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6 Most Romantic Places in Australia for Couples

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Coulple taking a romantic walk in Palm Cove in Queensland, Australia

Palm Cove in Queensland, Australia. Photo courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland

A passionate escape to Australia requires a balance of seclusion and activity, natural beauty and modern comforts, and the six most romantic places there for couples have something everyone can enjoy.

Whether hiking through tropical jungle or basking on the white sands of an idyllic beach, sipping sparkling wine with a view of a vineyard or scouring the landscape in search of fascinating wildlife, no two couples share the same idea of an Australian getaway.

The country offers much diversity, from rugged and manicured countryside filled with gardens or vineyards to waterfalls, forests, beaches or coastal cliffs, as well as charming, secluded towns. As such, these romantic destinations offer ideas for every couple.

  1. 1. Southern Highlands, New South Wales
  2. 2. Palm Cove, Queensland
  3. 3. Daylesford, Victoria
  4. 4. Adelaide Hills, South Australia
  5. 5. Cradle Mountains, Tasmania
  6. 6. Broome, Western Australia
  7. Explore the Most Romantic Places in Australia for Couples

1. Southern Highlands, New South Wales

Fitzroy Falls in Southern Highlands, New South Wales, Australia

Fitzroy Falls in Southern Highlands, New South Wales

A number of charming towns decorate the quiet and secluded scenery, making the Southern Highlands perfect for couples who enjoy exploring the thrills of nature and visiting with gregarious locals.

The expansive rural area of New South Wales represents the bucolic grandeur absent in large cities. The sleepy, old-world ambiance derives from the rolling hills, mountains, and mild climate, all displaying new and exciting Australian wine regions.

Aside from the natural wonders, the townships welcome visitors with a mix of casual cafes, fascinating art galleries, unique antique shops with decorated storefronts, and handcrafted markets.

Romantic highlights: Southern Highlands wine tasting • Berrima • Fitzroy Falls • Mount Gibraltar • Scenic drives

Recommended length of stay: 2-3 days

2. Palm Cove, Queensland

Couple enjoying a sunset walk on the long stretch of Clifton Beach in Palm Cove, Queensland

Clifton Beach in Palm Cove, Queensland

The gorgeous tropical coastline of Queensland offers spectacular sunrises and a relaxed atmosphere as an alternative to the bustling adventures of the Great Barrier Reef.

Luxury accommodations and sensational beaches connect to the palm-lined Williams Esplanade. Locals often walk barefoot while admiring the ocean, sandy beach, and lapping Coral Sea waters on Double Island.

Famous sunrises and wellness treatments offer calming activities, while excursions to Daintree National Forest and the Great Barrier Reef, two of the best places to see wildlife in Australia, or a sunset kayak tour to Double Island, provide more thrills.

Romantic highlights: Palm Cove Beach • Clifton Beach • Silver Crescent Park • Sunset boat tour • Beachfront fine dining

Recommended length of stay: 3-4 days

3. Daylesford, Victoria

Couple at Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa in Daylesford, Victoria

Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa in Daylesford. Photo courtesy of Visit Victoria

The town of Daylesford has built a reputation on the premise that a couple that pampers together, stays together. The rejuvenating mineral waters, spas, springs, and greenery have captivated Australians in a country not often associated with geothermal activity.

The area of Victoria surrounding Daylesford features the highest concentration of natural mineral springs in the country. The beauty of alpine Victoria acts as the backdrop to the elegant retreat, with trails winding around Lake Daylesford or leading into the valleys of the Macedon Ranges.

Less than two hours from Melbourne, one of the best places to visit in Australia, you can easily spend a day or more relaxing on Jubilee Lake or strolling through the botanic gardens to find Daylesford’s charm.

Romantic highlights: Jubilee Lake • Spa treatments • Convent Gallery • Garden walks • Market tours

Recommended length of stay: 1-2 days

4. Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Couples wine tasting outside at The Lane Vineyard in Adelaide Hills, South Australia

The Lane Vineyard in Adelaide Hills. Photo courtesy of South Australia Tourism

European influence spreads across the small region of Adelaide Hills, an area that brims with the enchanting architecture and gourmet cuisine of Adelaide, one of Australia’s top cities to visit.

Farmland creates picturesque scenery amidst wineries striped with vines. Couples can find captivating highlights with a catered picnic under the changing foliage or during a gourmet dining experience at an antique winery.

Wildlife roams free, the summit of Mount Lofty offers sweeping views, and endless charm radiates from the classic old-world ice creameries, candy stores, and boutique shops that craft specialty cheeses and chocolates.

Romantic highlights: Scenic drives • Adelaide wine-tasting • Hahndorf Village • Scenic hiking • Hot-air ballooning

Recommended length of stay: 2-3 days

5. Cradle Mountains, Tasmania

Aurora Australis over Cradle Mountain with smooth glacial lake in Tasmania

Aurora Australis over Cradle Mountain. Photo by Pierre Destribats, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania

The pristine beauty of Cradle Mountain’s wilderness creates an indelible romantic ambiance in Tasmania, where the dramatic peaks, glassy lakes, and rocky cliff faces contrast Australia’s mainland.

Cradle Mountain remains the most iconic peak in Tasmania, with ancient rainforest and unfettered bushland that wraps around the base and foothills. Embrace the outdoors on excursions like horseback riding and canoeing, mountain biking, or hiking.

Luxurious accommodations offer spa treatments with a view or accompanied by a cozy fire for comfort amid the ever-changing elements.

Romantic highlights: Dove Lake • Stargazing tour • Hiking • Canoeing • Mountain biking

Recommended length of stay: 2-3 days

6. Broome, Western Australia

Staircase to the Moon Broome, Western Australia

Staircase to the Moon Broome, Western Australia. Photo courtesy of Tourism Australia

The grand escape for couples venturing into the wilds of the Kimberley region can also immerse you in Broom’s expansive sunsets over Cable Beach. Warm temperatures and rustling palm trees accentuate the relaxing ambiance.

Cable Beach spans over 13 miles of unspoiled chalky-blue water and pristine white sand. Between March and October, you can find the “Staircase to the Moon”, when the moon’s light reflects off water to create a staircase into the night sky.

Accommodations pamper visitors with gorgeous poolside facilities, gourmet dining options, and relaxing spa treatments, available to couples planning Australia vacations and tours passing through Broome.

Romantic highlights: Cable Beach • Pearling Museum • Scenic charter flight • Market tours • Scenic drive to Cape Leveque

Recommended length of stay: 2-3 days

Explore the Most Romantic Places in Australia for Couples

Couple at Mossman Gorge in Daintree National Park, Queensland

Mossman Gorge in Queensland, Australia. Photo courtesy of Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree

The wonders of Australia can immerse you in the romance of a remote corner or the bustling beauty of a celebrated cosmopolitan city. As you uncover pristine beaches or exciting marine life, adventures in the rainforest or gourmet wine-tasting experiences, Australia is filled with opportunities for passionate island getaways, adventurous outback safaris, and luxurious wellness getaways.

Find inspiration on where to go during your trip, whether for a quiet anniversary or a honeymoon celebration, with our Australia tours for couples and Australia honeymoon packages, or in our Australia travel guide.

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