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Top 5 romantic road-trip getaways in Queensland

Posted on 22 June 2021
Top 5 romantic road-trip getaways in Queensland

With international travel not an option for the foreseeable future, Aussies are really embracing the idea of exploring our own backyard. And, there's nothing quite like a good road trip to appreciate everything we have at our fingertips. If you're looking for somewhere to get away for the weekend with your significant other and want to rekindle some romance at the same time, then take a look at our top 5 romantic road trip getaways in Queensland.


1) Orpheus Island, Great Barrier Reef

Orpheus Island is an exclusive all-inclusive island escape that is perfect for couples. Located just 80-km north of Townsville, on the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus Island is well known for its secluded paradise escape that offers couples a luxury romantic time away. You will be surrounded by white-sand beaches, crystal clear waters and a beautiful National Park bursting with wildlife and nature.

Orpheus Island, Great Barrier Reef


2) Elysian retreat, Long Island, Whitsundays

The Elysian Retreat is one of the most secluded island retreats in the Whitsundays, making it the perfect location for a romantic couple's weekend away. Just a 20-minute helicopter ride from Whitsunday Coast Airport, Elysian offers its guests a private cove and rocky beach with all the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend your time swinging in hammocks, diving into the perfectly clear water or exploring the uninhabited parts of the island.

Elysian retreat, Long Island, Whitsundays


3) Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny Sunshine Coast

Spicers Tamarind Retreat is the perfect road-trip option for couples who are looking for a luxurious weekend away surrounded by the rainforest and nature. Approximately 3-km east of Maleny, Spicers Tamarind Retreat is one of those rare sanctuaries that offer relaxation and elegance all rolled into one beautiful package. Spicers boasts an Asian influenced oasis that makes you feel like you're in another world. The perfect romantic getaway, you won't ever want to leave.

Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny Sunshine Coast


4) Glass on Glasshouse, Glasshouse Mountains

Glass on Glasshouse is a great option for couples who want to experience the beauty of their own backyard. Located just a 50-minute drive from Brisbane city, Glass on Glasshouse offers three stunning fully self-contained villas. The villas offer an unparalleled view of nature, nestled in the heart of the Glasshouse Mountains, in the scenic Sunshine Coast Hinterlands.

Glass on Glasshouse, Glasshouse Mountains


5) Thala Beach Nature reserve, Oak Beach Port Douglas

For the nature enthusiasts among us, Thala Beach Nature Reserve can be found in the private headland between Port Douglas and Cairns. The resort is home to the famous Osprey's Restaurant. Perched in the canopy, you can gaze down at the rainforest and coastline while you dine from the treetops. Thala is popular for its wildlife walks, wildlife experts and star gazing nights. It's the perfect place to take a road trip to if you need a few days away from the hustle and bustle of civilisation.

If you're planning a romantic road trip with your partner soon, you can't go wrong with any of these locations. They're luxurious, beautiful and peaceful. If you want to head off on a getaway but you don't have a car to get you there, we have you covered. Give us a call and we can get you sorted with a rental vehicle. All you have to do now is decide where you want to take that romantic road trip to.

Thala Beach Nature reserve, Oak Beach Port Douglas

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