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.
Escape from the rest of the world at Spicers Peak Lodge
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There's something incredibly romantic about a mountain setting and in Queensland there are plenty of spellbinding options to choose from. Views (obviously), a sense of seclusion and pristine natural surroundings all come together here to create the ideal destination for a getaway for two. Whether you're Brisbane locals or just looking for a place to stay while in the state, these wonderful mountain regions have everything couples need for a dreamy getaway…

Be charmed by the picture-perfect Coachman's Cottage at Mt Lofty House
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Cozy and romantic, cottages are perfect for couples dreaming of a chilled escape, and you'll find an array of fabulous options in South Australia. Set on vineyards, perched on mountains and hidden in valleys, these cottages look like something out of a Beatrix Potter novel. No, seriously.

The Church House Boutique Gourmet retreat boasts spectacular scenery – sourced via www.thechurchhouse.com.au/
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Whatever your excuse, it's probably high time you indulged in a luxury escape and you're simply spoiled for choice in Victoria. Need a little inspiration?  We've done the hard work and found five options definitely worth discovering…

Find romantic accommodation at this celeb-fave beach retreat
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Long before she found her new love, Sophie Monk chose to escape the spotlight for a bit of R&R on the beachfront of NSW’s Toowoon Bay, on the Central Coast. The Bachelorette star checked into Kims Beachside Retreat for a couple of nights to experience what other TV and radio personalities have enjoyed (and continute to enjoy) – sheer bliss.

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is where you can feel totally secluded
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Australia is blessed with some of the most spectacular rainforest in the world, and a fantastic place to find it (plus super-dreamy rainforest accommodation) is New South Wales. If you're looking to spoil someone, book yourselves a stay at one of these charming escapes.

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