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 in Australia in 2023.

We love travelling and sharing our best finds with you. After taking a close look at many wonderful retreats, we’ve handpicked the following for their exceptional facilities, amenities and services. Our selection of the most romantic getaways feature a range of different accommodation styles to suite your preferences. From self-contained country cottages and secluded villas 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 intimate escape.

Starry night sky over Nightcap Ridge

50. Nightcap Ridge, Whian Whian, NSW

Looking for something charming and intimate? Nightcap Ridge captures that old-world charm with its patterns and textures, and boasts a quiet setting just a minute away from the Gondwana Rainforests. Its secluded location makes it a wonderful stay where you can unplug and reconnect with your special someone. We suggest the Romantic Cabin that features a cosy bedroom, a spacious bathroom with a deep-soaking bathtub, and a furnished patio that leads out to the trees. Intending to stay for longer? It even has a fully-equipped kitchen.

Sanctuary by Sirromet's free-standing bushland tents

49. 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. During your stay, enjoy sumptuous food from one of three on-site restaurants: Restaurant Lurleen’s which serves seasonal contemporary Australian dishes, Tuscan Terrace which offers a traditional Tuscan menu, and Cellar Door where you can sample Sirromet’s award-winning Granite Belt wines. We suggest booking Tuscan Terrace in advance as it’s quite popular with locals.

The self-contained Barossa Pavilions

48. Barossa Pavilions, Lyndoch, SA

Located on a stunning private hillside in the Barossa Valley, Barossa Pavilions is a luxury country retreat with six freestanding self-contained pavilions situated on 75 tranquil acres. Boasting impressive views over rolling hills towards the Barossa Ranges, these six individual pavilions have been designed exclusively for couples, making them ideal country retreats for romantic getaways or longer stays. Each of the pavilions has double jetted spa tubs, a gas log fireplace, fully functional kitchen and Webber BBQ, laundry facilities, keyless entry and privacy away from the other pavilions as well as your own parking space

Homely atmosphere at Anchors Port Campbell

47. Anchors Port Campbell, Great Ocean Road, VIC

Nestled on 30 acres of private land above Port Campbell along the Great Ocean Road, Anchors Port Campbell is an award-winning luxury rural retreat. With just three self-contained villas each designed for seclusion, this romantic hideaway offers breathtaking beach views. The villas feature spa baths, tinted windows, and blinds for maximum privacy. Fully equipped kitchens are at your disposal and gas log fires add to that romantic atmosphere. As evening falls, all that’s left to do is to cosy up and enjoy the panoramic surroundings with a drink in hand.

Kyah Boutique Hotel's soft pastel interiors

46. Kyah Hotel, Blue Mountains, NSW

Looking for romantic getaways in the Blue Mountains? Kyah Hotel will treat you to a calming getaway in with its chic boho-style and calming pastel interiors. Minimalist yet playful, there’s a classic Hollywood Glamour everywhere you turn. The hotel has 3 wings with 46 rooms, keeping the mood quiet and relaxed. On-site, there’s a sauna, outdoor spa bath, and multi-purpose court if you want to play a friendly tennis or racquet match. Make sure to try the hyper-local seasonal menu from Blaq for a literal taste of the freshest produce from the Blue Mountains.

Rustic style at Empire Spa Retreat

45. Empire Spa Retreat, Margaret River, WA

Set on 12 acres of vineyards and native gardens, Empire Spa Retreat is a charming destination hidden away from the complexities of busy city life. Centred around a restored 1970s farmhouse, this romantic retreat offers unencumbered relaxation tucked amidst the bushland. This escape features a guest lounge complete with a cosy fireplace and intimate outdoor spaces offering stunning views over the vineyards. Make your romantic getaway more special by relaxing at EMPIRE Spa where bespoke facials and therapies will leave you feeling renewed.

Playful boutique interiors at The Isla's garden view room

44. The Isla, Batehaven, NSW

The Isla is a chic design-led boutique motel that places you in the middle of amazing beaches, charming cafes, and iconic destinations on NSW’s South Coast. The suites have king-sized beds, bespoke oak furnishings, and brushed brass accents—all together setting a warm and inviting mood. We love the casual and relaxing atmosphere at this stylish boutique hotel. If you’re up for some surfing, South Broulee beach has awesome surf breaks. If you prefer something more intimate and relaxed, McKenzie’s Beach is a semi-enclosed cove great for snorkelling and unwinding. Both are just less than 25 minutes away by car.

