When was the last time you took your partner somewhere enchanting for a quick getaway? If you have trouble finding destinations that rival those of fairy tales, we are here to help. Here are our picks for some of the most romantic locations in the country – love is in the air.
1. Hervey Bay, Queensland
Picture this… Waking up with stunning views overlooking Fraser Island, strolling through Hervey Bay’s Esplanade and devouring a gourmet breakfast at ‘Dan and Steph’s’, who, if you’re familiar with reality TV, were the winners of My Kitchen Rules. All done?
Make your way down to Urangan Pier, one of Australia’s longest, and breathe in that salty air. If you happen to be in town from July to November, make sure you embark on an epic whale watching adventure! To cap it all off, head down to the beach to witness the colourful pastels of the Queensland sky just as the sun sets. Magic!
2. Hobart, Tasmania
Australia’s southernmost city has an abundance of outdoor activities, especially around the glorious Mount Wellington. This one is a must for breathtaking panoramic views of Hobart and the surrounding area. Those looking for a real workout can hike and climb from ground level, all the way up the through the trails to the top.
Finished with the physical activity? Head over to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) for an experience like no other. From ancient artefacts to jaw dropping sculptures, MONA has developed a reputation for being one of the most outrageous museums in Australia. Complete with onsite brewery, vineyard and restaurant, all that’s left to do is to gaze out over the Derwent with a glass of some of Tassie’s finest.
3. Adelaide, South Australia
What’s sweeter than love? The famous Nutella Hearts that you can only find at Bakery on O’Connell.
This award winning Adelaide bakery and the heavenly aroma of their freshly baked goods is the perfect kick-start to a romantic weekend. After something a little more sophisticated? Luckily the Barossa Valley is still within the realms of a day trip from Adelaide CBD. For those after long walks on the beach, well Adelaide has that too. Glenelg offers the perfect spot for visitors to stroll, run or swim!
4. Cairns, Queensland
The gateway to one of Australia’s iconic natural wonders, Cairns is THE place to experience the Great Barrier Reef. But it’s not all about the ocean up here. For those wanting an in-depth look at Australia’s natural beauty coupled with rich indigenous history, the magical Mossman Gorge is only an hour’s drive north of the CBD .
Let the surrounding freshwater streams and enchanting rainforest sounds take you to another world. Take note. You don’t have to be on the ground either – the region looks great from up above! Take a hot air balloon over the famous Atherton Tablelands, where you’ll be able to experience the gorgeous sceneries of wetlands and rainforests, all in one trip!