Australian City Breaks

Exploring the world's most Romantic Destinations!



Romantic getaways can be the perfect opportunity to spend time with someone special whilst exploring somewhere totally new. Australia has some wonderful cities and part of their charm is that they are all so different. Getting out there and enjoying a weekend away interstate is a fun way of sampling the attractions of a different place.

Romantic Getaways Sydney

With the beauty of Sydney Harbour, complete with the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the NSW capital definitely has plenty of glamour for those looking for a short break with pizzazz. Do the famous Bridge Climb, take a Sydney Harbour cruise and dine in one of the many fabulous bars and restaurants that line glitzy Circular Quay. Alternatively, head for one of the iconic beaches, such as Bondi, Manly or Coogee and enjoy the sand and surf with the beautiful people.

Sydney accommodation is plentiful with everything from 5 star luxury hotels to serviced apartments and chic boutique hotels. Check out the fantastic last minute hotel deals if you're willing to book late.

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Visit Melbourne

With style, class and culture, Melbourne the perfect place for romantic weekend getaways. Wine and dine your beloved in the city's fabulous restaurants, explore the hip bars of the famous laneways and the great shopping in the groovy boutiques of Chapel Street and Brunswick Street. Federation Square is the modern heart of the city and there are always exhibitions and performances going on within its spaces, whilst the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces warms up the colder months each year with art and touring exhibitions from all over the globe.

And don't forget that the Victorian capital is home to both the AFL Grand Final and the excitement of Flemington's Spring Racing Carnival. If you really want to wow someone, book an intimate boutique hotel during the racing carnival and experience the Melbourne Cup for a truly memorable Melbourne break.

Discover Perth

With a jaw-droppingly beautiful coastline and an infectious laid-back vibe, Perth is a fabulous place to spend a short break with your partner. Why not indulge in a gourmet picnic of delicious local seafood and world-class wines from the Margaret River in the tranquil vistas of Kings Park or enjoy a lazy bike ride along the scenic banks of the Swan River as it winds through the city?

Neighbouring Fremantle (Freo) buzzes with funky cafes and eclectic shops with the Fremantle Markets a must-see for those visiting for a romantic weekend.

Sophisticated Adelaide

As the capital of 'the Festival State' Adelaide sees more than it's fair share of parties so if you're looking for an excuse for a short stay in South Australia perhaps the Adelaide Fringe or WOMADelaide or Adelaide Festival might tempt you.

Dotted with parks and it's famous church spires, Adelaide is a pretty city with a vibrant food scene, fuelled in no small part by the nearby Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale wineries and gourmet food producers. The North Terrace is a great spot to take a walk with a lover, stopping at the Art Gallery of South Australia or the South Australian Museum. It also has plenty of hotels and eateries and so makes a great place to base yourselves for an Adelaide holiday.

Brilliant Brisbane

Visit Brisbane and you'll see that this is one Australian city which has really come into it's own in recent years. With balmy weather all year round, the Queensland capital has a strong outdoors focus with excellent cycle path and walkways linking the most interesting sights and areas. For a quick, cheap Brisbane tour, hop on the CityCat and cruise the Brisbane River through the CBD. Check out the bars, nightlife and fashionable shopping of Fortitude Valley and New Farm or embrace the new at the Gallery of Modern Art. Brisbane has loads to recommend it as a weekend away or longer.

Please see our sister sites www.weekendaway.com.au and www.cityholidays.com.au for more ideas.