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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An idyllic spot cherished for its sun-kissed beaches, stylish dining scene and gorgeous parks, Manly boasts plenty of charm. Just a 30-minute drive or short ferry ride from Sydney's CBD, it seems made for weekends away. Thinking of escaping for a short break? Here's how to spend 48 hours in beach-chic Manly. 

Discover amazing wineries, restaurants, accommodation and natural wonderlands in the Granite Belt
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A sensational destination for a weekend away or romantic short break, Queensland's Granite Belt has something for couples year-round. From cellar door-hopping to bush walks and brilliant dining experiences, there's so much to do here. Dreaming of getting away? Here's how to spend 48 hours in this stunning region...

Relax in style at the new Oaks Resort Port Douglas
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Whether you're dreaming of exploring tropical landscapes or just taking it easy, Queensland's Port Douglas holds plenty of appeal. Situated in its heart, the new Oaks Resort Port Douglas provides all the essentials for a loved-up sojourn. Ready to go where the palm trees sway? We thought so. 

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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!

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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…

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