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The Most Romantic Getaways In WA To Book Right Now

By Claire Logan – who grew up in an ingredient household and swears by the healing powers of a good martini

A couple on a romantic getaway in WA

Here at Urban List, we reckon a cheeky getaway with someone special has to be one of life's greatest joys. To inspire your next loved-up adventure, we've scoured Western Australia's/Whadjuk's greatest stays to bring you our hit list of the state's most romantic escapes.

Whether it’s a big anniversary celebration or just a cheeky surprise for someone special, here are the best romantic escape in WA to book right now.

Hidden Valley Forest Retreats

Margaret River

Hidden Valley Forrest Retreat
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You may have already seen this magical spot on your grid with its divine outdoor candlelit bathtub looking out to the treetops from your very own private boardwalk. Hidden Valley offers a range of retreats to suit each couple’s budget, with an emphasis on relaxation and pampering. Whether you’re looking for a personal chef to whip you up a stunning meal using the freshest local ingredients in your suite, or an in-lodge spa treatment, this place is ideal for a special occasion or just an adventure away together in the depths of the whimsical forest. 

Luxury Getaway for 2

Dunsborough

Luxury Getaway airbnb in Dunsborough
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Located just six minutes drive from Dunsborough, this luxury getaway does what it says on the tin and then some. The architecturally designed chalet is surrounded by five acres of lush forest, so you'll feel like you're own little world as soon as you arrive.

Start your day with a wildlife-spotting walk around the property then settle by the private plunge pool and soak up some sunshine. At night you can fire up the bbq and crack a bottle of wine or wind down inside with a movie—there's even a beautiful fireplace to keep you toasty and warm in winter. We guarantee you'll be embracing all the slow vacay vibes here.

Explorer's Rest

Margaret River

Explorer's Rest in Margaret River
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An easy drive to Margaret River’s centre, this gorgeous little cabin has won us over with its uber relaxing vibes and handy location. The lush courtyard complete with its own outdoor bath offers the perfect private oasis of calm so you can sit back and relax without worrying about being too loud after a few vinos. 

Serenity Gully

Kangaroo Gully

Serenity Gully
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Picture this: you've just slipped into a gorgeous outdoor bath at sunset, glass of wine in hand, surrounded by breathtaking bushland views, when dozens of kangaroos bounce across the mountain ranges. This is the kinda magic you can expect when glamping at Serenity Gully. The luxe eco tent has got all the five star comforts you could dream of, and the surrounding countryside is seriously spectacular and completely secluded. It's also not far from Bridgetown, which is full of eclectic shops and a damn good country bakery too. You really can't help but leave this stay feeling completely relaxed and recharged.

Woodlands Retreat

Porongurup

Woodlands Retreat
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Surrounded by the Porongurup National Park, this spacey, light-filled timber abode ticks all the boxes. The massive spa sits in a window-lit room that faces the picturesque Porongurup Ranges. This spa room then spills out onto the balcony, where you can dry off after the spa and relax on the deck chairs. If you and your partner like activities, you’ll be able to explore the Porongurup region, which is home to plenty of walking trails such as the Castle Rock Granite Skywalk and many wineries that meander right to Mount Barker.

Blu Peter Penthouse 

North Coogee

Blue Peter Penthouse, romantic getaway near Perth
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If you’re looking for more of a staycation, look no further than Blu Peter Penthouse in North Coogee. The outdoor patio is equipped with a spa, plush sun lounges, wicker chairs and a macrame hammock perfect for watching the waves roll in with your loved one. Better yet, the panoramic ocean views are equal to those of the Mediterranean. Admire the turquoise waters of Coogee as you pump the spa jets and soak up the views with a cheeky glass of wine.

Kangaroo Valley Homestead 

Perth Hills

two people enjoying outdoor baths in a WA Airbnb
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There's no doubt this lush country oasis within the Perth Hills has risen to the top of our romantic getaway list, thanks largely to those two stunning outdoor stone baths. Surrounded by native bushland and beautifully maintained gardens, the rustic character-filled estate is perfect for your next romantic escape. If you get tired of lounging by the resort-style pool and bathing under the stars, you’ve also got a chesterfield movie lounge, billiard room and full bar to keep you entertained.

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Petit Eco Cabin

Yallingup

Petit Eco Cabin's romantic bedroom
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Perfect for a romantic getaway, this quaint timber cabin is the ideal place to unwind with a glass of vino and the one you love most. Nestled within an organic vineyard called Windows Estate (quite convenient, we think), this cabin’s rustic bathtub sits under eucalyptus trees and faces a serene lake. You’ll find it hard to resist the urge to ‘gram this tub—especially when you’re lying back with a glass of red in hand.

Mansfield Cottage

York

Romantic Getaway in York
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Immerse yourself in nature at the utterly charming Mansfield Cottage. This perfectly manicured character home oozes tranquillity with abundant natural light flooding through the home and meticulous attention to detail in every room. From its enormous sweeping windows offering panoramic views of Mt. Bakewell’s rolling hills, to the cosy pot belly, reading lounge and soaking tub, this stunning spot has everything you need for a dreamy romantic weekend escape.