CABN Off Grid Barossa Accommodation

43. CABN Barossa Valley

Intimate, romantic, and secluded… with an outdoor seating area, kitchenette and indoor bathroom, CABN Barossa Valley has everything you need to live in the moment and enjoy each other’s company. Whether you choose to relax outside or enjoy views of the vineyard in the distance from the comfort of your queen-sized bed, this cosy off-grid hideaway gives you a private place amidst the fields and trees. It’s the perfect little haven that places you in the midst of the Barossa’s over 80 cellar doors and rich food and wine scene. Pictured above is CABN Elsie, one of the 2 original Barossa Valley CABNs.

Arthurs Views spa tub and ocean view

42. Arthurs Views, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Arthurs Views on the Mornington Peninsula invites you to a relaxing escape. The spacious suites have king beds and private balconies where you and your special someone can take in the beautiful bay views. Expansive sliding glass doors let a lot of natural light in, but rest assured that the blackout curtains will give you privacy when you want it. Featured above is one of the two spa suites that boast a deep-soaking spa tub, electric log fire, and 2-seater electric sofa. It already sounds so relaxing, don’t you think?

Elysian retreat is one of the best adults only island getaways in Australia

41. Elysian Luxury Eco Island Retreat, Whitsundays, QLD

An all-inclusive and adults-only boutique-style getaway, Elysian Eco Island Retreat is a wonderful choice for a romantic island escape. During your intimate retreat, you’ll be treated to 3 gourmet meals daily and will have access to personalised spa therapies and the magnesium infinity pool. The oceanside accommodation will indulge you with stunning views while setting the mood for romance and relaxation. Want to know something cool? This getaway is also known as the first 100% solar-powered getaway in the Great Barrier Reef!

Aerial view of Freycinet Lodge and its beach

40. Freycinet Lodge, Coles Bay, TAS

Freycinet Lodge overlooking the Great Oyster Bay is a gorgeous ecolodge nestled in Freycinet National Park – just 2 km from Hazards Beach and Wineglass Bay Lookout. This secluded retreat offers well-appointed amenities that complement the lush outdoor setting; cabins made of beautiful timber connected by raised boardwalks feature private balconies and beautiful sitting areas. Being one of the more secluded romantic getaways, it’s ideal for extended retreats. Freycinet Lodge also has three restaurants on-site, serving local seafood and award-winning wines.

Warm neutral and plush interiors of The Oak & Anchor

39. The Oak & Anchor, Port Fairy, VIC

Discover serenity in the heart of Port Fairy at The Oak & Anchor Hotel. This charming heritage-listed boutique retreat offers only six enchanting suites, each adorned with spacious en-suite bathtubs. The understated luxury and boutique allure of this hidden gem easily makes it a wonderful intimate retreat. During your romantic getaway, savour delectable meals and a selection of beverages, including their signature turmeric latte, at the cozy on-site Sidro Bar & Restaurant where dinners are exclusive to only guests of the hotel.

Sticky Rice Villas' Asian-inspired interiors

38. Sticky Rice Villas, Adelaide Hills, SA

Just 20 minutes from Adelaide city centre are the award-winning Sticky Rice Villas, three Asian-inspired retreats offering the ultimate in luxury and 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. Take home lessons on Moroccan, Spanish, and Asian cuisine to try on your next date night!

The courtyard at Wildes Hotel, Kangaroo Valley

37. Wildes Hotel, Kangaroo Valley, NSW

If you and your special someone love exploring the great outdoors and want an intimate escape after your adventures, Wildes Hotel brings you the perfect haven in the Kangaroo Valley… Wildes Hotel Kangaroo Valley has 26 chic boutique-style studios and suites chanelling South Californian-style interiors designed to indulge your adventurous spirit. After a fun-filled day of exploring the nearby gorges, kayaking, and mountain biking, you can lounge by the pool, enjoy some quiet time in the lush gardens, or chill out in the charming central courtyard.

