Are you in need of a luxury escape where you and your partner can rest, relax and reconnect? Then look no further. Our team of experts has compiled a comprehensive list of the Top 50 Romantic Getaways across Australia in 2021.
Situated in some of the most popular regions around the country, these gorgeous couples retreats have been handpicked for their exceptional facilities, amenities and services. Including a range of different accommodation styles from secluded villas and self-contained country cottages to intimate boutique hotels and spa retreats, each of these beautiful properties promises a relaxing break from the daily grind and the perfect backdrop for your next romantic getaway.
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50. Beach Huts Middleton, Fleurieu Peninsula, SA
Offering boutique accommodation in a village-style atmosphere, the award-winning Beach Huts are located near Middleton on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. Charming and bright, this coastal retreat boasts 12 unique huts, surrounded by picturesque grounds and beautiful gardens, creating a unique and intimate setting perfect for any special occasion.
49. The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart, TAS
The Henry Jones Art Hotel is where art and history collide. Ideally located in the Hunter Street Precinct overlooking Hobart Harbour, this modern industrial hotel was repurposed from a former factory, combining its industrial past with stylish modernity. Fall in love with the indulgent guest suites, with old rough-sawn timber accents complimenting the well-appointed contemporary interiors.
48. be&be, Castlemaine, VIC
Set on the highest hill in town, the gorgeous be&be is a little studio that boasts magnificent views over Castlemaine and the countryside beyond. The interiors blend mid-century elegance with seventies funk, delivering a super-chilled vibe that is perfect for a romantic weekend away.
47. Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping, Cowaramup, WA
Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping is an intimate escape located in Cowaramup. This boutique retreat is the perfect place to disappear, away from the hectic city life. Set in a romantic 320-acre olive farm, each bungalow accommodation has been architecturally designed for maximum comfort and features a private ensuite, kitchenette, minibar, and spacious sunset viewing decks.
46. Hotel Verge Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Taking comfort and sophistication to a new level, Hotel Verge is a lovely boutique accommodation positioned centrally in Launceston. Cosy and relaxing, this classy escape boasts contemporary design features and tastefully fitted hotel rooms with an industrial luxe persona. Offering exceptional service coupled with the ideal CBD location, this unique hotel is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway.
45. Alexandria Retreat, Sunshine Coast, QLD
The Alexandria Retreat is a luxury resort getaway on the stunning Sunshine Coast. Set 350 meters above sea level, this vibrant retreat promises jaw-dropping views of the ocean and sky. The 90,000-litre pool and 10,000-litre spa bath take advantage of the elevation and both offer spectacular vistas. After a restful nights sleep, wake up to sun-kissed mornings with the soundtrack of the native wildlife in the background.
44. QT Falls Creek, High Country, VIC
Wake up to the bliss of mountain mist and the sounds of nature at the gorgeous QT Falls Creek in Victoria’s High Country. From the comfort of your chic self-contained apartment, you can soak in your private balcony hot tub while taking in the dreamy snow-capped scenery beyond.
43. Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Port Douglas, QLD
Located just 15 minutes south of Port Douglas is Thala Beach Nature Reserve, an award-winning boutique eco-resort set within 58 acres of native forest near the secluded Oak Beach. This luxe retreat offers exotic timber bungalows elevated on high stilts, blending perfectly with the surrounding natural landscape and vistas.
42. The Anchorage Hotel & Spa, Port Stephens, NSW
Experience Hamptons-chic luxury and seaside style at its finest at The Anchorage Hotel & Spa in Port Stephens. With gorgeous guest rooms to choose from, a renowned restaurant serving world-class food, and an insanely luxurious day spa, this is the stuff romantic dreams are made of.
41. Saltwater Sunrise, Falmouth, TAS
Secluded and romantic, Saltwater Sunrise offers a selection of luxury villas set in the majestic oceanfront of Falmouth. Just 50 metres from the beach, these beautiful villas offer picturesque views of the sea and sky, with elevated privates decks and open plan indoor spaces. Wander along the foreshore and soak up the luxury of this wonderful setting, a perfect celebration for those special occasions.
40. The Villas, Riverland, SA
Architecturally designed, The Villas offer exceptional luxury accommodation at the beautiful Waikerie Golf Club in the Riverland. Ideal for a golf holiday with plenty to explore nearby, this retreat is perfect for a romantic couples getaway. To make your stay more memorable, complimentary golf and continental breakfast are included in all bookings.
39. Losari Retreat, Margaret River Wine Region, WA
Set on a hillside in the Margaret River region, Losari Retreat is a romantic and inspiring luxury getaway beautifully nestled in 66 acres of native bushland. Take in the beauty of the surrounding nature and unwind in one of four refined villas where you can enjoy a glass of bubbles while you soak in your private outdoor spa bath.
