Early morning light in Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park, east coastline of Tasmania.
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9 Romantic Destinations in Australia For Couples

Australia offers a wide range of adventures for couples, boasting anything from postcard-worthy white sand beaches and charming coastal towns to scenic hiking trails. These romantic destinations in Australia will sweep you off your feet, whether you prefer the natural beauty of the Whitsundays, a winery tour in Hunter Valley or a road trip through Tasmania.

With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve hand-picked the most romantic destinations in Australia where you can have an adventure for two. Score brownie points with your loved one with a memorable getaway, and read on to discover our top tips for planning what to do and where to stay.

Whitsundays, Queensland

Whitsunday Islands Areal Shot

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 Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef, romantic destinations in Australia

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Not only is The Whitsundays one of the most romantic destinations in Australia, but it’s also a bucket-list-worthy destination for travellers across the globe. A collection of over 74 islands, it offers couples the chance to swim with sea turtles, sail the crystal-clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef and sink their toes into Whitehaven Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet.

Top Experiences in Whitsundays

  • Go island-hopping on a luxury catamaran and soak up the sunshine at secluded beaches.
  • Fly over the romantic Heart Reef, a small patch of coral formed into the shape of a heart in the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Join snorkeling or scuba diving tours to see rainbow-coloured fish and beautiful coral.

Where to Stay in Whitsundays

Mirage Whitsundays

Mirage Whitsundays, romantic destinations in Australia

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Mirage Whitsundays

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Located at the gateway of the idyllic Whitsundays, Mirage Whitsundays offers self-contained one, two and three-bedroom apartments, villas and penthouses. In addition to modern kitchens for private candlelit dinners, couples can take in beautiful island-dotted ocean views from the spacious terraces.

Add a dose of luxury living in one of the lavish Villas, which offer plunge pools, or celebrate your love in style with 180-degree island views in a Penthouse. Further, guests have access to a lagoon-style swimming pool, modern gym and posh day spa. Book an island-hopping tour or helicopter adventure to make your stay extra-special.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 180 – USD 692
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 11 Altmann Avenue, Airlie Beach, QLD 4802, Australia

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Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Three Sisters and Queen Elizabeth Lookout with no people and bushfire in the Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains National Park, romantic destinations in Australia

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Blue Mountains, Australia

Photo| Tourist walking towards Wentworth Falls Blue Mountains| GETTYIMAGES – TIM HESTER – EYEEM

The Blue Mountains offer a romantic escape for love birds, offering one million hectares of lush forests, sandstone cliffs, canyons and cascading waterfalls. It’s easy to be enchanted with the natural beauty of this area, where over 140 kilometres of walking tracks, native bushland and impressive rock formations provide a memorable outdoor getaway for couples.

Top Experiences in the Blue Mountains

  • Follow one of the scenic bushwalking trails or enjoy the beautifully landscaped Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.
  • See the iconic Three Sisters, a huge rock formation in Katoomba or take in the views from a cable car at Scenic World.
  • Explore the Jenolan Caves, a natural wonder with crystal-clear underground rivers and unique limestone formations.

Where to Stay in the Blue Mountains

Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa

Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa, hotel near romantic destinations in Australia

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Ideal for romantic getaways, Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa offers luxury Blue Mountains accommodation at the edge of the national park. Deluxe Spa Rooms feature king-size beds and double spa baths while lavish Executive Valley View Suites add a separate lounge room and stunning Jamison Valley views.

Relax and rejuvenate at the award-winning day spa, or tempt your taste buds with fine dining at Darley’s Restaurant and Bar. Alternatively, opt for high tea at The Lounge, cocktails at The Lounge Bar or unwind by the outdoor pool. There’s also bike hire and a tennis court available for active couples, and it’s only a five-minute walk from Three Sisters lookout point.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 267 – USD 599
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 5-19 Lilianfels Avenue, Katoomba, NSW 2780, Australia

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Freycinet, Tasmania

Honeymoon Bay Freycinet Peninsula Tasmania, romantic destinations in Australia

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Early morning light in Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park, east coastline of Tasmania.

