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Where To Experience A Romantic Vacation In Australia

Romantic vacation in Australia
Romantic vacation in Australia [Image Wikimedia Commons]
Each couple’s idea of a romantic vacation may vary, with some seeking an idyllic beach, or a trip to a winery as perfect fare. Luckily, Australia is a vast nation, with a selection of different environments and destinations to suit any romantic couple. However, it can be hard to choose the ideal location with so much to choose from, so we’ve broken the choice down to an idyllic beach location, love among the vineyards or among beautiful mountain scenery.

Visit Palm Cove, Queensland

Romantic vacation in Palm Cove Beach, Queensland, Australia
Romantic vacation in Palm Cove, Queenland, Australia [Image Wikimedia Commons]
With its tropical beach and gorgeous sunrises, Palm Cove is a great choice. The village is located around halfway between Cairns and Port Douglas in North Queensland and is known for its quieter beach and reef experience with fewer crowds. Meanwhile, Williams Esplanade, lined with palm trees, gives a tropical feel and this is a perfect place for walking barefoot while gazing at the ocean.

Meanwhile, Palm Cove has gained a reputation for wellness, hair and massage treatments. In fact, many of the resorts here offer wellness packages included in the price. Whether relaxing in a spa, at the pool or lying on the beach, there’s something for everyone.

As for activities, most of the Great Barrier Reef tours offer pickups from Palm Cove. Alternatively, explore the Daintree Rainforests close by. Whatever you are in the mood for is easily accessed in the village.

Romantic vacation in Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Hot air balloon ride at sunrise in Hunter Valley, NSW
Sunrise Hot Balloon ride in Hunter Valley [Image by Robert Everitt from Pixabay]
Away from the beaches, Hunter Valley features lush greenery and vineyards, offering wine and great food. Located north of Sydney, this area of wine country is perfect for an escapist retreat for daily life. Meanwhile, Hunter Valley offers a number of secluded, boutique resorts, nestled among the vineyards. Alternatively, a cozy bed and breakfast is a perfect choice, surrounded by rolling vineyards, mountain views and gorgeous sunsets.

Besides the excellent wine, Hunter Valley also offers great dining, perfectly matched with the local wines. Meanwhile, many of the accommodation options include excellent restaurants, with some of the best chefs. For boutique accommodation, try Cedars Mount View or the award-winning Spicers Vineyard Estate. Meanwhile, if you can get up early enough, a sunrise hot air balloon ride accompanied by champagne is a truly romantic experience.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland

Glasshouse Mountains, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Australia
Sunset on Glasshouse Mountains [Image Wikimedia Commons]
With its gorgeous mountain views and quaint towns, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is a beautifully romantic location. This area of Australia is located a 35-minute drive from Noosa, or an hour away from Brisbane Airport. Moreover, it is perfect for a mountain getaway in a lush and secluded place, while the elevation brings cooler weather in the summer.

Meanwhile, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, with its mountainous greenery, also features quaint and historic towns to visit. Head into Montville to explore its art galleries and unique shops set among the colonial buildings. Meanwhile, restaurants serve the local favorite cuisine. For a less commercial feel, visit Maleny, with its rural landscapes and gorgeous Botanic Gardens.

Basically, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is easily reached for short breaks or romantic vacations among the beautiful rainforests, mountain views and waterfalls. A truly romantic place to be in Australia.

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