38. Sanctuary by Sirromet, Mount Cotton, QLD
Discover a world of wine when you stay at Sanctuary, a tranquil bushland retreat nestled in a beautiful 560-acre property just 30 minutes from Brisbane CBD. Ideally located on the grounds of Sirromet Winery, these tented pavilions boast majestic views of the laguna. Indulge the senses by enjoying sumptuous food from one of three restaurants, followed by a tasting of Sirromet’s award-winning Granite Belt wines.
37. Cradle Mountain Hotel, Cradle Mountain, TAS
Blending perfectly with the surrounding alpine woodland, Cradle Mountain Hotel is a sleek accommodation nestled in the breathtaking wilderness of Cradle Mountain. With enchanting forest views that heal and rejuvenate, this luxe retreat offers a variety of stylish rooms designed to highlight the natural environment, creating the perfect vibe for a blissful and romantic stay.
36. Seafarers Getaway, Great Ocean Road, VIC
Set on 8 private hectares just outside of Apollo Bay, Seafarers Getaway offers a range of stylish accommodation options on the Great Ocean Road. Here, you can enjoy stunning ocean views while cooking up a BBQ on your private balcony. After you’ve fed yourself, you can hand feed the cute resident Alpacas.
35. Yallingup Villas, Margaret River, WA
Crafted as a true escape for romantic couples, Yallingup Villas promises a secluded getaway nestled in the heart of Yallingup. Using a mix of natural materials in an interior design that is both contemporary and minimalist, this retreat offers 10 individually decorated guestrooms, complete with modern conveniences for the ultimate in romance and tranquil sophistication.
34. Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Nestled amongst 34 stunning acres of gardens and vines, Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill is an intimate boutique hotel that is the ideal base from which to explore the spectacular Mornington Peninsula. That said, with vineyard picnics and garden walks on offer, plus an onsite cellar door and restaurant – you might not want to leave.
33. Bannisters Pavilion Mollymook, South Coast, NSW
Situated just 80 metres from the shores of Mollymook Beach, Bannisters Pavilion boasts stylish, beach-chic rooms and suites that are the perfect choice for a coastal getaway. The Pavilion promises a laidback escape where you can spend sunny days poolside and eat and drink in the relaxed tree-top atmosphere of The Rooftop Bar & Grill.
32. Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny, QLD
Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an Asian-inspired getaway in a rejuvenating rainforest setting in Maleny. A sanctuary of stillness and elegance, this luxe retreat is truly a convergence of western luxury and Asian tranquillity. Fall in love with the unique accommodations that feature private verandahs and decks, cedar hot tubs, and lush rainforest views all around, perfect for any occasion.
31. The Sebel Yarrawonga, Murray River, VIC
Boasting designer studios and apartments, The Sebel Yarrawonga is a gorgeous new boutique hotel set on the Murray River near the shores of Lake Mulwala. Here you can enjoy an array of outdoor activities including water skiing, swimming, boating and fishing – all on your doorstep.
30. Mövenpick Hotel Hobart, Hobart, TAS
Located in picturesque Hobart, Mövenpick Hotel Hobart is a stylish new hotel with a wide selection of elegant rooms designed for utmost comfort and luxury. Ideal for a romantic couples getaway, this beautiful retreat indulges your senses with warm-toned interiors and contemporary furniture, curated to blend well with the stunning harbour and city views.
29. Voco Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Located in the centre of Surfers Paradise, Voco Gold Coast is a sleek hotel that offers modern and stylish accommodation with awe-inspiring ocean and hinterland views. Situated just across from the Surfers Paradise tram stop, you can head out and explore the coast with ease and discover the beautiful sea-side scenery and local attractions.
28. 99 Acres Bangalow, Byron Bay Hinterland, NSW
Situated upon one of the highest ridges in Bangalow, 99 Acres Retreat is a stylish escape from everyday living. Away from the madding crowds but close enough to everything you need, this is the perfect base from which to explore the Byron Hinterland and beyond. There are 5 rooms in the main guesthouse, or you can choose one of the four individual villas for more privacy.
27. voco Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley, NSW
Discover a world of nature, fine wine and good food at voco Kirkton Park in the Hunter Valley. Here you can enjoy your morning coffee wrapped in a fluffy robe or a sunset wine on your private balcony while taking in the picturesque landscape of the Hunter Valley and Brokenback Ranges.
26. Araluen Boutique Accommodation, Yarra Valley, VIC
Only seven minutes drive north of Yarra Glen, Araluen is set amongst three acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and native bushland. Offering 4 romantic lodge suites and 3 private, self-contained villas, this is the perfect base from which to explore the many delights of the Yarra Valley.
