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.
Enjoy a city and beach getaway in Phuket – image: Catch
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Phuket has come a long way in a very short time. Historically an important regional trading post attracting merchants from Arabia, India and China, it became a centre of the global tin and rubber industries, before being discovered by travellers in the 1970s.

We’ve been personally visiting Thailand for 20 years now … check out our hand picked collection of romantic resorts just perfect for two!

Today, now firmly on the global tourism map, it combines pristine stretches of sand with amazing culinary experiences and exciting attractions. Here’s how to make the most of Phuket in 48 hours. 

Three Capes Track – Cape Pillar and the Blade, image courtesy of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
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Surrounded by dramatic coastline and boasting almost countless national parks, rural towns and remote islands, Tasmania is pure rugged romance. For a short break or weekend away that makes you feel as if you're in a whole other world, visit these sensational spots…

Nightfall Wilderness Camp – image by Kenny Smith, courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland
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It's hard to think of a more diversely beautiful destination than Queensland. Blessed with tropical islands, rugged bushland, enchanting hinterland and breathtaking rainforest, it's the perfect location for adventure-filled getaways. To add a little luxury, we've found some seriously romantic Queensland glamping sites…

The Farm, Byron Bay – image courtesy of Destination NSW
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There's no denying Byron Bay's attraction. Home to sun-kissed beaches, charming accommodation, stunning hinterland and plenty of foodie hotspots, this northern New South Wales destination lends itself to laid-back getaways and romantic weekends away. After checking in and hitting Byron's beaches, top off your stay with these seriously cool experiences…

Blue Moon Cottages's Sandpiper Cottage – sourced via www.bluemooncottages.com.au/
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If you do like to be beside the seaside you'll love Victoria's coastline. With postcard-ready scenery, quiet beaches, historical landmarks and plenty of laid-back dining spots, its townships are incredible options for a weekend away or short break. Make your coastal escape even more romantic and hole up in one of these lovely cottages…

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