Valentine’s Day is a chance to be romantic – show your loved one you care – and where better to do this than in the wonderfully romantic Whitsundays.
With 74 island wonders and an extensive mainland to explore, there are a host of romantic spots to spend time with your loved one amid the splendour of The Whitsundays.
Here’s our top picks for a romantic interlude in paradise!
Horseshoe Bay in Bowen is a pretty beach, sheltered by massive boulders and with coral you can walk to. If your partner is a water babe, grab a mask and snorkel right off the beach. Or take a walk up to the lookout for stunning island views…or simply relax under the whispering sheoaks. It’s hard not to relax on this beach, a well-kept secret.
What could be more romantic than taking a scenic flight over Heart Reef, a natural coral formation in the shape of a heart, visible only in The Whitsundays. The natural phenomenon has prompted many a wedding proposal and declarations of love and you to could be caught up in the excitement of flying over the Great Barrier Reef with this stunning symbol at its heart.
Pack a picnic, pop some champers in your backpack and take a leisurely hike to Coral Beach, on the Whitsundays mainland. Just a couple of kilometres outside Airlie Beach, this graded walking track weaves a path through majestic coastal pandanus and pops out at a secluded beach comprised completely of coral. The views across to Daydream Island are an added plus.
If you are a couple who crave adventure, a Jetski ride is a romantic way to cover a lot of ground! You can Jetski off the mainland and the islands with Whitsunday Jetski Tours!
One Tree Hill, on Hamilton Island, is one of the most romantic spots in The Whitsundays with views to die for! Known for its stunning sunset views, make the most of the cooling breezes and views and enjoy cocktails for two.
If cascading waterfalls and swimming holes in lush tropical surrounds make you think of love, then Cedar Creek Falls, on the Whitsunday mainland, are the perfect spot for you. The falls tumble down a sheer cliff face into a deep lagoon that is always fresh and cool thanks to the thick covering of rainforest and vegetation that forms a natural amphitheatre around the falls.
You and your loved one can discover the peace and tranquillity of the Great Barrier Reef after dark with Cruise Whitsundays‘ ReefSleep and Reefsuites. Reefsleep is a two-day/one-night encounter with the Great Barrier Reef – an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sleep under the stars. Snuggle up to your loved one underneath the stars or underwater in a reefsuite, Australia’s first underwater accommodation.
There’s something about old movie theatres that’s very romantic and few are more characterful than the Summergarden Theatre, in Bowen. Dating back to 1948, the theatre has a fascinating history – including hosting the Queensland premier of the Hollywood hit Australia, which was filmed in Bowen – but its movies are bang up to date! Cosy up together in the darkness with a mega-size box of popcorn and some Jaffas.