HamiltonIsland.CouplePool

7 romantic getaways to book for the perfect couple’s escape

Sneak away for the weekend with your loved one at one of these winning romantic getaway spots.

Anniversary coming up or just looking for the perfect excuse for a weekend escape with your special someone?

If you’re not sure where to go, don’t worry. We’re here to help. We’ve hand-picked a destination in each state with a few levels of accommodation options in each, so you can have a romantic getaway, no matter what your budget.

HamiltonIsland.Beach

Hamilton Island, Queensland

Hamilton Island is less than a two-hour flight from both Brisbane and Cairns, but feeling like a million years away.

Its coastline is dotted with white-sand beaches lapped by turquoise seas, and it’s within easy reach of the Great Barrier Reef.

Condé Nast Traveller describes the luxe qualia resort, our pick as a go-to splurge on the island, as “sophisticated, contemporary and elegant”.

Image: Hamilton Island

Budget: Reef View Hotel
finder.com.au Hotels
Standard: Palm Bungalows Resort
finder.com.au Hotels
Splurge: qualia
finder.com.au Hotels


DestinationSouthernHighlands.FitzroyFalls

Southern Highlands, New South Wales

The picturesque Southern Highlands region, about 50 minutes from Wollongong and 90 minutes from Sydney, is a perfect weekend escape.

There are plenty of vineyards and berry farms, quaint towns, valleys and waterfalls to explore.

The area has much of the charm of the Hunter Valley, but a smaller price tag for weekend stays.

Image: Destination Southern Highlands

Budget: Motel Montrose
HotelsCombined
Standard: Dormie House Mossvale
HotelsCombined
Splurge: Milton Park Country House and Hotel
Wotif


RedBallon.YarraValleyBalloon

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria

Escape the city to the nearby Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, both just an hour from Melbourne. The regions are known for their rolling green hills, wine production, and parklands that are great for bushwalking.

While in the area, consider joining a joining a wine tour, taking a hot air balloon ride or relax in a mineral spa.

Image: RedBalloon

Budget: Vibe Hote Marysville
finder.com.au Hotels
Standard: Yarra Valley Lodge
finder.com.au Hotels
Splurge: Balinese Style Retreat
RedBalloon


HotelsCombined.SouthernOceanLodge

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

After taking the 1.5-hour drive and 45-minute ferry ride from Adelaide, you’ll find yourself on a quiet island full of wildlife (everything from penguins and seals to koalas and wallabies) and lined with pristine beaches.

Our choice here for a splurge, South Coast Lodge, is described as “remote retreat combining true ecotourism with extravagant amenities along a picturesque stretch of naked coastline on the southern shore” by Travel + Leisure.

Image: HotelsCombined

Budget: Kangaroo Island Seaview Motel
finder.com.au Hotels
Standard: Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge
finder.com.au Hotels
Splurge: Southern Ocean Lodge
HotelsCombined


TourismAustralia.Freycinet

Freycinet National Park/Coles Bay,Tasmania

Situated about half-way between Hobart and Launceston, it’s an easy weekend trip from either city.

The park is home to Wineglass Bay, which is best visited by taking a bushwalk up to the panoramic lookout point and then down to the sandy beach, or by taking a cruise through the turquoise waters.

The region is also well-known for its seafood, especially its oysters. Consider joining an oyster paddle where you'll explore the area by kayak and then enjoy freshly shucked oysters.

Image: Tourism Australia

Budget: Swansea Cottages and Motel Suites
finder.com.au Hotels
Standard: Piermont Retreat
finder.com.au Hotels
Splurge: Saffire Freycinet
finder.com.au Hotels


TourismAustralia.MargaretRiver

Margaret River Region, Western Australia

While the area is famous for it's wine production, there’s much more to Margaret River than just vineyards.

Explore caves, visit the area’s renowned beaches, and walk along parts of the Cape to Cape Track, which follows the turquoise waters along the Indian Ocean Coast. Or, join a tour to easily pack it all into one day. All of this is just three hours south of Perth.

Image: Tourism Australia

Budget: The Vineyard Cottage
HomeAway
Standard: Bayview Geographe Resort
HotelsCombined
Splurge: Cape Lodge
finder.com.au Hotels


TourismAustralia.Uluru

Red Centre, Northern Territory

There’s nothing more romantic than watching the sunrise or set, and the Red Centre is famous for them.

