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5 Most Romantic Things to Do in Australia

Devika Khosla

Last updated: Jun 18, 2018

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Melbourne was earlier called ‘Batmania’ thanks to their love for Gotham City and Bruce Wayne

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John Dory is a type of fish typical of Australia so enjoy it grilled, fried or however you like it!

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On the Great Ocean Road, take a selfie with the Twelve Apostles in the background.

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Pick up a bottle of your favourite wine on your winery tour in Hunter Valley

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Looking to take a holiday with that special someone far away from everyday distractions? Head to the country ‘Down Under’ for experiences that are truly special. Here are the five most romantic things to do in Australia.

Great Ocean Road Self-Drive

One of the most scenic driving routes in the world, find out why by hiring a car and taking a Great Ocean Road self-drive. Begin your adventure together from Melbourne and make your way towards Australia’s surfing mecca, Torquay, which is where the Great Ocean Road begins. Feast on spectacular views of the ocean hugging the rugged coastline as you pass through popular towns like Lorne and Apollo Bay.  As you approach Princetown where the Port Campbell National Park begins, you will find the most famous site along the Great Ocean Road, the rock formations of the Twelve Apostles.

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Wine Tours in Hunter Valley

The picturesque Hunter Valley located in New South Wales is a couple of hours north of Sydney. The heart of wine country, spend the day In Hunter Valley taking wine tours at some of the more famous wineries here. With over 150 wineries here, visit the likes of Brokenwind Wines and Gartelmann Wines, both famous for their standout chardonnays along with Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard and Scarborough Wine Co, which are known for their rosés. You can opt to stay at one of the romantic boutique hotels in Hunter Valley and indulge in each other’s company over some fine dining and great wines!

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Great Barrier Reef Scuba Dive

The world’s largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland is where vast marine life dwell. Explore the crevices from the depths by going scuba diving in the crystal-clear waters. The spectacle of the colourful fauna and flora of the underwater world will wow you both. To give you a peek…the Great Barrier reef is home to 1,500 species of fish, 411 types of hard coral, 134 species of sharks and rays, six of the world’s seven species of threatened marine turtles and more than 30 species of marine mammals!

Hot Air Ballooning in Alice Springs

Sure to ignite the romance in your relationship is a hot air balloon ride in Alice Springs! The ultimate Outback adventure is soaring in the sky with champagne glasses in hand and feasting on views of the bushland below. Sail over the West MacDonnell Ranges and see the landscape glow around dawn and dusk. Look out for the famous wildlife resident as well, the Red Kangaroo.

Sydney Showboat Dinner Cruise

For a romantic night out on the town, take a break from land and choose the water instead. Hop on to a Sydney showboat dinner cruise and sail around the majestic Sydney Harbour. Watch the sparkling lights light up famous city sights like Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Onboard, along with the great views to be had from the deck, enjoy an entertaining show and a sit-down dinner.

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