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Known for its wild beauty, Freycinet National Park is one of the top romantic destinations in Australia for couples who want a mix of luxury accommodation with outdoor adventures. In addition to epic road trip opportunities and white-sand beaches, couples have access to pink granite mountains, azure bays and abundant wildlife.

Top Experiences in Freycinet

  • Walk hand-in-hand along the Friendly Beaches and secluded cove of Honeymoon Bay or visit Wineglass Bay lookout at sunrise.
  • Sample local specialties such as grass-fed beef and lamb or fresh-off-the-boat seafood, including crayfish, scallops and oysters.
  • Spot penguins, dolphins, seals and whales on a guided cruise, or take a kayaking tour of the Freycinet coastline.

Where to Stay in Freycinet

Freycinet Lodge

Freycinet Lodge, hotel near romantic destinations in Australia

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One of the top eco-friendly resorts in Australia, Freycinet Lodge is set within Freycinet National Park. The Bay Restaurant specializes in fresh seafood, while Hazards Bar and Lounge serves Tasmania’s award-winning wines, artisan beers and boutique ciders. Also, in-room massages, e-bikes and guided bush walks within the National Park are available.

Stay in one of the chic family, spa and mountain cabins, or upgrade to a waterfront pavilion for a private deck and bay views. Couples can snuggle up on the luxurious king-size bed in a Premier Spa Cabin, which has a spa bath with forest or water views.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 182 – USD 192
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, TAS 7215, Australia

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Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Hunter Valley wine region

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Ballooning over the Hunter Valley, romantic destinations in Australia

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A two-hour drive outside of Sydney, Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s oldest grape-growing regions. Perfect for wine-loving couples, this picturesque getaway offers over 150 wineries to explore. Dining is also a highlight with a range of excellent eateries to choose from in Hunter Valley. Pairing vineyard vistas, luxe day spas and farm-fresh produce, it’s easily one of the most romantic destinations in Australia.

Top Experiences in Hunter Valley

Where to Stay in Hunter Valley

Spicers Vineyards Estate

Spicers Vineyards Estate, hotel near romantic destinations in Australia

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Not only is Spicers Vineyards Estate known for its luxury Spa Anise, but it also has its own vineyard and bushland. The boutique 5-star retreat has private suites, each with a crackling fireplace. Couples can rekindle the flame in a Luxury Spa Suite, which has a separate lounge area, spa bathtub and private balcony.

Don’t miss the innovative cuisine and vineyard views at Restaurant Botanical. Further, you can unwind at the elegant spa, which offers aromatherapy and hot stone massages, facials and full-body treatments. Want to go all out for your loved one? Book the Wine Country to Coast Heli Tour for a bird’s-eye view of the valley.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 362 – USD 436
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 555 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320, Australia

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Cable Beach, Broome Western Australia

Cable Beach

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The famous camel train, Cable Beach, Western Australia, romantic destinations in Australia

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Easily one of the most romantic destinations in Australia, Cable Beach offers an endless stretch of picture-perfect coastline. It’s a perfect getaway for couples looking for time to reconnect, offering 22 kilometres of sun-kissed white sand and spectacular Indian Ocean sunsets. Be lulled into relaxation on the sparkling sand or go swimming, fishing, kayaking and surfing.

Top Experiences in Cable Beach

  • Make memories with a camel ride along the shore at sunset.
  • Witness one of the most beautiful sunsets in Australia, with the sky lighting up in golds, purples and fiery reds.
  • Visit from March to October to see the famed “Staircase to the Moon” optical illusion from the reflections off the tidal flats.

