Is your date night routine starting to feel a little stale? Sometimes a relaxing or adventurous weekend getaway is all you need to get those sparks flying. This summer, shake things up with these 4 romantic weekend getaway ideas.
With over 150 wineries in the area, Hunter Valley is the ultimate destination for any wine lover. Throw in the incredible food, gorgeous scenery and an abundance of activities for two and you have a romantic destination not to be missed. To really amp up the romance, book a ride at sunrise in a hot air balloon. The jaw dropping dawn flight followed by a cheeky-early champagne and a complimentary gourmet breakfast is the perfect way to take in the beauty of the Hunter Valley together.
Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia
Comprising of 74 unique and beautiful islands, the Whitsundays is romance personified. We recommend flying over the infamous Heart Reef to see one of the world’s greatest natural wonders with a sky high view - it doesn’t get any more romantic than that. Once you’re tired of relaxing by the pool (if that’s ever possible), check out all the fun water activities available. Whether it’s snorkeling, reef diving or sailing, you won’t get bored of the options available. It’s the perfect way to spend some quality time together.
Whitsundays, QLD, Australia
The Margaret River is a foodie paradise and a gateway to natural beauty. Eat seafood plucked straight from the ocean or try the local handmade cheese and chocolate. From wineries to white beaches, dive headfirst into the waves or get lost in the towering forests. This is an escape that has it all.
Margaret River, WA, Australia
If your budget caters for it and you’re happy to take 1-2 days of extra leave, take your weekend getaway to new heights with a quick trip to our favourite tropical paradise, Bali. Overflowing with culture, shopping and pristine beaches, this is an international romance for incredible value. If the goal is to reconnect with your other half, book into a luxurious resort and indulge in a couple’s massage, or order room service and enjoy hours of relaxing by the pool. Once you’re ready to escape the comfort of your hotel room, head over to Jimbaran and enjoy a sumptuous seafood dinner for two right on the beach.
Do you love the sound of a getaway but you're not ready to break the bank? Don’t worry – injecting some romance into your life doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. Research online for getaway deals and packages - you’re bound to score a gem or two!
Words: Jennifer Liu