Short Breaks

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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.
Macedon Ranges Wine + Food Budburst Festival
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A beautiful setting, an exquisite meal and a glass of something deliciously refreshing – it's a simple combination that often makes for the best experiences. For an amazing day out, lap up a little foodie culture and check out the exciting calendar of culinary events being held across Australia. From a fun-filled rum festival to an all-out beach barbecue, there's plenty to whet your appetite…

South Gorge Beach
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You wouldn't expect to find a tropical island with dramatic, straight-from-a-screensaver scenery and heart-stopping adventure just off the coast of a capital city. But at Queensland's Stradbroke Island (or 'Straddie', as the locals call it), that's exactly what you'll find. A natural wonderland for romantic and action-packed experiences (even the ferry ride over is sure to get the holiday vibes happening), the island makes for an unforgettable escape. Dreaming of getting away? We know just how to spend a weekend or short break in this paradise…

Make like Meghan and Harry and discover the romance of Fraser Island
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A cherished Queensland destination for summer sojourns and loved-up weekends away, Fraser Island is now capturing the world's attention thanks to royal newlyweds Meghan and Harry. Adding this tropical wonderland to their 2018 Australian tour, the two have really got us daydreaming of a short break. And no wonder – with extraordinary scenery and a blissfully laid-back atmosphere, the island is a paradise for couples. 

Discover plenty of romantic experiences in Auckland
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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...

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