Short Breaks

Photo courtesy Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

We've been on the hunt for the best romantic getaways in Australia and beyond for 20 years now, so if you are looking for the perfect Australian romantic getaway, short break or honeymoon, you can relax -- we've done all of the hard work for you! From luxurious cottages to city resorts, and private houses to B&Bs, there is a dreamy destination in our gallery just perfect for your next Australian escape.

Browse through the hand-picked selection of stunning retreats in major Australian holiday hotspots. From New South Wales, to beautiful Queensland and Victoria and beyond, there is a romantic getaway just perfect for you and your special someone.

If you’re not quite sure where in Australia you want your holiday or honeymoon to be, head to our Where to Stay - Australia section and let your chosen accommodation dictate your state or territory … after all, many of the getaways featured on www.holidaysforcouples.travel are the actual destination themselves.

Hot-air ballooning in the Hunter Valley – sourced via www.hotelbeam.com

Australia's Hunter Valley is a stunning region with beautiful vistas, expansive vineyards and gorgeous boutique retreats. An easy drive from Sydney, the destination is just made for romantic getaways filled with good food and wine. We've done the ‘hard’ work for you and found where to go, what to see and what to do in the Hunter Valley.

Craggy Range Winery – sourced via www.craggyrange.com

It's no secret that New Zealand is hot on the travel radar right now, especially for foodie couples. One of the best regions to visit for culinary wonders is Hawke's Bay, a place where 180 kilometres of cycle trails wind through world-class wineries and charming farms, and past stunning coastline. Exploring it all on a leisurely cycle tour is an experience adventure-lovers and romantics alike won't soon forget, making for the ultimate New Zealand getaway. 

Discover fabulous wineries and restaurants in the Mornington Peninsula – image sourced via www.visitvictoria.com

An hour south of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula has enormous charm and appeal, with a plethora of romantic options including excellent wineries with award-winning vineyard restaurants, quality art galleries, hot springs and spa facilities, and world-class golf courses. There’s also fabulous regional produce, and endless surf and bay beaches – edged with those wonderful, brightly coloured bathing boxes that are so... well, Victorian. With all the makings of a romantic escape, this gourmand's heaven is a definite must-visit. Take your time, make a weekend of it and visit these incredible foodie spots. 

Image sourced via www.jacobscreek.com/au

Whether you consider yourselves serious wine lovers or just enjoy a cheeky drop every now and again, these picturesque regions are perfect for your next romantic weekend away. From Victoria's Mornington Peninsula to Western Australia's Margaret River region, Australia's favourite wine regions have plenty to fall in love with. 

The glorious views on Mt Hotham

With Thredbo’s cobblestone streets reminiscent of an Austrian ski resort, Falls Creek’s chalets set right on the snow, and numerous mountain trails to explore at Perisher, it can be a little overwhelming when deciding which snow resort will be best for you. To help you make the right decision this winter, here’s our Aussie snow guide for two. 

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