Romantic Getaways in Queensland blog blog
Nov 8, 2022


  • Brisbane
    • Gold Coast
    • Sunshine Coast
    • Fraser Coast
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Whether it's a honeymoon, a place to 'pop the question', or just an excuse for a holiday with your loved one, Queensland could be just the inspiration you're looking for. From the otherworldly beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and the verdant tangle of ancient rainforests to the rich red sands of the Australian Outback and the sparkling azure blue waters hugging the world’s best beaches, the State of Queensland has a bounty of natural beauty - and, with 300 days of sunshine every year, plenty of opportunity to enjoy it! So how do you decide where in Queensland to visit? You've probably guessed already that we at are here with the answers…


We've collated 6 of the best romantic getaways in Queensland, Australia to consider. Expect boat rides, natural wonders, exquisite scenery, tropical weather and much more.

To top it all off, we've recommended some hotels at each destination too. Want to know more about romantic getaways in Queensland? Then read on…

Brisbane's riverside location, green spaces and smattering of gorgeous Jacaranda trees offer plenty of romance unto themselves - so with that in mind, how about booking a city tour, to uncover all the best sights in the Queensland capital city.


To truly get the heart fluttering, a good idea is to take a short trip outside of the city, and experience some of the beautiful surrounding landscapes. For fans of the great outdoors, be sure to take your loved one to Lamington National Park, where several lovely retreats will happily house you for a romantic getaway. Check out O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat , located right near the park and offers some absolutely staggering views of the surrounding area. Truly an exquisite choice for couples to stay.


Alternatively, the Scenic Rim - a locals favourite escape near Brisbane - an area of outstanding beauty which sits within a 25-million-year-old volcanic caldera. Drawing in bushwalkers and food lovers, travellers can explore the rainforests and rugged mountain ranges by foot and taste their way across the region, stopping off at roadside stalls, farm gate shops or local vineyards. For a real bit of romantic escapism, how about staying at enjoying stunning mountain views? There are private lodges with an infinity spa pool or hot tub and views into the valley below and Main Range National Park. Alternatively, Spicers Hidden Vale and Hazelwood Estate offers some absolutely staggering views of the surrounding area. Truly an exquisite choice for couples to stay.

Whether you fancy a beach getaway, country escape, or spectacular hike by day and cosy cabin by night, there are plenty of romantic getaways near Brisbane that’ll offer up some much-needed quality time.


Romantic places to stay in Brisbane? We've got you covered. The 4-star Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane are serviced apartments that boast an outdoor swimming pool and exquisite interior - perfect for your romantic getaway.

Alternatively, for 5-star romantic luxury, check out the W Brisbane - one of the jewels in ‘Brissie’s’ substantial crown - for an exceptional experience.

Want to find out more? Click here for romantic ideas and plenty of other things to do in Brisbane.

Not far from the state capital of Brisbane and close to the border of New South Wales is the beautiful Gold Coast. A surfer's paradise, this beach-side city is a sunny Queensland gem, and another perfect destination for a romantic getaway. But what are the best things to do with your partner here?


First up, consider a Sea World Cruises Lunch/Dinner Cruise, where you can get cosy onboard the Spirit of Elston and enjoy the tranquil Gold Coast waterways. The stunning surroundings will surely impress your loved one, as will the delicious food.


Fancy a bit more of a natural experience - perhaps with a spectacular backdrop? Of course you would. So why not indulge in a private Rainforest & Waterfalls Extravaganza, where a private tour guide will personally show you around the best parts of the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests.

Finally, let's stick with the nature theme - and a nighttime one at that. A Nocturnal Rainforest Walk will be illuminated with the gorgeous twinkling of Australia's largest naturally occurring Glow Worm colony, which provides a deeply magical atmosphere for those lucky enough to experience it. Who knew insects could provide such a romantic backdrop?


Of course, you'll want a romantic place to stay as well. Does an achingly gorgeous Gold Coast view in a 5-star serviced apartment sound good? If so, Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise is for you…

Want to find out more? Click here for romantic ideas and plenty of other things to do in the Gold Coast.

Located 100 km (62 mi) north of Brisbane is the aptly-named Sunshine Coast, a region incorporating a number of the state's beautiful beaches, forests, and lakes. So if you want a romantic getaway in Queensland that boasts a lot of natural beauty, this place is for you.


