Serene. Pure. Untouched. When describing the natural beauty of Australia, it’s hard not to draw a comparison to love. Imagine it. What could be more romantic than a late evening meal as a fiery sun sets over the red Uluru? Sure, your love may have blossomed back home, but here in Australia is where it’ll really bloom.
1. Take a private seaplane ride over the Heart Reef
Located in the gorgeous Great Barrier Reef, the Heart Reef is a place for lovers created by Nature herself. And once you’re back from the heavens, enjoy a romantic picnic on the pristine white sands of Whitehaven Beach or immerse yourself in the clear blue waters that the Whitsunday Islands are famous for.
2. Dine under the stars at Sounds of Silence at Uluru
Set against the backdrop of the majestic Uluru, Sounds of Silence promises a romantic dining experience like none other. Enjoy a delectable meal under the canopy of a million stars with your loved one. Besides the delicious meal, Uluru is one of Australia’s most recognizable landmarks and is a World Heritage Site.
3. Take in the incredible view with a Twilight Bridge Climb at Sydney
They say a city is at its romantic best at twilight, when the slowly setting sun covers the horizon in a warm blanket of gold. And where would you get a better view of the city than at the very top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge? One of the most iconic structures in the country, a climb across the Sydney Harbour Bridge takes about three and a half hours. Just about enough time to spend with your loved one.
4. Coop up in an underground hotel at Coober Pedy, South Australia
Burrow into each other’s warm embrace in the cozy underground hotel at Coober Pedy. In the summer most of the city’s residents retreat to unique below-ground residences called ‘dugouts.’ Because of its unique location, Coober Pedy has been the site of many movie shoots, including one of the original Mad Max movies.
5. Pamper your loved one at one of Australia’s famous luxury lodges
At the edge of national parks, overlooking the ocean or among the desert sands, Australia’s luxury lodges are known for their magnificence as well as their remoteness. Just perfect for a romantic getaway. You could head to Qualia Resort on Hamilton Island, Queensland or the Southern Ocean Lodge at Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
6. A romantic hot air balloon ride over Yarra Valley near Melbourne
Floating serenely among the clouds over the lush green of a place like Yarra Valley. Yeah, it sounds almost exactly like how love makes you feel, doesn’t it? And once you’re done with the balloon ride, explore everything that Yarra Valley has to offer, from art and culture to its famous wine regions and its beautiful parks and gardens.
7. A scenic drive for two along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria
You. Your special someone. An open topped car. And the glorious Great Ocean Road. To say the drive is picturesque would be an understatement. With natural works of art, like the Twelve Apostles, peppering the way, this beautiful highway will make you fall in love all over again.
8. A performance for a couple at the Sydney Opera House
When one thinks of Australia, your first thought inevitably falls on the Sydney Opera House. The iconic shell roof has come to define what Australia means to people around the world. And besides, what could be more romantic than taking in a performance of ‘The Elixir of Love’ at the Sydney Opera House?
9. A walk under the green roof of Daintree Rainforest in Cairns
This place looks like it was made for the romantic dreamer. Hand in hand, walking through the lush forests of the Daintree, surrounded only by your thoughts and the many voices of the jungle. The largest tropical rainforest on the Australian continent, Daintree Rainforest is also a World Heritage Site. From rainforest tours, to river cruises, the Daintree is an incredible place to visit.
10. Visit the Remarkable Rocks at Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Situated by the edge of the sea at Flinders National Park, the Remarkable Rocks are perfectly balanced boulders. Perfect for an evening out, or even a picnic with your loved one. Shaped by over 500 million years of sea spray and rain, the beautiful rocks also provide the perfect vantage point for the gorgeous Casuarina Islets.