Romantic Getaways Near BNE

Romantic Getaways Near BNE

Treat yourself and your lover to a little R&R this weekend.

By Astrid Taemets | 11th February 2021

If ever there was a weekend to book a romantic night away, this would be it. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to get all loved up and enjoy some precious time, just you and your boo.

So whether you’re into luxe city escapes or prefer the solitude and bliss of nature, we’ve listed our fave romantic stays in and around Brissy. Date night? Make it a date-weekend!

28 Degrees | Byron Bay

Byron Bay’s newest luxury retreat is perfectly positioned for a coastal cool getaway in the heart of Byron Bay. There’s a strict no TV policy, however 28 Degrees offers newly released books for you to enjoy and unwind. We think you’ll find plenty to keep yourself entertained - offline is the new luxury after all.

Alure Stanthorpe | Stanthorpe

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and surround yourself with nature, together. It’s a magical setting, where rolling farmland, granite boulders, big open skies, and warm hospitality greet you with open arms. Only five minutes down the road from Stanthorpe (and just under three hours from BNE), Alure’s glamping tents are the perfect place to spark a lil’ romance. Visit nearby wineries, snuggle up by the fireplace, and enjoy spending time with the one who means the most to you.


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The Calile Hotel | Fortitude Valley

Arguably *the most* grammable place in Bris RN, The Calile Hotel is a treat for the eyes and the soul. Book a room overlooking the pool and enjoy the view of sun-bathers enjoying a cocktail poolside on one of the hotel's aesthetically pleasing loungers. Inside, the rooms are decorated with marble in tones of pink and green, with touches of gold (drool, drool, drool) – a very luxe experience. After whiling the day away in a cabana, make your way to Hellenika for date night and set the romance wheel in motion.


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Elements Of Byron | Byron Bay

Jump in the car and head for heaven! This scorching summer is proof we need more poolside hangs in our life, amiright? With an epic lagoon pool, cabanas, hanging lounges, and poolside fire pit, camp yourself poolside and order a cocktail or two. Luxury villas, absolute beach access, a day spa, and delicious dining seal the deal.


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Emporium Hotel South Bank | South Brisbane

Proof you don’t need to travel far to enjoy a stunning view, Emporium Hotel South Bank is a dream escape for couples looking to relax and unwind in luxury, without putting kms on the car. With multiple restaurants, including Belle Epoque and Signature to indulge at, you’ll never want to leave.

Halcyon House | Cabarita Beach

This incredibly Instagram worthy hotel has designer style by Brisbane’s Anna Spiro and with just 21 rooms it’s an exclusive address worthy of a romantic rendezvous. Enjoy a spritz by the pool before indulging in an afternoon of pampering at the Halcyon Spa, then order a bottle to your room while you wait for your booking at Paper Daisy.


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The Inchcolm by Ovolo | Brisbane CBD

Perched above Brissy’s CBD, retreat and recharge in style. Explore the eclectic art, tiny treasure and curiosities that make up the neo-Georgian design boutique hotel. It’s a cosy spot to unwind and enjoy a tipple or two without interruptions.


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O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat | Gold Coast Hinterland

Take a two-hour drive from Brisbane and head to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Mountain villas are your best bet for those looking for the ultimate hideaway – fully self contained and boasting a spa bath, outdoor setting and fireplace, you won’t want to leave your mountain hideaway.

Pethers Rainforest Retreat | Tamborine Mountain

Discover the beauty of the great outdoors at this award-winning rainforest retreat, just 60 minutes from our city. The private and secluded stay is home to ten large and luxurious tree houses. Relax in the private spa and take in the breathtaking views.

QT Gold Coast | Surfers Paradise

Book a beach break at the QT Gold Coast for a fun fusion of art, design, fashion and style in one quirky hotel. Sip cocktails poolside soaking up the cool, retro vibes by day and dine at international marketplace Bazaar Restaurant by night with a nightcap at Stingray Bar. Cheers to that!


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Spicers Balfour Hotel | New Farm

Book a loved-up stay for you and your boo, and your doggo too! Just minutes from the bustling Howard Smith Wharves, this boutique hotel stay offers luxurious rooms with a difference. Pooches are welcome to tag along for the ride (three in the bed may be a lil' cosy), but only cocktails are reserved for the adults!

W Brisbane | Brisbane CBD

From the moment you arrive, get swept away by the luxurious design of the W. A bustling hive of activity, this five-star stay is ideal for couples who love the nightlife! Book a treatment for two at their award-winning spa, Away, to end the weekend on a real high.


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Article by Astrid Taemets

When she’s not in the office or chasing a busy toddler, you’ll find Astrid long lunching (meet you at Hellenika?) or perched on a beach somewhere along the coast. Her guilty pleasures include drinking red wine on her deck while trawling the internet for her dream piece of land, and artworks to fill her home with.