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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Magnificent mountains, pretty-as-a-picture harbours, scenic national parks and captivating hinterland – there's no denying that Tasmania has to be one of Australia's most romantic destinations. Want to experience it all this Valentine's Day? From city-central hotels to countryside havens, we've gathered some seriously lovely stays for a special couples' getaway, all within two hours from the city. Go on, treat yourselves!

Calabash Bay Lodge
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Here at H4C, we'll find any excuse for a romantic weekend away or short break (hence our name). A fabulous opportunity for a loved-up sojourn, Valentines' Day is quickly approaching – don't panic, though. To help impress your special someone, we gathered a collection of fabulous New South Wales hideaways you can easily escape to. Start dreaming and start packing…

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
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Queenslanders, Valentine's Day is creeping around the corner – yes, already. Want to really spoil that someone special this year? Seeking somewhere where you can quickly retreat to for a weekend away or short break? We've gathered a collection of super-dreamy escapes under two hours' drive from Brisbane that are sure to get you in their good books. You're welcome. 

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A plate of something mouthwatering, a glass of something refreshing and an enchanting setting – sounds like a perfect combination to us! Ideal for couples wanting to enjoy the finer things in life, there are plenty of wonderful gourmet festivals to check out across Australia and New Zealand in 2019. Hungry for a terrific experience? Don't miss these delightful offerings and be sure to bring your appetite…

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From its jungle-topped isles to its sandy cays, Australia is home to some seriously spectacular islands. Ideal for a romantic weekend away or short break, Rottnest Island just off the coast of Perth is no exception. Home to picture-perfect beaches, aquamarine waters, fascinating wildlife and excellent dining, this unique destination has plenty to enchant couples. Got a free weekend on your calendar? Here's how to spend it in sun-kissed 'Rotto'. 

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