9 Romantic Brisbane Getaways for Valentines Day
Love, love, love. It’s a many-splendored thing. It’s in the air. It lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love. That… and the perfect romantic Brisbane getaway for you and your special someone this Valentine’s Day.
Don’t have a squeeze? No worries. Ol’ Val’s Day ain’t just for couples. It’s about showing love for someone special in your life. So why not plan a getaway with your bestie or favourite relly? Go on. Indulge. We’ve got you covered (in roses 🌹😊).
- O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat
First up on our Valentine’s Day Brisbane list, just two hours from the CBD, is O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Nestled in picturesque Lamington National Park at 930m altitude, this is the perfect romantic getaway to experience and connect with nature.
The area is often called a “waterfall paradise” - with good reason. So be sure to pack your runners with your picnic basket to enjoy a romantic lunch deep in the heart of World Heritage-listed rainforest. Feel your stress just flow away to the sounds of native bird song and beautiful running water. Ah, the serenity.
Check out the Discovery Program for a range of thrilling activities and tours, or simply indulge and pamper yourself at O’Reilly’s award-winning Lost World Spa and the stunning infinity pool. Just a hop and skip down the road is O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard to add to your romantic adventure. They’ve even got cute Alpacas!
- Binna Burra Lodge
Rainforests piqued your fancy? Then check out Binna Burra Lodge, positioned 800m above sea level amidst sub-tropical rainforest in Lamington National Park. They offer a range of accommodation styles and experiences perfect for your Brisbane Valentine’s Day getaway.
For an authentic, secluded adventure, you can’t go past the Rainforest Campsite and Safari tents. For a taste of luxury with breathtaking views, head over to the award-winning Sky Lodges. These eco-friendly apartments superbly complement the surrounding landscape with the use of local stone, slate and reclaimed hardwood. The only thing missing… is you and your +1!
- Wander at Scenic Rim
This Valentine’s Day, journey to the heart of one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Regions to Travel in the world for 2022 - The Scenic Rim. Just 1.5 hours from Brisbane and you’re in a picturesque, romantic paradise.
Five secluded WanderPods® overlook Lake Wyaralong. Each of the off-grid eco pods are named after the stunning mountains that surround The Overflow 1895, forming the centre of the Scenic Rim. This is a serene romantic getaway to be experienced to be believed.
- Sanctuary at Sirromet
Only 30 min from Brisbane CBD and airport, nestled around Laguna paperback trees and giant scribbly gums, is Sanctuary by Sirromet. Escape for a romantic Valentine’s getaway to this tranquil bushland setting with luxury tented pavilions (glamping!) offering elegant comfort and style. AND, it’s on the Sirromet Winery grounds. Bonus!
Uncover a world of wine with behind-the-scenes tours, followed by a tasting of Sirromet’s award-winning Granite Belt wines. And for the big night, indulge the senses and dine on fresh, locally-sourced produce at your choice of three amazing restaurants.
Oh, and the view! The 560 acre property captures views across Moreton Bay. It’s also home to many gorgeous wallabies grazing around under the decks as you enjoy a glass of vino at sunset.
- Witches Falls Cottages
Less than an hour’s drive from Brisbane, on Tamborine Mountain, is Witches Falls Cottages. Sip on a glass of local wine in your own private courtyard garden (with a BBQ!), or relax in front of the fireplace with a book. Start the day with breakfast hampers including fresh homemade bread, delivered to your door. Then unwind with a couples dip in your private double spa… And, there’s an amazing winery just down the road. Now that sounds like the perfect cottage getaway for Valentine’s Day.
- Reid's Place Bed and Breakfast
So, you want a romantic seaside escape? And you also want a luxurious high tea? Well, Reid’s Place Bed and Breakfast is the one for you! This award-winning accommodation is just a stone’s throw from Brisbane at Scarborough, along the Redcliffe Peninsula.
Owned and run by self-confessed romantics, Beth and Rob Reid, Reid’s Place exudes warmth and family-style hospitality. The colonial-design, private oasis sits in quiet suburban Scarborough. Plus, it’s only 500m from the beach. Morning beach swim followed by an afternoon high tea? Sounds pretty good to us!
- Ovolo Inchcolm
Ovolo Incholm is a quaint, character-filled gem located in the heart of the CBD, perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway in Brisbane. Maintaining the building’s architectural heritage from the original 1920’s construction, the hotel fuses modern design and dining with the sophistication of eras gone by.
Think Gertrude Stein’s Paris salon, where Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Picasso, Banksy, Lennon and Bowie would comfortably rub shoulders while sharing trailblazing ideas and indulging in bistro and bar classics. Did we mention martini hour? Discover for yourself…
- Crystalbrook Vincent
Three things… lazing by the pool, boozy rooftop brunch, and date night at Brisbane’s most sought after lifestyle and entertainment destination. Yeah? Yeah. Crystalbrook Vincent is your Brisbane Valentine’s Day getaway in the bag.
This little slice of luxury is perfectly situated in the heart of Brisbane. Their collection of 166 contemporary rooms and suites offer a lively extravaganza of dynamic design and sustainable amenities, all with an air of modern sophistication.
To really dial up the Valentine’s Day vibes, they’re putting on a Festival of Lovers over the Valentine’s weekend, to celebrate love in all its forms. Whether it’s a Galentine’s brunch with the girls at Fiume Rooftop Bar, a romantic Italian dinner for two in Polpetta, or a relaxing night away, this is how to say cheers to love.
- Spicers Balfour Hotel
Just minutes from Brisbane CBD, and a 2 min walk from Howard Smith Wharves, Spicers Balfour Hotel is the ultimate luxury B&B experience. The award-winning boutique hotel offers distinct rooms and suites that provide the perfect welcoming sanctuary for your Valentine’s Day staycation (or city escape). It’s even pooch friendly, so you can bring your special little furry friend.
And for the big night? Book a romantic dinner for two at the hotel’s on-site restaurant, The Balfour Kitchen & Bar. It was awarded Best Vietnamese Restaurant in Australia in the 2019 Savour Awards, and ‘Best Asian Restaurant in QLD’ in the QLD & NT Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.
Book in your romantic Brisbane getaway for Valentine’s Day - you got this!