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 2022.
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.
50. Coral Sea Marina Resort, Airlie Beach, QLD
Set on the oceanfront, Coral Sea Marina Resort is a stunning holiday retreat at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands. This boutique resort is conveniently located along the scenic Bicentennial walkway, with direct access to the water and the township of Airlie Beach where you can find a fun mix of shops, restaurants, nightlife, beaches and lagoon.
49. Cosy Tents, Daylesford, VIC
Fall in love with the outdoors all over again at Cosy Tents, an off-grid private luxury campsite just 15 minutes from Daylesford town centre. Surrounded by nature and boasting all the conveniences and comforts of a luxury hotel room, this is definitely our kind of camping.
48. 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.
47. Arthurs View, 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.
46. 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 weekends away.
45. 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 & 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.
44. Hotel Bellinzona, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Freshly renovated, this gorgeous boutique hotel in Hepburn Springs is the perfect getaway destination for couples. Hotel Bellinzona features stunning art and interior design, along with an onsite restaurant, heated indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna. It’s also only a short stroll from the Hepburn Bathhouse where you can relax and rejuvenate.
43. 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.
42. Saltus Luxury Accommodation, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Experience luxury in the heart of Hepburn Springs when you book a stay at one of only 3 villas at Saltus Luxury Accommodation. These beautiful self-contained villas have bathtubs and fireplaces, making them perfect for a romantic getaway. You can also enjoy views of some of the most scenic landscapes and native forests in Victoria from the comfort of your private furnished balcony.
41. 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 & 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.
40. 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.
39. Brokenback Views Country Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW
Located centrally in Pokolbin near Roche Estate, Brokenback Views Country Estate is a place to relax, revitalise and rejuvenate, while being close to all the attractions of the Hunter Valley. The estate comprises of individually designed, luxury self-contained villas surrounded by spectacular country views across the lake and the Brokenback Ranges.
38. 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.
37. 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 an exquisite interior design that gives off ultra-luxe modern cabin vibes, these multi-award-winning villas allow you to snuggle in front of the cosy wood fire while taking in the stunning country views. It’s the perfect romantic getaway when you want to treat each other with something stylishly extra.
36. Loea Boutique Hotel, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Charming and vibrant, Loea Boutique Hotel is a stylish, laid back coastal retreat set opposite the tranquil Maroochy River on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. With 10 elegantly appointed rooms, this boutique hotel offers an intimate walled garden with a magnesium pool, and a number of outdoor relaxation areas to cosy up and unwind.
35. Saltwater Sunrise, East Coast, TAS
Secluded and romantic, Saltwater Sunrise offers a selection of luxury villas set on 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.
34. Clarendon Cottages, Dandenong Ranges, VIC
Only a 15-minute stroll from the heart of Sassafras, Clarendon Cottages is a peaceful garden retreat that is the ideal escape from the city. Choose from 3 gorgeous cottages that all offer breakfast provisions. Whilst Dovecote Cottage is cute and cosy, Camellia Cottage & The Stables Cottage are larger and both offer fireplaces and spa baths.
33. 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 four outstanding luxury accommodation choices, complete with all the modern conveniences, perfect for couples.
32. Kyah Boutique Hotel, Blue Mountains, NSW
Boho chic in soft pastels… Kyah Boutique Hotel will treat you to a calming getaway in the Blue Mountains. 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. Make sure to try the hyper-local seasonal menu from Blaq for a literal taste of the freshest produce from the Blue Mountains.
31. 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.
30. 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, 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.
29. Yering Gorge Cottages, Yarra Valley, VIC
Set on the edge of The Eastern Golf Club and surrounded by wildlife, the one-bedroom, self-contained Yering Gorge Cottages are ideal for a romantic escape. Each cottage has a cosy wood fireplace, a relaxing corner spa bath, a large private deck and a generous continental breakfast hamper.
28. 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 boasts 60 air-conditioned rooms overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean, offering the ultimate Australian beachside accommodation experience.
27. Anchors Port Campbell, Great Ocean Road, VIC
Nestled on 30 acres of private land in the hills above Port Campbell, Anchors offers three self-contained villas that are an ideal choice for a romantic getaway on the Great Ocean Road. Each villa is positioned for privacy and boasts a spa bath where you can enjoy a glass of bubbles whilst taking in the panoramic views.
26. Hepburn Spa Retreat, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Elegant, contemporary, and designed for wellness, Hepburn Spa Retreat has 10 beautiful suites 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. The spa tub and fireplace are cherries on top of this stylish and relaxing retreat.
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25. 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.
24. 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.
23. 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.
22. The Beachcomber Hotel & Resort, Central Coast, NSW
Only 5 minutes away from Jenny Dixon and Hargraves Beach, The Beachcomber Hotel and Resort has clean and modern Hampton-inspired interiors giving it that beachy holiday vibe. Speaking of beachy, Beachie, the resort’s restaurant, is considered a Central Coast foodie hotspot for pub classics with a contemporary twist. Enjoy yummy dishes with great views of the ocean!
21. 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.
20. 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.
19. Spicers Vineyards Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW
Known as the most awarded destination for romance in the Hunter Valley, Spicers Vineyards Estate has 12 luxury suites, each equipped with its own fireplace. Find solace in one of the King Spa Rooms, Luxury Spa Rooms or Vineyards House that are all nestled in the 8-acre vineyard. Dine at Restaurant Botanica overlooking the private vineyard, and enjoy a hot stone massage and other full-body treatments at Spa Anise.
18. 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.
17. 99 Acres Bangalow Retreat, Northern Rivers, NSW
Situated upon one of the highest ridges in Bangalow, 99 Acres Retreat is a stylish and wonderfully secluded romantic getaway. Away from the maddening crowds yet still 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.
16. 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 the busy city life. Centred around a restored 1970s 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.
15. 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.
14. 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 and 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.
13. The Louise, Barossa Valley, SA
Located in the Barossa Valley, The Louise is a renowned vineyard retreat boasting 15 luxurious suites and a world-class restaurant called Appellation. With dedicated staff, dining, and luxury accommodation, this stunning retreat is the perfect getaway for a romantic escape while offering the opportunity to explore one of the world’s top vineyard regions.
12. 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.
11. 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 and mountain ranges before retiring to your luxuriously appointed guest room.
10. Piermont Retreat, East Coast, 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.
9. 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.
8. 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.
7. 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 a 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.
6. InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Fresh and vibrant, Intercontinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula (opening on the 1st of August, 2022) blends contemporary design and classic touches in its rooms and suites. Choose from one of four restaurants where you can experience fine dining with magnificent ocean views and al fresco seating options. You can also take a dip in the outdoor pool or rejuvenate your senses with luxurious spa treatments at the Aurora Spa & Bathhouse.
5. 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.
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. 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 and plenty of included activities.
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. Silky Oaks Lodge, Daintree Rainforest, QLD
Fresh from a multi-million dollar makeover, Baillie Lodges brings its luxurious touch to the renowned Silky Oaks Lodge. Here you can enjoy a romantic 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 ambience, making it even more fairytale-like. Relax in the gentle sway of the hammocks made for two and indulge in the seclusion of your own treehouse.
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