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20 Of The Sunshine Coast’s Most Romantic Getaways For You And Your Squeeze

By Urban List Writers

While they say love doesn't cost a thing, there's nothing quite like a sweet vacay with your significant other. And imagine all the brownie points you’ll score when you whisk your other half away to one of the Sunshine Coast's most romantic destinations?

From cosy mountain cabins to luxurious beachfront villas to ultra-luxe glamping, it's time you got all swept up in each other’s irresistibleness at one of our top picks for best romantic accommodation on the Sunshine Coast in 2024.

Luxury Cabin At Round Hill Retreat

Obi Obi

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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. Ditch the electronics and book your stay now. 

Noosa Hinterland Luxury Retreat 


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This stunning architecturally designed cabin is just outside of Noosa at the base of Cooroy Mountain, but it is well worth the 25 minute drive from Hastings Street. With hinterland views from every window, its own heated plunge pool, fire pit, outdoor deck and dining area, Kurui Cabin is basically a self-contained luxury hotel—only you’ll feel as though you’re in your own little world, nestled amongst the countryside. 

Every inch of the interior is stylish and considered, with a king bed and spacious ensuite in the master bedroom, air conditioning in every room, a wood-burning fireplace and a galley kitchen. Being in the Noosa Hinterland, you’ll also have easy access to Eumundi, and The Doonan is just a skip, hop and a jump away if cooking feels too much like hard work (not that it could with those views). Book here

'Classic Martini' Noosa River

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Your own private Noosa haven awaits at this luxury floating apartment on the Noosa River. Classic Martini is one of our top picks for a romantic Sunshine Coat getaway—there's nothing like getting close with your significant other on a boat with just the two of you. You can take this stay slow and do absolutely nothing (bliss) or make the most of the motorboat, kayaks, fishing rods and bikes. 

Inside this floating houseboat you'll find a grassed area to soak up the sun, dining table with room for six guests, bar fridge, BBQ, an outdoor shower, queen-sized bed, and kitchen. It's essentially an entertainer's paradise. Classic Martini will remain stationary throughout your stay, but you will have complimentary use of the motorboat (no licence required) so you can explore the Noosa waterways. Book here.

Maleny Lodge


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Maleny Lodge is a lovingly restored boutique accommodation, set in the heart of the Sunshine Coast hinterland in Maleny, that will have you falling love before you even step foot inside. Originally built in 1905, under the name Rosedale Lodge, the now re-named Maleny Lodge has been given a new lease on life while still retaining its old-time charm and original features.

This romantic heritage house blurs the lines between boutique hotel and holiday home, offering exclusively adults-only one-bedroom guest rooms with freestanding baths and luxe amenities and one three-bedroom home if you want to bring the whole crew along. Book here.

Sparkling Pool Oasis 


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If you’re looking for a getaway with your special someone then look no further than this picture-perfect guest suite in the heart of Noosa. The two-person guest suite offers not just a stunning outdoor bath tub where you can relax under the stars, but a full private pool and outdoor shower.

There are plenty of hammocks and day beds to soak up the sun and leave all the stress of work behind for the weekend. We’re about two seconds away from booking this ultra-romantic Airbnb out for the next three months so you better hurry if you want to beat us to it. Book here.

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Noosa Treetop Eco Retreat 


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Ever wanted to stay in a treehouse? Now’s your chance. The Noosa Treetop Eco Retreat promises a romantic stay unlike any other. The sky-high bedroom is enclosed with glass, timber and bamboo and sits high above the ground, giving you incredible views of the sunset from the comfort of an enclosed king size bed.

Guests are treated to an outdoor candlelit bath, and can even book an in-house professional massage or yoga class. The beach and shops are all within walking distance, and on Wednesdays and Saturdays you can make the drive to Eumundi to visit the famous Eumundi Markets. Book here.

Spicers Retreats


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No one does romance quite like Spicers does. Spicers Tamarind Retreat in Maleny is where eastern tranqulity meets western luxe; lush rainforest and nearby waterfalls remind you of an faraway escape, and the smells and spices of the Thai-influenced cuisine complete the picture of tranquillity.

