Australia is a much-coveted destination both among casual travelers and adventure-seekers. Its vast territory covers anything and everything you might be able to think of, from scorching deserts through fresh, lush rainforests all the way to some of the most stunning beaches and coasts in the world. Due to its size and diversity, the continent keeps giving and you can see brand new things even if you’ve traveled here a couple of times.
There is no shortage of romantic spots either; you can find your way to hidden, secluded beaches, and the most breathtaking sights enhanced with delicious food, wine, and all the good stuff. Read on to get some inspiration for your next trip with your loved one!
The little town of Byron Bay
Byron Bay in New South Wales, just two hours from the sunny city of Brisbane and an hour from Gold Coast, is often mentioned as your perfect spot to take a breather when tackling the road from Brisbane to Sydney. Despite being a small town, thanks to its iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse and the many things to see and do here (including exploring walking tracks, beautiful waterfalls and indulging in the exquisite cuisine), Byron Bay has become quite a popular coastal town. Make sure you stroll the lively summer markets and check upcoming events before you come, as there are colorful festivals organized here every year.
Crystal waters in Freycinet
Tasmania is undoubtedly one of the best possible destinations for nature lovers, not only in Australia but the whole world. It is basically synonymous with “unspoiled” with its varied natural sceneries that provide some of the best hiking opportunities to travelers, with very rewarding sights at the end of your trek, as well as throughout your entire journey. Now, one national park that should definitely be emphasized is the peninsula of Freycinet, with the famous Wineglass Bay and such crystal clear, secluded beaches as Hazards Beach, Bryan’s Beach and Cooks Beach. To see this paradise in its full glory and have the best view, make sure you make the climb!
The taste of Hunter Valley
When talking about a romantic dinner, one immediately thinks of wine. And if you two love this beverage, a romantic weekend in the Hunter Valley region might be the perfect getaway. Hunter Valley holiday deals make the organization part of your trip a piece of cake, and all that remains is enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and exploring some of the many local attractions. Besides wine tours that might have you discover your new favorite wine, you can also spend an afternoon in the beautiful Hunter Valley Gardens, see little furballs at the Hunter Valley Zoo, or if you want to take in the whole region, a hot air balloon flight will be an unforgettable experience.
The remote Lord Howe Island
Located off the coast, about 780 km northeast of Sydney, this volcanic island in the Tasman Sea is worthy of every bit of our attention. The postcard-perfect mountain peaks provide a dramatic setting for a romantic adventure on this island where only 400 visitors are allowed at a time. This makes this place feel quiet, secluded and absolutely mesmerizing. Trekking, snorkeling, bird-watching and even fishing make your stay eventful. All in all, it is not hard to understand why the Lord Howe Island Group is a UNESCO-listed site.
The amazing Great Barrier Reef
One of the most outstanding wildlife spots in the entire world, the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, is a magical destination. It is the largest coral reef on our planet and it’s a majestic sight in itself. Cruising the blue waters and making stops at iconic islands such as the Whitsundays or diving under the waves to see a whole other world can be an unforgettable experience for both of you. The endless blue will make you forget about your everyday worries for sure!
The buzz of Melbourne
If you’re a couple that prefers the bustling city life to the coasts and mountains, head down to Melbourne in Victoria to experience culture at its best. The city’s schedule is packed with exciting events at all times, so you will actually have a hard time choosing where to go out every night! While the city itself gives enough things to do for weeks, nearby attractions such as the Healesville Sanctuary and the Twelve Apostles rock formations will prompt you to stay even longer and make the most of all there is to see.
The silence of Kimberley
A sharp contrast from Melbourne, Kimberley can be a tranquil retreat for a quiet holiday. Western Australia does not get the credit it deserves – Kimberley is a vast region that has so much to offer! From cruising the coastline to exploring the Bungle Bungle Range, or even just finding a luxury lodge and feeling like you’re the only people in the world, there is a huge world in Kimberley waiting to be discovered. Take your camera because these sights will be unforgettable!
Australia has something for everyone, and it’s full of opportunities for the romantic adventure of a lifetime! No matter which region you visit, this vast continent will have you wanting to come back for more!