Australian City Breaks

Exploring the world's most Romantic Destinations!



If you feel that sun plus sea equals romance, perhaps you should book a holiday at one of the many fabulous beaches that frame our amazing country. Australia has so many outstanding beaches that deciding where to stay can be a bit overwhelming, so here are a few ideas.

Romantic Getaways NSW

NSW has many great spots for a short break by the ocean. Just north of Sydney, making it ideal for a weekend away, the Central Coast has miles of sandy beaches and plenty of holiday accommodation to choose from, including lots of cute little cottages, beach shacks and ocean view apartments.

Once the refuge of hippies and surfer, Byron Bay makes a stunning beach holiday location with glorious sand, clear, warm sea and absolutely something for everyone with its numerous day trips, classes, alternative therapists and vibrant food and arts scenes. Byron Bay itself has plenty of romantic places to stay from beach huts and burees to serviced apartments and hotels. If you feel like impressing your loved one, check out Wategos Beach accommodation for class with a price tag.

Head south and Jervis Bay has stunning, white sand beaches and a sense of serenity. Less busy than some other NSW holiday hotspots, Jervis Bay is a fantastic place to get away from everyone whilst still having the pluses of good restaurants and stylish accommodation.

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Romantic Escapes Victoria

An hour east of Melbourne lies the Mornington Peninsula – a perfect slice of beach, ocean, farmland and wineries. The beauty of the Mornington Peninsula beach breaks is that it has so many attractions – you can spend the day on the sand at Portsea, have dinner that evening at a swish restaurant in Sorrento and the next day enjoy a wine tour and lunch at a winery.

Drive in the opposite direction and you hit the delights of The Great Ocean Road. Why not plan your romantic getaway do that you experience as much of this stunning stretch of coast as possible by hiring a flash car and touring down the Great Ocean Road with your lover, stopping for lunch wherever you fancy and staying in boutique hotels or holiday houses along the way?

Queensland Breaks

The 'Sunshine State' has a seemingly endless list of beach holiday options, so here are some suggestions!

Noosa has class, beautiful beaches, chic shopping and superb restaurants and bars. Once a sleepy little backwater, Noosa is a popular holiday destination with holiday rentals to suit every taste and budget and excellent hotels (including swish boutique accommodation). Noosa is a sophisticated choice for a couple's holiday.

If you go up to tropical north Queensland, it's hard to ignore the charms of Port Douglas and nearby Palm Cove. Like Noosa, Port Douglas is a bustling holiday destination, but a classy one – this is where the rich and famous have their holiday homes. With palm-fringed beaches, the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef just offshore, excellent dining and shopping and accommodation ranging from simple holiday apartments to luxury resorts and trendy boutique hotels, Port Douglas has everything for memorable romantic getaways.

And who can forget the spectacular Whitsunday Islands? The names Hamilton Island, Bedarra Island, Lizard Island and Dunk Island are synonymous with endless sandy beaches, crystal clear, blue water and the breath-taking wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. For a really special short break, try booking a Whitsundays cruise and let the romance beginů.

Beach Holidays WA

Whilst initially famous for its delicious wines and gorgeous wineries, the Margaret River also has beaches for those wanting to mix their food and wine with sand and surf on their weekend away. Both Prevelly and Gnarabup Beach are within striking distance of the vineyards giving you Margaret River accommodation with ocean views.

Broome is a magical place with miles of empty beaches and an infectious chilled vibe just perfect for a short break with someone special. Top of our list is the incredible Cable Beach – 22 kilometres of untouched white sand and some of the most astounding sunsets you'll ever witness. Broome has all types of holiday accommodation, but if you want to treat yourselves book into the iconic Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa for luxury resort perks like candlelit dinners, 5 star rooms and pampering spa treatments – heaven!

Please check our sister sites www.weekendaway.com.au and www.thekimberley.com.au for more ideas, and if you fancy 5 star eco resorts see our page on Luxury Romantic Escapes Australia on this site.