Whether your partner enjoys long romantic walks along the beach, wine tours or luxury day spas, Australia has something for every couple. And with romantic locations scattered around the country you are spoilt for choice when it comes to planning your next dreamy couples’ getaway. But to make your decision a little easier we’ve compiled this list of the top seven romantic locations around the country.
Palm cove, QLD
Palm Cove is the quintessential romantic paradise. Situated between Cairns and Port Douglas, this tropical village by the sea is the perfect couples’ getaway. With a selection of world-class resorts, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation.
Spend your time snorkelling over the Great Barrier Reef, exploring the Daintree Rainforest or hot air ballooning. If you’re looking for something a little more chilled out why not enjoy some retail therapy or pamper yourselves with a spa day – after all Palm Cove has been dubbed ‘The spa capital of Australia’.
Hunter Valley, NSW
Only a two-hour drive from Sydney, the Hunter Valley provides the perfect couples’ escape. With over 120 wineries, plenty of gourmet eateries and indulgent spas, there is no reason not the visit.
Sample some of the region’s best wine such as Brokenwood Wines and Audrey Wilkinson Winery. And don’t forget to visit the Hunter Valley Cheese Factory in between. If you and your spouse are early-rises, there is no better view than from a hot-air balloon. What could be better than panoramic views over the valley’s beautiful vineyards while cruising at altitude? If you time your visit right, you might even get to attend one of the areas great festivals like Jazz in the Wines or Sculptures in the Vineyards.
Cable Beach, Broome WA
What could be more romantic than a sunset camel ride along the beach? With over 22 kilometres of pristine, white sand and stunning turquoise water, Cable Beach is a dreamy couples’ retreat. Spend your time lazing on a deckchair or take a nice romantic walk along the beach.
There is plenty of accommodation to suit all budgets and you’re sure to never go hungry with lots of places to eat. Take your significant other for a special meal at the Sunset Bar & Grill or Zanders and enjoy sweeping views over the Indian Ocean.
Known for its wild beauty, Freycinet is the perfect escape for couples who are really looking to get away. With towering pink-hued mountains, secluded bays and unforgettable coastal views there are a million reason to love Freycinet. Perfect for nature lovers, Freycinet provides plenty of hiking tracks through the Freycinet National Park. If you’re looking for a great view take the 90-minute walk up to Wineglass Bay Lookout. Be sure to head down to Friendly Beaches and the secluded cove of Honeymoon Bay and enjoy the beach all to yourself. If all this activity has worked-up your appetite don’t worry, the area is covered in wineries and gourmet restaurants.
Adelaide Hills, SA
For all those foodie couples out there, the Adelaide Hills is for you. As the ‘Land of the long lunch’ this is the perfect spot to tantalise your tastebuds while enjoy sweeping views of local vineyards. With more than 60 wineries to choose from, there really is a cellar door around every corner. If wine isn’t you thing there are also craft breweries and cideries as well a handful of boutique spirit producers. And all of this is just a 30-minute drive from the city.
If you and your significant other are looking for some rest and rejuvenation, Daylesford is the place to be. The town’s bubbling mineral waters and hot springs have created a thriving industry built around spiritual and physical wellness. Pamper your partner with a rejuvenating spa experience like a massage, mud wrap or cleansing mineral spa.
There is no shortage of beautiful scenery out here. If you’re looking to stretch your legs, take a stroll around the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens or Jubilee Lake, which is only a few kilometres south of the town centre.
Southern Highlands, NSW
The Southern Highlands is jam-packed full of rural delights. From wineries and eateries to picturesque gardens and beautiful national parks, the Southern Highlands is perfect for day trips and weekend getaways. If your partner is a cricket lover, be sure to visit the Bradman Museum or the International Cricket Hall of Fame. And if you time your visit right you can attend the beautiful Tulip Time Festival.