Couple at the Hydro Lounge at Chateau Elan at the Vintage

36. Chateau Elan at the Vintage, Hunter Valley, NSW

Surrounded by rolling vineyards and overlooking manicured fairways, Chateau Elan at the Vintage is an award-winning golf and spa resort in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Choose from luxury spa suites and self-contained villas that promise absolute comfort, privileged spa access and total privacy. During your stay, indulge in pampering treatments inside one of the 17 treatment rooms inside the day spa, or perhaps take a soothing dip in the Hydro Lounge and Deck Area where 2 outdoor mineral spas await. Chateau Elan is also one of our favourite romantic getaways in the Hunter Valley region, by the way.

Loft King Villa interior at Brokenback Views Country Estate

35. Brokenback Views Country Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW

If you love country romantic getaways, you’ll enjoy a stay at Brokenback Views Country Estate. Located centrally in Pokolbin near Roche Estate, this luxury getaway is a place to relax, revitalise and rejuvenate, while being close to all the attractions of the Hunter Valley. The estate is comprised of individually designed, luxury self-contained villas surrounded by spectacular country views across the lake and the Brokenback Ranges. Featured above is the 2-storey Loft King Villa that has a private balcony outside the second-floor bedroom, and spacious living and dining spaces on the first floor.

Light-filled ocean view room at Seafarers Getaway

34. Seafarers Getaway, Great Ocean Road, VIC

Set on 8 private hectares just outside of Apollo Bay, Seafarers Getaway offers a selection of stylish accommodation options on the Great Ocean Road. These rooms come equipped with furnished private patios or balconies, and you can choose from beachside guestrooms or lofty hillside lodges. 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. P.S. Seafarers Getaway is a crowd favourite among View Retreats members too!

Outdoor pool and spa pool at On The Beach Noosa

33. On the Beach Noosa, Noosa Heads, QLD

If you and your special someone love that relaxed coastal lifestyle, you’ll be in for a treat at On the Beach Noosa. Its interior design takes inspiration from its coastal surroundings, and has a neutral chic vibe. All apartments have stunning ocean views, private balconies, and spa baths—the perfect ingredients that make up relaxing romantic getaways. This idyllic getaway will easily be one of your favourites because of its amenities and contemporary style. On top of that, it places you right on Hastings Street where an array of boutiques, cafes, and restaurants are waiting to be explored.

Saltwater Sunrise bedroom opening out to ocean views

32. Saltwater Sunrise, East Coast, TAS

Thinking of a secluded and romantic Tassie hideaway? Saltwater Sunrise offers a selection of luxury villas set on the majestic oceanfront of Falmouth. Just 50 metres from the beach, wander along the foreshore and soak up the luxury of this wonderful setting, a perfect spot for those special occasions. These beautiful villas offer picturesque views of the sea and sky, with elevated private decks and open-plan indoor spaces equipped with a kitchenette or fully-equipped kitchen. If you’d rather not cook, the nearest recommended café—River Mouth Café—is just a 10-minute drive away.

The Ridge at Maleny bedroom with private balcony

31. The Ridge at Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD

Discover a serene mountain getaway while you enjoy intimate and luxurious villa and cabin accommodations at The Ridge at Maleny. This luxe boutique escape has 14 contemporary self-contained units set amidst 300 acres of the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland. Each of the villas features Scandinavian-inspired interiors, and has a cosy atmosphere, a fireplace, and a fully-furnished kitchen. Beautifully designed and in a tranquil secluded location, the villas and cabins are perched on the ridge, giving guests stunning and expansive views of the hinterland.

Outside photo of Adventure Bay Retreat cottage

30. Adventure Bay Retreat, Bruny Island, TAS

Set among natural coastal bushland, Adventure Bay Retreat is the perfect place to experience the beauty of Bruny Island. Located in an idyllic setting where one can escape the city, Adventure Bay Retreat offers three outstanding luxury accommodation choices, complete with all the modern conveniences, perfect for couples. For your romantic getaway, we highly recommend the Spa Cottage which is specifically meant for two guests while the other two are more spacious and can sleep up four up to nine guests.

Couple walking hand in hand at Daintree Ecolodge

29. Daintree Ecolodge, Lower Daintree QLD

Situated in the heart of the ancient Daintree Forest, Daintree Ecolodge is a unique rainforest retreat offering 15 eco-friendly boutique accommodations (or Bayans) in an enchanting tropical setting. Inside the cosy treehouse-style accommodations, you can rejuvenate your body, mind and soul as you take in the magnificent natural landscape where time appears to have stood still. You can dine on-site or have a picnic hamper experience, or be pampered at the Daintree Wellness Spa where the pristine waters of the nearby waterfall are harnessed for healing rituals.