But what romantic activities can you do on the Sunshine Coast that you can book ahead of time? How about a Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa Day Trip from Brisbane, a full-day tour that will incorporate the iconic beaches of Noosa, the famous Eumundi markets, and stunning views of the Glass House mountains. This tour should satisfy all of your romantic getaway desires, and you'll get to see some of the best bits of Queensland as well.


Which only leaves us with a place to stay on the Sunshine Coast. Let's recommend the Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort, a 4-star hotel nestled among 10 acres of landscaped tropical gardens. Sounds like the perfect romantic getaway destination to us…

Want to find out more? Click here for romantic ideas and plenty of other things to do in the Sunshine Coast.

The Fraser Coast Region is another great Queensland getaway for honeymooners and other romance-seekers, with Fraser Island - or K'gari, to give it its indigenous name - the undoubted highlight of any trip to this part of the state.


The largest sand island in the world - 76 miles long and 14 miles wide - was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site in the 1992, and with its wealth of rainforests, eucalyptus woodland, mangrove forests and sand dunes, you'll be able to see why.

With that in mind, let us heartily recommend an experience you can buy with - the Remote Fraser Island Experience. Here you can take a full-day boat trip from Hervey Bay and then go snorkelling, kayaking and swimming in K’gari’s (Fraser Island) pristine waters. You'll get to see dolphins, dingoes, turtles and sea eagles - amongst lots of flora and fauna.


Of course, if you want to set off on your K’gari experience from Hervey Bay, you'll need a nearby hotel - and the fantastic Ramada by Wyndham Hervey Bay could be just what you're looking for.

Want to find out more? Click here for romantic ideas and plenty of other things to do in the Fraser Coast.

Whitehaven Beach, Hayman Island, Hamilton Island - this part of Australia will truly spoil those of you looking for a romantic getaway. The Whitsundays is a collection of 74 tropical islands about 560 miles away from the state capital of Brisbane, The Whitsundays are consistently one of the most popular destinations to visit in Queensland. With its abundance of beauty - not to mention its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef - it's very easy to see why.


If you want a specific romantic event on your trip to The Whitsundays, we recommend the Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Chill and Grill. Spend a full day exploring the white sands of Whitehaven beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and then enjoy a guided hike to Solway Circuit Lookout and Chance Bay. Later, you can take a leisurely hike to Hill Inlet lookout, where you get a famous aerial view of Whitehaven beach - and a bite to eat, of course.


If you're looking for a romantic place to stay, we'll need to give you some guidance. Try the Whitsunday Apartments. This beach apartment is within close proximity of Hamilton Island Marina and Hamilton Island Golf Club. An outdoor pool and a spa tub will give you great enjoyment, so don’t miss out on these recreational opportunities in this apartment.

Want to find out more? Click here for romantic ideas and plenty of other things to do in The Whitsundays.

We move now to the tropical north of Queensland, complete with rainforests, deep blue sea, silvery-white beaches and - most notably - one of the 7 wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef . Cairns is perhaps best-known as the Great Barrier Reef hub, but it's a stunning destination for lovers in itself.


So aside from the Reef, what can those looking for some romance expect in the northern city? We have not one but two recommendations for you - Classic Kuranda by Skyrail and Scenic Railway, a full-day tour of the World Heritage-listed rainforest by train. Expect to see some true natural wonders here.

Alternatively, how about The Original Day Tour to Paronella Park, Lake Barrine and Millaa Millaa Falls. Here you can experience the Rainforests of Wooroonooran National Park, swimming in waterfalls, travelling through the Atherton Tablelands, viewing Volcanoes and visiting local must see attractions such as Paronella Park and much more.


After all that exploration, you're going to want to stay in a suitably excellent (and not to mention romantic hotel). How about the 5-star Hilton Cairns, offering some of the most exceptional amenities and views in the whole of north Queensland. And if an abundance of 5-star amenities are what you seek in couple accommodation, check out Crystalbrook Riley, where you can expect understated elegance, contemporary design and a splash of fun

Want to find out more? Click here for romantic ideas and plenty of other things to do in Cairns.

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