8 Paddocks

Cowaramup

8 Paddocks
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Owners Kristie and Shane truly hit it out of the park with 8 Paddocks. The gorgeous one bedroom chalet is wrapped by 180 beautiful acres of natural bushland, pasture and vineyard, so it's a good spot to switch off and relax together in nature. It also happens to be super close to all the best of Margs, so you can spend your days exploring and then come back for a hot bath in the outdoors before curling up by the fire. 

Simala Retreat

Cowaramup

Simala Retreat
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This luxurious retreat sits pretty on 40 acres of natural untouched bio-diverse forest surrounded by all of the wineries you could dream of for your sweeping getaway. With three gorgeous chalets to choose from as well as a wellbeing studio for yoga and meditation, you’ll be in awe of the views of the enchanting bushlands from your private studio. These architecturally designed chalets even offer private verandahs with BBQs for you to sit and watch the world go by with the day’s wine haul.

Stillwood Retreat

Denmark

Stillwood Retreat, one of WA's most romantic getaways
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Five minutes away from the Denmark township, you’ll find Stillwood Retreat. And retreat there we shall. This secluded architecturally designed Airbnb is tucked into the naturescape of the south west, among towering karri trees and next to your own private dam—where you can roll out a rug for a seriously serene private picnic on the deck before sinking into a hot outdoor bath as the sun sets.

If you're keen to venture out at all (which trust me, is hard to do) there's plenty of things to do in Denmark. Our perfect day involves starting with the best breakfast gnocchi at Mrs Jones Cafe, going for a dip at Elephant Rocks (if the sun is shining) and then sampling some drinks over lunch—choose between wines at The Lake House, beers at Boston Brewing Co or spirits at The Dam

Heyscape

Various Locations

Heyscape
Image credit: Heyscape Lauren cabin | Tristan McKenzie

While we're talking tiny escapes, we can't go past the luxe little beauties Heyscape has dotted around WA. You'll find these cosy off-grid cabins set up in private fields on farms and wineries, with nothing but bushland as far as the eye can see. 

If you don't feel like going too far, check out the luxe 'Lauren' tiny cabin in Chittering, less than an hour from Perth... not that you'd believe that when you're staring up at the stars from the outdoor bath for two, wine in hand. It also gives you a chance to pull into the famous Bindoon Bakehouse on your way home for one of their life-changing vanilla slices.

The Swan Valley Retreat

Swan Valley

Swan Valley Retreat
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This little Henley Brook lodge has everything you need for a quick little getaway just outside of Perth with every room boasting a luxe freestanding bathtub to soak in, and a private little cosy verandah with peaceful lake views. But, if we had to pick we'd definitely be staying in the Wine Barrel—a super luxe room set within a giant wine barrel with its own private sauna and jacuzzi. If you’re really wanting to up the romance, you can also book in for a couples massage or relaxing pamper package at their on-site spa to really spoil yourselves silly.

Rivers End Retreat

Kalgan


Image credit: Rivers End Retreat | Airbnb

This mighty little shipping container home is proof that good things do indeed come in small (and incredibly luxe) packages. Completely self-contained and set on a working farm, this spot is perfect for couples looking to go off-grid and get back to nature for a bit. Just remember to BYO marshmallows for the deckside firepit (conditions permitting).

The Bootmakers House

Nannup


Image credit: The Bootmakers House | Airbnb

This quaint little Airbnb nestled in our South West has quickly become a favourite amongst locals and travellers alike, so you’ll need to book in advance to be lucky enough to check-in. The owners have meticulously restored an old workers' cottage carefully curating each detail so that each corner of the space is its own little postcard.

Cosy up by the fire, cook a hearty meal together in the beautiful jarrah kitchen or take a romantic wander down to the lake nearby or through the picturesque Nannup main street filled with antique stores and homemade goodies.

Discovery Rottnest Island

Rottnest

Dicovery Rottnest romantic getaways
Image credit: Discover Rottnest Island | Website

While most of us have at some point enjoyed a romantic encounter on Pinky’s beach, it’s time for a different experience for your next visit. Discovery Rottnest Island may no longer be the newest kid on the block, but there’s something undeniably romantic about a tent and listening to the wind under the trees. Jump on the ferry and in 30 min you’ll be whisked off to another world where life slows down to the perfect lazy pace for a holiday.

Pick a deluxe tent and you’ll enjoy a king bed, private ensuite, spacious deck and even a walk-in robe for the ultimate glamping experience. Of course, if you don’t fancy using the kitchen you can always relax and let the pros look after you at Pinky’s Beach Club right next door.

Infinity Chalet

Margaret River

Romantic infinity chalet
Image credit: Infinity Chalet | Airbnb

This beautiful private chalet is kitted out with all the modern comforts you could ask for and is perfect for your next trip down south. Just imagine waking up to sweeping views of the spectacular countryside, before pampering yourself in the spa bath or steam shower and enjoying a glass of wine by the fireplace in the evenings. Now this is living.

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