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.
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 romantic getaways.
50. 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.
49. The Sebel Brisbane, Margate Beach, QLD
Charming and intimate, The Sebel Brisbane, Margate Beach spoils you with views of Moreton Bay and uncomplicated relaxation. This idyllic destination is surrounded by local attractions and a range of restaurants and cafes which guests can conveniently explore with the hotel’s complimentary bicycles. Whether you choose to relax at the rooftop bar or indulge in the flavourful offerings at Margate Beach House, The Sebel Brisbane, Margate Beach has a place for you and your significant other.
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 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.
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 getaways.
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 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. It’s one of our favourite romantic getaways in the Hunter Valley region!
44. The Garden Burees, Byron Bay, NSW
The Garden Burees in NSW channels Balinese vibes with its self-contained hideaways furnished in a tropical style. With only 5 guest accommodations to choose from, this hideaway offers an intimate atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re worlds away. We especially love the “Garden Buree,” a villa that sleeps 2, has its own balcony and patio, and a private spa tub.
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. Being one of the more secluded romantic getaways, it’s ideal for extended retreats.
42. The Oak & Anchor, Port Fairy, VIC
Find yourself in a delightfully quiet and heritage-listed stay in Port Fairy when you book your getaway at The Oak & Anchor Hotel. With only 6 dreamy suites with large bath en-suite bathtubs, this intimately luxurious hideaway will easily win you over with its lovely boutique charm. It has a cosy on-site bar and restaurant where you can enjoy fresh seasonal produce and a range of beverages, including its very own turmeric latte!
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 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.
40. 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 23 chic boutique-style studios and suites designed to indulge your adventurous spirit. You can lounge by the pool, enjoy some quiet time in the lush gardens, or chill out in the charming central courtyard.
39. 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.
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 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 stunning country views. All villas are stylish, and Clifftop at Hepburn spices things up with their Samurai, Sahara, and Solitude villas among other unique design styles!
36. On the Beach Noosa, Noosa Heads, QLD
With interior design that takes inspiration from its coastal surroundings, On the Beach Noosa’s exclusive luxury beachfront apartments and penthouses will refresh your senses. All apartments have stunning ocean views, private balconies, and spas—the perfect ingredients that make up relaxing romantic getaways. This idyllic getaway will easily be one of your favourites because of its amenities and chic style.
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 private 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. 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 the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Each of the villas 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.
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
Looking for romantic getaways in the Blue Mountains? Kyah Boutique 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. Make sure to try the hyper-local seasonal menu from Blaq for a literal taste of the freshest produce from the Blue Mountains.
31. 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.
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. Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley, Yarra Glen, VIC
Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley is nestled in the heart of the Yarra Valley. This romantic getaway is less than an hour from Melbourne’s CBD! Here you can enjoy the extensive resort facilities such as the health club, day spa, sauna, steam room, or simply enjoy the expansive country and vineyard views from the privacy of your balcony.
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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. Cupitt’s Estate, Ulladulla, NSW
Treat yourself to serene views and a quiet romantic escape on the South Coast of NSW at Cupitt’s Estate. Take a relaxing dip in the tub while enjoying views of the nearby hills, dine on the freshest farm-to-table produce, and enjoy fine wines from the estate’s own winery. This luxurious rural hideaway treats its guests to bespoke winery accommodation inside its 2 types of Luxury Pods. The King Bath Pod has an outdoor bathtub!
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. Marramarra Lodge, Sydney, NSW
With only 14 contemporary residences that can accommodate up to 28 guests at a time, Marramarra Lodge on the Hawkesbury River offers a sense of privacy & exclusivity during your getaway. For the ultimate relaxation, we highly recommend you visit the onsite Iyora Day Spa. You can learn more about Marramarra Lodge in our in-depth feature of this romantic 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 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.
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. It’s one of the romantic getaways that have a cosy and intimate atmosphere that we can’t resist.
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. Osborn House, Bundanoon, NSW
A bespoke experience awaits you at Osborn House where you’ll be surrounded by the rolling hills, lush gardens, and sweeping bushlands of the Southern Highlands. This elegant highland boutique hotel has 22 distinct rooms, a day spa, pool, sauna and steam room. It combines the relaxing amenities of a luxurious retreat and the playful charm of boutique hotels!
11. Spicers Tower Lodge, Pokolbin, NSW
One of Spicers Retreats‘ newer properties, Spicers Tower Lodge in Pokolbin combines the charm of the Hunter Valley with rustic Spanish ranch life. It has only 14 guest suites, lending the place 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!
10. 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.
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. Blackbird Byron, Mullumbimby Creek, NSW
Situated in the Byron Hinterlands, Blackbird Byron is an adults-only getaway perched on the side of Mount Koonyum. It offers access to an infrared sauna, a magnesium pool, or in-room massages. The pavilions have king beds, open out to a private furnished balcony with ocean views, and have climate-controlled air-conditioning. Its seclusion (it’s on a private road) and overall vibe make it one of our top romantic getaways in NSW!
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 the World Heritage-listed Main Range 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 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 mini bar.
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 or simply plotting your romantic getaways on your calendar, 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 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 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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NOTE: The Top 50 list is compiled by the View Retreats team using a combination of website traffic, enquiry levels, booking data and customer feedback.
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