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.
Josephine Falls
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Well, summer is officially here and we're dreaming of escaping to somewhere seriously beautiful for a refreshing dip – can you blame us? It goes without saying that Queensland is famous around the world for its golden-sand beaches, but there are plenty of other scenic spots that seem made by Mother Nature for swimming. Swap the surfboard for some hiking boots and discover these eight hidden gems on your next Queensland short break. 

Girraween Environmental Lodge offers secluded accommodation and beautiful views
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Gorgeous surrounds, a tranquil atmosphere, excellent food and wine, and a relaxed place to stay – that's all you really need for a brilliant couples' getaway. Promising all this and more, Girraween Environmental Lodge in Queensland's Granite Belt region is ideal for a weekend away or short break. Ready to leave behind the stresses of everyday life? Pack your bags, we're going bush.

Fall in love with summery Coolangatta for your next weekend away
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Love the Gold Coast but want to escape the crowds? Situated 30 minutes south of Surfers Paradise and just five minutes east of Gold Coast Airport, Coolangatta has all the essentials for a weekend away at the beach – sun-kissed sands, excellent dining, breezy bars and fantastic surf. Inspired? Head to this chilled destination your for your next romantic short break.

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A beloved holiday destination for generations, Noosa only seems to get cooler with each passing year. Home to renowned dining hotspots, pristine pockets of sand, picturesque national park and excellent high-end shopping, the summery destination holds plenty of appeal for couples. Dreaming of a beach-chic getaway? We've rounded up a collection of beautiful stays that are perfect for a short break or weekend away.

The Solomon Islands
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We get it – you want to jet off to somewhere idyllic but you're looking to avoid a long-haul flight. Sound familiar? Luckily, you don't have to venture too far for a fantastic getaway. We've done the (slightly) hard work for you and discovered some seriously remarkable destinations that are only three hours' flight from Australia. Now's your cue to start packing…

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