6 of Australia’s most romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day

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    6 of Australia’s most romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day

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    Valentine’s Day is all about spending a little extra quality time with the person you care most about, so it’s the perfect time to plan to get away from it all and inject some romance into your life – even if it’s only for a weekend.

    With endless stretches of coastline, pristine bush wilderness and world-class hotels, spas and restaurants to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice when looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day weekend away in Australia.

    So, without further delay, here are some of Australia’s most romantic weekend getaways:
     

    1. To rough it – luxury style…

    Paperback Camp, Jervis Bay, New South Wales

    If your perfect weekend away involves roasting marshmallows over a campfire before retreating to a luxury “tent” with freestanding bath and open air shower, then book yourself into Paperback Camp in Jervis Bay. This 3-star resort, only two-and-a-half hours south of Sydney, is the ultimate ‘glamping’ experience. Surrounded by bushland and our unique fauna and flora, you and your loved one will be snuggling among the gumtrees for a Valentines weekend you’ll never forget.
     

    2. For A-list romance in a 5-star setting…

    Qualia, Hamilton Island, Queensland

    Imagine waking up in 5-star accommodation next to your loved one on what feels like your very own private island, surrounded by incredible views of the Coral Sea. That, in a nutshell, is Qualia.

    The luxury pavillions have private sundecks, pools and an incredible sense of tranquillity. For the active couple, there are snorkelling trips, helicopter rides, bushwalks and golf to keep you busy during the day, or you can just relax and enjoy your lover’s company.

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    6 of Australia’s most romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day

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    3. To experience a country spa escape…

    El Questro, Western Australia

    If floor-to-ceiling windows, spa baths, luxury furnishings and endless views over rugged, untamed countryside are your idea of a good time, El Questro’s Homestead accommodation has everything you’ll ever need!

    Located in Western Australia’s rugged Kimberly Region, the Homestead is El Questro’s most luxurious accommodation. Perched atop the Chamberlain Gorge, the Homestead has breathtaking views from all sides, as well as a delicious feeling of seclusion. You’ll feel as though you’re in the middle of nowhere and you’ll never want to leave.
     

    4. For the ultimate Aussie outback getaway…

    Longitude 131, Uluru, Northern Territory

    Does sleeping in the shadow of one of Australia’s most iconic – and arguably most impressive – landmarks sound like a perfect way to celebrate the most romantic day of the year?

    Keep in mind that the luxurious Longitude 131 in the heart of Australia’s outback has spared no expense in delivering elegant, high-end dining and accommodation to guests. Their ‘tents’, which are more plush and comfortable than anything you would ever pitch at a campsite, are filled with plush furnishings and a king-sized bed.

    During the day, there are plenty of tours and activities to keep you and your significant other busy, while at night sleep almost under the stars in the quiet, secluded desert.
     

    5. For a charming farm house escapade…

    Quamby Home, Westbury, Tasmania

    What could me more romantic than a farmhouse, on acres and acres of land, with exquisite gardens and a cellar full of wine to choose from? When the farmhouse is transformed into a luxury retreat, of course.

    Quamby Home, only 20 minutes from Launceston in Tasmania, is quaint and yet completely modern. Originally built in 1829 and set on over 300 acres with English-style gardens and farmland, the house has had a complete overhaul to make room for modern comforts, carefully chosen to maintain the intimate and cosy feel of the original homestead.

    Staying at Quamby Home is an unforgettable experience and, with a cellar of Tasmanian wine available for purchase, you won’t even need to leave the property for the perfect Valentine’s Day weekend.Tasmanian wine available for purchase, you won’t even need to leave the property for the perfect Valentine’s Day weekend.
     

    6. To get your romance on in the alpine air…

    Huski Luxury Accommodation, Falls Creek, Victoria

    Fresh alpine air plus modern furnishings, a private spa on the balcony and breathtaking views of the natural landscape equal one incredibly romantic weekend away. Hidden in Victoria’s Alpine region, 4-and-a-half hours from Melbourne, Huski Luxury Accommodation offer 5-star accommodation, with the unwritten promise of a very memorable weekend away.

    Though Valentine’s Day falls within the Australian summer, so you’re not likely to see a whole lot of snow, there are many reasons to stay at Huski this Valentine’s Day, from hiking through the rugged mountains, horse riding, or riding the chairlift to the top of the mountain and simply enjoying the view.