Within and beyond the Brisbane big smoke lay many a spot perfect for escaping to with your partner for a weekend of sun-chasing, wine glass-clinking and connection.
Rainforest retreats, hinterland hideaways, cosmopolitan staycations and coastal gems teem in the lower east coast of the sunshine state – ideal for making a Valentine's Day booking.
Spanning from the Sunshine Coast to the Currumbin Valley, here is our edit of some of the best romantic getaways near Brisbane.
The Cabin at Round Hill, Obi Obi
Best for: Contemporary minimalist luxury
The Cabin at Round Hill is nestled within the rolling green of the Sunshine Coast hinterland, just over two hours from Brisbane. Sharing a road with Mapleton National Park, valley views and nearby waterfalls abound at this contemporary minimalist stay that boasts a private plunge pool and fire pit.
- Private plunge pool
- Indoor fireplace
- Outdoor fire pit
- Barbecue grill
The Forager, Twigley Farm, Haigslea
Best for: off-grid romancing and stargazing
Just 45 minutes from Brisbane CBD on Twigley farm lies The Forager – a thoughtful glamping spot ideal for the would-be campers. Take a morning soak in the heritage outhouse bath between watching the mist over the paddocks and pottering around the Marburg village.
- Glamping tent
- Heritage outhouse bath
- Surrounding paddocks with farm animals
- Fire pit with firewood and marshmallows
- Stocked pantry and minimal kitchenette
Best for: slowing right down
Set on an acreage just 10 minutes from Coolum Beach, Treehaus offers respite from the city with its surrounding bush and nearby coast. Toast to quiet time on the deck at sunset while watching the cows and kangaroos meander through the green.
- Private courtyard garden
- Deck with country view
- About an hour and a half from Brisbane
- Weber BBQ
- Nespresso machine
Hyatt Regency, Brisbane
Best for: cosmopolitan five-star treatment
If luxury staycations are more your style, book in for a night or two at the Hyatt Regency. Although, primely located for cosmopolitan hand-in-hand strolling, with in-house restaurants and an outdoor infinity pool, luxuriating in your five-star bubble wouldn't go astray.
- 20-metre outdoor infinity pool
- Poolside restaurant and bar Hibiscus Bar & Terrace
- Daily breakfast buffet at Lennons
- Fitness centre
Hilltop Hideaway, Currumbin Valley
Best for: R&R in the rainforest
Hilltop Hideaway is a rainforest retreat nestled in the Currumbin Valley about an hour and a half from Brisbane. With creeks, waterfalls and rockpools around the way – as well as a private sauna, spa and saltwater pool on the property, you're all set for a romantic weekend of hydrotherapy.
- Private outdoor saltwater pool
- Private hot tub
- Private sauna
- Fire pit
- Outdoor shower
- Mountain, pool and valley views
- Books and board games
- HDTV with Netflix and Apple TV