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.
Three Capes Lodge Walk
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We're still big fans of an overseas getaway, but there's no denying that Australia is really having a moment right now. With the world's attention turning to Down Under, plenty of fantastic resorts, retreats and hotels are stealing the spotlight (and in fabulous style). Thinking of exploring your own backyard for your next holiday? Here's a collection of dreamy new escapes that'll have you saying "There's no place like home"…  

Bennelong at the Sydney Opera House
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Thinking of mixing romance with a little culture for your next getaway? Take inspiration from one of Australia's coolest couples, Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, and lap up the best that the world-famous city has to offer...

Krinklewood Biodynamic Winery, Hunter Valley
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Whether you consider yourselves serious wine lovers or just enjoy a cheeky drop every now and again, these picturesque regions are perfect for your next romantic weekend away. From Victoria's Mornington Peninsula to Western Australia's Margaret River region, Australia's favourite wine regions have plenty to fall in love with. 

The Villas of Byron
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Easily two of Australia's most well-known and beloved residents, Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky are true Byron Bay royalty (seriously, can't we just make them both the mayor already?). Daydreaming of discovering this blissfully laid-back locale in glamorous style? Do as the Hemsworths do and check out these spots for a loved-up weekend away or short break...

Macedon Ranges Wine + Food Budburst Festival
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A beautiful setting, an exquisite meal and a glass of something deliciously refreshing – it's a simple combination that often makes for the best experiences. For an amazing day out, lap up a little foodie culture and check out the exciting calendar of culinary events being held across Australia. From a fun-filled rum festival to an all-out beach barbecue, there's plenty to whet your appetite…

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