Short Breaks

Photo courtesy Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

We've been on the hunt for the best romantic getaways in Australia and beyond for 20 years now, so if you are looking for the perfect Australian romantic getaway, short break or honeymoon, you can relax -- we've done all of the hard work for you! From luxurious cottages to city resorts, and private houses to B&Bs, there is a dreamy destination in our gallery just perfect for your next Australian escape.

Browse through the hand-picked selection of stunning retreats in major Australian holiday hotspots. From New South Wales, to beautiful Queensland and Victoria and beyond, there is a romantic getaway just perfect for you and your special someone.

If you’re not quite sure where in Australia you want your holiday or honeymoon to be, head to our Where to Stay - Australia section and let your chosen accommodation dictate your state or territory … after all, many of the getaways featured on are the actual destination themselves.

The Grounds of Alexandria – courtesy of The Grounds of Alexandria

Stunning natural landscapes, jaw-dropping attractions and unbelievably good dining – we're sure you already know the selling points of a romantic getaway in NSW. What exactly to do here – that's another story. Here are a few tips to make the most of a short break in one of Australia's most incredible destinations. 

Natural Bridge in Springbrook National Park – sourced via, photo by Gareth McGuigan

It goes without saying that Queensland is famous around the world for its golden-sand beaches, but there are plenty of other scenic spots to visit for a cooling dip. 

Swap the surfboard for some hiking boots and discover these eight hidden gems on your next Queensland short break. 

Sage Hotel James Street – sourced via


Brisbane’s latest hotel offering, Sage – located on buzzy James Street in Fortitude Valley, home to the city’s trendiest fashion boutiques and coolest bars and restaurants – hits all the right notes for travellers, whether you’re visiting the River City for business or pleasure.

Village Bakehouse – credit: Brand Orange

At the tail end of an inventive degustation dinner at Mr Lim, a slick Chinese-Korean BBQ restaurant in Orange that’s turning predictable country Chinese on its head, we’re intrigued to see a television set being wheeled out. 

Karaoke, it seems, is also on the menu. And once the dinner service is done and the military-line of barbeque cookers is turned off, even the most retiring of diners is clambering for a chance to belt out a tune or two. 

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

Queensland's glittering Gold Coast has been a beloved holiday spot for loved-up couples for generations, but it's also seen its fair share of celebrities.


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