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8 romantic getaways in Southwest WA for the perfect loved-up holiday

Whisk your loved one away to a romantic escape in Margaret River and beyond.

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Just a day trip away from Perth, and laden with world-class wineries, boutique hotels and secluded chalets, what could be more romantic than a few nights spent at one of these Southwest WA stay-cations.

Our favourite accommodations for romantic getaways in Southwest WA

Seashells, Yallingup

1. Seashells, Yallingup

After a long day exploring the wineries, cheese shops, chocolate factories and more in Margaret River, enjoy the freedom of coming back to your serviced apartment at Seashells. Enjoy your local treats on your private balcony overlooking the pristine gardens.

  • Star rating: 4 stars.
  • Romantic features: Box of chocolates on arrival, large spa bath, large private balcony, jazz bar, heritage gardens and walking trails.
  • Why do we love it? Top off your day with a romantic stroll to the secluded Yallingup Beach, just moments away from your apartment.

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Bush Cottage Retreat, Stratham

2. Bush Cottage Retreat, Stratham

Sometimes simple and comfortable is all you need. This no-frills log cabin hidden in the woods gives you and your partner all of the privacy you need, with the convenience of Bunbury just a short drive away. What's more, with a log burner at the foot of the bed, you're definitely allowed a few wine and cheese platters while snuggled up under the duvet.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Log fire, private swimming pool, secluded spot in the countryside, bird watching and wildlife spotting.
  • Why do we love it? Enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast every morning, with eggs fresh from the chicken hutch.

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Hidden Valley Forest Retreat, Carbunup River

3. Hidden Valley Forest Retreat, Carbunup River

Hidden Valley Forest Retreat is perfect for those wanting to escape into nature without forfeiting any creature comforts. Here, visitors can choose from four properties, each a little different, but all of which ooze romance. From the lakeside Deepwater Retreat to the bamboo clad Eco Lodge, you'll find your little bit of paradise near the Carbunup River.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Outdoor jacuzzi, day spa facilities with couples pamper packages and alfresco meals on your private terrace.
  • Why do we love it? The in-house chef is continuously praised for whipping up whatever seasonal and local delights you fancy, all enjoyed in the comfort of your own lodge.

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Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, Margaret River

4. Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, Margaret River

No trip to southwest WA would be complete without a wine tasting or two in Margaret River's world-renowned wineries. Luckily, Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, rated for its spacious and private lodgings, is ideally located for exploring the region and can even organise a tour if you fancy more than just a tasting.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Jacuzzi, private lodgings, in house spa, his and her bathrobes and doubles tennis courts.
  • Why do we love it? Cocktails and ice-cold beer can be delivered right to your sun lounger at the side of the pool.

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Cape Lodge

5. Cape Lodge, Wilyabrup

Reminiscent of a country estate, Cape Lodge is surrounded by its very own vineyard and lake. It's a perfect introduction to the landscapes you'll be discovering in Margaret River. Treat yourself to a stay in one of their large suite rooms and enjoy underfloor heating, comfy bathrobes and a balcony overlooking the river.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Outdoor pool, couples massages, on-site spa, wine tastings, gourmet restaurant and breakfast in bed.
  • Why do we love it? Foodies will love the seven-course degustation meal, which is available by special request only.

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Forest Rise Chalet and Lodge

6. Forest Rise Chalet and Lodge

The environmentally-conscious will be in their element at Forest Rise Chalet and Lodge. Not only have the private chalets been designed to have minimal impact on the natural world, but facilities are luxurious and service is top-notch.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Couples spa treatments, in-house chef, gourmet hampers on arrival, walking and bike trails, yoga sessions and a wood-burning fireplace.
  • Why do we love it? Revitalise your body with an early-morning couples yoga session in the comfort of your own chalet.

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Eight Willows Retreat, Metricup

7. Eight Willows Retreat, Metricup

Spend your days exploring the 74 acres of woodland and greenery that surround the property, picking figs and apricots from the orchard, before snuggling up in your private chalet overlooking the water.

  • Star rating: 4 stars.
  • Romantic features: Injidup Natural Spa, seasonal fruit picking, romantic bush walks and fishing.
  • Why do we love it? If you're a pro at fishing, bring your best tackle and see what you can catch out on the lake and enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner for two.

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Soul Camping, Yallingup

8. Soul Camping, Yallingup

Try something different, and snuggle up under the stars in a glamping tent in the Yallingup Hills. Fitted out with a spacious queen bed, power sockets, a well-stocked mini-fridge and some solar-powered fairy lights, this will be a night to remember.

  • Star rating: 4 stars.
  • Romantic features: Private bell tent, outdoor seating area, lanterns and fairy lights.
  • Why do we love it? Appreciate the finer details like the homemade soap in the restrooms and the hand-cut bunting adorning the tent.

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Where should I stay in Southwest WA?

Romantic getaways can be found everywhere you go in the luscious green landscapes of Southwest WA. Here are just some of the region's cupid-approved destinations.

  • Margaret River. If a love of food and wine is what brought you and your partner together, then a trip to Australia's world-class wine region is a must-do. Walk off the numerous wine, chocolate and cheese tastings with a stroll through the immense Boranup Karri Forest.
  • Yallingup. Whether you prefer a view of the ocean or rolling green hills, you can have both with a getaway to Yallingup.
  • Geographe Bay. Stretching from Busselton, past the seaside town of Stratham and up to Bunbury, this quiet coast screams romantic coastal getaway. Enjoy moonlit walks on the beach, fresh seafood and that all-important sea breeze.

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