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.

Experience the best that the river has to offer at Calabash Bay Lodge – sourced via

If your dream romantic getaway includes spectacular scenery, culinary wonders, luxe accommodation and plenty of relaxation, it's time you discovered New South Wales's Hawkesbury River. Situated around an hour north of Sydney, this incredible destination is where Australian bush meets world-class luxury. 

Rusty wire oyster, lemon myrtle snow from Vue de Monde

It's no secret that Australia has experienced a culinary boom recently. Homegrown talents have travelled the globe, worked in some of the world's most impressive kitchens and returned home, armed with next-level skills and inspiration. To enjoy the very best of Australia's dining, book yourselves a table at these spectacular restaurants. 

Dominique Portet – sourced via

Food and romance go together, well, like wine and cheese. Luckily, you'll find plenty of each in the Yarra Valley, making it a must-visit destination for a short break or weekend away. Sample all that the incredible region has to offer at these spectacular spots…

Halcyon House – credit: Destination NSW

If you ask us, the only thing that could make a beautiful hotel or resort better is if it's got an amazing restaurant – luckily, Australia is blessed with plenty of great options. Foodies, you're going to want to add a stay at these incredible spots to your travel plans...

Unwind with a stay at Kiama's Hindmarsh Park Holiday Cottage – sourced via

Romance… charm… privacy… it's these elements that make cottage accommodation a winner for a short break or weekend away. If you're headed to New South Wales or you're a local looking to get away, take a look at these five seriously lovely options… 


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