Published: 25 January 2015 by: Nichola Davies, images Tourism and Events Queensland

Relaxing at the Gold Coast

Queensland has so many spectacular locations - not only is it the home of sun, surf and sand but also off the beaten track crystal creeks and natural wonders to be seen as well. Here's just a snippet of the beauty that Queensland holds so get out there and see it for yourself on a romantic holiday or weekend getaway for two!

1. Aerial view of Noosa

2. Frolicking in the surf in Noosa


Laidback and lovely, Noosa makes for a wonderful weekend retreat with chic cafés and bars and of course stunning beaches. Discover more about this beautiful destination with our 48 hours in Noosa guide as well as our top picks on where to stay such as the Noosa Blue Resort and Eumarella Shores.

3. Salt Caves in Mooloolaba

4. The calm Marina in Mooloolaba


Feel the healing power of Mooloolaba's Himalayan salt caves, said to be extraordinary beneficial to the human body or, visit one of the many attraction parks like Australia Zoo or Underwater World. Alternatively, you could take a stroll hand-in-hand by the calm marina followed by a romantic picnic on the beach. Treat yourselves to a 5 star stay at the Oceans Mooloolaba for ultimate luxury and romance.

5. Lounging around at The Spit, Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Queensland's glitter-strip has a lot of different getaway options for couples in need of some rest, relaxation and/or adventure. From the Gold Coast hinterland to the heart of the action in Main Beach, couples can design their own Gold Coast getaway. Enjoy spectacular views of Main Beach and The Gold Coast Spit from the balcony or lounge of your luxurious one bedroom apartment at Maldives Resort.

6. Camels on Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach, Whitsundays

One of Queensland's most celebrated beaches, Airlie Beach is the hub of the Whitsundays and couples can stay in its very heart at At Whitsunday Vista Resort.  For the adventurous couples, rent a yacht and cruise wherever you like or, sleep on the Great Barrier Reef with Reefsleep!

7. A romantic beach stroll in the Low Isles

Low Isles

The Low Isles are just 25km north-east of Port Douglas, perfect for a romantic day cruise for some swimming and snorkelling in tropical paradise. Stay at QT Port Douglas for their chic and quirky atmosphere or Executive Retreats for their superior collection of romantic holiday houses.

8. Natural Bridge Waterfall at Springbrook National Park

Springbrook National Park

Couples will feel miles away from the stresses of everyday life and will be completely immersed in eachother's company in the peaceful natural wonder of Springbrook. For the best opportunity to soak in the surrounds, stay in a cabin or cottage at  Springbrook Lyrebird Retreat or for the ultimate in rainforest seclusion look no further than The Mouses House.

9. Aerial view of the magnificent Daydream Island

Daydream Island, Whitsundays

Completely inhabited by Daydream Island Resort and Spa Daydream Island boasts of a tropical setting, stylish accommodation, modern amenities and extensive activities - truly one of Australia’s premier holiday locations for couples.

10. Picturesque Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park 

Lying on the McPherson Range of the Queensland/New South Wales border is the breathtaking Lamington National Park. There are many creeks, waterfalls and walking tracks to be explored making camping the ideal accommodation to fully surround yourselves in its wonder.


Discover more about where to stay and what to see and do on a romantic holiday in sunny Queensland.


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