Show your loved one just how much you care with a heart-melting getaway on Valentine’s Day. February 14 is the perfect time to spoil your partner with an Australian escape for two.
Sneaking off for a weekend of romance with someone special takes very little effort. From long walks on the beach and rainforest escapades, to seaside escapes and endless vineyards, there are countless Australian destinations for your romance to roam!
Whatever your romantic heart desires there is something out there to suit every couple – and it’s all at your doorstep.
Nothing booked? Fear not! If you’re looking to amaze your partner and yourself (in no particular order), we’ve handpicked the best spots in the country to make a grand gesture.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary: Brisbane, Queensland
Located in the suburbs of Fig Tree Pocket, this koala sanctuary is one of the few havens in the world that let you hold the koalas. You and your loved one can enjoy a cuddle with a koala this Valentine’s Day. Don’t think that only koalas live here though – you can also pet and feed the 100-or-so kangaroos, as well as the lorikeets and Tasmanian devils they co-exist with.
Hot Air Balloons And Wineries: Gold Coast, Queensland
Why not celebrate Valentine’s Day with a cheeky glass of wine? Aside from beaches, Gold Coast hides some excellent wineries in the hinterlands, like Sarabah Estate Vineyard and the Tamborine Mountain Distillery. If “lovers in the air” you can even start the day by booking a balloon ride, followed by breakfast for two at the historic O’Reilly Homestead.
Byron Bay, New South Wales
For couples who want to travel somewhere seaside, Byron Bay might just be the place. Whale watching, snorkelling, scuba diving and forest exploration are just some of the unique things you can do here. For a little taste of the high sea breeze (not to mention a great spot for photos) you can climb up the Byron Bay lighthouse.
Bridges and Cruises: Sydney, New South Wales
The most obvious place to go would be to the Opera House – but since everyone’s going there, why not be unique and climb a bridge instead? BridgeClimb allows people to climb up the southern half of the bridge throughout the day. For a more romantic touch, you can book lunch on a cruise at Port Jackson and admire the night sky on the bridge afterwards – night climbs are a thing, after all.
Want a little bit of everything in one place? Sunshine Coast is the place to go! Not only is it known for its surf beaches, you can also find a dedicated tourist district at Noosa Heads. Hotel bookings and accommodation won’t be a problem. If you don’t know how to ride a bike, this is a great place to learn: push bikes are the easiest way to get around here.
Heart Reef: Whitsunday Area, Queensland
Located in the Great Barrier Reef, the Heart Reef is one of the most famous landmarks in the area. While best viewed from plane or helicopter, there are many accommodations in nearby Airlie Beach for those who want to camp out. For those with the budget, you can even charter a boat and stay for the night in the reef itself.
These are a few of the top Australian destinations to romance someone special this Valentine’s Day. We’ll make the process as stress-free as possible. Travel with OZbreaks and you won’t just enjoy a magical break to remember, but a portion of your accommodation booking will be donated to help a charity of your choice. Share the love this Valentine’s Day – OZbreaks will take care of the rest.