Spicers Tamarind Retreat romantic outdoor setting

28. Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD

Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an Asian-inspired getaway in a rejuvenating rainforest setting in Maleny. A sanctuary of stillness and elegance in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, this luxe retreat is 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. This romantic retreat is an especially wonderful choice if you and your loved one love Thai food, as the on-site restaurant, The Tamarind, serves enchanting flavours of regional Thailand.

Kangaroos outside Yering Gorge Cottages

27. Yering Gorge Cottages, Yarra Valley, VIC

Less than an hour from Melbourne, and set on the edge of The Eastern Golf Club, the Yering Gorge Cottages provide the perfect blend of luxury and nature, making it an ideal escape for couples who enjoy the rustic-luxe vibe. Each cottage has a cosy wood fireplace, a relaxing corner spa bath, and a large private deck where you can enjoy tranquil bushland views. Here, you can explore the natural surroundings and go for bushwalks or simply enjoy the peace and quiet away from the city. On-site, the dining room serves Yarra Valley’s finest produce, complemented by the Members’ Lounge and Bar. 

Smiths Beach Resort outdoor pool and loungers

26. Smiths Beach Resort, Yallingup, WA

Situated in the heart of the Margaret River wine region, Smiths Beach Resort is one of the finest luxury accommodations Yallingup has to offer. Perfectly positioned on the pristine sands of Smiths Beach, this award-winning resort has an on-site restaurant, an outdoor pool, and boasts 60 air-conditioned rooms overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean, offering the ultimate Australian beachside accommodation experience. For your romantic getaway, we recommend the Luxury Beach House, 1-bedroom Ocean View Villa, and the 1-bedroom Garden Villa for a more intimate yet luxurious accommodation.

Tower Lodge semi-open wood tub and indoor bath tub

25. Tower Lodge, Pokolbin, NSW

A boutique escape that will make you feel as if you’ve taken a plane to Spain, Tower Lodge in Pokolbin combines the charm of the Hunter Valley with rustic Spanish ranch life. Offering only 14 guest suites, this hideaway easily channels an exclusive and luxurious atmosphere away from the city. Enjoy romantic dinners at Sebastian, the on-site restaurant that serves Spanish and French seasonal food that will make you feel like you’re in Basque Country, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or go on a private picnic for a more romantic vibe.

Sleek exterior of The Villas

24. The Villas, Riverland, SA

The Villas is an architecturally-designed getaway that offers exceptional self-contained luxury accommodation at the beautiful Waikerie Golf Club in the Riverland. Just a 2-hour drive from Adelaide, this stay is ideal for a golf holiday and also offers plenty of areas to explore nearby. The self-contained suites give guests access to the café, golf course, BBQ facilities, walking tracks, and nearby skate parks too. To make your stay more memorable, complimentary golf and continental breakfast are included in all bookings.

Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley's spacious suite

23. Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley, Yarra Glen, VIC

Situated in the heart of the Yarra Valley, less than an hour from Melbourne’s CBD, Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley is an ideal destination for a brief city escape. The resort offers a range of facilities, including a health club, an indoor heated pool at Endota day spa, a sauna, and a steam room. From the balcony of your room or suite, you can relax and take in panoramic country views. A highlight of your stay here would be the Yarra Valley Restaurant 1309, where you can savour contemporary dining while soaking in expansive vineyard views. The restaurant also features a bar and deck for delightful al fresco dining, providing a charming way to experience the estate’s grazing menu.

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CABN X Luxury Off Grid McLaren Vale

22. CABN X McLaren Vale, SA

Only 45 minutes from Adelaide, CABN X McLaren Vale will spoil you and your special someone with one of the most luxurious cabin types offered by CABN. Set in the beautiful McLaren Vale wine region and nestled amidst trees, this gorgeous cabin has its own private wood-fired sauna, indoor fireplace, spacious furnished deck, modern en-suite with a full-sized bath, and an outdoor bath too. If you and your loved one enjoy glamping and seclusion, this is a wonderfully sleek and modern take on luxury camping that you will both enjoy.