See the sky illuminated in brilliant shades of pink, orange and red. Consider joining a tour with wine and nibbles included to make the event extra special.

While this one may require extending your weekend into a three- or four-day break to get the most out of the area, it’s worth it.

Image: Tourism Australia

Budget: Outback Pioneer
finder.com.au Hotels
Standard: Sails in the Desert
finder.com.au Hotels
Splurge: Longitude 131
HotelsCombined

Looking for a discount on travel to one of the destinations above? Use one of our coupons:

Up to 70% on local deals

Shop for dining experiences, attractions and more for up to 70% off.

Car hire from $32 per day

Hire cars across Australia from as little as $32 per day.

Free upgrade + wine in Brisbane

Valid until 30 July 2018 at Gambaro Hotel Brisbane. Offer includes a free upgrade to the next room type, late check-out, bottle of wine and a welcome drink.

Darwin stay from $129

Valid for stays until 30 April 2018 at Oaks Elan Darwin. Includes $25 restaurant credit during your stay. T&C's apply.

Fifth day free car hire in Australia

Valid from 5 January - 25 March 2018. Minimum of 5 days rental. T&C's apply.

Up to $200 off select worldwide tours

Valid on select dates and destinations. T&C's apply.

$10 off with code

Minimum spend of $29. Conditions apply.

Up to 45% off Sydney tours and experiences

Visit 3, 4, 5 or 7 attractions for one low price using The Sydney Pass. Valid on select dates and destinations. T&C's apply. See site for more details.

Queensland tours from just $12

Browse and book hundreds of tours and experiences in Queensland with TripAdvisor company Viator.

Up to 70% off hotel stays and vacation packages

Destinations include Gold Coast, Port Douglas, Bali, Phuket, Fiji, Vietnam and Hawaii. Sample packages include a 5-night stay in Surfers Paradise for $299 (Regularly $579) and a 5-night package to Fiji for $999 (Regularly $2101),

$40 off everything

Get $40 off when you spend $199 or more in one transaction. Simply enter code at checkout. Limit of one promo code per purchaser per transaction. Not valid for Gift Voucher redemptions, iFLY Indoor Skydiving Sydney products or in conjunction with the $250 Gift Voucher promotion.

Up to 18% off airport hotels, parking and lounges

Book discounted airport hotels, parking and lounges with Book FHR. T&C's apply.

$20 off car hire

Valid on rentals from 7 January - 28 March 2018 across Australia. Minimum of 5 days rental. T&C's apply.

Fourth day free car hire

Valid on rentals from 7 January - 28 March 2018 across Australia. Minimum of 4 days rental. T&C's apply.

$20 off SUV hire

Valid on rentals from 7 January - 28 March 2018 across Australia. Minimum of 3 days rental. T&C's apply.

Up to 50% off driving experiences

Valid on select dates. Destinations are Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne and more. T&C's apply.

Up to 50% off flying experiences

Valid on select dates. Destinations are Gold Coast, Yarra Valley, Great Ocean Road, Hunter Valley, Byron Bay and more. T&C's apply.

$50 off Signature Series

Available for rent from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane airports only. For 4 consecutive days or more. T&Cs apply.

Up to 50% off luxury Gold Coast stay for two

Valid for stays from 1 January - 30 June 2018 at The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast. Includes breakfast, bottle of wine and more. T&C's apply.

Up to 15% off 3-night luxury Hobart stay for two

Valid for stays from 1 January - 30 June 2018 at Villa Howden. Includes breakfast, two tickets to MONA and more. T&C's apply.

Up to 35% off Australia hotels

Valid for travel on select dates from January - February 2018. Destinations include Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, Sunshine Coast and more. T&C's apply.

Up to 40% off scenic helicopter flights

Valid on select rides in destinations like Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. T&C's apply.

Up to 25% off skydiving across Australia

Valid on select experiences in destinations like Great Ocean Road, Rainbow Beach/Fraser Island, Airlie Beach/Whitsundays, Sydney, Hunter Valley, Perth, Sunshine Coast, Byron Bay, Yarra Valley and more.

Up to 20% off hot air balloon experience

Valid on select dates. Destinations are Gold Coast, Yarra Valley, Byron Bay and more. T&C's apply.

Up to $200 off worldwide tours

Valid for travel until 31 July 2018 on select tours across Asia, South America, Europe, Africa and more. T&C's apply.

