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As one of the most popular wedding and honeymoon destinations in Australia, North Queensland has some of the best romantic getaways you could ever imagine. So if you are looking for somewhere idyllic to take that special someone for a couples retreat, here’s our list of six favourites.

Romance can conjure up different images but whether you’re looking to snuggle up in a hammock on a tropical island or share a good bottle of red in front of a fire, North Queensland has plenty of options.

So we have chosen a few of our favourites that ooze romance and definitely will not disappoint if you want to spend quality time with someone special.

Travel NQ’s top six romantic resorts include:

[headline size=”small” align=”left”]1. orpheus island (off Townsville)[/headline]

pool at orpheus islandThis is the ultimate romantic tropical island where you are guaranteed to be spoilt.

Orpheus Island Resort is an exceptional all-inclusive resort that caters for no more than 30 guests at any one time.

Rooms are all beachfront with amazing views and a chef prepares all your gourmet meals. During the day you can relax with a massage at the day spa or take a boat trip to go snorkelling, fishing or exploring.

A popular spot for honeymooners, the candlelit dinner on the pier is one of the highlights for guests and the sunsets are incredible. Rooms start at $1200 a night and the island is only accessible by helicopter.

[headline size=”small” align=”left”]2. bedarra island (off mission beach)[/headline]
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Another favourite honeymoon destination and ultimate lover’s paradise is the one-and-only Bedarra Island Resort.

All-inclusive and completely private, this luxurious resort caters for only 16 guests at any one time.

All rooms have ocean views, balconies and offer complete seclusion. Rooms start at $1090.

[headline size=”small” align=”left”]3. Mt Quincan Crater Retreat (Cairns Tablelands)[/headline]

One of the top treehouse resorts in North Queensland, Mt Quincan Crater Retreat is a beautiful couples-only retreat. This place is built for romance.

Each of the six treehouses are self-contained with a double spa looking out over the surrounding Tablelands rainforest and hills, while a fireplace inside provides plenty of opportunities to snuggle up inside on cool nights.

[headline size=”small” align=”left”]4. Thala beach nature reserve (Port Douglas)[/headline]

pool at thala beach lodgeWith the best of both worlds incorporating beach and rainforest, Thala Beach Nature Reserve definitely makes our list of romantic getaways.

Close to Port Douglas, this treehouse retreat is five star luxury all the way with many special touches to make your stay memorable.

You can enjoy star gazing, the beachfront bar or enjoy a glass of wine on your own balcony.

[headline size=”small” align=”left”]5. silky oaks lodge (Mossman, north of Port Douglas)[/headline]

silky oaks treehoureWith incredible views over the Mossman River, Silky Oaks Lodge is a five star treehouse resort offering only the finest of everything.

Every detail has been thought of and these exquisite rooms have enormous baths, hammocks hanging from balconies and chocolates on the pillow.

Romantics will thoroughly enjoy a few nights here.

[headline size=”small” align=”left”]6. Daintree eco lodge[/headline]

daintree lodgeThe Daintree Eco Lodge is renowned as one of the best romantic getaways in North Queensland.

It is hard not to be seduced by the magic of the surrounding rainforest at this wonderful Daintree retreat.

Nestled amongst the canopy of the lush rainforest, love will certainly be in the air.

Each ‘bayan’ (treehouse) provides complete privacy with screened-in balconies, many with spa baths, and gorgeous rooms with locally-made toiletries. The outside sounds of green tree frogs croaking and bird calls make a stay here even more memorable.

[headline size=”small” align=”left”]Travel NQ fast facts:[/headline]

  • North Queensland has many retreats and resorts catering to the couples market – these resorts are some of our favourites.
  • Palm Cove and Port Douglas are very popular destinations for weddings and honeymoons.
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