25. Mt Mulligan Lodge, Central Queensland, QLD
Discover a unique Australian outback experience at Mt. Mulligan Lodge, an all-inclusive luxury lodge on a private 28,000-hectare property in Central Queensland. Set in the shadow of majestic Mt. Mulligan, this one-of-a-kind getaway offers a curated boutique experience for romantic couples in dramatic and rugged outback surroundings.
24. Hepburn at Hepburn, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Located only a 5-minute walk from Hepburn Bathhouse Spa Retreat, the beautiful architect-designed villas at Hepburn at Hepburn are the perfect romantic hideaway. Surrounded by bushland, each villa has a fully-equipped kitchen, a twin spa bath and a romantic fireplace perfect for snuggling in front of.
23. Sticky Rice Villas, Adelaide Hillst, SA
Just 20 minutes from Adelaide city centre are the award-winning Sticky Rice Villas, three Asian-inspired retreats offering the ultimate in luxury & romance. Balinese, Japanese, and Thai aesthetics influence the architectural design of these luxe villas, creating seamless indoor and outdoor living. Also conveniently found on site is the iconic Sticky Rice Cooking School, where you can enjoy culinary adventures to elevate your stay.
22. Glass On Glasshouse, Glass House Mountains, QLD
Situated just 45 minutes from Brisbane, the award-winning Glass On Glasshouse is a luxury, romantic & secluded retreat in the scenic Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Offering 3 stunning self-contained villas, this architecturally designed property lets you enjoy the best of both worlds – a chance to immerse in nature, yet still be close enough to enjoy local restaurants and many attractions.
21. Atlantic Byron Bay, North Coast, NSW
Atlantic Byron Bay boasts an ideal location in Byron with cafes, shops and white sandy beaches all just a few steps from your deck. Just under 2 hours drive from Brisbane, this adults-only guest house is the perfect place to relax under a palm tree with a book, freshen up with a swim in the pool, or enjoy a balmy evening around the fire pit.
20. The Frames, Riverland, SA
Situated on the River Murray, The Frames is a luxury retreat that boasts three private and self-contained resident hideaways for couples. Architecturally designed, this awarding-winning 5-star destination offers world-class luxury and personal hospitality in a romantic and exclusive setting with stunning views of the mighty Murray.
19. MACq 01 Hotel, Hobart, TAS
Built in the style of a shipping warehouse that blends perfectly with the surrounding waterfront, MACq 01 Hotel is a highly acclaimed luxe accommodation overlooking Constitution Dock in Hobart. This beautiful hotel offers 114 warm and airy rooms, decorated with striking images of natural and historical scenes. The hotel also offers a choice of restaurants, bars and lounges where you can relax and unwind after a day of exploring.
18. Pavilions at Lenswood, Adelaide Hills, SA
Pavilions at Lenswood is an intimate romantic escape nestled in the tree-lined Adelaide Hills just 30 mins from Adelaide’s CBD. Two gorgeous, one-bedroom self-contained pavilions have been designed as the ultimate private retreat for couples. This luxe destination offers over 50 sqm of living space that includes an open wood fire, modern bathroom, and king bed, complemented by a charming view of the lush landscaped gardens.
17. Drift House, Great Ocean Road, VIC
Set in Port Fairy on the Great Ocean Road, Drift House offers 6 very private guest suites spread over heritage buildings and beautiful contemporary extensions. This stunning boutique accommodation is a place where you can disconnect, relax and unwind in absolute luxury.
16. Mount Lofty House, Adelaide Hills, SA
Formerly the manor of politician & businessman Arthur Hardy, Mount Lofty House is a luxurious historic retreat just 15 mins from Adelaide City. This iconic designer 5-star boutique hotel is beautifully perched in the Adelaide Hills, providing stunning vistas of the Piccadilly Valley and Adelaide Hills wine region. Choose from a delightful selection of rooms and fit-outs, masterfully designed for a memorable and iconic getaway.
15. Crystalbrook Riley, Cairns, QLD
Crystalbrook Riley is a playful new urban resort on the Esplanade in Cairns. Here you can indulge in rooftop cocktails at Rocco, enjoy wholesome fare at Greenfields, or take a quick trip to the bustling streets of Asia at Paper Crane. When you’re done with all that eating and drinking, check out a different kind of menu at the relaxing and luxurious Eléme Day Spa.
14. Bangalay Luxury Villas, South Coast, NSW
Nestled amid lush trees and fairways, Bangalay Luxury Villas offer 16 luxury, self-contained villas in Shoalhaven that are ideal for couples. Inspired by the region’s unspoilt natural beauty, these stylish villas are the epitome of laid-back luxury South Coast accommodation.