Level up the romance and book a Spa Studio room with a private outdoor bath on the deck. You can also relax with a massage or beauty treatment at Spa Anise and cooking classes are also offered on weekends. Book here.

Spicers Clovelly


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European elegance is key at Montville's Spicers Clovelly, and if you’ve got your arm draped over a Francophile then this is a place worth whisking them away to. If you like spaciousness and want to play house for a few days (there’s three bedrooms in here) then don’t go past the French Cottage. 

Another must is dining on a tasting menu at the estate’s two-hatted restaurant, The Long Apron. Plus, both venues offer a range of wedding, elopement and engagement packages if you're after an extra-special getaway. Book here.

Oasis Floating Airbnb

Noosa River

one of the best Sunshine Coast airbnbs
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If you’ve always wanted to live out your island dreams in a floating villa, but never had the time for a trip to the Maldives, we’ve found an Airbnb that might just be your ideal weekend getaway. Oasis is a luxury one-bedroom eco villa floating on the Noosa River and only accessible by rowboat. 

Wake up on this tiny houseboat and you’ll find yourself in complete privacy, with only pelicans for neighbours. With space enough for a queen bed, kitchenette, dining table, bathroom and a large deck where you can enjoy the sunsets, the villa is almost completely enclosed in floor-to-ceiling windows. Book here.

Glass On Glasshouse

Glass House Mountains

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Blow your date away with a stay at these luxury self-contained villas, where you’ll take in stunning vistas of the Glass House Mountains through sleek floor-to-ceiling glass walls of your cottage.

Romance is in the mind of the beholder, but with a freestanding double spa bath, delicious provided breakfast, fire (for those chilly winter nights) and a sky full of stars beyond your deck, we’re pretty sure Glass On Glasshouse has got the wow-factor covered for even the toughest nut. Book here.

Tiny Farm House on The Hill

Sunshine Coast Hinterland 

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If you’re an animal lover then you’re in luck, as this two-bed tiny house with 180-degree views of the scenic Sunshine Coast hinterland is home to several of your favourite furry friends. Mini cows, sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas are all waiting for your arrival and the chance to be fed a mango leaf by guests. 

With a fully equipped kitchenette, loft bed, private deck and BBQ to make use of, all that’s left to do is fill up the esky and soak up the serene privacy of this romantic getawayBook here.

The Bower


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“How’s the serenity?” will be the line of this romantic getaway on the Sunshine Coast. Hidden in lush forest near Maleny, The Bower is the ultimate couple’s retreat. The unique accommodation is made up of a tiny, tight-knit hamlet of private pavilions for short stays, including a 'Couple's Cabin' which is a Swiss-style chalet with an antique clawfoot bath, fireplace and private deck.

The only other cabins are a 'Glamper's Shack' and 'Writer's Hut', so you'll have barely any neighbours. We would recommend staying in winter, as the rustic chalet lends itself to cosy, winter vibes. With a light breakfast included, all you need is you, your better half, a good book and a couple of bottles of vino. Now, how’s the serenity? Book here.

HOLA Eumundi


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Nestled in the idyllic village of Eumundi, this unique boutique accommodation houses 15 rooms, but no two rooms are the same, as they have all been individually designed to showcase different local artists’ work. 

The tiny rooms all have their own personality, reflected in the paintings, crystals and design, so each time you stay at HOLA you can experience a different space. Think—freestanding baths, authentic timber furniture, natural linen furnishings, locally handcrafted ceramics and artisan tiles. Yes, it’s as dreamy and luxurious as it sounds. Book here.

Narrows Escape


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If a friend has come back from Montville raving about a cottage getaway they experienced, chances are they’re talking about Narrows Escape. Why? Because everyone who stays there, only says great things. Narrows Escape was officially named as Tripadvisor's 'Most Romantic Hotel In The World'  in 2021 and this cosy, hidden rainforest retreat that’s nestled in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is nothing if not romantic.

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. They've just added two new cabins that feature private heated plunge pools on their balconies. Relaxation and romance will hit an all-time high here, so don’t come with a to-do list. Book here.

