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Romancing Australia
Romantic Ideas to enjoy a romantic vacation Down Under.

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Check out the following romantic travel ideas or see www.australia.com/romance

SYDNEY & BRAMPTON ISLAND Enjoy two complementary experiences - savour the tropical island breeze on Brampton Island before jetting down to Sydney for romance with an urban twist

SYDNEY, ADELAIDE & TROPCIAL NORTH QUEENSLAND Experience the buzz of Sydney, the elegance of artistic Adelaide, the wildlife of Kangaroo Island and the natural wonders of Tropical North Queensland in one honeymoon vacation package

WHITSUNDAY WONDERLAND Peppers Palm Bay Retreat is an ideal hideaway. Stay in one of 21 secluded bungalows situated directly on the beach. Enjoy the views and sea breeze while relaxing in a private hammock with uninterrupted views across the water to distant islands. There are no telephones or televisions, just nature at its best. Enjoy exquisite dining at 'La Riviera' or an intimate candlelit dinner for two on your private balcony. http://www.peppers.com.au

HOBART HIDEAWAY Corinda's Cottages is located close to downtown Hobart. Stay in the stately gardens of a Victorian mansion in a historic outbuilding. Choose from the Gardener's Residence, Servant's Quarters or the Coachhouse. All are delightful self-contained cottages, each with heavy oak beams and pit-sawn timbers. A pleasing array of antique furnishings create a cosy and intimate atmosphere. http://www.corindascottages.com.au

VINEYARD VENTURE Established in 1968, Balgownie Estate winery sits in Victoria's Goldfields region. Stay in one of two luxury apartments on the estate's grounds in five-star, self-contained accommodation. Choose from two units located within an 80-year-old miner's cottage, each boasting an ensuite bathroom, corner spa and views over the vineyards. Guests enjoy a personalized tour of the winery and a free bottle of Balgownie sparkling white on arrival. www.balgownieestate.com.au/

BLUE MOUNTAINS ROMANTIC B&B While in Sydney escape the hustle and bustle for a romantic escape to Moments B&B located in the Blue Mountains. This retreat sits atop an escarpment overlooking the secluded Valley of the Waters. Each of the four rooms has a verandah with uninterrupted views over wilderness and a two person Jacuzzi, combining the elegance and style of yesteryear with the luxuries and comforts of today.www.bluemts.com.au/moments

DESERT SAILS Slip into comfort and luxury in the heart of the Central Australian Outback at Sails in the Desert Hotel. Relax in spacious, airy and exquisitely furnished rooms, enjoy a cocktail in the beautiful grounds, or sit back and relax under the magnificent white sails that give the hotel its name. This five star property offers deluxe spa suites with private balconies. http://www.voyages.com.au

TOUR MARGARET RIVER IN STYLE Sample superb wine, fine food and stunning surrounds in style in Western Australia's Margaret River region. Tour the sites and enjoy the luxury of a chauffeur driven restored 1955 Rolls Royce Bentley. The 'Margaret River Lady' offers classic car guided wine tours of the region. All tours are tailor made to suit clients. Visitors can view wineries, speak to wine makers, taste some award winning vintages and indulge in a gourmet lunch. www.lifestylemargaretriver.com.au/aboutus.html