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.
The glorious views on Mt Hotham
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With Thredbo’s cobblestone streets reminiscent of an Austrian ski resort, Falls Creek’s chalets set right on the snow, and numerous mountain trails to explore at Perisher, it can be a little overwhelming when deciding which snow resort will be best for you. To help you make the right decision this winter, here’s our Aussie snow guide for two. 

Discover fabulous wineries and restaurants in the Mornington Peninsula – image sourced via www.visitvictoria.com
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An hour south of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula has enormous charm and appeal, with a plethora of romantic options including excellent wineries with award-winning vineyard restaurants, quality art galleries, hot springs and spa facilities, and world-class golf courses. There’s also fabulous regional produce, and endless surf and bay beaches – edged with those wonderful, brightly coloured bathing boxes that are so... well, Victorian. 

With all the makings of a romantic escape, this gourmand's heaven is a definite must-visit. Take your time, make a weekend of it and visit these incredible foodie spots. 

Silky Oaks Lodge – sourced via www.luxurylodgesofaustralia.com.au/
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There's something undeniably dreamy about treehouse accommodation. The peaceful atmosphere, the cozy setting, the sense of being the only two people in the world – it all makes for a next-level romantic escape. From remote hideaways in the Blue Mountains to tropical retreats in Queensland's north, these luxury treehouses are way more impressive than the ones from your childhood…

Queensland's Daintree Rainforest is like nowhere else on the planet
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From ancient rainforests and hidden waterfalls to pristine beaches and the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and Daintree is the perfect playground for a “wildly” romantic getaway. 

Camp Kulning – sourced via www.timeout.com/
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Here at H4C, we're all about amazing accommodation. Give us a romantic place to stay in a sensational destination and we're happy campers (especially if it's a glamping site!). So when we come across crazy-cool hotels that once were something entirely different, we get pretty excited to share them with you. From converted trams to renovated breweries, these special stays will add a little adventure to your next getaway...

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