Warm neutrals inside Yallingup Villas

21. 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 light-filled and individually decorated guestrooms, complete with modern conveniences for the ultimate in romance. What we love is how it channels a zen experience that immediately puts you in a state of calm, allowing you and your special someone to enjoy each other’s company in a relaxing boutique hideaway.

Outdoor deep soaking tub at Cuppitt's Estate

20. Cupitt’s Estate, Ulladulla, NSW

Indulge in tranquillity and romance on the serene South Coast of NSW at Cupitt’s Estate. Here, you can lose yourself in a blissful escape, relishing scenic vistas and unwinding in the tub, surrounded by the beauty of nearby hills. Savour the freshest farm-to-table delights during a gourmet dining experience and complement your meal with exquisite wines from the estate’s own winery. This opulent rural retreat offers bespoke winery accommodations in two luxurious pod varieties. The King Bath Pod, featuring an outdoor bathtub is the epitome of lavish and romantic relaxation.

Eumarella Shores Noosa Lake Retreat's soaking spa tub with a view

19. Eumarella Shores Noosa Lake Retreat, Weyba Downs, QLD

Combining nature and luxury, Eumarella Shores Noosa Lake Retreat is an impressive holiday destination in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland. This lakefront resort offers a selection of individually themed, romantic cottages, contemporary lakehouses and a stunning luxury lakehouse, the perfect setting for your next Noosa holiday. All accommodations have a private deck or grassed terrace where you can relax. While you’re here, reconnect with nature and explore Lake Weyba in a complimentary canoe, go for a quiet bushwalk, or simply enjoy seeing the resident kangaroos and other animals go about their day…

Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill featuring monochromatic contemporary interiors

18. Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Nestled in 34 acres of picturesque gardens and vineyards, Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill is a luxurious boutique hotel, an ideal hub for exploring the stunning Mornington Peninsula. Set in the heart of Red Hill, Lancemore Lindenderry greets you with manicured gardens upon arrival. With vineyard picnics, garden strolls, a cellar door, and a restaurant on-site, you may find it hard to venture out. For a delectable, leisurely dining experience, The Dining Room offers locally-sourced ingredients. Booking ahead is recommended due to limited availability, ensuring you savour every moment of this intimate escape.

The gardens at Spicers Vineyards Estate

17. Spicers Vineyards Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW

Picture this: Just 12 guest rooms, each featuring a fireplace, an outdoor pool, delightful dishes, and a lively cocktail list at Restaurant Botanica. This is just a peek at what’s waiting for you at Spicers Vineyards Estate. On top of those, lavish treatments are available at Spa Anise, and at this romantic escape, you can expect an intimate, romantic, and idyllic setting with a luxurious homestead ambiance. This retreat pampers you, ensuring you feel indulged throughout. Be sure to experience the soothing hot stone massage at Spa Anise and the rejuvenating aromatherapy too!

The bedroom at The Lane Retreat

16. The Lane Retreat, Pokolbin, NSW

The Lane Retreat, one of Pokolbin’s newest accommodations (opened in the spring of 2023), is a contemporary boutique accommodation that offers 60 modern studio rooms set on one of Bimbadgen’s award-winning vineyards on Palmers Lane. At this getaway, you’ll find yourself enjoying plenty of space and fresh air amidst 15 hectares of tranquil bushland with views of the Brokenback Ranges. During your stay, you’ll have access to the outdoor pool and you’ll be within just 3 minutes away from award-winning restaurants in the area such as Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant and Bimbadgen Wood Fire Pizza and Cellar Door.

Sequoia Lodge fireplace and private furnished balcony

15. 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, an outdoor pool, and surrounded by nature, this getaway is designed as a private contemporary sanctuary amidst 30 acres of stunning natural beauty. This adults-only retreat is a mere 20 minutes away from the Adelaide CBD, features only 14 suites, and offers the utmost comfort and luxury with overlooking views of the Piccadilly Valley.

Anchorage Port Stephens outdoor pool near the marina

14. Anchorage, Port Stephens, NSW

Looking for that relaxed coastal lifestyle? Experience Hamptons chic and coastal elegance at Anchorage Port Stephens. Choose from exquisite guest rooms and relish world-class cuisine at The Galley Kitchen, Moby’s Bar, and the Poolside bar that offers delectable bites while you relax in or by the pool. The indulgent Spa Lucca features two single and double treatment rooms, a lavish whirlpool, steam room, and a private relaxation lounge. We suggest booking ahead for that extra luxurious romantic escape. Anchorage Port Stephens offers a chilled coastal retreat only 2.5 hours from Sydney, and Corlette Beach is just a short stroll away.

