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15 Romantic Getaways Near Brisbane

By Laura Braulins

Imagine all the smooches you’ll get when you whisk your other half away on a romantic getaway with all the trimmings. C’mon, you guys adore each other. But there’s only so many boxes of Favourites and sad servo flowers you can give before it gets a bit old. This time of year calls for a surprise romantic getaway without going too far from Brisbane/Meanjin and we’ve got just the places to check out (or check into).

Keen to break out of your romance rut? Get all swept up in each other’s irresistibleness at one of Urban List's top picks for the best romantic getaways near Brisbane. 

Mount Cotton Hillside Chalet

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Experience life among the gumtrees at this luxury hillside chalet putting Mount Cotton on the map. With a cozy balcony skirting the property, indulge in panoramic views out over Stradbroke and Moreton Island, set alight by the afternoon sun gently filtering through the tree leaves. Say hello to the ducks at the garden pond, and make friends with alpacas as you set out on a bushwalk. There’s nothing beating this outdoor adventure in Brisbane’s very own backyard. 

Obi Obi Luxury Cabin At Round Hill Retreat

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Nestled in the hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, this romantic getaway is designed to be a place for you to hit the reset button and connect with your loved ones. With a circular above-ground pool overlooking the lush forest and paddocks, you’ll instantly drift away into your own world of peace and serenity—it doesn’t get much better than that. After a dip in the pool, end the night with a relaxing bath or a rain shower—and a drink or two—to fully immerse yourself in the experience. 

Tamborine Mountain Pether's Rainforest Retreat

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Tucked away in five acres of lush rainforest on Mt Tamborine, Pether's Rainforest Retreat is composed of just a dozen luxurious (and uber private) treehouses all with one entirely glass wall that looks straight out to the greenery beyond. When you tire of the view (never), you can sink blissfully into your private spa either before or after an intimate three-course dinner in the restaurant just a boardwalk away. Romance level: Off the charts. 

Murwillumbah Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

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Slow down the game of life with a getaway to the rainforest retreat of Crystal Creek. The 13 architecturally-crafted bungalows dish up tonnes of wow-factor with their open-plan design, private decks, plunge pools, indoor fireplaces and sweeping views across Lamington National Park. You may not want to leave your suite but if cabin fever strikes, you can’t go wrong with a leisurely stroll through nearby Springbrook National Park where 400-year old trees and waterfalls are a regular sight. 

Canungra O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

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Surrounded by 20,000 hectares of subtropical rainforest, O’Reilly’s is the perfect escape to reconnect with nature. Bliss out in one of 48 self-contained and architecturally designed villas (made from recycled materials) perched onto the sloping hillside. There’s also plenty of activities here to get you out amongst nature, including Segway tours through creek crossings to Morans Falls or opt for uber relaxation at the Lost World Day Spa, equipped with a couple’s suite and 25-metre infinity lap pool. We recommend ordering a picnic hamper and setting off to one of 500 world-class waterfalls accessible via 160-kilometres of nature trails.

Scenic Rim Spicers Hidden Vale

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Whether you’re needing to score serious brownie points, Spicers Hidden Vale has everything you’d ever want, for whatever type of plus one you may bring, from cabins with boujee spa baths to mountain biking trails and hiking. If you’re a bit of a foodie, then you’ll want to make sure you book yourself in for dinner at Homage Restaurant, where everything is grown in the market garden onsite or collected from nearby farms—your tastebuds will tap-dance in happiness. All this plus two pools, a campfire under the stars, koala safaris, cheese and wine tastings and epic views? You'll achieve peak romance points.

Springbrook Springbrook Mountain Chalets

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Sometimes cosy is best. Especially when you’re getting all up in your partner’s space because you love ‘em so much. Springbrook Mountain's chalets have that retro chic vibe about them with all wooden interiors, leather couches and balconies reaching out to the forest floor. Choose from unique ‘boat-styled’ chalets for two with chapel ceilings or spread out big time in the deluxe cabin with it’s A frame roof and loft styled bedroom. The only real question is, who brought the marshmallows to toast in your private fireplace?

Maryvale Spicers Peak Lodge

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Jaws will drop as you enter the majestic 12km driveway of Spicers Peak Lodge. Located 1100 metres above sea-level in South East Queensland, Spicers Peak offers the height of luxury via its all-inclusive holiday styling. Melt into a treatment at Spa Anise, dine at award-winning restaurant, The Peak, explore the surrounds with a gourmet picnic hamper in hand, or alternate between the pool and tennis court for some localised fun. 

Montville Narrows Escape

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Curl up in the hammock and read a book, tramp through the rainforest, or feast on all the goods crammed into the specially-made gourmet hampers—you’ll do it all at Narrows Escape. This romantic hideaway in Montville features six eco-friendly pavilions nestled deep in the forest. The team is committed to sustainability practices such as using rainwater tanks to supply the pavilions, selecting natives for the gardens, using LED light globes and giving food scraps to the on-site hens. But it doesn’t stop there. These guys also stand by sustainable tourism, supporting local businesses by only supplying guests with locally-sourced food and seasonal produce.

Noosa Tingirana

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Sandwiched between Hastings Street and Noosa Main Beach, Tingirana is a clear 11/10 when it comes to weekend getaway locations. You’ll be punching above your weight when you engage in a weekend fling with Tingirana’s Hampton-styled suites and beachfront pool. The only thing to break your hold will be the smorgasbord of cafes, restaurants and bars upon your doorstep. And, obviously there’s always time for a morning hike through Noosa National Park to Hell’s Gate. 

Boonah Ketchup’s Bank Glamping

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If you’re the type of person who loves checking in with a ‘no intention of leaving’ mantra, Elements of Byron is going be your best bet. Elements is a fixture of Byron’s northshore scene that has everything you need for a romantic getaway near Brisbane, including a private stretch of Belongil Beach, tennis court, day spa, onsite restaurant, firepit, lagoon-styled pool and a Mexican-themed adults-only pool for those seeking refuge from the miniature beings. There'll be no signs of boredom here.

Beechmont Cloud Safari

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Enjoy breathtaking views of the Gold Coast hinterland from the comfort of your bathtub at the dreamy Cloud Safari. Unwind and connect with both nature and each other in this stunning studio tent. Only a five minute drive from the famous 'Heart Shaped Waterfall' and with plenty of bushwalking tracks surrounding your own personal oasis, this accommodation is perfect for adventurous couples or just those that are looking to disconnect from the outside world. Only a 45 minute drive to the famous Gold Coast beaches, restaurants and nightlife, you’ll have the best of both worlds during your stay. 

Nerandwood Neranwoods Cottage, Bathhouse & Sauna

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This Neranwoods Cottage brings a new meaning to the phrase romantic retreat, with its own private bathhouse and sauna situated on acreage right on Springbook’s doorstep. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the countryside and enjoy a wholesome weekend away with your special someone. Toast some marshmallows by the outdoor fire or enjoy a picnic out on the lush lawn, before retreating cosy bedroom where you can watch wallabies come out at dusk. Take a moment to disconnect with reality and reconnect with each other at this magical Airbnb. 

Noosaville Sol

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Imagine a Balinese escape, right in your very own backyard. Well, this sparking pool oasis offers just that experience, right in the heart of Noosa. Be transported to a tropical paradise as soon as you walk through the doors of the villa. With its own private pool surrounded by day beds and hammocks, Sol perfect for lounging the day away with your special someone. Equipped with its own outdoor bath and a hanging fireplace this oasis screams romance. Located in the heart of Noosa, with beautiful restaurants and cafes just around the corner and only a short drive to some of the best beaches in Queensland. 

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