7 luxury stays for an indulgent Valentine’s Day weekend away

Summer lovin'.
Three Capes Cabin, Tasmania via Airbnb.

If you’ve felt the nibble of the love bug and are itching to rendezvous somewhere strange with your new – or established – sweetheart, Valentine’s Day is all but a few skipped heartbeats away.

Whether you consider yourself a romantic or not, the quasi-holiday makes more than an apt occasion to break the rhythm of the everyday and embark on an intimate getaway.

Read on for our curated edit of luxe stays – from bush to peninsulas – bound to make this February 14th more than memorable.

7 luxury Valentine’s Day getaways in Australia

(Credit: The Salty Dog via Airbnb.)

The Salty Dog

Location: Newport, New South Wales

Floating in the Northern Beaches’ Pittwater, The Salty Dog boathouse is an idyllic spot with a loft bed for lovebirds to lap up the sun and salt – amongst all the love, that is.


Three Capes Cabin

Location: Taranna, Tasmania

Explore the spoils of Little Norfolk Bay during the day, then bathe at dusk on the deck of Three Capes Cabin. Set amongst native banksia and gum while overlooking the bay, this romantic cabin marries bush with sea views.


The Wensley

Location: Wensleydale, Victoria

Just an hour and a half by car from Melbourne, The Wensley is a bespoke recycled timber house set on rolling hills of 80 acres with panaromic countryside views, high ceilings and a gourmet chef’s kitchen. Perfect for a home-cooked dinner à la Valentine.


Bangalay Luxury Villas

Location: Shoalhaven, New South Wales

Get respite from the big smoke by staying a night or three at Bangalay Luxury Villas, just paces away from Seven Mile Beach. The only lover’s quarrel you’ll be having is whether to take your lounging beach or poolside.


Ground House 107R

Location: Tintenbar, New South Wales

Designed to “curate sensory immersion”, Ground House 107R is a concrete stay ethereally nestled in the grass. Featuring a curving jade shower and hearted magnesium soak tank – plus the option for an in-stay massage therapist and yoga instructor to be present – this conceptual getaway epitomises luxe.


Our Tiny Abode

Location: Sleaford, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Raw and rugged love deserves a setting of equal measure; this tiny house is situated on the Eyre Peninsula in a spot known for its panoramic coastal views and whale watching. Rest assured, there’ll be no trouble in this paradise.


Explorer’s Rest

Location: Margaret River, Western Australia

Tucked into the bush and surrounded by birdsongs is the wellness retreat Explorer’s Rest. An earthy studio with a private infrared sauna, this stay is designed to reconnect you with nature and yourselves through its leafy courtyards, flooding sunlight, outdoor hot rain shower and of course, sauna. Happy sweating.


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