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Australia's Most Romantic Road Trip Destinations For Couple's

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Thinking about planning a romantic Australian road trip with your significant other? From a hot air balloon ride over the Barossa Valley to canoeing through the everglades in Noosa, Australia is brimming with romantic destinations.

There really is no better way to explore Australia than to rent a travel van and discover the country together. A campervan road trip means you can truly relax, take your time, and make the most of the flexibility and spontaneity that van travel offers.

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To help you plan your trip, we’ve put together some of the best things to do in Australia for couples. Prepare to fall in love with each new destination as you wake up to sublime scenery, discover new sights and experiences, and enjoy romantic time together!

What makes a romantic road trip destination?

Every couple’s idea of romance differs. For some, it could be setting up a camping spot and watching the sunset together with a glass of wine. For others, it might be hiking a mountain or exploring an underground cave. The one common factor is that it’s all about quality time together. If you’re wondering ‘where is the most romantic place in Australia?’, here are our top suggestions for each state:

Romantic destinations in Western Australia

With its awe-inspiring landscapes, abundant wildlife, and endless opportunities for adventure, Western Australia is a couples’ dream destination. This picturesque state is made for van travel! To get started, pick up your maui camper from one of WA’s two convenient locations, either Perth or further north in Broome. Let’s take a look at some of the best romantic things to do in Western Australia.

Broome

This beach resort town is a tropical getaway for couples. Broome has incredible sunsets, and here are two great ways to enjoy them:

Ningaloo Reef

This destination is a must-do for couples keen to see some of Australia’s incredible marine life. Here are two top activities to add to your road trip itinerary planner:

  • Plan a unique whale-watching experience! Swim with whale sharks or relax on a sunset sailing.
  • Explore the pristine waters of Coral Bay with an unforgettable snorkelling experience. This unique region is home to over 500 species of fish, 200 types of coral, and many other amazing marine animals.

Margaret River

Known for its wineries, craft breweries, and beautiful beaches and forests, Margaret River offers something for every couple. Our top suggestions include:

  • Spend a night under the stars with an outdoor movie at Cape Mentelle. Sip award-winning wine from the Cape Mentelle winery as you enjoy the comfort of a bean bed and a great movie.
  • Visit more of the region’s outstanding wineries on a couples’ wine tour. All the planning is done for you – just relax and enjoy!

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Romantic destinations in Northern Territory 

From the spiritually rich Red Centre to the vibrancy of Darwin, the Northern Territory offers an array of unique romantic experiences. To start your Australian road trip, pick up your campervan from maui’s Darwin or Alice Springs branch and head to some of these top destinations:

Katherine

From thermal springs to misty waterfalls, Katherine is all about getting back to nature. If you’re a couple who loves to swim, here are two top spots to enjoy together:

  • Explore the natural wonders of Nitmiluk National Park. Take a cooling swim in the tranquil waters of Leliyn Falls. If you have plenty of time, follow the 4 km track (east of the Leliyn camping spot) to Sweetwater Pool.
  • Take a refreshing dip in the natural thermal waters of Katherine Hot Springs. Pack a picnic and enjoy the scenic walking tracks while you’re there.

Darwin

The capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, Darwin is well known for its fantastic food scene, beautiful national parks, and warm holiday vibe. There are plenty of romantic activities on offer in Darwin, but our top picks include:

Yulara

Just minutes from Uluru, the township of Yulara makes the perfect base for enjoying some of the Red Centre’s must-do romantic experiences, including:

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Romantic destinations in South Australia 

With its dramatic coastline, quaint townships, and award-winning wineries, the relaxed region of South Australia is all about romance. Kick off your South Australian road trip by picking up your maui camper from our Adelaide branch. Let’s take a look at some of the top things to do in South Australia:

Kangaroo Island

Fancy a romantic island escape? There’s no better place than Kangaroo Island! This wildlife sanctuary is both beautiful and rugged, making for the ideal Australian road trip destination. Here are two top activities to enjoy while you’re there:

  • Visit Emu Bay Lavender where you can pick lavender, buy some lovely lavender gifts, and enjoy lunch at the café.
  • You can’t visit Kangaroo Island without hand-feeding a kangaroo! There are lots of other great experiences to enjoy here too, including koala cuddles and snake encounters.

Barossa Valley

Love a good wine? Then Barossa Valley should definitely feature on your road trip itinerary planner!

  • For a truly special experience, book a private Wine, Food, and Heritage Tour.
  • What could be more romantic than drifting quietly above the beauty of Barossa in a hot air balloon? And when you land, celebrate with a champagne breakfast!

Adelaide

The capital of South Australia, Adelaide is brimming with beautiful beaches, incredible restaurants and bars, and excellent shopping. Here are our top picks for couples:

  • Relax and enjoy the scenery on a Murray River lunch cruise. This three-hour cruise includes a delicious two-course meal.
  • Stop and smell the roses at Adelaide Botanic Garden. While you’re there, visit the Santos Museum of Economic Beauty and have lunch at the onsite café.

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Romantic destinations in Queensland

From the vibrant nightlife of the Gold Coast to the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland is a slice of romantic paradise! Start your Australian road trip by picking up your maui camper in Cairns or Brisbane.

Port Douglas

Just one hour north of Cairns, Port Douglas is all about relaxation and rejuvenation.

  • With its golden sands and crystal-clear waters, Four Mile Beach is the idyllic spot for a romantic stroll or a midday snooze under a palm tree.
  • Breathe in the fresh ocean air as you listen to the waves and feel the warm sand between your toes. What better way to unwind and de-stress than with a spot of beach yoga?

