If you’re looking to rekindle romance, there’s no better place than Queensland for a romantic getaway. Fall in love all over again while strolling golden beaches, exploring the ancient Daintree Rainforest, or diving undersea on the Great Barrier Reef. Or, for somewhere a little quieter, head to the beautiful hinterlands where you can enjoy plenty of privacy while surrounded by lush tropical greenery. Whichever region in Queensland you choose for your next escape, you’re sure to find the best couples retreats, romantic rainforest resorts, and luxury villas right here in our list of the Top Romantic Getaways in Queensland.
22. Coral Sea Marina Resort, Whitsundays
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.
21. O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, O’Reilly
Recharge in the midst of Lamington National Park’s pristine rainforest at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. With plenty of different accommodation options to choose from, we highly recommend the self-contained 1- and 2-bedroom villas where you can enjoy a barbecue or spa bath on your balcony and wake up to expansive mountain or rainforest views.
20. Alexandria Retreat, Sunshine Coast
Alexandria Retreat is a luxury guesthouse 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 night’s sleep, wake up to sun-kissed mornings with the soundtrack of the native wildlife in the background.
19. Binna Burra Sky Lodges, Binna Burra
Experience a magical stay at Binna Burra Sky Lodges when you wake up to the stunning view of the misty mountains. Eighteen cosy and crisp studio apartments seemingly float above the clouds and the surrounding greenery. With a kitchenette, bar fridge, en suite spa bath, and fireplace, you’ll have everything you need for a romantic weekend getaway or a longer holiday.
18. Sanctuary by Sirromet, Mount Cotton
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 lagoon. Indulge your senses by enjoying sumptuous food from the onsite restaurant, followed by a tasting of Sirromet’s award-winning Granite Belt wines.
17. Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Port Douglas
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.
16. Pethers Rainforest Retreat, North Tamborine
Rekindle romance and unwind at Pethers Rainforest Retreat, an award-winning accommodation featuring 10 charming treehouses in the Gold Coast Hinterland. This elegant adults-only resort offers a relaxing tropical ambience with a number of intimate amenities, making it an idyllic setting for a weekend escape or a romantic couples getaway.
15. Eumarella Shores Noosa Lake Retreat, Sunshine Coast
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.
14. Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas, Far North QLD
Situated a mere 40 metres from the beach, The Peninsula Hotel offers one of the best beach and ocean views in Port Douglas. This boutique-style adults-only hotel is the perfect holiday destination for romantic couples looking for a tranquil setting to relax and unwind. Go to the beach, take a dip in the pool, or walk 2 minutes to the heart of Port Douglas where you can find plenty of shops and restaurants.
13. Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, North Maleny
Secluded in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and on the edge of Kondalilla National Park, Narrows Escape is a luxury rainforest retreat that will immerse you in your own lush paradise. You can forget about your worries and take a relaxing soak in a spa bath made for two. Treat your auditory senses too with the sounds of chirping birds while enjoying the warmth of your crackling fire.
12. Elysium The Beach Club, Palm Cove
Light and airy with a soothing neutral colour scheme, Elysium The Beach Club is only a few steps away from Palm Cove Beach and close to the Great Barrier Reef. The beach-style pool is a highlight of this romantic getaway, allowing you to get that beach vibe with more comfort (and a swim-up bar!). After a day of exploring, you can treat yourself in the day spa or take a relaxing dip in your private spa bath.
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11. Glass On Glasshouse, Glass House Mountains
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.
10. Shantara Resort Port Douglas, Port Douglas
Just 5 minutes away from Four Mile Beach and providing easy access to the Daintree Forest and the Great Barrier Reef, Shantara Resort Port Douglas is an adults-only resort with a day spa, a gym and two beautiful lagoon-style pools. The self-contained apartments with kitchenettes combine tropical and coastal interior design that is stylish, comfortable and relaxing.
9. Loea Boutique Hotel, Sunshine Coast
Charming and vibrant, Loea Boutique Hotel is a stylish, laid back, coastal retreat sat 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.
8. The Reef House Palm Cove, Palm Cove
A boutique tropical adults-only escape overlooking the Coral Sea, Reef House Palm Cove invites you in with its colonial-style accommodation and plentiful onsite delights. Feel rejuvenated with the pampering treatments in the Reef House Day Spa, wine and dine under Melaleuca trees and starlight at the restaurant, have some cocktails at the bar, or enjoy some quiet time on your private balcony.
7. Daintree Ecolodge, Daintree Rainforest
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. Rejuvenate your body, mind and soul as you take in the magnificent natural landscape where time appears to have stood still.
6. Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny
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.
5. Hazelwood Estate, Beechmont
Escape the busy world and savour the finer things at Hazelwood Estate. Slow down and luxuriate in the finely selected estate experiences from this luxury country retreat. Walk the beautiful trails of Lamington National Park, enjoy mountain ranges and the ocean while horseback riding, and indulge at Spa by Hazelwood before a nightcap from their wine selection.
4. Mt Mulligan Lodge, Central Queensland
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.
3. Spicers Peak Lodge, Scenic Rim
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.
2. InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, The Whitsundays
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.
1. Silky Oaks Lodge, Finlayvale
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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