For the Lovers: The most Romantic Getaways Close to Canberra
Looking to get away for the weekend with your other half? Below are some of the most romantic places to stay for you and your starry-eyed lover.
Whether you've been together two weeks, two years or two decades, a romantic weekend away never goes astray. Taking two days out to soak up each other's presence (and enjoy some delicious food and wine whilst you're at it) is a great way to reconnect and reset.
Whatever the reason, grab your partner and get ready to indulge in a loved-up little mini-break where all you have to worry about is what time your next massage is, whether or not you should wear slippers with your fluffy robe and where you should go for your next meal. Read on for our pick of the most romantic getaways close to Canberra.
Mona Farm boasts seven historic guest houses on the property, each with their own distinct charm and swathe of little luxuries. Here you'll find beautiful gardens and a wildflower meadow for idyllic strolls, indoor and outdoor contemporary artworks and sculptures, farm tours and historic buildings that tell a rich story about Braidwood’s past.
For a romantic weekend away like nothing you've experience before, opt for Mona's signature 'Stay, Wine and Dine' package. Enjoy a seasonal grazing board on arrival, a three-course dinner, complimentary mini bar and breakfast daily.
You'll also have the opportunity to browse Mona's extensive collection of contemporary art, partake in a farm tour or enjoy a fly-fishing lesson.
140 Little River Road, Braidwood
cubby and co
Leave all devices at home and head to the gorgeous cubby and co on Mount Majura. The cubbies are located in a vineyard (hello, romance) and are super private, quiet and beautiful. Choose between the two bell tents, 'Edgar' and 'Frank’ or opt for the ‘Dinny’, the tiny house.
All three are luxurious, with linen bedding, furniture and homewares from local and regional businesses, and beds as soft as clouds. Enjoy a bottle of wine under the stars and breakfast in bed. Visit cubby and co in rain, hail or shine! It is perfect for all seasons.
88 Lime Kiln Road Majura, ACT
Bannisters by the Sea
To experience the real wow factor, head to Mollymook and stay at Bannisters by the Sea. This boutique resort, which is about a two-hour and forty-five-minute drive from Canberra, sits on a clifftop with 360 views of the stunning Pacific Ocean. The rooms themselves are nestled within pure comfort and you can choose from a range of options. The Luxury Suites offer views over the infinity pool and ocean and you can select either a divine Roman bath, a gas fireplace for those cold winter nights, or a wrap-around deck to enjoy the sun.
Upgrade your stay to a Terrace Suite or one of the designer Penthouses. Bannisters by the Sea is famous for its Rick Stein seafood restaurant which is perfect for a romantic dinner for two. During the day, indulge in a cocktail from the Bannisters Pool Bar and if you want to unwind even further, book in a treatment at their clifftop Spa by the Sea.
191 Mitchell Parade, Mollymook Beach NSW
THE COTTAGE Kangaroo Valley
Owned and curated by artist and stylist Lisa Madigan, The Cottage flaunts interiors just as breathtaking as its idyllic surrounds. A carpet of lush greenery awaits outdoors, whilst indoors, Lisa's stylish sanctuary beckons in all its white-washed serenity.
An uplifting space of calm and rejuvenation where exposed brickwork, raw woods, and scatterings of greenery effortlessly combine to create a sense of rustic, laid-back luxury. With just one bedroom, this charming retreat is built for two, so get ready to bask in tranquillity and soak up the romance. Explore the majestic landscapes of Kangaroo Valley then settle down with a glass of wine and let the sofa do the talking.
118 Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley
Whisk your loved one away to a luxurious eco hut for a few days and bunker down… together. Kimo Estate, which is close to Gundagai, houses three minimalist eco huts that are all architecturally designed and take advantage of the elements – the sun, the wind and the rain. The huts sit high on the hilltop and offer sweeping views of the gorgeous Murrumbidgee River flats. The best feature? They have hot tubs so you can soak away under the stars – bliss!
1218 Nangus Rd, Nangus NSW
One of the most romantic getaways in NSW, this family-run sustainable winery is an epicurean gem boasting an award-winning restaurant, cellar door, craft brewery, and now beautiful boutique accommodation. Surrounded by green hills and bucolic countryside, Cupitt’s Estate is now home to 10 luxurious sleeper pods that have been designed with couples in mind. Private and self-contained, each features a king bedroom with a separate living space, stunningly appointed bathrooms (complete with native botanical-infused skin & haircare), and a dreamy deck.
Experience the vineyards from sunrise to sunset, venturing out as you please to dine at the restaurant and fromagerie or sample a flight of their finest beer and wine. But you'd be forgiven for wanting to snuggle up indoors, these pretty pods will steal you and your special someone's heart at first glance. Dial up the romance and book the Deluxe King Bath Pod which as the name suggests, comes with its very own freestanding outdoor bathtub. Bliss.
58 Washburton Road, Ulladulla