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 private luxury villas right here in our list of the Top Romantic Getaways in Queensland.
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17. 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.
16. Mist at Cape Tribulation, Daintree Rainforest
Mist at Cape Tribulation is located in the only place in the world where two World Heritage-listed sites exist side by side, the Daintree National Park and the Great Barrier Reef. Perfect for couples on a honeymoon or a romantic escape, this holiday accommodation combines gentle luxury with the beauty of nature. Three luxury pavilions await you, all offering large covered outdoor decks with panoramic rainforest views.
15. 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.
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. 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 or a romantic couples getaway.
12. 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.
11. 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.
10. Alexandria Retreat, Sunshine Coast
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.
9. 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.
8. 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 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.
7. 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 tranquility. 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.
6. Voco Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise
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.
5. 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.
4. 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.
3. Crystalbrook Riley, Cairns
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.
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. 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 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.
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