Couple relaxing at Cape Byron Retreat

13. Cape Byron Retreat, Byron Bay, NSW

Discover a hidden sanctuary nestled in the picturesque hinterland, a stone’s throw away from the Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve and Byron Main Beach. Cape Byron Retreat is an idyllic escape where you can take it slow inside your suite enveloped by verdant foliage, or on the grounds as you enjoy views of Mt. Warning from afar. Rejuvenate your senses with a dip in your personal spa or the outdoor hot tub, bask in the sun by the inviting pool, unwind by the fireplace, or find solace amidst the peaceful gardens.

The outdoor pool of The Brooklet

12. The Brooklet, Brooklet, NSW

Escape to The Brooklet, an enchanting haven of luxurious villas, wellness, and hospitality nestled near Byron Bay. Embrace serenity amidst the vast tranquillity of the Byron Bay hinterland, surrounded by rolling hills, stunning sunsets, and pure country air. Perched on the hinterland crest, this 125-acre estate seamlessly blends lavish accommodation, wellness facilities, and communal spaces. Here, your romantic getaway is made more memorable by luxurious comforts, beautiful spots for relaxation, and calming natural surrounds.

Outdoor photo, The Louise

11. The Louise, Barossa Valley, SA

Being the Barossa locals that we are, The Louise is an undeniable favourite of ours. Hear us out: The Louise is a renowned vineyard retreat boasting 15 luxurious suites and a world-class restaurant called Appellation where your romantic date nights are turned even more luxurious with mouthwatering dishes. You can also go on a mini wellness journey that can be personalised to suit your needs. On-site, enjoy access to the heated outdoor pool overlooking the vineyards, the fitness centre, and the hot and cold sauna for a refreshing post-activity experience.

Boutique interior design at Osborn House

10. Osborn House, Bundanoon, NSW

A bespoke and romantic experience awaits you at Osborn House. At this boutique hideaway, you’ll be surrounded by lush gardens, the rolling hills, and sweeping bushlands of the Southern Highlands. Osborn House has only 22 individually designed rooms, a day spa, pool, sauna and steam room. Despite its more intimate atmosphere, this romantic retreat has al fresco dining areas, a fire pit in the courtyard, a gazebo and swing in the garden—all great spots where you can enjoy the outdoors and each other’s company. Here, you can slow down and take in the natural surrounds while enjoying luxurious accommodations and a more personalised experience.

Hepburn Spa Retreat villas at night

9. Hepburn Spa Retreat, Hepburn Springs, VIC

Romance and relaxation meet at Hepburn Spa Retreat. Elegant, contemporary, and designed for wellness, this romantic hideaway offers only 10 beautiful villas with views of the serene bushland. Warm natural light softly fills the space through various pendant and wall lamps, and even under the steps—all carefully chosen to help with your circadian rhythm. Each of the 10 villas are designed with your privacy and wellness in mind… with the spa tub and fireplace as cherries on top of this stylish and relaxing retreat.

Chalets at Blackheath exterior and surrounding bushland

8. Chalets at Blackheath, Blue Mountains, NSW

Perched atop the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Chalets at Blackheath will treat you to intimate views of rugged sandstone formations, surrounding eucalyptus forests, and the wonder of ancient aboriginal sites. Featuring an almost cubist look, think of it as a deluxe cabin-like getaway with beautiful natural stone interiors blending perfectly with the warm wooden floors and metal accents. The self-contained chalets are bright and airy, offer maximum privacy, and have personalised concierge service. Enjoy the scenery from your private deck, or even while you take a dip in the freestanding tub.

InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula's iconic silhouette

7. InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula, VIC

The InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula is a well-known and classic hotel that has been given a new life and promises to be one of the best hotels in regional Victoria. While on your romantic escape, you can dine at one of four restaurants where fine dining with magnificent bay views and al fresco seating options await. You can also take a dip in the outdoor pool or enliven your senses with luxurious spa treatments at the Aurora Spa & Bathhouse—awarded the Best Spa in Australasia for 2023. If you feel like going for the ultimate luxurious and romantic experience, one of the suites (Suite 4) may include access to a private pool. Get to know InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula more…

Spicers Peak Lodge spa tub with mountain views

6. 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 the World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park. At this luxury lodge set 1,100 metres above sea level, you can enjoy not just stunning views but award-winning gourmet food at The Peak. Seeking a bit of adventure? Scenic helicopter flights and 4WD discovery tours can be arranged. After exploring the region, you can rejuvenate with an indulgent treatment at Spa Anise before you retreat to the privacy of your comfy suite.

Designer villa at Clifftop at Hepburn

5. Clifftop at Hepburn, Hepburn Springs, VIC

For architecture enthusiasts seeking a romantic escape, Clifftop at Hepburn offers captivating luxury villas. Perched high, these abodes boast lush bushland panoramas, kitchenettes, fireplaces, deep soaking tubs, and furnished indoor and outdoor spaces. Choose from styles like Samurai, Sahara, or Solitude, each impeccably embodying its unique aesthetic. The “Clifftop Villa” provides unobstructed bushland vistas and numerous lounging areas. For a touch of Japanese design, explore Samurai with its zen garden ambiance and an outdoor stone bath. Experience architectural brilliance and natural beauty at Clifftop at Hepburn’s exceptional villas.

Couple by the fireplace at Kingsford The Barossa

4. Kingsford The Barossa, Barossa Valley, SA

Kingsford the Barossa’s 1856 homestead has undergone a transformative multi-million-dollar renovation, and unveiled a collection of luxurious suites boasting scenic views and individual unique ensuites. This gem in the Barossa showcases a historic 1856 cellar and a contemporary stone-clad wine tunnel, offering a curated selection of wines and champagnes that harmonize flawlessly with the inventive menu at Orleana, the on-site restaurant. Elevating your experience are signature offerings like the outdoor Bush Bath and a 9-pin KegelBahn lane if you fancy a bit of friendly competition during your romantic getaway.

Spicers Sangoma Retreat restaurant

3. Spicers Sangoma Retreat, Blue Mountains, NSW

Nestled on the edge of Blue Mountains National Park, Spicers Sangoma Retreat offers a luxurious adults-only escape. The retreat features eight uniquely designed and self-contained suites, all carefully crafted to provide a tranquil intimate atmosphere. Design enthusiasts will be captivated by the meticulous attention to detail throughout the property—moody, sensual, and muted palettes for a relaxing experience. During your stay, enjoy a rejuvenating spa experience on-site, complete with a sauna and steam room. This all-inclusive escape includes all meals and drinks from Restaurant Amara, and your minibar is restocked daily too. Cheers!

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort and direct beach access

2. InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, Whitsundays, QLD

If you and your special someone love the beach and are looking for a romantic island getaway, you’re going to love one of the most luxurious escapes in the Whitsundays—InterContinental Hayman Island Resort. A stunning resort in the heart of the iconic Great Barrier Reef, it’s a multi-award-winning island sanctuary that boasts 168 beautifully appointed rooms, suites and villas that are artfully intertwined with spectacular pools, panoramic seascapes and tropical gardens. Enjoy world-class dining, luxurious accommodations, and direct beach access with the Great Barrier Reef right at your doorstep.

Silky Oaks Lodge pool

1. Silky Oaks Lodge, Daintree Rainforest, QLD

After its multi-million dollar makeover in 2022, Baillie Lodges brings its luxurious touch to the renowned Silky Oaks Lodge easily making it one of the best romantic getaways in Australia. Here you can enjoy a relaxing stay in one of their 40 treehouses nestled in the ancient Daintree Forest. The natural hues of the interiors and the warm-coloured local timbers add to the romantic atmosphere, lending it a fairytale-like mood. Relax in the gentle sway of the hammocks made for two and indulge in the seclusion of your own treehouse. Looking for more indulgence? Head over to Healning Waters Spa set amidst rainforest gardens or go on a culinary edventure at The Treehouse Restaurant.

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A lover of the finer things in life, Mat is a travel junkie who is addicted to the excitement and sense of wonder you experience when visiting a destination for the first time. His passions include music, good food and fine wine, but his epicurean tastes don't get in the way of enjoying life's simpler pleasures like gardening, bush-walking, and exciting street food flavours.