13. Empire Spa Retreat, Quedjinup, WA
Set on 12 acres of vineyards and native gardens, Empire Spa Retreat is a charming destination hidden away from the complexities of the busy city life. Centred around a restored 1970’s farmhouse, this romantic retreat features a guest lounge complete with a cosy fireplace and intimate outdoor spaces offering stunning views over the vineyards and native bushland.
12. The Louise, Barossa Valley, SA
Nestled in the heart of the Barossa Valley, The Louise is a renowned vineyard retreat boasting 15 luxurious suites and a world-class restaurant called Appellation. Here you can experience inspired luxury accommodation, exceptional local food and the opportunity to explore one of the world’s top vineyard regions.
11. Freycinet Lodge, Coles Bay, TAS
Overlooking the waters of Great Oyster Bay, Freycinet Lodge is a gorgeous ecolodge nestled in Freycinet National Park – just 2 km from both Hazards Beach and Wineglass Bay Lookout. With well-appointed amenities that complement the lush outdoor setting, this spectacular retreat offers modern cabins made of beautiful timber connected by raised boardwalks, and comes with private balconies and beautiful sitting areas.
10. Spicers Guesthouse, Hunter Valley, NSW
A luxe boutique hotel located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Spicers Guesthouse is a favourite for those looking for relaxed, laid-back luxury. Here you can enjoy world-class food and wine against a backdrop of rolling vineyards & mountain ranges before retiring to your luxuriously appointed guest room.
9. Piermont Retreat, Swansea, TAS
Nestled in a secluded estate with 2 private beaches, Piermont Retreat is a boutique resort with magnificent views of Great Oyster Bay. Featuring modern and minimalistic decors, this intimate setting offers individually designed cottages complete with all the essentials of an idyllic coastal escape. Whatever the occasion, this retreat promises plenty of relaxation while immersing in the romantic sceneries of Swansea.
8. Lake House, Daylesford, VIC
Nestled on the edge of beautiful Lake Daylesford, Lake House is one of Victoria’s most iconic hotels. Here you can spend a day being pampered in the Lake House Spa before enjoying a four-course a la carte dinner in the acclaimed Lake House Restaurant. And the best part is, dinner is generally included in the nightly rate.
7. Cedars Mount View, Hunter Valley, NSW
Cedars Mount View offers a collection of four gorgeous villas in the beautiful Hunter Valley, just two hours from Sydney. Surrounded by native forests & beautiful mountain views, each self-contained villa boasts a private balcony, a gas log fireplace, a spa or deep-soak bath, and breakfast provisions for each morning.
6. Clifftop at Hepburn, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Surrounded by native bushland, the six architect-designed luxury villas at Clifftop at Hepburn are beautifully perched atop a cliff. Boasting exquisite interior design, these multi-award-winning villas allow you to snuggle in front of the cosy wood fire while taking in the stunning country views.
5. Spicers Peak Lodge, Scenic Rim, QLD
Australia’s highest non-alpine lodge, Spicers Peak Lodge is set on 8,000 sprawling acres with a spectacular backdrop of World Heritage-Listed national park. At this luxury lodge you can enjoy award-winning gourmet food, rejuvenate with an indulgent treatment at Spa Anise, reconnect with nature on a self-guided walk or simply relax and take in the stunning views.
4. InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, Whitsundays, QLD
Indulge in a luxurious private island experience at InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, a stunning resort in the heart of the iconic Great Barrier Reef. This multi-award winning property boasts 168 beautifully appointed rooms, suites and villas that are artfully intertwined with spectacular pools, panoramic seascapes and tropical gardens.
3. Spicers Sangoma Retreat, Blue Mountains, NSW
Nestled on the edge of Blue Mountains National Park, Spicers Sangoma Retreat is an intimate boutique hotel with only 5 luxurious suite types to choose from. Catering to adults-only, the rates at Sangoma are all-inclusive, which means that your breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included along with drinks and minibar.
2. Sequoia Lodge, Adelaide Hills, SA
Architecturally designed to celebrate the history of the region, Sequoia Lodge is an intimate luxury retreat set in the highlands of the Adelaide Hills. Complete with exclusive amenities and surrounded by nature, this getaway is designed as a private sanctuary, offering utmost comfort and luxury with overlooking views of the Piccadilly Valley.
1. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Greater Blue Mountains, NSW
If you’re celebrating a special occasion, you really can’t go past Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. This ultra-luxe, all-inclusive resort offers a unique blend of luxury, wildlife, natural beauty and conservation that is hard to beat. You’ll love the rustic-chic villas that feature private pools, verandahs, fireplaces, bathtubs & plenty of included activities.
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