The Sunshine Bungalow 

Sunshine Beach

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Tucked away in the heart of Sunshine Beach with room for just you and your beau, The Sunshine Bungalow is nothing short of the ultimate summer oasis. Home to an incredible outdoor patio, luxe designer furnishings and a stunning outdoor pool, you’ll have everything you need to switch off from the work week and soak up those summer rays.

And when it comes time for the sun to go down, turn on the outdoor lights and keep the party going with a poolside BBQ out on the deck. Soon enough, you too will be singing about those magical summer nights. Book here.

The Crocodile Hunter Lodge 


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When you try to imagine a romantic weekend away, Australia Zoo probably isn’t the first place that springs to mind—but that changed mid-last year with the opening of The Crocodile Hunter Lodge, the iconic zoo’s new accommodation. Sleeping over and dining at Australia Zoo? Yes please. 

Now, you can pair a local getaway with your visit to the croc, emus and koalas, thanks to the new rustic one- and two-bedroom cabins. The brand new cabins opened at the end of 2022 and feature a access to an infinity pool, a king-sized bed, stone bathtub, kitchen, lounge area and verandah, not to mention unlimited access to Australia Zoo for the duration of your stay. Book here.

Tingirana Noosa 

Noosa Heads

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Two words: beachfront luxury. The epitome of Noosa living, these stunning apartments are wedged conveniently between the Noosa Main Beach and Hastings Street. Soak in the sunrise over the ocean from your private deck and laze on sunbeds, before hitting some of the best restaurants in Noosa, all within walking distance.

And for the moments you aren’t keen on getting sand between your toes at Noosa’s Main Beach, the twenty-metre pool will gladly take you in. If you’re looking for romantic beachfront accommodation, where everything is thought of, Tingirana Noosa is a must. Book here.

Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

Noosa Heads

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If your idea of a romantic getaway on the Sunshine Coast equals not having to leave the premises during your stay, then you can’t go past Sofitel Noosa. Sitting on Hastings Street, this luxury resort comes with all the trimmings—think superior suites, river views, impressive restaurants and bars, a well-renowned day spa, and our favourite, a collection of French-inspired poolside cabanas that are available to book with your very own butler.  

You’ll also be spoiled for choice with five food and drink offerings, from modern Europe flavours at Noosa Beach House Restaurant, to swim-up drinks at Water’s Edge Pool Bar. Trust us, you won’t lift a finger the whole time you’re here. Book here.

Noosa Avalon Farm Cottages


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Romance isn’t always about spending the most money and staying at the swankiest hotel. Sometimes, it’s about getting away from the bustle, immersing yourself in each other and nature, and spending a night or two in a rustic cottage filled with character…and lucky for you, Noosa Avalon Farm Cottages offers just that.

Tucked away at the entrance to Kin Kin Valley, this tiny hideaway is nestled on 30 acres of regenerated forest, with stunning mountain views and visiting kangaroos. Whilst they have a range of accommodation options available, we’d suggest booking the Bottlebrush Cottage for extra privacy or the Hideaway Cottage for an added dose of romance. Book here.

Pitch Luxury Camping

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Embrace the great outdoors without compromising on style or romance, thanks to Pitch Luxury Camping. Setting up your dream glamping holiday at just about any campsite or private property on the Sunshine Coast, you can sit around a fire, gazing at the Milky Way, before throwing in the towel and retreating to your luxurious five-metre bell tent, complete with all the creature comforts.

You can add optional extras like firewood, private toilets and showers, separate pop-up kitchen and dining tents and, if you want to go all out, even a private chef or butler service. They don’t come more unique than this when hunting for the best romantic getaways on the Sunshine Coast. Book here.

Eumarella Shores Noosa Lake Retreat

Weyba Downs

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who’s never heard of Weyba Downs. But after a stay at Eumarella Shores, you’ll know exactly where it is on a map.

Tucked just ten metres fom the shores of Lake Weyba in Noosaville, Treetops is a deluxe one-bedroom cottage styled in a French Provincial theme. You’ll get a snuggly bathrobe and slippers, perfect to take you from the free-standing bath to the log fire to lounging on the deck overlooking the water. Book here.

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