Where to Stay in Cable Beach

Bali Hai Resort & Spa

Bali Hai Resort & Spa, hotel near romantic destinations in Australia

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HotelsCombined visitors praise Bali Hai Resort & Spa for its romantic setting in Broome, which blends Balinese culture with a range of luxe facilities. The resort’s four-star self-contained villas feature outdoor showers, private barbeque courtyards and lush tropical surrounds. Each one houses traditional timber furnishings, while couples will love the Deluxe Studio Villa with a standalone bath.

Just a short walk from Cable Beach, The Bali Hai Cafe serves modern Australian cuisine with an Asian twist, while the Bali Hai Spa offers a pampering menu of body treatments. A public herb garden and a large saltwater pool add to its rich connection between Bali and Broome.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 173 – USD 319
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 6 Murray Road, Cable Beach, WA 6726, Australia

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Southern Highlands, New South Wales

Carrington Falls, romantic destinations in Australia

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Coastloop

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Southern Highlands offers a verdant slice of scenic countryside with green pastures and rolling hills, ideal for couples who want to get away from it all. Along with an old-world ambience, the region’s unspoilt nature trails, spectacular waterfalls, quaint English-style towns and antique shops make it a popular getaway for romance. Add cool-climate wines and charming country towns, and you’ve found the recipe for the perfect weekend escape.

Top Experiences in Southern Highlands

  • Explore the charming town of Berrima and its historic buildings or attend the annual Tulip Time festival in Bowral.
  • Sample pinot noir and sparkling wines at local wineries such as at Artemis or Centennial Vineyards.
  • Enjoy the outdoors at nearby national parks, trek to Fitzroy Falls or visit Bundanoon’s Glow Worm Glen.

Where to Stay in Southern Highlands

Peppers Craigieburn

Peppers Craigieburn, hotel near romantic destinations in Australia

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Celebrating the “leisurely life”, Peppers Craigieburn is on a historic country estate where you can reconnect. In addition to a private golf course, it boasts a tennis court and a billiards room. Enjoy traditional High Tea in the lounge by the open fire or visit Hickory’s Restaurant and Bar for contemporary dining with ingredients sourced from the on-site garden.

Couples can get cosy in the Peppers Petite room, which features Wi-Fi, cable TV and a mini-bar, or upgrade to an Elms Wing Balcony Room with beautiful French Doors that open up to a shared balcony. Alternatively, the Elms Balcony Suite boasts a king-size bed, separate lounge and extensive garden and golf course views.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 175 – USD 724
Guest Rating: 8
Address: Centennial Road, Bowral, NSW 2576, Australia

Hotel Location

Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland

Sunset over Mount Tibrogargan in Glass House Mountains of Queensland

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Tranquil Waterfall on the Sunshine Coast, Australia, romantic destinations in Australia

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The Sunshine Coast Hinterland has got it all – eclectic villages with art galleries, country markets and excellent restaurants. It’s one of the most romantic destinations in Australia for road tripping, where you can enjoy its year-round sunshine, undulating green hills and quaint mountain towns at your own pace. Montville and Maleny are the most popular mountain villages, known for their artsy vibes, European-inspired architecture and boutique shops.

Top Experiences in Sunshine Coast Hinterland

  • Pull over for dramatic views of the Glass House Mountains on Mountain View Road and Mary Cairncross Reserve.
  • Browse art galleries and boutiques in Montville or local markets and Botanic Gardens in Maleny.
  • Marvel at the cascading Kondalilla Falls and Gardners Falls, which both offer rainforest landscapes and swimming holes.

Where to Stay in Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Altitude On Montville

Altitude On Montville, hotel near romantic destinations in Australia

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Located on the main street of Montville, Altitude On Montville offers luxury accommodation in a variety of studios and apartments. A highlight of staying here is the on-site boutique restaurant, which features a menu of local specialties and is beloved for its stunning coastal views perfect for toasting to the sunset.

