It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to escape for a romantic getaway. Aunt Betty always said a bit of a naughty weekend away can only be good for the soul. So grab your partner and get booking one of Aunt Betty’s suggested top hotels and resorts for a romantic getaway in Australia. Come on baby, light my fire.

1. Spicers Vineyards Estate - Pokolbin, New South Wales

Nestled in the picturesque Hunter region, Spicers Vineyards Estate is the perfect spot for a couple’s romantic weekend retreat. With views of rolling vineyards and native bushland, you won’t want to leave. Aunt Betty suggests a visit in winter to really get the romance flowing trying to stay warm. 

2. Saffire Freycinet - Coles Bay, Tasmania

Located in an exquisite luxury coastal sanctuary on Tasmania’s East Coast, Saffire Freycinet delivers sophisticated and intimate style and an unforgettable experience. Discreetly positioned overlooking the Hazards Mountains, you will be mesmerised by the region’s beauty. 

3. Qualia Resort - Hamilton Island, Queensland

Qualia Resort is located at the iconic waters of North Queensland. Its romance is off the Richter scale, offering guests the indulgent choice of 60 individual pavilions that have been perfectly nestled into the natural environment to complement the unique surroundings. All pavilions boast stunning postcard views either of the Whitsundays or the spectacular tropical bushlands. 

4. Grand Mercure Basildene Manor – Margaret River, Western Australia

With old-world charm, with exceptional service and beautifully maintained rooms Situated in the manicured gardens of the Margaret River wine region Grand Mercure Basildene Manor blends old world charm with a contemporary twist. Featuring 17 rooms and suites, the manor is in close range to some of the region’s award-winning wineries and restaurants.

5. Bedarra Island Resort - Bedarra Island, Queensland

Looking for a luxurious island escape? There is no better place to disappear than Bedarra Island Resort. Bedarra is an all-inclusive, private, tropical haven, situated on one of Australia’s much-loved islands. This island retreat is so private it will feel like you are the only couple on the island. 

6. Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley, New South Wales

Located a scenic 2.5 hours’ drive from Sydney in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, the resort is nestled in a 7,000-acre wildlife reserve surrounded by a sea of greenery. Whilst visiting this ultra-luxury resort, guests can experience the very best of Wolgan Valley and take part in nature walks, horse riding, mountain bike riding and wildlife safaris.