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Adult’s only Valentine’s escapes

Chocolates and roses and love hearts – oh my! Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. Have you planned anything for the special someone in your life? If not, don’t write it off just yet – there’s a few days to go until February 14th. If you’re unsure where to go or what to do this year, here are a few romantic getaway ideas that will score you definite brownie points.

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Though only a short drive from Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise, Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat feels like a million miles away. Perfect for couples looking for some alone time, it offers beautiful views of the rainforest, plus numerous trails to get out and explore. If you want to take things to the next level, consider their oh-so-romantic 100 Candles package.

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Islington Hotel
If there’s only one hotel you stay in in Hobart, make it this. The luxurious 1847 Islington Hotel is perfect for those who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Adorned with original artwork and precious antiques, it’s a great place to curl up with a glass of wine by the fire and just soak up the serenity. The Islington Hotel also offers massage services and is a short drive to the popular Salamanca Markets.

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The Louise
Located in the Barossa Valley, the king of Australian wine regions, The Louise offers all the luxury and indulgence needed for a Valentine’s escape. There’s plenty to go and see if you want, but, with beautiful views and two wineries just a couple minutes’ walk away, it’s a perfect place to unwind and enjoy each others company.

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Ruffles Lodge and Spa
A short twenty-five minute drive from Surfer’s Paradise and the beautiful Gold Coast beaches, Ruffle’s Lodge and Spa is nestled amongst three acres of garden and forest. Featuring a private balcony or patio in every room and stunning coastal views, Ruffle’s is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway.

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Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Located in Woolloomooloo’s beautiful Finger Wharf, Ovolo offers a luxury, indulgence, and Insta-worthy architecture in spades. It’s located in walking distance to some of Sydney’s top restaurants, and only a fifteen minute walk to the Sydney Opera House, making it the perfect urban getaway.

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Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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