Monday, July 29, 2019


By Nina Simons

Top 10 Romantic Destinations in Australia

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No matter if you met last week, or have been together for years, romance is the main ingredient of every relationship. And Australia may be one of the best places in the world to find a dreamy sanctuary with its lush natural beauties and breathtaking landscapes. So, for those looking to have an unforgettable time, here are a top romantic destination in Australia that will spice up your love life. 

1. Byron Bay 

As one of the top romantic destinations in Australia, Byron Bay has it all – from gorgeous landscapes to five-star spas resorts. The surrounding rainforests are perfect for a daily hike with your significant other, and afterward, you can enjoy a relaxing couple's massage. Cape Byron Lighthouse is only a few miles outside of town and above the beaches like Wategos and Tallow perfect for an afternoon of leisure.

Byron Bay, Australia (Photo courtesy of Unsplash)

2. Hunter Valley 

The land of best Australian wine, Hunter Valley is a perfect weekend getaway with vibes of the French Provence. Brisk walks through the vineyards and rides on the hot air balloons are ideal for couples who are looking for a serene place to escape urban life. The area is full of top-notch restaurants where you can grab dinner on the terrace after a wine tour day. 

3. Great Barrier Reef 

Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral organism in the world and also home to Heart Reef near Whitsundays. This naturally-heart shaped reef is a favorite spot to pop the question and take romantic photos. There are many perfect locations to stay on the Great Barrier Reef like the luxury resort of Lizard Island. This is a private accommodation that will give you all the privacy and lavishness to keep the romance alive. 

Great Barrier Reef (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

4. Freycinet 

Tasmanian nature is a mesmerizing romantic setting that will charm you right from the start. Its Freycinet region is perfect for all kinds of romantic getaways, from camping to luxurious resorts. Picturesque beaches paired with alpine surroundings and bushland are ideal to go on a romantic active holiday, as well. But to truly experience romance here, stop by the Wineglass Bay and have a picnic on the hill above while being captivated by the pink-granite mountains around you. 

5. Hayman Island 

Also close to the Great Barrier Reef, Hayman Island is a tropical paradise and one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Australia. From relaxing by the pool to a floating massage, couples can truly experience the privacy and soothing moments. Take a heli-tour over the Reef or scuba dive together to see the diverse marine life inhabiting the corals around the island. For ultimate luxury, you can rent a yacht and enjoy a day on the sea surrounded by peaceful sounds of waves and wind. 

6. Kimberley 

Kimberley plateau is an ideal romantic destination to get to know your partner especially if you met through an Aussie dating website or on a blind date. Hiking through the national park full of gorges, waterfalls and rugged mountains will be a wonderful way to talk and have private time. Make sure to visit the Mitchell Falls and Cape Leveque where you can have a picnic on a beach. 

7. Daylesford 

Daylesford is just an hour away from Melbourne offering mineral spas and springs to couples engulfed by rich greenery. This is a hub of relaxation where you can pamper yourself with spa treatments and finest Australian cuisine at places like Samadhi Health and Wellness Retreat. Not only will you completely recharge your batteries but also enjoy the rejuvenating effects of mineral waters and tranquil ambiance. 

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8. Adelaide Hills 

Adelaide Hills is full of European architecture and influence with the old-world feel and charming cottage accommodations like Adelaide Hills Country Cottages. The area is full of wineries, breweries and amazing cuisine that will enchant all your senses and make your stay more enjoyable. Sunrise over the flowery valleys is the most romantic way to wake up and go on a walk through the farmlands. 

9. Cable Beach 

Famous for magnificent sunsets, Cable Beach is a peaceful destination where you can truly relax and enjoy the serene scenery. Sitting on the beach huddled together while the sun disappears on the horizon of the Indian Ocean is one of the most romantic events to witness. This is also the location of the famous ‘Staircase to the Moon' phenomenon when the moon reflects off the waves creating an optical illusion of stairs which can take you to it.

10. Cradle Mountain 

Alpine scenery and native wildlife create a fantastic romantic getaway for couples who like a good nature adventure. This Tasmanian region offers wilderness luxury with numerous retreats scattered on its slopes. Exploring the Cradle Mountain/Lake St. Clair National Park is a wonderful way to spend time together enclosed in the ancient rainforest and peace of the area. 

Tasmania (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)


These top romantic destinations in Australia will show you the true beauty of this country through a unique and spectacular experience. Each location has its own special charm and even the couples together for merely a few days will find the magic that will enrich their relationship.

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