Last minute Valentines Day getaways for any budget

There are two weeks until Valentine’s Day and there’s still time to plan a romantic getaway.

But you better be quick - flights and hotels are booking out fast.

Romance is alive in paradise.

We’ve put together mini-break suggestions for different budgets for each Australian state.

We also encourage you to consider visiting fire-affected areas and neighbouring towns to help bolster their economies after a devastating summer. Find local hotels or jump on Airbnb.

Queensland

Luxe

Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort

Nothing says romance like a tropical island and the Whitsundays’ Hayman Island is no exception. With the Great Barrier Reef at your doorstep, a stay at this incredible resort will have you falling in love all over again.

The view from the Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort

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Capri by Fraser, Brisbane

Book a Valentine’s table at one of bustling Brisbane’s many romantic restaurants or order room service and have a relaxed night in. If you’re lucky you’ll get the pool to yourselves for a sexy night swim.

The indoor pool at the Capri by Fraser Hotel

New South Wales

Luxe

Emirates One&Only, Wolgan Valley

Having been forced to close due to fire threats, this stunning Blue Mountains retreat is open again and safe to visit. A stay in a private villa will make you feel like you’re the only two people in the world.

A private pool at the Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort

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Huskisson Beach Motel

What it lacks in luxury it makes up for in beauty and charm. With Jervis Bay Marine Park on your doorstep, you can enjoy stunning sunsets, dolphin and whale watching and, of course, long walks on the beach.

Huskisson Beach, New South Wales.

Victoria

Luxe

Jackalope Hotel, Mornington Peninsula

Meticulously designed with a focus on modern art and the environment, this is a new luxury experience like no other. Set upon a vineyard worthy of film, book the private dining room at Doot Doot Doot for the ultimate Valentine’s dinner.

The infinity pool at the Jackalope Hotel

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Prom Country Lodge, Wilsons Promontory

If you’re a nature-loving couple, a visit to Wilsons Promontory National Park will be your vibe. Just twenty minutes from this well-reviewed hotel, you’ll find bountiful wildlife, secluded swimming spots and all the hiking you can handle.

Right around the corner from Prom Country Lodge

Western Australia

Luxe

Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River

With villas right on the beach and an award-winning spa for couples massages, you’ll never have to leave the resort. Book a private dinner among olive trees as the waves crash in for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience.

The view from the Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River

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Four Points by Sheraton, Perth

Watch the sunset at Cottesloe beach, splurge on a hot balloon ride and take a day trip to incomparable Rottnest Island. Getting romantic in Perth is super easy and at the low-key Four Points, you’ll be right in the heart of it.

A room at the Four Points by Sheraton

Tasmania

Luxe

Tamar Solarhome, Tamar Valley

On a secluded acre overlooking a nature reserve, eco-friendly luxury home promises “the clearest night sky you're likely to see anywhere in the world”. A huge bath on the veranda uses pure rainwater so you can get romantic without regrets.

Tamar Solarhome by night.

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Eastcoaster Tasmania, Orford

Right on the waterfront, this rustic resort is the door Maria Island National Park. Go snorkeling in crystal waters, wine-tasting at Darlington Vineyard and have fish and chips on the beach at sunset for some old-school romance.

Sunset in Orford, Tasmania.

South Australia

Luxe

Novotel Barossa Valley

The perfect romantic getaway for wine-lovers, this 4-star resort offers spectacular sunrises and close proximity to Penfolds, Jacob's Creek, Yalumba, Wolf Blass and Rockford wineries. Book a couples’ massage at the on-site Endota spa after a hard day of swilling.

The view from the Novotel Barossa Valley

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Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

Share your love with Kangaroo Island, which desperately needs it after the bushfires. Overlooking idyllic Eastern Cove and popular with couples, this casual hotel offers endless opportunities for romance and a restaurant punching above its weight.

Dinner at the Kangaroo Island Mercure Lodge

Northern Territory

Luxe

Casino Resort Mindil Beach

I have three words for you: swim-up bar. I’m not saying it’s romantic, but I’m also not saying it’s not romantic. With outstanding sunset views, a luxurious day spa and four restaurants to choose from, this is the only place to be in Darwin on February 14.

Sunset at the Casino Resort Mindil Beach

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Kings Canyon Resort

I can personally report that dinner under the stars at this very resort is one of the most romantic things you can do. Hike the canyon, indulge in a helicopter ride and spend Valentine’s evening under a star-filled sky.

Kings Canyon in all it's glory

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