from Melbourne |  RATES FROM: AUD$850 p/n

Rejuvenate and relax at The Frames, a secluded luxury retreat that boasts three opulent hideaways in a private and intimate location created exclusively for couples. Set on the cliff tops overlooking the River Murray, this exquisite accommodation has been designed to help couples reconnect and fall in love all over again, making it the ideal escape for romantic getaways and special celebrations such as anniversaries and honeymoons.

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10. Botanica Editions | Yarra Valley | VIC

Botanica Editions, VIC

LOCATION: Healesville, VIC  |  GETTING THERE: 1 hour 10 min drive from Melbourne |  RATES FROM: AUD$255 p/n

Set within Botanica Edition’s carefully considered landscaped garden, these two self-catering retreats offer guests a peaceful sanctuary from the busyness of life. Based at the foothills of Mt Riddell and Mt Toolebewong, The Willow House & The Habitat House are the ideal choice for a romantic weekend away or a luxury escape with good friends where you can restore and reclaim the balance of life.

Read more about Botanica Editions.

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Thalia Haven, Tasmania | Photographer – Ray Joyce