13 Romantic Getaways Near Brisbane Where Love Is In The Air

You + your love + a little R&R


By Astrid Taemets | 1st February 2022

Prove your love can go the lengths by whisking your better half on a romantic getaway! This time of the year is the perfect excuse for a weekend escape to enjoy some precious time between you, your boo, and all those goo-goo feelings you have for each other. 

So whether you’re into luxe city staycations 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

Drive: 1 hour 52mins from Brisbane CBD

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 

Drive: 2 hours 48mins from Brisbane CBD

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.

The Calile Hotel | Fortitude Valley

Drive: 8mins from Brisbane CBD

Arguably the *most* grammable place in Brisbane right now, 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.

Elements Of Byron | Byron Bay

Drive: 1 hour and 49mins from Brisbane CBD

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.

Emporium Hotel | South Brisbane

Drive: 8mins from Brisbane CBD

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

Drive: 1 hour and 24mins from Brisbane CBD

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.

The Inchcolm By Ovolo | Brisbane City

Perched above Brissy’s CBD, retreat and recharge in style. Explore the eclectic art, tiny treasure, and curiosities that make up this neo-Georgian design boutique hotel. It’s a cosy spot to unwind and enjoy a tipple or two without interruptions. Each room has floor-to-ceiling designs that just truly are the cherry on top of your entire experience there. P.S. be sure to grab that Insta pic whilst you’re there. 

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat | Canungra 

Drive: 1 hour and 57mins from Brisbane CBD

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 of love.

Narrows Escape | Montville

Drive: 1 hour and 37mins from Brisbane CBD

Voted the most romantic hotel in the world, we can let the starry-eyed couples who’ve stayed here explain the rest. This luxury retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland has six exclusive villas where all the details have been taken care of, from the crackling log fires to the dreamy dinners delivered to your door. 

Pethers Rainforest Retreat | Tamborine Mountain

Drive: 1 hour and 6mins from Brisbane CBD

Discover the beauty of the great outdoors at this award-winning, adults-only 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 – no, we don’t mean your significant other. 

QT Gold Coast | Surfers Paradise 

Drive: 1 hour and 1min from Brisbane CBD

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. 

Spicers Balfour Hotel | New Farm

Drive: 6mins from Brisbane CBD

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 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 City

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. Or visit the acclaimed WET Deck where you can soak up some sun in their resort-inspired vistas by day, and dance to a DJ by night. 

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