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.
'Three Bowie Sisters' by artist Lisa King. Photo: @pottershoteltoowoomba via Instagram
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Experience the youthful, creative-cool vibe sweeping through this grand old town

Toowoomba as street art capital. Who would have thought it? Like me, you might know Toowoomba as the big-hearted country town with a whiff of well-to-do thanks to its historic homes, prestigious boarding schools, and bountiful gardens. Three generations of my family grew up on its wide, tree-lined streets, so my affection runs deep. But nostalgia aside, a recent trip with my partner had me looking at Queensland’s Garden City with fresh eyes. Toowoomba is in a state of invigoration, led by a passionate new generation of locals who are bringing everything from street art and rooftop bars to boutique shopping and semi-sourdough croissants.

Escape to a natural wonderland in Queensland's Port Douglas
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Discover Port Douglas and the Daintree, where two World Heritage-listed wonders collide. 

Ancient welcomes modern in Tropical North Queensland, where you can swim in cool jungle streams, hear traditional stories from Australia’s first people and experience some of the world’s best diving or snorkelling. Welcome to paradise...

Dive into a fantastic weekend in the glorious Sunshine Coast
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A blissfully laid-back region with so much for couples to savour, Queensland's Sunshine Coast is perfect for both weekends away and extended stays. Whether you're chasing adventure or you're wanting to just relax, there's an idyllic spot here for you. Ready to escape to where the sun shines? We've got plenty of ideas to inspire a Sunshine Coast sojourn...

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There's something undeniably glamorous about a city escape – who can resist the romance of wining and dining somewhere with a buzzing atmosphere? With all the essentials for a lavish getaway, Melbourne is great for couples wanting to treat themselves. Inspired? Here's how to spend 48 hours in Victoria's dazzling capital...

Beach Club, Hamilton Island
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It’s long been a go-to for romantic getaways and dream honeymoons, but the Whitsundays is really having a moment right now.

With more travellers returning to its sun-kissed isles and pristine beaches lately, this Queensland gem is hot on the travel radar. And whether you’re seasoned regulars or newcomers, there’s plenty in the Whitsundays to fulfil your tropical escape daydreams...

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