Romantic Road Trip Itineraries for Valentine's Day

Couple walking on Trinity beach near Cairns, Queensland, AU

Are you planning a romantic getaway for Valentine's Day? There are plenty of road trip itineraries that take you through some of Australia's most beautiful destinations. VroomVroomVroom has come up with a few road trip ideas that pass through the most romantic holiday spots in the country.

Relax on the golden sands of Palm Cove

View of Island from Palm Cover

With pristine, secluded beaches and luxury hotels, there is nowhere better for a romantic getaway. Follow the Captain Cook Highway from Cairns and stop at some of Far North Queensland's premier destinations. Visit Kuranda, the unique "Village in the Rainforest", or take a walk on some of Cairns' top northern beaches like Trinity and Clifton. The highway will take you all the way to popular Port Douglas, where you can enjoy a swim at Four Mile Beach.

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Sample some delicious wines in Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley at sunset

Just outside of Adelaide, experience Australia's premier wine-making destination. With beautiful restaurants and a number of top wineries to choose from, it is the perfect romantic getaway. Drive around the region to get some fantastic views over the vineyards, and stop in at popular wineries like Jacob's Creek.

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Fly over the iconic Heart Reef in the Whitsundays

Heart reef view at Whitsundays

There are couples from all over the world that travel to the Whitsunday coast to see the famous Heart Reef. It has even become the sight of many marriage proposals. After you have viewed the reef via seaplane, you can also enjoy a road trip along the beautiful coastline. Centred around Airlie Beach, visitors can also explore peaceful waterfalls and secluded parks.

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Experience one of Australia's most stunning beaches

Hyams beach, New South Wales

Another destination that is popular for wedding proposals is Hyams Beach on the South Coast. The Jervis Bay region is an ideal place to enjoy a romantic road trip. Hyams Beach is said to have the whitest sand in the world, and it is just the first of many incredible beaches in the area. Couples can enjoy activities such as snorkeling, wind-surfing or even just a romantic picnic on the sand.

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Enjoy the natural springs of Daylesford

Lakes Daylesford, Victoria

This beautiful spa town is located in the Eastern Highlands, about 115km from Melbourne. It is a popular destination for couples, who can enjoy the natural mineral springs, luxurious spas and excellent restaurants. It is the perfect place to rejuvenate and relieve stress. Make sure you visit the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens while you are in town.

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