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Australia’s Most Romantic Getaways

New South Wales

Photo: Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Luxury Lodges of Australia, New South Wales
  • Just a three hour drive from Canberra, Currajong Retreat has a robust offering of luxury picnics, candlelit dinners and balcony bubble baths. Cozy into your plush glamping tent before rising to the sounds of nature and a scrumptious breakfast hamper on your doorstep. Between luxury, eco-friendly digs, dreamy views, adorable farm goats and an off-grid location, pure relaxation isn’t difficult to come by here.
  • In a valley that’s nestled by national parkland sits Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. A conservation-based luxury resort that occupies just one percent of a 7,000-acre nature reserve. Each federation style villa comes with its own private enclosed pool and bicycles which you can use to ride around the property. Expect to encounter mobs of kangaroos and wombats who call the valley home, as well as a pristine landscape that is meticulously maintained by a conservation team. For the best kind of picnic experience, let the staff know where you’d like to break for lunch and they’ll drop off a gourmet picnic complete with champagne on ice.


Photo: Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa
  • Who says the rugged outback can’t be romantic? Mt. Mulligan Lodge is a property that brings luxury to Queensland’s outback – it’s the experiences outside of the lodge that make this a trip worth taking. Guests can enjoy guided tours of the goldfields, hike around the southern face of Mount Mulligan, go barramundi fishing, or just lay by their infinity pool and order a cocktail at the sunset bar – it’s your holiday.
  • Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the ancient Daintree Rainforest with a stay at the Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa. This luxury lodge was built high up in the treetops, hovering above the crystal-clear waters of the Mossman River. The nutrient-rich water from the river is actually used in many of the spa treatments and is said to have healing properties. 

South Australia

  • The exclusive Arkaba Conservancy is set just inside South Australia’s vast mountains,  the Flinders Ranges. The resort is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and birds – so you will have an easy time spotting emus, kangaroos and wallabies while you sip your morning coffee. The luxury property sleeps just 10 guests at a time, and the all-inclusive rates feature daily activities that showcase the magic of Arkaba such as bushwalking, 4WD safaris, tracking native wildlife, visiting ancient Aboriginal sites or just soaking up the sights and sounds of the Australian bush.
  • Located in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, Mylor Farm is a cute-as-a-button country cottage and certified kangaroo sanctuary. Guests stay in an elegant, three-bedroom stone cottage with a large verandah and a crackling fireplace for the cooler months. You’re sure to spot kangaroos hopping across the property, and you may even see koalas sleeping in the treetops. 


Photo: Saffire Freycinet, Luxury Lodges of Australia, Tasmania
  • Frosty mornings and cozy fires can be just as romantic as the tropics, and Pumphouse Point is just the luxurious stay you need. Located on Tasmania’s most southerly point, the hotel is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and is a great place to grab a canoe and a thermos of hot chocolate to drift along without a care. Each room has a larder packed with local produce, such as cheese, cured meats and wines.
  • On the glorious east coast of Tasmania stands Saffire Freycinet, voted Australia’s most luxurious lodge again and again. Overlooking the magnificent Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay, it has 20 private suites and tailors all of its experiences to its guests. Strap on a set of wader boots and visit a working oyster farm to enjoy freshly shucked oysters and champagne while still knee-deep in the crystal clear waters of Coles Bay, or rather, check yourself into their spa for a full day of total relaxation.


  • Just outside of Melbourne, The Farmstead Tatura in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley is perfect for those who want to experience country life without any of the hard work. Outside are the smells of gardens and flowering trees, and inside your guest room (located in the owners’ 1920s farmhouse), it’s all about slowing down.
  • For a truly wholesome country experience, look no further than Dairy Flat. This 40-acre productive farm and lodge is located near Daylesford, a quaint village just a drive away from Melbourne. The happenings here are like something out of a storybook – with bakers tending the ovens, beekeepers checking in on their hives and native wildlife like kangaroos and wombats roaming the grounds. 

Western Australia

Photo: Sal Salis, Luxury Lodges of Australia – Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
  • Burnside Organic Farm is a fantastic stay for those who enjoy the farm-to-table life. Situated between the laidback town of Margaret River and a beach, the farm grows avocados, grapes, honey and capers, and even has its own minimal-intervention winery onsite. The bungalows here were made for a romantic getaway – think outdoor stone baths, wood fireplaces and open-plan living.
  • If your idea of romance is sleeping under the stars on an isolated beach at least over 800 miles from the closest city, then Sal Salis is the place for you. Located on the untouched shores of Ningaloo Reef, the entire region is a World Heritage Area thanks to its incredibly diverse wildlife population. Expect to switch off your phone and completely immerse yourself in the landscape by exploring the sand dunes with a hike, snorkeling the coral reef, and taking a private boat to dive with the resident whale sharks and passing humpback whales – one of only a few places in Australia to offer this experience. 

Northern Territory

  • Adventurous couples should look no further than Bullo River Station in the Northern Territory’s East Kimberley, outside of Australia’s well-known Darwin region. Life on a 200,000-hectare (500,000-acre) working cattle station is never dull, and you’re sure to leave feeling a little more in tune with Australia’s epic outback.
  • Near Uluru, the monolith that sits at the geographic and spiritual heart of Australia, is Longitude 131°. This romantic luxury wilderness camp rests atop rust-red sand dunes, offering an extraordinary view of Uluru, which looks its blazing best at sunset. The 16 tents are more like exclusive hotel suites, with a king-size bed sitting beneath a romantic draped canopy, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors offering views of the national icon. At night, admire the Milky Way as it lights up the desert sky.