6 romantic getaways on the Gold Coast to backdrop your sun lovin’

From five-star waterfront hotels to hidden valley retreats.

When it comes to sneaking away for a passionate rendezvous, you’re either a rug-up-by-the-fire romantic or a walk-along-the-beach romantic.

If you’re the latter, you’ll want to head to the sunshine state Queensland – swelling with tropical rainforests, intricate waterways and winsome nonchalance.

So that you can meander along the coastline at sunset or sauna together after a day spent dipping in and out of the big blue, we’ve curated an edit of Gold Coast romantic getaways to book.

From Surfers Paradise luxury hotels to Currumbin Valley Airbnbs, read on for our top picks.

Our top picks for romantic Gold Coast accommodation

The best romantic Gold Coast getaways in 2024

aerial view of art deco pool at qt gold coast


Romantic hotel stay in Gold Coast

QT Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise

Boasting 297 rooms, a pool worthy of Palm Springs, day spa spaQ and a platter of indulgent restaurants and bars including Yamagen and Bazaar, QT’s luxe Gold Coast posting evokes summer loving all year round.

Reasons to stay:

  • Oceanfront location
  • Deco designer hotel
  • In house restaurants and day spa

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sauna with a rainforest view


Romantic stay in the Currumbin Valley

Hilltop Hideaway, Currumbin Valley

Nestled in the Currumbin Valley rainforest on 50 acres is woodlands’ retreat, Hilltop Hideaway. Soak up the afternoon views in the pool, spa or sauna after a morning spent exploring nearby creeks, waterfalls and rockpools.

Reasons to stay:

  • Sauna with rainforest views
  • Secluded rainforest location
  • Acres of grass

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oceanfront pool at langham gold coast


Romantic hotel stay in Surfers Paradise

The Langham Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise

With each of the 169 hotel rooms and 170 residences offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean or the Gold Coast hinterland, The Langham does not disappoint when it comes to setting the scene of romance. Unwind with a Chuan Spa treatment or with a dip in the magnesium indoor or outdoor oceanfront pools, before heading to dinner at one of the hotel’s culinary concepts for date night.

Reasons to stay:

  • Resort-style luxury in the city
  • Health club and day spa
  • Two pools

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deck with swing and plunge pool looking out to rainforest


Farm stay near Gold Coast

Hillview Dairy, Currumbin Valley

Situated on an 1887-established dairy farm and boasting a plunge pool and acres of surrounding national parks, is Hillview Dairy. Overlooking Mt Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creek, it’s an ideal secluded spot for quality time.

Reasons to stay:

  • Pet-friendly
  • Thoughtful and eclectic interior design
  • Late checkout available
  • 20 per cent discount for returning guests

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Off grid tiny home near the Gold Coast

Off Grid Tiny Home in the Forest, Springbrook

An idyllic getaway set on more than 30 acres of forest overlooking the Numinbah Valley, Beechmont Ridge and Binna Burra just 45 minutes out of the Gold Coast. This off grid tiny home is a perfect place to share a meal and a bottle of vino by the fire pit – disconnected by forest and a lack of signal from the rest of the world.

Reasons to stay:

  • Valley views from every window
  • Gas fireplace
  • Wood-fired outdoor hot tub
  • Ranked in top 1% of homes on Airbnb

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modern interior of cabin with fireplace, white walls and timber flooring


Cabin stay in the Gold Coast hinterland

Woolcott Cottage, Tamborine Mountain

Cosy and quaint, Woolcott Cottage was built in 1921 as a wedding gift and has been thoughtfully restored over the years as a space to retreat to. Close to wineries, glow worm caves, distilleries, rainforest walks and lookouts, it’s a mountain ridge getaway ideal for pottering.

Reasons to stay:

  • Indoor fireplace
  • Nearby rainforest walks and lookouts
  • Pet-friendly upon request

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