Up to 44% off Cairns romantic getaway

Valid for travel on select dates. Includes accommodation in Pandanus Bungalow, daily tropical breakfasts, complimentary welcome drinks, WiFi, room movies and flights departing from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. T&C's apply.

Up to 60% off campervan hire

Valid on select dates for pick ups in Hobart, Darwin and the Top End, Cairns, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and more. Discounted brands include Maui, Britz, Lucky, Mighty and more.

Up to 60% off worldwide tours

Valid on select dates and destinations across America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia. T&C's apply.

10% off your first hire

Valid on select dates and destinations. Sign up for newsletter and get 10% off for first hire. T&C's apply.

Save up to 70% on car hire

Valid on select dates and destinations across Australia. T&C's apply.

Sydney airport hotel stay from just $109

Valid for stay until 29 December 2018 at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Airport. Includes free parking, complimentary WiFi access and late check-out. T&C's apply.

Up to 60% off travel & business

Get your travel and business essentials at Forzieri and save up to 60% off. T&Cs apply.

Free upgrade on 2-day car hire

Valid for rentals from 7 January - 28 March 2018. Minimum of 2 days rental. T&C's apply.

Up to 74% off luxury hotels worldwide

Valid on select dates at hotels in Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Singapore, London, New York, Hong Kong and more. Sample savings is for Ossotel Legian, Bali. T&C's apply.

Up to 40% off Sydney hotels

Valid for travel from 14 January 2018 - 20 May 2018 at select Sydney hotels. T&C's apply.

Sydney tours and activities from $37

Book sightseeing, tours, attractions, experiences and transport in Sydney with Viator from just $37 per person.

Up to 65% off Melbourne hotels

Valid for travel from 14 January 2018 - 20 May 2018 at select Melbourne hotels. T&C's apply.

Up to 25% off Great Ocean Road hotels

Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include Portland, Torquay, Corio, Portarlington and more. T&C's apply.

Up to 56% off Sunshine Coast stay

Valid for stay on select dates until 16 January 2019 at The African Cottages good for 2-nights. Includes candlelit dinner, breakfast hamper and more. T&C's apply.

$5/day campervan hires

Offers and validity dates updated daily. Available on select routes in Australia and New Zealand.

$1/day one-way car hire

Valid on select dates on select car hire relocations in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.

Up to 25% off stays + extra 10% with code

Valid on select dates at hotels across Australia. Code applicable for MyOaks members, membership is free. Destinations include Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne and Port Stephens.

Up to 67% off: daily experience deals

Valid on select experiences across Australia including skydiving, driving, sailing, hot air ballooning, diving, and more.

$15 off everything

Get $15 off when you spend $79 or more in one transaction. Simply enter code at checkout. Limit of one promo code per purchaser per transaction. Not valid for Gift Voucher redemptions, iFLY Indoor Skydiving Sydney products or in conjunction with the $250 Gift Voucher promotion.

Extra 8% off hotel bookings

Valid on hotel stays worldwide on all dates, including over holidays like Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve.

20% off Melbourne stays

Valid for stays from 17 January 2018 - 30 June 2018. T&C's apply.

20% off Melbourne stays

Valid for stays from 17 January 2018 - 30 June 2018. T&C's apply.

20% off Melbourne stays

Valid for stays from 17 January 2018 - 30 June 2018. T&C's apply.

Australia-wide flights from $29: Jetstar sale

Valid for travel on select dates from February - September 2018 with Jetstar. Sample fare is Melbourne-Hobart.

Book early and save 25%

Reserve a stay at least 30 days in advance and get up to 25% off the regular price. Valid at Accor properties including ibis, Mercure, Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel.

Darling Harbour 4-star hotels from $110 per night

Book a Sydney 4-star hotel with Lastminute.com.au from just $110 per night.

Gold Coast stays from $92 per night

Find accommodation on the Gold Coast from $92 per night on Lastminute.com.au.

Compare thousands of travel sites and save up to 80%

Save up to 80% on travel sites at HotelsCombined.

Alex Keshen

Alex takes care of the travel section here at finder.com.au. If there's a new sale on tours or cruises, discounted flights or hotels, or anything else that can be on offer, she'll fill you in.

Was this content helpful to you? No  Yes

Related Posts

Latest Travel Offers

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, read the PDS or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.
Ask a question