Is Australia Good For Couples?

Every couple’s idea of a romantic getaway is different, but Australia has something to suit everyone. Whether you prefer a secluded beach or a day at the winery, there’s a place for you here.

Located in the heart of the Blue Mountains, Leura is the cute village all Sydney-based couples need for a quick escape. Hold hands while tasting local delicacies at the weekend markets and be wowed by views of the Three Sisters.

1. Uluru

There’s a lot to do at Uluru and it takes time to experience. We suggest planning some activities before arriving.

Take a guided Base Walk trail to explore the rock from different angles. You’ll also learn about the Tjukurpa (creation/dreamtime) stories of the Anangu people.

Time your visit to see Uluru at sunrise or sunset for a magical red glow. And don’t miss the chance to hike between the 36 domed heads of Kata Tjuta – aka The Olgas.

In the evening, head to the Field of Light to witness 50,000 radiant frosted glass spheres come to life at dusk. This must-see experience looks incredible in photos, but it’s even more spectacular in person!

2. Sydney

Featuring the iconic Sydney Opera House, massive Darling Harbour, and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden, this is one of the best cities to visit in Australia for couples. The city’s beach culture is strong and locals flock here to swim, surf, and crack open a beer on the weekend and throughout the week.

Those seeking more cultural attractions can visit the MCA at Circular Quay, which features cutting-edge Australian and international modern art. Shopping lovers should venture to Oxford Street spanning from Whitlam Square to Bondi Junction to check out the range of designer fashion brands and unique gift shops.

3. Leura

Leura is a beautiful garden village and a 90 minute drive from Sydney. It features a high street with attractive old cottages, including many that serve as holiday homes for Sydneysiders. Its gardens and bush walks are complemented by fine dining.

Leura’s highlight is the Sublime Point Lookout with magnificent views down the Jamison Valley and across to the Three Sisters at Katoomba. A popular walk is the easy Leura Cascades to Bridal Veil Falls accessed via Cliff Drive.

Adults can stay at the grand old federation style Hills Havens Cottages or the adults only Bethany Manor B&B. Both are close to the village and offer spa baths, log fires and beautiful gardens.

4. Palm Cove

A quaint little beachfront village north of Cairns Palm Cove is the focus point for many vacationers that visit Tropical North Queensland. With gorgeous sandy beaches, first class accommodation and glorious sunshine year round Palm Cove is a great place to relax.

Spend your days lazing on the sand, snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef and strolling through the picturesque Palm Cove esplanade framed by ancient melaleucas. This sophisticated beachside hub offers peaceful day spas, exceptional resorts and a selection of restaurants.

Diners can choose between high-end alfresco eateries featuring the freshest local produce or cosy homemade fare using the best of tropical fruits and beef straight from the paddocks of the Tablelands.

5. Hunter valley

One of Australia’s premier wine-growing regions, Hunter Valley offers a scenic vista and world-class restaurants. Spend a day browsing the local markets, sampling the produce and soaking up the atmosphere, before heading to a vineyard for cellar-door wine tastings.

Soak up the serenity of the landscape with a hot air balloon ride over the vineyards, fields and mist-cloaked hills studded with eucalyptus trees. Companies such as Beyond Ballooning and Hunter Valley Ballooning offer early morning flights, which last about an hour.

The wineries in Hunter Valley are famous for their wines, but they also feature boutique spas that are a perfect spot to relax and unwind. A number of them offer double treatment rooms for couples or friends.

6. Tasmania

Tasmania’s pristine forests, lakes and coastlines attract tourists and migrants seeking a more natural lifestyle. It also produces a significant portion of Australia’s hydroelectricity.

Despite its size, it’s easy to find solitude on a Tasmanian beach or national park, and you can even get up close to cute wallabies and wombats! The state’s capital, Hobart, is a charming city where you can experience the local cuisine at restaurants and cafes.

For a more cultural experience, visit MONA (the Museum of Old and New Art). Whether you’re interested in wine tasting or admiring street art, Tasmania is an incredible travel destination with something for everyone.

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