If you’re still wondering about what gift to buy your partner for Valentine’s Day, just let me say this – no one has ever been disappointed with a surprise weekend away **hint, hint, to my boyfriend, if you’re reading this.* This Valentine’s Day, Booking.com is urging you to put a spark back into your relationship with Australia’s best adult only getaways. Whether you’re after a secluded rainforest retreat or a luxury spa lodge, Booking.com has got you covered.
Just a short drive from the Gold Coast, Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is set in (you guessed it) a rainforest. Offering beautiful views of the surrounding nature, this retreat is perfect for couples who want to get away from it all and enjoy the serenity and seclusion of nature.
*Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat image via View Retreat.
Offering beautiful views of Mount Wellington, the luxurious 1847 Islington Hotel is perfect for those who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Situated a short drive from Salamanca Markets, Islington Hotel is a luxury property in Hobart. The former stately home offers personalised service, in house massage services and incredible dining.
*Islington Hotel image via Circa Morris Nunn Architects.
The Louise is located in the Barossa Valley wine region with several wineries close by – need we say more?! This serene and peaceful escape has unrivalled views and is just a couple of minutes walk away from two wineries. It’s the perfect romantic weekend away, a place to unwind and enjoy each others company.
*The Louise image via Booking.com
A short twenty-five minute drive from Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast, Ruffle’s Lodge and Spa is nestled amongst three acres of garden and forest. Featuring a private balcony or patio in every room and stunning coastal views, Ruffle’s is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway.
*Ruffles image via Architects AJC.
A Sydney favourite, Ovolo is located on Woolloomooloo’s beautiful Finger Wharf, just walking distance to some of Sydney’s top restaurants and attractions such as the Sydney Opera House. All 100 rooms and suites tell a unique Australian story through art works and travellers look forward to the added extras such as complimentary breakfast, free happy hour and mini bar.
*Ovolo image via Hassell Studio.