Short Breaks

Photo courtesy Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

At Holidays for Couples, we've been on the hunt for the best romantic getaways in Australia and beyond for 22 years now, so if you are looking for the perfect Australian escape, short break or honeymoon, you can relax -- all of the hard work is done for you! From luxurious cottages to city resorts, and private houses to B&Bs, there is a romantic destination in the H4C online gallery just perfect for your next Australian holiday.

From New South Wales to beautiful Queensland and Victoria and beyond, there is a romantic getaway on this website that is just perfect for you and your special someone. If you are looking for something more, we think you’ll love the brand new digital magazine - Australia for Two.  This complimentary, contemporary guide has been put together by the editor’s of Holidays for Couples magazine and features some unique weekends away in just about every Australian state.

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 romantic retreats featured on are the actual destination themselves (seriously, you’ll find it hard to leave!).

In the meantime, below you’ll find a range of articles, written by leading travel writers. As one of Australia’s longest-running travel magazine, there are hundreds of articles here, so sit back, grab a cup of coffee (or glass of wine) and let our writers give you the low-down on some of Australia’s best short break destinations.
Discover plenty of romantic experiences in Auckland

Enticing foodies, culture-lovers, adventure-seekers and romantics to cross the ditch, Auckland on New Zealand's North Island is perfect for a loved-up short break. Thinking of discovering (or rediscovering) the city for yourself? Fill your itinerary with these incredible experiences for a sensational 48-hour escape...

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A beautifully laid-back city with culinary wonders, culture hotspots, romantic experiences and blissfully warm weather, Brisbane doesn't disappoint. Thinking of escaping here for a weekend away? We've got plenty to inspire a short break in Queensland's marvellous capital...

Halcyon House – image by Kara Rosenlund

When the world’s leading magazines, newspapers and websites compiled their list of must-visit travel destinations for 2018, a huge number of them recommended coming Down Under. No surprises there – but what might surprise you is just how many different places in our Great Southern Land made the lists. Here’s a rundown of these so-hot-right-now Australian destinations, why tourists are flocking to them and why locals have loved them all along.

The glorious views on Mt Hotham

With Thredbo’s cobblestone streets reminiscent of an Austrian ski resort, Falls Creek’s chalets set right on the snow, and numerous mountain trails to explore at Perisher, it can be a little overwhelming when deciding which snow resort will be best for you. To help you make the right decision this winter, here’s our Aussie snow guide for two. 

Discover fabulous wineries and restaurants in the Mornington Peninsula – image sourced via

An hour south of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula has enormous charm and appeal, with a plethora of romantic options including excellent wineries with award-winning vineyard restaurants, quality art galleries, hot springs and spa facilities, and world-class golf courses. There’s also fabulous regional produce, and endless surf and bay beaches – edged with those wonderful, brightly coloured bathing boxes that are so... well, Victorian. 

With all the makings of a romantic escape, this gourmand's heaven is a definite must-visit. Take your time, make a weekend of it and visit these incredible foodie spots. 


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