Avid travellers and van lifers don’t need many excuses to set out on the road and immerse themselves in the wonders of Australia. For those who do need an excuse to travel, or are looking to begin their caravanning journey’s, why not plan a romantic weekend away to celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Here are Caravanning Australia’s top recommendations for places to visit for each state!
Tasmania – Swansea
Just a short 90-minute drive from Hobart and Launceston, Swansea is the ideal location for a romantic weekend away, or a weekend with friends. Bathing in the crystal-clear waters at secluded beaches will be the perfect activity on a relaxing weekend away. For our wine aficionados and foodies, you will enjoy the variety of wineries on offer, as well as Swansea’s famous oysters!
Victoria – Daylesford
The Daylesford and Macedon Region is an idyllic location, that screams romantic getaway. Rejuvenate in the natural mineral springs with an array of spa and wellness packages to choose at your disposal. Stick around until Sunday to visit the Daylesford Sunday Market, with fresh local produce, novels, trinkets and great finds.
South Australia – Port Lincoln
Famed as Australia’s seafood capital, Port Lincoln is the spot to be for those who love their time spent by the water. While it isn’t considered traditionally romantic, why not jump a cage and come face to face with a great white shark – what a story that would be! Four-wheel drives are welcome along the phenomenal Thistle Island coastline, which is quite exclusive – keys are requested from the Port Lincoln Visitors Centre!
Western Australia – Exmouth
On the outskirt of the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, Ningaloo is the ideal destination to visit on a romantic getaway. Swimming beside whale sharks, manta rays and humpback whales is a memory that cannot be forgotten. Want to see the reef from above? Catch a flight and check out a bird’s-eye view of all its wonders.
Northern Territory – Darwin
What screams romance more than a glorious sunset? For sunset lovers, Darwin is the place to visit! With a glass of wine in your hand, your partner or friend in the other, gazing at the colourful sky will be magical. Take it up a notch by booking a harbor cruise or dine at the renowned restaurants!
Queensland – Whitsundays
An idyllic oasis is calling your name this Valentine’s Day. Summer is slowly coming to an end, so let’s hit it out of the park by visiting the Whitsundays! Take a scenic flight to gaze upon Heart Reef – the heart-shaped coral formation that epitomises the love felt on Valentine’s Day. Another great idea is renting a yacht or setting out on a sailing tour to explore the surrounding islands.
New South Wales – Byron Bay
Byron Bay is a hub for all interests and ages, and is the next-best getaway for romance. Wake up earlier and take a hot-air balloon ride to see the sunrise – nothing can beat it! Spoil yourselves at the various spas on offer and indulge in the tranquil experience. For a day-trip option, visit a distillery for an immersive experience of beer-making.
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