Cairns

Looking for romantic things to do in Cairns Australia? We’ve got you covered! Here are our top picks:

  • Plan an island escape to Green Island. Surrounded by world heritage rainforest, this special spot is a protected marine park brimming with bird and marine life.
  • Just 30 minutes drive south of Cairns, Behana Gorge offers pristine swimming holes, breathtaking views, and fabulous waterfalls. Don’t forget to pack a picnic and sunscreen!

Noosa

Never been to Noosa? Now’s the time! This resort township on the Sunshine Coast is a magnet for campervan travellers. Here are a couple of reasons why:

    • See some of Noosa’s spectacular scenery as you paddle through the Everglades. Choose from a self-guided or guided kayak tour – there’s an option for all ages and abilities.
    • Book the ultimate romantic couples experience with a Thai Couples Massage.

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Romantic destinations in New South Wales 

From the Blue Mountains to the Hunter Valley, New South Wales makes for the ultimate romantic destination. Pack the campervan, pick out some great camping spots, and get ready to plan your trip! But first, pick up your maui camper from our Sydney branch. While you’re there, check out some of the great things to do in Sydney! Here are a few more romantic NSW destinations to add to your road trip itinerary planner:

Blue Mountains

For couples looking for a little outdoor adventure, the Blue Mountains don’t disappoint. Our top picks for couples include:

Hunter Valley

Well known as one of Australia’s best wine regions, the Hunter Valley is also a haven for romance. Plan your trip to include these unmissable experiences:

  • Explore the Hunter Valley Gardens. Be sure to check out ‘What’s On’ on the garden’s website and plan your trip for one of the great events held throughout the year.
  • No trip to Hunter Valley is complete without a winery tour. There are loads on offer – take your pick!

Byron Bay

This balmy, beachside town is all about sand, surf, and seriously good food. Here are our top picks:

  • Perched on a hilltop in the secluded area of Ewingsdale, Fig Tree Restaurant has perfected the art of garden-to-plate dining. Be sure to visit the 150-year-old fig tree while you’re there.
  • Treat your sweet tooth to something special from Eclair at The Bay. Choose from a range of delicious tarts, cakes, eclairs, and more.

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Romantic destinations in Victoria 

Whether you’re a couple who loves dining out and dancing or escaping the crowds in the quiet of nature, Victoria has it all. Pick up your maui camper at our Melbourne branch and start ticking off your romantic bucket list!

Grampians

An Australian road trip to the Grampians features high on the list of idyllic holidays for many couples. Whether you’re into outdoor adventures, fantastic food, or just discovering new sights, the Grampians offers the ultimate experience for every kind of traveller.

  • One of the highlights of the Grampians region, the Pinnacle walk and lookout offers unbeatable views. There are several walks to choose from to suit all abilities and fitness levels.
  • Prefer a more relaxed experience? Head along to one of the Great Western Cellar Doors. There are numerous wineries to choose from – all of them excellent!

Yarra Valley

Just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley feels like a world away. The perfect place for a romantic getaway – our top picks include:

  • Experience the romance of the French garden at Alowyn Gardens. This beautiful spot is a popular wedding venue too!
  • Connect with nature at the Californian Redwood Forest in Warburton. Some of the 1500 trees here are over 50 metres high!

Hepburn Springs

In need of some rest and rejuvenation? Treat yourselves to a day at Hepburn Springs. There’s plenty to see and do here – our top picks include:

  • Give in to temptation at the Chocolate Mill. Bag some goodies to take back to the campervan for later. But before you do, try the Ultimate Hot Chocolate at their yummy café!
  • Don’t leave Hepburn Springs without booking yourself in for an indulgent treatment at the mineral spa. Choose from night bathing, couples’ treatments, mineral rituals, and more.

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Romantic destinations in Tasmania 

It may be Australia’s smallest state, but Tasmania is bursting at the seams with divine destinations for couples! Pick up your maui camper from our Hobart branch and plan your trip to include these top spots:

Tamar Valley

Named as one of the world’s top 10 wine routes, Tamar Valley is a wine lover’s dream destination. There’s plenty more on offer here though, including some fascinating wildlife.

  • With around 30 wineries in the region, you’ll want to plan a stop or two at some of the top cellar doors.
  • Take the opportunity to see some of Aussie’s weird and wonderful animals at Platypus House.

Hobart

The capital of Tasmania, Hobart is brimming with history, creativity, and beauty.

  • Take a tour of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Guided 50-minute walks leave at 11 am each day from The Hub. There are 14 picturesque hectares to explore, so pack a picnic to enjoy under some cool shade while you’re there.
  • Surprise your partner with a truly special experience! Take in the unique beauty of Hobart from above with a scenic flight. We recommend the Tassie Beach Picnic option which includes landing on a pristine beach to enjoy a gourmet picnic hamper.

Lake St. Clair National Park

Lake St Clair is part of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. This tranquil destination is simply magical and a must-do for keen outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Walk the Dove Lake Circuit – one of Tasmania’s premier walks. The 6 km track takes you through magnificent rainforest and offers incredible views of Cradle Mountain.
  • For a decent leg stretch, catch the ferry from the Lake St Clair jetty to Echo Point then take the 11 km walk back through the rainforest along the lake shore.

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Keen to explore Australia’s top romantic destinations?

So there you have it – a long list of romantic destinations to discover on your next Australian road trip! From spontaneous long weekends to a special occasion, or perhaps popping a proposal, we hope we’ve given you some romantic inspiration.

Take the first step toward your romantic escape and book your maui camper from your nearest branch. Maui has branches right across the country – at least one in every state.