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 www.holidaysforcouples.travel 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.
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It's often been overlooked for the likes of Sydney and Melbourne, but now Adelaide is really making a name for itself in travel world. Enticing couples with its fresh new dining options (including an array of highly awarded restaurants) and amazing nature, South Australia's capital is a winner for a  short break or romantic getaway. Curious? Here's how to spend a weekend in wonderful Adelaide...

Opera Australia will perform in the Red Centre for the first time ever
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Australia is making it big in travel world right now, with domestic travel on the rise amongst those in-the-know. A truly captivating destination brimming with marvellous experiences, the Northern Territory's outback is the place to be in 2019. 

From luxe glamping stays to exclusive concerts and thrilling fundraising adventures, there's so much for couples to enjoy. Now's the time to dig out your Akubra and discover all that the outback has to offer.

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Only an hour south of Brisbane and 45 minutes northwest of the Gold Coast, Mt Tamborine is a natural wonderland awaiting couples. With untouched rainforest, mystical waterfalls, excellent wineries and dining spots, and plenty of activities for adventure-seekers, this outstanding destination feels as if it's in a world of its own. Ready to breathe in the cool mountain air and let your worries slip away? We've collected some ideas for an unforgettable weekend away in Queensland's Mt Tamborine...

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With rolling green hills, whimsical villages and picture-perfect vineyards, the Adelaide Hills really is a haven for romantic getaways. Only half an hour's drive from Adelaide's CBD, this postcard-ready destination is oh-so easy to get to. And you really should – like, now.

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An idyllic spot cherished for its sun-kissed beaches, stylish dining scene and gorgeous parks, Manly boasts plenty of charm. Just a 30-minute drive or short ferry ride from Sydney's CBD, it seems made for weekends away. Thinking of escaping for a short break? Here's how to spend 48 hours in beach-chic Manly. 

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