There are a more than a few love-to-have items on our checklist for holiday brimming with romance: fireplaces, shared brunches and luxurious baths big enough for two for starters. Romantic getaways can really reignite your passion for each other and soaking tubs aside, the most important part of ANY romantic weekend is privacy. When it comes to a weekend away with your beloved, we say the more secluded, the better. With that in mind, we’ve uncovered nine hidden spots that are the stuff of lovers’ dreams 💕
Glass House Mountains, QLD
Escape to your own private oasis at Glass on Glasshouse, a luxe cottage just for two. Although it may feel as though like you’re tucked away from the outside world, you’re still close to important must-haves—there’s a cafe walking distance for those all-important coffee orders. The real romance begins with the deep spa bath next to ample windows to let nature in; a special spot you’re sure to spend a heap of time.
Take your love to new heights with a serene treetop stay in a cosy cabin. Treetops Seaview is close to Egerton Nature Refuge for romantic hand-holding hikes. If you’re not keen on leaving your room, you can spend your evenings snuggled up by the fireplace and, the next morning, wake up to the call of a kookaburra and share a beautiful brekkie on the balcony with your beloved 🌳
Bowen Mountain, NSW
An adults-only retreat tucked away in the Blue Mountains, Spicers Sangoma boasts a sauna, a pool and an on-site spa for relaxing, deep-tissue massages. It’s a set amongst tranquil bush and has heaps of incredible hiking trails to explore during the day but the immersion in nature doesn’t stop when you retire to you room—all suites have bath tubs enormous enough for two, well-stocked (and complimentary!) mini bars and floor to ceiling windows that bring the romance of the outdoors in.
Lower Chittering, WA
Head off the beaten track and into the mountains to get cosy at this quaint wooden house near Blackboy Ridge. A small fireplace, a spa on the deck and the Outback Splash winery up the road combine to make this a true outback oasis.
Molonglo Valley, ACT
Want to feel like you’re on safari in Africa without ever leaving Oz? Book a stay in the Giraffe Treehouse at Jamala Wildlife Lodge, where you can not only see the giraffes outside your window, you can actually HAND FEED THEM. Singing ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight?’ while you do it is optional.
This hotel has—you guessed it—five luxurious rooms to choose from. That’s not all that’s on offer at this Adelaide Hills retreat though—there’s also a bistro, patisserie-cafe, dining room and library, all on-site. Our pick would be room five, with a king size bed, original marble fireplace, huge bath and TWO flat screen TVs for all that Netflix and chill 😜
7. Cicada Lodge
Nature fans, this one’s for you. Cicada Lodge is a mere 10-minute hand-in-hand stroll from the Katherine Gorge and the Nitmiluk National Park, two of the Northern Territory’s most iconic sights. The onsite restaurant is an ideal spot for a candlelit dinners, and your private deck is the perfect spot to watch an incredible sunset with a glass of champagne.
8. Peppers Silo
Set inside a 35m-high silo that once held oodles of grains back in the 1960s, nine-storey Peppers Silo gives guests the opportunity to be part of history. Our pick is the Gorge River Room, which includes a balcony offering sweeping views of Launceston. Make two appointments at the onsite spa – our insider tip is to go for the Silo Ultimate Retreat, which gives you three hours of pure bliss. 💆
North Maleny, QLD
Shhh… we reckon this stay is Queensland’s best-kept secret. Oozing with rustic charm, these treetop cabins are so atmospheric, you’d hardly be surprised to find Snugglepot and Cuddlepie having a snooze in your bed. Each cabin has its own theme but the Secrets Cabin is our pick for couples. This luxe penthouse treehouse offers access to a private waterfall and a huge in-ground spa overlooking the soothing surrounds of Lake Baroon. Need we say more?
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