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10 most romantic hotels in Australia for swoon-worthy mini breaks

Honeymoon hotspot hunting or seeking somewhere for a special occasion? Here are the 10 most romantic hotels in Australia.

Romantic hotels aren’t exactly hard to find in Australia. From sweeping ocean views to desert landscapes, the country is filled with idyllic getaway hotspots. We hand-picked 10 top-notch getaway hotels you can visit for a romantic escape.

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A regular award-winner, this luxury Hamilton Island resort is up there with the most luxurious in Australia. Its facilities, including two infinity pools, a full-service spa, a library, a private dining room, two bars, and restaurants exclusive to in-house guests, leave nothing to spare. The resort is made up of 60 private pavilions, most of which have their own plunge pool.

Book for $2200 per couple, for two nights direct with the hotel.


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2. Cedars Hunter Valley

Boasting two-person spas and cosy fireplaces, the villas at Cedars Hunter Valley are tailored for old-school romance. The units are set hundreds of metres apart for absolute privacy - and to guarantee the best scenic views. You can book luxury romance packages, which can include Veuve on arrival, handmade chocolates and massage oil, direct with the property. The resort will also help plan a personalised proposal for you.

Book from $303 per night with Tripadvisor.


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3. Nightfall Wilderness Camp

Located by Christmas Creek in Lamington National Park, Nightfall Wilderness Camp only has three tents, meaning a maximum of six guests at any one time. The camp is made up of luxury safari tents, letting you escape the hassle of modern life for a few days.  There are still a few creature comforts though - think rotating in-tent fire places, vintage baths, timber floors and hand-carved stone basins. The camp is also fully catered with fire-cooked cuisine each evening.

Book a 2-night stay for $795 per couple, including all meals and an open bar at Nightfall Wilderness Camp.


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4. Saffire Freycinet

Voted the best luxury hotel in Australia (numerous times, we might add), this Tasmanian resort overlooks Freycinet National Park and Great Oyster Bay. With only 20 luxury suites, this hotel feels very exclusive and all the suites have incredible views. They are also perfectly positioned for full privacy. Try some local oysters or take a helicopter tour over Wineglass Bay for the ultimate experience.

Book two nights for $4200 per couple (all inclusive) with Finder Hotels.


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5. Arkaba Station

This 1850s homestead in the Flinders Ranges is located four hours from Adelaide and embodies a true Australian country home atmosphere. If you long to be even more remote, take the four-day Arkaba guided walk. You’ll explore the Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound on foot each day and then arrive at a camp with luxury swags and a prepared three-course dinner with wine each night.

Book two nights for $3560 per couple with Tripadvisor.


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6. Otway Escapes - Love is in The Airstream

Romantic escapes don’t have to be all about expensive hotels and luxury resorts. Try staying in this cosy 1966 airstream aluminium caravan. Ideal for those that like their getaways a little kooky, this iconic caravan has been fitted out in a 1960s style with designer furniture and an outside star-gazing bath. The Great Ocean Road and Otway Ranges are nearby for daytime exploration.

Book from $195 per couple, per night at Otway Escapes.


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Stay at a lighthouse keeper’s cottage in Seal Rocks and let the 16-beam light hypnotise you each evening. The cottages have top-notch views, private BBQ facilities and have been restored to emphasise their old-world charm while keeping modern conveniences in mind.

Book from $364 per couple, per night with Stayz.


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8. One&Only Hayman Island

Surrounded by powdery, white beaches, palm trees and twinkly, turquoise waters, One&Only Hayman Island looks like an actual honeymoon postcard. There’s a focus on pampering at this resort, which includes spa treatments on a floating bed in the ocean. Take a seaplane or helicopter flight over the Whitsundays and see Heart Reef (a coral reef that has naturally formed in the shape of a heart) for swoon-worthy views.

Book One&Only Hayman Island from $756 per couple, per night at Finder Hotels.


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9. LONGITUDE 131°

Stay in a luxury tent or in the Dune Pavilion overlooking Uluru at the five-star Longitude 131°. All accommodations have day beds and expansive balconies with unrivalled views of Uluru. Eat dinner under the stars at Table 131° or book a private dining experience dune-top or poolside for a super special occasion.

Book from $2700 per couple, per night at LONGITUDE 131°.


east bedarra_cropped10. East Bedarra Island Retreat

Bedarra Island is holiday-brochure perfect and has limited guests, so you’re guaranteed privacy, especially if you stay at East Bedarra Island Retreat - a secluded villa on the island. The property has an alfresco bar, a swinging love-seat looking out over the ocean and uninterrupted views from every angle. And the cherry on top? You’ll have two personal beaches to enjoy. Skinny dip, anyone?

To book, contact East Bedarra Island Retreat direct.


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