Each of the one, two and three-bedroom abodes include modern furnishings and works by local artists, with colour palettes reflecting warm autumn hues. Couples can turn up the romance in a Superior Spa Studio with its private balcony, indoor fireplace and deep spa bath or enjoy the peace and serenity of the Forest View Apartment.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 160 – USD 282
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 94-96 Main Street, Montville, QLD 4560, Australia

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Palm Cove, Queensland

Palm Cove, Queensland

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Located between Cairns and Port Douglas, Palm Cove is a beautiful beach village beloved for its luxe spas, boutique shops and quaint cafes. Escape the crowds at this laid-back tropical getaway where the long, sandy beaches are the main attraction. When you’re ready to explore, Fitzroy Island, the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest are nearby.

Top Experiences in Palm Cove

  • Choose one of the day spas on “Spa Street” and get pampered from head to toe.
  • Take a day trip to Double Island, a favourite with celebrities for its snorkeling, beachcombing and picnicking opportunities.
  • Make the short drive to the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a scenic journey through the rainforest.

Where to Stay in Palm Cove

Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove

Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove, hotel near romantic destinations in Australia

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One of the most popular hotels in Cairns, Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove is a tropical retreat nestled on the edge of a palm-fringed beach. The 5-star resort caters to couples seeking luxury living, boasting chic Spa Rooms, Suites and Penthouses. Celebrating something special? Snag an upgraded room with a private rooftop terrace, spacious living area, plunge pool or full kitchen.

Pull up a sun lounger at the outdoor pools and enjoy treatments at the spa, then dine on fresh fish just metres from the beach at Lime & Pepper restaurant. Also, there’s a swim-up bar, children’s playground and rooftop barbeque.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 162 – USD 396
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD 4879, Australia

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Kimberley, Western Australia

A helicopter view of the white sands, turquoise ocean and striking red Kooljaman Cliffs at Cape Leveque in Western Australia's north west.

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Cathedral Gorge, romantic destinations in Australia

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Spread across Australia’s entire north-western corner, the Kimberley is one of the world’s most diverse wilderness regions. Couples seeking a remote, adventure-filled getaway will find plenty to do, from wildlife watching and 4WD road trips to exploring majestic canyons, thundering waterfalls and freshwater swimming holes. If you’re looking for something more laid-back, there are beautiful beaches along the coast.

Top Experiences in Kimberley

  • Take a road trip on the iconic Gibb River Road, one of Australia’s top 4WD journeys, to see rocky ridges, bulbous boab trees and secluded gorges.
  • Plan a wilderness adventure in Purnululu National Park, which features the iconic beehive-shaped Bungle Bungles.
  • Visit the rugged pioneering towns of Wyndham, Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek.

Where to Stay in Kimberley

Kimberley Sands Resort

Kimberley Sands Resort, hotel near romantic destinations in Australia

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Couples love the tranquil surrounds of Kimberley Sands Resort, one of Broome’s premier getaways. Budget-savvy travellers can save money in a Courtyard Studio Suite, which features a freestanding stone bathtub and a king-size bed. For extra space, the One Bedroom Suites add living rooms, kitchenettes and outdoor courtyards.

Just minutes from the white sandy beach, the boutique resort boasts an inviting outdoor pool, modern gym and meditative gardens. Offering a semi-alfresco setting, The Sands Restaurant and Bar serves mouthwatering meals and refreshing cocktails.  Also, there are complimentary airport transfers, an on-site gift shop and a tour desk.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 186 – USD 230
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 10 Murray Road, Broome, WA 6725, Australia

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Turn up the Heat at These Romantic Destinations in Australia

Bell Gorge East Kimberley WA

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It’s easy to rekindle the flame at these top romantic destinations in Australia, where action-packed adventures, charming small-town settings and private beach escapes cater to all types of travellers. Check into one of the top hotels nearby for inviting perks such as pampering spa treatments, outdoor pools and cuddle-worthy luxury digs.

What are your favourite romantic destinations in Australia? Let us know in the comments below.

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