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6 Romantic getaways in Australia to fall head over heels in love

Is love in the air or maybe you're trying to rekindle the old flame? Whatever the case may be, these Australian romantic getaways are sure to get the sparks flying.

Far from simply being a continent filled with terrifying and dangerous creatures, Australia breathes romance. Ignite or strengthen your love at tropical beachside hideaways, exotic rainforest lodges, secluded bush retreats, and even warm and cosy ski resorts. No matter what your idea of a romantic getaway is, Australia may be just the tinder you need to turn a simple spark into full-on fiery passion.

Uncork a bottle of Shiraz at one of many scenic wine regions, watch the sunset challenge the desert to see which can be redder, and take a scenic flight over the gorgeous Whitsundays as you gaze down upon an actual heart-shaped reef. A country that will see you falling head over heels in love, we have put together the most romantic getaways that Australia has to offer.

Romantic getaway in the desert

Find love in the heart of Australia’s Red Centre at the beautiful five-star Sails in the Desert. Just minutes from Australia’s iconic sandstone monolith Uluru, you’ll be captivated by fiery sunsets which paint the famous rock formation in a deep red hue.

Get a bird’s eye view of Uluru via a private scenic flight with your partner or opt for a ground-based journey through the desert aboard camels. If you’re looking for a bit more speed, hop on a Harley to tour the landscape in the most ultimate style two wheels can offer.

After a day hiking the cultural and wildlife-rich trails of Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park, you can find relaxation in the Red Ochre Spa. Treat yourselves to a hot stone massage before heading to dine on Coffs Harbour oysters and kangaroo steaks at the delicious Ilkari Restaurant.

Alternatively, you can dine beneath the stars with the Sounds of Silence experience, listening to the sounds of a didgeridoo as you search the sky for the Southern Cross and the Milky Way. Even on cloudy nights, the magical Field of Light display known as Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku lights up the desert landscape with 50,000 bright and colourful lights.

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Uluru, 12.8 km to Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park
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Heritage and luxury to spark romance

You and your partner will feel like royalty when you step inside this 19th century historic mansion that has been transformed into a luxury five-star hotel that consistently ranks as one of Australia’s finest. Whether you choose one of the Heritage Rooms or a larger more modern Superior Room, the Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park provides you with luxury amenities, plush bathrobes, and heavenly linen.

Stroll hand in hand through the 10 hectares of well-manicured aromatic gardens, getting lost in a maze of roses as you search for the grotto set upon an ornamental lake. As nightfall approaches, transport yourselves to the African Serengeti with a sunset safari through the Werribee Open Range Zoo. Witness rhinos, zebras, giraffes, and other majestic animals before settling in for a dinner offering African inspired dishes set to the sounds of African beats and rhythms.

Back at the hotel, you can order a treatment off the Spa menu before indulging in French Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries back in your room. Don’t miss the Mansion’s famous Sunday High Tea and find more delicious dinner options such as Black Angus scotch fillet topped off with a bit of pavlova for dessert at Joseph’s Restaurant & Bar. All of this can be experienced just 30 minutes from Melbourne.

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Romantic getaway ideal for nature lovers

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Escape to secluded comfort and luxury in one of Tasmania’s most picturesque landscapes. Overlooking the tranquil waters of Great Oyster Bay, Freycinet Lodge is a secluded destination for you and your partner to truly focus on each other. Set yourself up in a luxury spa cabin or one of the Lodge’s new and exciting Coastal Pavilions. Enjoy floor to ceiling windows and curving Tasmanian timber walls as you snuggle in front of your own private fireplace or choose a relaxing warm soak in the outdoor bathtub.

The lodge is set within the Freycinet National Park, where you can hike to the especially romantic Wineglass Bay or cruise its waters to witness the grandeur of the area’s granite cliffs and abundant wildlife. Tours to nearby Bicheno can be arranged to see the adorable little penguins whose monogamous passion for each other may rival your own.

Finish the day by dining on some of Tasmanian’s finest fresh regional produce at the lodge’s Bay Restaurant. Tasmanian scallops melt in your mouth while the Freycinet Seafood Paella allows you to sample more of Tasmanian’s cuisine from the sea. You can browse Tasmanian wines and other locally produced products to take home with you at the on-site Providore Wineglass shop.

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Freycinet Lodge

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Romantic paradise for two

Not only will you find the finest five-star beachfront accommodation Airlie Beach has to offer, but Peninsula also offers a modern gateway for exploring the tropical Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef.

Open your large sliding glass doors to an oversized balcony overlooking the Abell Point Marina, your ticket to experiencing the many tours available for exploring the natural treasures off the tropical Queensland coast. The apartments sit upon a slice of land that is in the shape of a dolphin’s fin which extends into the Coral Sea. You and your partner can cook up your own meals in your fully-equipped kitchen or head out to the Marina to enjoy a range of award-winning restaurants including the Chef Hat awarded Hemingway’s, offering fresh snapper and prawn linguini.

Tour operators are ready to take you on a luxury yacht experience to places like Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. Here you can sink your feet into some of the world’s purest white sand and marvel at the dramatic colours of the mixing sand and surf of Hill Inlet, best viewed from Tongue Point lookout.

Take a scenic helicopter or seaplane flight to view the aptly named Heart Reef which Mother Nature has handcrafted into the shape of a love heart. After setting foot back on ground, you won’t have much time to stay grounded before diving into an underwater world filled with sea turtles and fish of every size and colour.

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Clink your glasses in the romantic Hunter Valley

Enter your very own fairytale by escaping to Chateau Elan at The Vintage set in the stunning Hunter Valley. Just two hours from Sydney, this romantic oasis set amongst some of the country’s finest wineries is sure to provide couples with many unforgettable memories.

You will fall asleep in the comfort of a king bed fitted with duck down pillows and can enjoy an early morning coffee on your private balcony overlooking the exceptional fairways of the Greg Norman-designed championship golf course, The Vintage. One-bedroom apartments provide gas fireplaces, while you can enjoy exclusive private air bridge access to the day spa and salon

Take off on a VIP hot air balloon flight for two over the Hunter Valley, pointing out the many cellar doors you may want to visit later for wine and cheese tastings. Why visit the wineries by car when you can travel by way of a heart-shaped carriage that will take you on a scenic journey through the natural back roads to some of the area’s top vineyards.

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Romantic retreat by the Indian Ocean

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Admire sunsets over the Indian Ocean in Broome’s ultimate romantic retreat. Offering Broome’s only resort accommodation located directly on Cable Beach, the Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa elegantly reflects the area’s Asian and colonial influences.

Enjoy lounging and alfresco dining at a lagoon style adults only pool and take advantage of world-class pampering at the resort’s Chahoya Spa & Salon. The resort’s many restaurants offer a melting pot of local and international cuisine including delicious Japanese sushi found at Zensai and Cichetti Club’s filling Italian dishes.

A wide range of room types mean you and your partner can choose something that fits your style and budget. If you’re in the mood to splurge a little, the adults-only villas provide the ultimate retreat with their private courtyards and plunge pools as well as kitchen facilities and gourmet hampers.

Enjoy the 22-kilometre-long Cable Beach on foot, by 4WD, or even via a sunset camel safari. As darkness falls, catch a movie beneath the stars at Sun Pictures, the world’s oldest outdoor cinema. By day you and your partner can shop for exquisite South Sea Pearls and learn more about the cultured pearl industry by touring the Willie Creek Pearl Farm. Extend your adventures to include a scenic flight over the famous Horizontal Falls and maybe even partake in a day-long tour to see more of the many natural wonders of Western Australia’s Kimberley Region.

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