Exploring romantic Australian destinations that are right on your doorstep

by Petrol Mum

The pandemic forced many loved-up couples to rethink their wedding plans, but just because you can’t jet off to the Maldives or Bali this year, doesn’t mean you need to put the honeymoon on hold.

With the day of love (Valentine’s Day) fast approaching, Toyota is inspiring lovers to have their ultimate romantic getaway without even needing to hop on a plane. 

Listed below are some of the most romantic and dreamy honeymoon spots in Australia, all accessible by car within a relatively short drive from the respective capital city, for those who recently tied the knot, are doing galentine, or just want a getaway that gives you all that romantic feels!

Be it off-grid glamping, Bridgerton inspired castles for some country romance or getting back to nature in style – these stunning destinations will have any couples revel in newlywed (and COVIDsafe) bliss.

Just for fun Driven Women Magazine has coordinated the Toyota we think best suits each of these destinations.

New South Wales

PAPERBACK CAMP 571 Woollamia Road, Woollamia, NSW 2540

This luxury African-inspired glamping accommodation located near the turquoise waters and white sandy beaches of Jarvis Bay, will give you an off grid romantic getaway you’ll remember for life.

Mixing eco and a high driving position we think the car to get you there would have to be a RAV4 Hybrid.

CASA LA VINA 657 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320

This romantic and luxury property, designed as a couples-only retreat with a unique southwestern design in the picturesque Hunter Valley.

Driven Women Magazine’s car of choice to get you there would be the GR Yaris via the Putty Road.


THE CASTLE ON TAMBORINE 274-280 Main Western Road, North Tamborine, QLD 4272

The most romantic castle stays! The Scottish ambience as well as the magnificent services will leave you with the royal relaxation feels.

A grand destination deserves a grand car, so our car of choice would be the Granvia.


WOODLANDS RAINFOREST RETREAT 137 Manby Road, Narbethong, VIC 3778

This beautiful secluded cottage nestled on 16 hectares of native forest is a perfect place for the newlyweds to enjoy a romantic relaxed holiday.

To explore some of the off-road attractions nearby you are going to need a Land Cruiser 200.

TIMBER AND STONE 2 Donnithorne St, Kyneton VIC 3444

This stunning Tuscan-inspired hideaway with rustic and contemporary style that can bring you the secluded romance.

Our car of choice to get you there would be the GR Supra.


CRADLE MOUNTAIN LODGE 4038 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain, TAS 7306

Set in the wilderness are these charming private timber cabins – they have luxurious suites with a bubbling hot tub for the newlyweds to wind down.

Another area you will need a 4WD to explore, so take the Prado.

EAGLES NEST RETREAT 15 Browns Road, West Kentish, TAS 7306

Perfect stay for you and your loved one – outdoor bath, hammocks, fire pit and breath-taking view!

Tread softly on the way to your destination driving the Prius.

Western Australia

LA FORET ENCHANTEE RMB 298 Caves Road, Margaret River, WA 6285

An enchanting honeymoon destination for those seeking an indulgent and luxurious experience with absolute privacy in an Italian-inspired property.

An Italian-inspired property needs a good-looking sportscar parked in front of it, so take the Toyota 86.

WOODLANDS RETREAT 355 Woodlands Road, Porongurup, WA 6324

In this beautiful chalet, you’ll get a jacuzzi, hillside views and of course, privacy – what more could you ask for an unforgettable honeymoon?

An eco retreat deserves our Eco Car of the Year for 2020, the Corolla hybrid sedan.

South Australia

THE LOUISE BAROSSA 375 Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga Barossa Valley, SA 5355

Privacy, luxury and indulgence pretty much sum up this exceedingly romantic spot in South Australia!

You can zip up to the Barossa in a Yaris ZR.

ARKABA (Flinders Ranges Way, SA 5434)

The dramatic landscape of the Flinders Ranges sets the scene for a romantic getaway in South Australia that neither of you will soon forget. 

Breath-taking views are matched by the equally striking C-HR hybrid.

We hope we have inspired you to connect with your nearest and dearest at one of these impressive destinations that Australia has to offer. The best thing is you don’t even need to get on plane to experience them, just get in your car and drive!

Destination photographs supplied. Toyota photographs by Driven Women Magazine

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