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.
The Farm, Byron Bay – image courtesy of Destination NSW
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There's no denying Byron Bay's attraction. Home to sun-kissed beaches, charming accommodation, stunning hinterland and plenty of foodie hotspots, this northern New South Wales destination lends itself to laid-back getaways and romantic weekends away. After checking in and hitting Byron's beaches, top off your stay with these seriously cool experiences…

Blue Moon Cottages's Sandpiper Cottage – sourced via www.bluemooncottages.com.au/
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If you do like to be beside the seaside you'll love Victoria's coastline. With postcard-ready scenery, quiet beaches, historical landmarks and plenty of laid-back dining spots, its townships are incredible options for a weekend away or short break. Make your coastal escape even more romantic and hole up in one of these lovely cottages…

Experience the best that the river has to offer at Calabash Bay Lodge – sourced via www.calabashbaylodge.com.au/
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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
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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 ww.dominiqueportet.com/
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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…

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