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.
Experience the beauty of Port Douglas with a loved one
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Tropical Queensland is an oasis for loved-up couples looking for lovely spots to relax in each other's company - and there's no place like the seaside resort town of Port Douglas for weekend getaways in Australia.

With a long, white sand beach, warm water and a quaint township lined with palm trees, it's the perfect spot for a lovers' jaunt.

Romantic getaways Whitsunday Islands - incredible seascapes and a close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef.
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Located on the stunning tropical coast of Queensland, Australia, the Whitsundays are composed of 74 incredible islands. The breathtaking seascapes and landscapes will have you and your partner absolutely awestruck. Speckled with secluded beaches and right in the midst of the Great Barrier Reef, these islands provide an astounding array of activities.

Sail through islands surrounded by crystal clear waters and coral reefs where you and your loved one can enjoy all the different snorkel and dive spots. Swim in the aquamarine shallows of the world-renowned Whitehaven Beach.

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Tasmania is one of Australia's hidden gems, and is great for couples who don't want to travel far, but still want to feel a world away.

The island state contains many breathtaking national parks, so there is no shortage of choice for those couples that want to hole away in a private forest retreat, or enjoy strolling along a deserted beach, hand in hand. 

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Local Chefs - Local Food! Now there is even more reason to visit this magical region with the third annual food festival on from 27th November - 1st December 2013.

With a full list of daily activities, seminars and speciality classes on the menu, the Tweed Foodie Festival provides the perfect opportunity to delve into the grass-roots of the region's vibrant culture and cuisine. Nightly feasts are held in different locations throughout the region and the highlight will surely be the signature event, Tweed's Biggest Dinner Party - which will be held at the rustic Murwillumbah Showgrounds against the stunning backdrop of Wollumbin Mt Warning on the 30th November. 

Enjoy Gourmet Food Trail packages at Peppers Manor House
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Peppers Manor House, situated in Sutton Forest as a part of New South Wales' Southern Highlands, is a picturesque haven for food-loving couples. The luxurious and secluded retreat, which has a history dating back to the 1800s, now offers speciality Gourmet Food Trail packages, exclusive High Teas and a market garden, which takes advantage of the region's brilliantly fertile farming land. Newly-appointed and internationally-renowned Executive Chef Daniel James is in the process of developing a fresh new menu. 

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