We’ll never turn our noses up at flowers and chocolates (especially, chocolates) but, if you’re looking to go above and beyond this Valentine’s Day you can’t surpass a romantic getaway.
It’s the perfect way to put everyday life behind you and focus solely on and your significant other.
Whether you live for all things luxury or prefer to get back to nature, we’ve found the most romantic getaways to spoil a loved one with this Valentine’s Day.
The Best Valentine’s Day Getaways In Australia
Hamilton Island Getaway, from $360 per night
Location: Hamilton Island, QLD
Nothing says love and luxury quite like a trip to Hamilton Island. Set amongst the Whitsunday Islands, romance and picturesque views are everywhere you look. There’s a number of accommodation options for every budget (our pick is Qualia), as well as activities depending on what tickles your fancy.
Zagame’s House Melbourne, from $207 per night
Location: Melbourne, VIC
If the hustle and bustle of city lights sets your heart racing or you’re a Melbournian looking for a luxe stay-cation, you’re going to want to head to Zagame’s House. The Boutique hotel perfectly balances the urban scape with sleek and comfortable rooms. Set on the border of the city centre and Little Italy, you won’t be short on date-night activities.
Bannisters By The Sea Mollymook, from $571 per night
Location: Mollymook, NSW
New South Wales’ South Coast is home to some of the most beautiful, pristine beaches in the country set amongst tiny seaside towns and national parks—need we say more? Of course, there’s no more romantic a venue to stay than the famous Bannisters Hotel in Mollymook, home to the equally impressive Rick Stein restaurant.
Aerie Retreat Tinderbox, from $670
Location: Tinderbox, TAS
If you’re looking to escape the city to spend some quality time together with no distractions, look no further than Tasmania. There are a number of stunning cottages and retreats set amongst tranquil surrounds, but our favourite is undoubtedly Aerie Retreat. With wood fired sauna, timber hot tub and a fire pit overlooking the ocean and Bruny Island, this stay will sweep you, and your S/O off your feet.
2 Night Vineyard Stay with Wine Tour, Tasting and Lunch, $900
Location: Ocean View, QLD
Spend two nights at Ocean View Wines in a cosy cottage set amongst the vineyard, complete with private spa on the balcony so you can sip the local wine as you enjoy the ambience. If that’s not enough romance for you, the package also includes a wine tour, tasting and lunch.
Bangalay Luxury Villas, from $999
Location: NSW South Coast
This nature-inspired retreat just steps from Seven Mile Beach is the perfect spot to relax, rejuvenate and turn up the romance. The boutique villas feels luxurious and private, while still coming with all the amenities you’d want from a large scale stay.
MSocial Auckland, price on request
Venture a little further from home with a city escape at MSocial, Auckland. With over 109 rooms overlooking the city’s vibrant Princess Wharf, this contemporary hotel is perfect for couples looking to immerse themselves in all that Auckland has to offer.