Featured image: Hello, sweet Valentine. Photo: Jorja Creighton @jambi_jambi
Okay lovebirds, while the chance of actual snowflakes may be slim, we’re still smitten with the Snowy Mountains this Valentine’s Day. Here’s why…
For starters, you can nab a table for two at the new Three Blue Ducks outpost (opened late 2020) in the foothills of this alpine wonderland. The crew’s signature farm-to-table ethos has landed at boutique retreat Nimbo Fork Lodge, in an area of the Snowies beloved for fly-fishing. Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Ducks either Saturday 13 or Sunday 14 February at ‘Nimbo’ with menu highlights including oysters, local trout, Provenir porterhouse, dark chocolate mousse, and Tasmanian sparkling on arrival.
Adventure-seeking sweethearts? An overnight hike or bikepacking trek to Valentine Hut in the Kosciuszko National Park is guaranteed to get your hearts racing. Located on the edge of the Jagungal Wilderness, the 1950s surveyor’s hut is painted red (with hearts!) and provides a sweet punctuation point to the challenging but glorious 17km trip via the Schlink Hut Track. To really work the theme, don’t miss Valentine Creek and Valentine Falls nearby.
For a cheeky weekender, we’d also be very happy with a Mountain Chalet and a massage at the Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa. Hidden away on 150 spectacular acres in the Thredbo Valley, this lakeside gem offers romantic respite any time of year. Oh, and they do gift vouchers (just sayin’).
Where? The Snowy Mountains: an alpine & sub-alpine wonderland around 2.5 hours south of Canberra
Couples will love: Summer lovin’ in the mountains
Want more ideas for your sweet escape? See our 14 Romantic Experiences for Valentine’s Day & beyond