Looking for a romantic getaway with your lover this Valentine’s Day? Then look no further, because we’ve got you covered. Here are our top 10 travel destinations that will offer you and your Valentine a luxurious experience like never before. Protect your romantic getaway with a domestic travel insurance policy just in case.
Just 90 minutes north of Brisbane, Maleny is located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Depending on what you’re looking for, Maleny has a number of accommodation options including B&Bs, cottage retreats and camping sites. Maleny is a great place to pick up some fancy artwork, so be sure to check out the Sunday markets at the local RSL.
Hayman Island is located in the Whitsunday Islands, and near the Great Barrier Reef – one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Why not head to a private beach, or indulge in a spectacular dining experience with fresh seafood, or even better, a unique underwater experience where you can get up close and personal with marine life.
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A peaceful haven in northern New South Wales, Upper Crystal Creek is an ideal spot if you’re looking for something a little more private – and did we mention it’s in a rainforest! If you’re a nature lover, then this is the perfect getaway for you and your loved one. From lying in a hammock to rainforest walks, you’ll never want to leave.
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Scattered across 100 acres of mountain valley, Mount View offers scenic landscapes of the Hunter Valley. There’s a variety of places to stay including contemporary cottages, luxury villas and even a farm house. Be sure to check out the vineyards at a local winery to get the full panoramic experience.
Looking to unwind and relax? Henley Beach, a coastal suburb just 20 minutes from Adelaide city, is the ultimate destination this Valentine’s Day. Romantic walks along the beach at sunset followed by a dining experience at a waterfront restaurant, will be an everlasting memory for your Valentine!
Just 50 minutes south of Hobart, Glendevie offers breaktaking views of Huon Valley. Local attractions include Tahune Airwalk, Bruny Island and Hartz Mountains. If you’re not up for the physical side of things, then relax in a cabin room with your own private spa, while overlooking tranquil mountain views.
Find your perfect getaway in Shoreham – a seaside town less than 90 minutes from Melbourne. It’s an exclusive spot with a population of around 200 people. Things to see include water gardens, wineries (and lots of ‘em too!) and art and craft centres. Definitely a sight for sore eyes!
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Hepburn Springs is a beautiful country town – about an hour’s drive north-west of Melbourne. If you’re looking to get pampered, then this is the place for you. From hydrotherapy, spa baths and massages, this is the perfect hideaway for pure indulgence. Make sure you bring an empty water bottle and fill it up with fresh mineral water at the natural reserve.
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A three-hour drive south from Perth, the Margaret River is known for its wine, beaches and activities. Sample some of Australia’s most premium wines or get a little physical and kayak along the Margaret River. Or better yet, check out Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave where you can view unique formations and megafauna fossils.
Located in the Kimberley region, El Questro is a destination unlike any other. With more than 700,000 acres to explore, you’ll be out and about seeing and experiencing thermal springs, rainforests, waterfalls and much more. The perfect escape for those who can’t sit still!
You and your partner will be sure to enjoy Valentine’s Day this year if you’re spending it at one of these places. If not, there’s always next year so start planning your romantic getaway soon.