Top 14 places guaranteed to unleash your inner Romantic
From the coast to the bay and every nook and cranny in between, discovering the hidden gems of Australia is one thing, but couple that with Romantic hotspots and you’ve got yourself a winner. With February 14th looming, we’ve picked 14 of the most Romantic stays all across the nation!
1. Truffle Lodge (Gretna, Tasmania)
Glamping in safari-style tents along the Derwent River – this beautiful lodge is located just 45 minutes from Hobart CBD combining the pleasures of the natural wilderness with the convenience of city-shopping.
2. Kurrajong Retreat (Daylesford, Victoria)
If you’re looking for a country escape with the amenities of a 5-star hotel then you can’t go past the beautiful 1-Bedroom Villa that resides at the Kurrajong Retreat. Set on 2 acres of private land, get up close and personal with ducks, kangaroos and endless birds.
3. Banjara Retreat (Blue Mountains, New South Wales)
Breathtaking views of Wollemi National park await you in this architecturally designed home inspired by the simplicity of the Australian countryside. Banjara is perfect for nature lovers, book lovers, lover-lovers & movie-lovers!
4. Glass on Glasshouse (Sunshine Coast, QLD)
Situated just ten minutes from the world-renowned Australia Zoo, this property amplifies the serenity of the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains on the Sunshine Coast providing panoramic views of the mountain range. Close-by are small mountain towns of Maleny & Montville – perfect for strolling the shops & indulging in delicious food.
5. Stowaway (Kangaroo Island, South Australia)
If you love ocean-views from the comfort of a farm-scape atmosphere and situated closely to native bushland – then Stowaway KI will tick your boxes. Uniquely combining every type of view possible, this slice of heaven gives you the chance to embrace the beauty of Kangaroo Island (without all the tourists).
6. Saffire Freycinet (Coles Bay, Tasmania)
Finished with traditional Tasmania timber on both furnishings & fittings, their suites & private villas are hidden among the almost untouched landscape of Coles Bay. This property lets you relax & take-in the serenity as you unwind.
7. The Pole House (Fairhaven Beach, Victoria)
Can you guess what makes this property unique? Situated high above the ocean with 360-degree views along the great ocean road, The Pole House is so wonderfully unique – it is the perfect place for a proposal! Did we mention it’s the most photographed House along the Great Ocean Road?
8. Longitude 131 (Uluru, Northern Territory)
If you’re lucky enough to visit the Northern Territory, add this property to your list. Being the most central luxury desert basecamp in Kata-Tjuta, you can’t get much closer to the red centre than this. Add in glass floor-to-ceiling windows & you have breathtaking views of the incredible Outback landscape.
9. Qualia (Whitsundays, QLD)
Situated on the world-famous Hamilton Island, Qualia is widely boasted as the crème de la crème of Romantic Resorts in Australia. Combining a sense of harmony, space & openness, the views overlooking the Great Barrier Reef are 2nd to none. It’s also minutes from Hamilton Island Airport so exploring the rest of the island is easy!
10. Sal Sails (Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia)
Beach-Safari lovers – eat your heart out! Sal Sails is one of the leading eco-luxe safari camps in Western Australia. Explore over 500 species of fish at your reef-front doorstep or spend the day swimming with whale sharks, humpback whales, orcas & manta rays! Simply stunning.
11. Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse (Seal Rocks, New South Wales)
If you’ve ever watched ‘Round the Twist’, then staying on the same block of a lighthouse has to be a bucket list item. With three beautiful cottages running down the mountainside, the Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse combines the small-town feel of Seal Rocks with the expansive views of the ocean.
12. Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley (Blue Mountains, New South Wales)
Described as the ‘Corner of the earth, carved by time’ – this stunning property is frequently visited by celebrities, TV personalities and people who just want to get away from it all. The property gives guests the chance to experience guided tours of the mountains including hikes & bird watching trails. Serenity is at an all time max.
13. Spicers Hidden Vale (Grandchester, QLD)
Set on 12,000 acres of true Australian bush, the luxury treatment doesn’t get much better than this. It’s just a 1-hour drive from Brisbane that melts away the city and immerses you in 5-star luxury. Renowned for their outstanding customer service – Spicers Resorts never cease to amaze!
14. The Frames (Riverland, South Australia)
The Frames specialize in creating luxury, personalized romantic experiences for their guests with the options to add-on Gondola rides at sunset down the beautiful Murray River. They’ve not only refined their cottages to be picture-perfect but they pride themselves on creating holidays unique to their guests – no two days are ever the same.
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