Are you are looking for the perfect romantic getaways in Queensland this Valentine’s Day? I have carried out some extensive research to be able to recommend some absolutely fabulous places to spend with your loved one this Valentine’s Day! (or birthday/anniversary/honeymoon/babymoon)
In this post I will look at some of the best accommodation options for a romantic getaway in South East Queensland specifically in the Gold Coast Hinterland and Sunshine Coast Hinterlands.
All of these options offer privacy, luxury and some serious down time for those wishing to take their partner on a romantic getaway for that special occasion.
What do all these properties have in common?
LUXURY – Spa baths, log burners, king size beds, luxury toiletries, chocolates, wine and more.
BEAUTIFUL SETTINGS – All 4 of my recommendations can be found in the beautiful surroundings of either Tamborine Mountain or the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
FABULOUS BREAKFASTS – All include breakfast in your room – some delivered in the morning or others picked up at check-in. Have breakfast in bed and enjoy your beautiful surroundings!
NO CHILDREN – They are adults only and do not accommodate children. If you have kids leave them at home with their grandparents/godparents/babysitter and book yourselves in for some child/baby free time.
If you are ready to book that romantic getaway in Queensland (Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Hinterlands) these are my top 4 choices.
We stumbled on Yabbaloumba Retreat totally by accident when we decided on the spur of the moment to look for accommodation when we were on a day out in Noosa. Yabbaloumba Retreat was exactly what we were looking for and we have since returned for a second visit (with a third on the cards in the next couple of months)
Yabbaloumba Retreat is the perfect choice for couples seeking peace and quiet in a lovely countryside setting. The cottages (there are only 4 are perched on the top of a hill overlooking a lake, forests and farmlands. These are some of the most well equipped cottages we have ever stayed in and everything has been thought of (binoculars, guide to wildlife, walking stick etc etc.)
I love the wildlife in this area and we are always visited by at least 2 or 3 kookaburras at breakfast!
Facilities include –
Large spa bath
Fireplace (gas – not a log burner)
One of the best DVD libraries I have ever seen
Breakfast delivered to your door every morning.
Complimentary wine and cheese platter
There are some lovely walks around the lake and it really is one of the most peaceful places we have ever stayed. Perfect to get away from it all and recharge your batteries.
TIPS – Go in the spring to see all the lambs! Don’t leave your breakfast unattended – the kookaburras will eat it!!!
TREETOPS SEAVIEW MONTVILLE – SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND
Treetops Seaview is located in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland town of Montville. Probably one of the major destinations for weddings and honeymoons Montville is a popular destination all year round.
Treetops Seaview is located only a 4 minute drive from the main street in Montville.
At Treetops Seaview you will find individual luxury air conditioned cottages each with a balcony and outdoor dining area. Stunning mountain views stretch as far as the Sunshine Coast.
Each cottage offers complete privacy and peace and quiet.
Facilities include –
2 person spa bath and bathrobes
TV and DVD player
We loved our stay at Treetops Seaview and would recommend it to couples who are seeking a relaxing break.
If you enjoy eating out in the evening it is an easy walk to nearby restaurants. The cottages border the Kondalilla National Park which offers great walks for those feeling energetic!
TIPS – Check-in is in Montville where you collect your breakfast hamper too. The driveway down to the cottages is quite steep and is accessed through a boom gate.
GOLD COAST HINTERLAND
We love Tamborine Mountain and it is one of our favourite weekend destinations.
Witches Falls Cottages is a very popular destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway in Queensland so if this is the accommodation you choose make sure to book as soon as possible.
The Cottages are a stone’s throw from the Witches Falls section of Tamborine Mountain National Park. If you enjoy walking there are some great hikes in the area. If you are seeking a totally relaxing break this is also a perfect destination.
Facilities include –
2 person spa bath with robes (the full length windows slide open so you can enjoy the outdoors whilst in the bath!)
Complimentary port and chocolates
BBQ or Gourmet breakfast hamper (with the best bread ever!)
There are also a number of signature packages available to make your stay extra special.
TIPS – Take copies of all the fantastic information guides they have provided for the area (there are multiple copies in the folders especially for you to do this). I have one of each sheet in a special folder and they are really lovely as well as informative. They are one of the most innovative things I have ever seen in any accommodation and really handy to have.
If you decide to head out for dinner there are some excellent restaurants in the locale to suit all tastes. Read more in my post all about Tamborine Mountain.
PETHERS RAINFOREST RETREAT – TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN
Surrounded by the Tamborine Mountain rainforest your treehouse is the epitome of chic luxury. Pether’s is the most luxurious and romantic place I have ever stayed. The tree houses are spread out and total privacy is assured.
Breakast is delivered to your door in a hamper every morning with a discreet knock the only sound you will hear. Eat your breakfast on the large balcony and watch pademelons forage on the forest floor beneath you.
Pamper yourself in the large spa bath whilst sipping a glass of complimentary bubbly.
Pethers has an excellent restaurant open Friday and Saturday evening so book yourselves in for a romantic meal for 2.
Spa bath for 2
Beautifully furnished room
Floor to ceiling glass windows
TIPS – Watch out for pademelons and wallabies at dawn and dusk! If you wake up when the sun comes up bring an eye mask as there are no blinds to block out light.
FURTHER INFORMATION FOR VISITING QUEENSLAND
I have lots of posts all about visiting Australia and a number of these are focussed on the beautiful state of Queensland. With an enviable climate, wonderful wildlife, stunning beaches if Queensland is your destination these posts will help you get the best of your visit! If you are seeking some inspiration these 15 photographs will have you booking the next flight!
- My ultimate guide to Australia has links to every post I have written about Australia and is great starting point when planning your visit.
- My post all about the top things to do in Queensland gives an idea of some of the amazing places to visit in the state.
- If you are interested in learning more about Queensland wildlife there are posts about kangaroos at Cape Hillsborough. platypus at Broken River and whales off the Brisbane coast. A more general post all about the amazing wildlife you can find in Queensland
- If you are traveling along the coast check out my posts about Mackay, Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays and Bowen.
- If you are visiting Brisbane you can find out more about what there is to do in and around the city including Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, South Bank, Mount Tamborine and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
- Click here if you are interested in learning more about the 19 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia.
- If you enjoy quizzes I have one specifically to test your knowledge about Queensland as well as one all about Australian wildlife. See how much you know and don’t forget to share your results in the comments too!
Tracy has lived and worked in 7 countries on 4 continents and travelled to over 50 more. A qualified school teacher with an interest in history, reading, photography, nature and wildlife she is always planning her next trip (preferably by train)
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