7 romantic getaways on the Gold Coast to backdrop your sun lovin'

From five-star waterfront hotels to hidden valley retreats.

By Jessica G. Lynch
The Langham Gold Coast
When it comes to sneaking away for a passionate rendezvous, you're either a rug-up-by-the-fire romantic or a walk-along-the-beach romantic.
If you're the latter, you'll want to head to the sunshine state Queensland – swelling with tropical rainforests, intricate waterways and winsome nonchalance.
So that you can meander along the coastline at sunset or sauna together after a day spent dipping in and out of the big blue, we've curated an edit of Gold Coast romantic getaways to book.
From Surfers Paradise luxury hotels to Currumbin Valley Airbnbs, read on for our top picks.

Romantic getaways on the Gold Coast

QT Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise
Boasting 297 rooms, a pool worthy of Palm Springs, day spa spaQ and a platter of indulgent restaurants and bars including Yamagen and Bazaar, QT's luxe Gold Coast posting evokes summer loving all year round.
Hilltop Hideaway, Currumbin Valley
Nestled in the Currumbin Valley rainforest on 50 acres is woodlands' retreat, Hilltop Hideaway. Soak up the afternoon views in the pool, spa or sauna after a morning spent exploring nearby creeks, waterfalls and rockpools.
The Langham Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise
With each of the 169 hotel rooms and 170 residences offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean or the Gold Coast hinterland, The Langham does not disappoint when it comes to setting the scene of romance. Unwind with a Chuan Spa treatment or with a dip in the magnesium indoor or outdoor oceanfront pools, before heading to dinner at one of the hotel's culinary concepts for date night.
Hillview Dairy, Currumbin Valley
Situated on an 1887-established dairy farm and boasting a plunge pool and acres of surrounding national parks, is Hillview Dairy. Overlooking Mt Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creek, it's an ideal secluded spot for quality time.
Jefferson Beach Cottage, Palm Beach
Featuring private beach access and a fully-equipped kitchen, this Palm Beach waterfront stay is a perfect place to share a homecooked meal and a bottle of vino. Plus, it's pet-friendly, so your dog doesn't have to miss out on the Gold Coast's sunny spoils.
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
An idyllic getaway set on more than four hectares of lush tropical gardens in Sanctuary Cove. The InterContinental boasts well-appointed, modern rooms and suites and an impressive one-acre lagoon pool, plus the convenience of having superb golf courses right on its fringes.
Woolcott Cottage, Tamborine Mountain
Cosy and quaint, Woolcott Cottage was built in 1921 as a wedding gift and has been thoughtfully restored over the years as a space to retreat to. Close to wineries, glow worm caves, distilleries, rainforest walks and lookouts, it's a mountain ridge getaway ideal for pottering.