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When you’re planning a romantic getaway in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, somewhere secluded is ideal, decor is important, cooking facilities are handy and views are excellent with beautiful sunsets over the ranges to enjoy. Fireplaces, hot tubs and easy access to good dining options also make the list. So grab your partner and head for the stunning hills and valleys of the Sunshine Coast hinterland for cosy cuddles in romantic Sunshine Coast accommodation that will melt your loved one’s heart.

Lovestone Cottages

Nestled amidst the scenic Blackall Range, Lovestone Cottages offer a secluded escape with three luxurious cottages designed for relaxation and romance. Think spa baths for two, a crackling fireplace, and private decks with barbecue grills – perfect for whipping up a romantic meal. These fully-equipped havens are surrounded by lush rainforest so you can reconnect with nature and unwind. Located just a short drive from Montville, you’re perfectly placed for exploring the region or simply relaxing and revelling in the peaceful tranquility.

Maple Cottage at Lovestone Cottages
Indulge your senses at Lovestone Cottages

Spicers Tamarind Retreat & Spa

Luxury cabins with fireplaces, hot tubs, and an award-winning on site restaurant are the perfect ingredients for a romantic getaway. Set in lush rainforest gardens, the accommodation at Spicers Tamarind is a step above your average cosy cabin. Book in for a romantic weekend and settle back by the fire or in the hot tub on your deck, or head to the bar and firepit for some socialising. Following a few glasses of something good, settle in for a sumptuous dining experience at The Tamarind Asian fusion restaurant. A treatment at the spa is the perfect finish to your romantic escape.

Spicers Tamarind Retreat Spa Studio
Spicers Tamarind Retreat Spa Studio

Glass on Glasshouse

Set on 25 acres overlooking the Glass House Mountains, Glass on Glasshouse is a sanctuary featuring three designer self-contained villas. These stylish architecturally designed villas have all the amenities to delight even the fussiest of romantics with 3-metre floor-to-ceiling glass walls that let you immerse yourself in your surroundings and take in the stunning mountain views and features including a king size bed, free-standing spa tub, fireplace, and a kitchen for cooking delicious treats. An outside deck with a BBQ and comfortable seating round out the perfect romantic abode.

Glass on Glasshouse
Glass on Glasshouse

Starry Nights Luxury Camping

If you’re wanting some stylish camping romance, then Starry Nights Luxury Camping delivers. Featuring a large freestanding safari tent atop recycled timber flooring on an elevated deck, this is not your everyday tent. Furnished with a pillow-top king-sized bed with organic linen, a warming wood fire, a freestanding bathtub with shower and a kitchenette for romantic cooking, this is my kind of camping. The tent also has a flushing toilet and plush bathrobes and views of the bush and flowing grassy acreage, providing a delightful backdrop for this secluded getaway.

Starry Nights Luxury Camping
Starry Nights Luxury Camping

Taman Sari Private Pavilions

For those wanting private luxury accommodation, Taman Sari Private Pavilions offers a unique couples retreat that sits atop a ridge-line overlooking the densely forested ranges and rocky escarpments of the Obi Obi Valley. Two standalone designer pavilions offer stunning views from a private deck, log fires, and a pebbled bathroom with a double spa bath and twin showers. Each pavilion also has a loft-style bedroom and spacious kitchenette with an electric hot plate, dishwasher, and microwave for some gourmet self-catering. But here it’s really about the views and surroundings with mountain trails that pass by the property and the natural delights of Mapleton Falls National Park and the Mapleton township only a short drive away.

Taman Sari Private Pavilions
Taman Sari Private Pavilions

Spicers Clovelly Estate

If luxury and food get your heart racing, then Spicers Clovelly Estate is the perfect fit. This luxury French-inspired lodge with all the trimmings has all you need for a romantic escape including a multi-award-winning restaurant. There is a choice of rooms and suites but the pick should be the Montville Suite with its king size bed, bathtub with a private deck or patio, a communal lounge with fireplace and a library with books that transport you to the French countryside. Dining at The Long Apron, a classic French bistro, offers a  French fusion dining experience that will melt any heart. .  

Montville Suite Clovelly Estate
Montville Suite Spicers Clovelly Estate

Maleny Lodge

This stunning heritage house was built in 1905 and lovingly restored to create a stylish retreat that’s perfect for any romantic with a love of old-world style. Fear not if you are allergic to doilies as this beautiful romantic abode is all classy charm with tastefully decorated rooms that will have you immersed in the not-too-distant past. Maleny Lodge is part boutique hotel and holiday home with four king ensuite guest rooms and a 3 bedroom heritage house. Guests can book rooms individually or hire the whole of the Maleny Lodge if you and your besties want to celebrate Valentines Day with girls weekend away. Other features at the lodge include a country-style kitchen complete with the original brickwork and a heated swimming pool plus a barbecue area and a fire pit for cooler nights.

Maleny Lodge
Maleny Lodge

Narrows Escape

This luxury cottage is nestled into the rainforest of Montville with views and the sounds of the flowing stream beneath. With all the features needed for a romantic rainforest getaway including a king size bed, fireplace, hot tub and a kitchen stocked with local treats, there is no need to leave your secluded rainforest hideaway at Narrows Escape. Located on the edge of Kondalilla National Park the property has easy access to walking trails and is only a short drive to Montville for dining or shopping. It was also awarded Most Romantic Getaway by TripAdvisor in the People’s Choice Award in 2021. 

Narrows Escape Montville
Narrows Escape Montville

Blue Summit Cottages

This romantic accommodation is located a short 8-minute drive from Malany but a world away from reality with beautifully appointed cottages that will have you in romantic raptures. Featuring amazing views of the mountains and valleys, the cottages achieve a big luxurious tick with king size beds, a fireplace, a hot tub and kitchenette plus a BBQ for gourmet self-catering for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Blue Summit Cottages are a place to savour the sunsets with wine or bubbles on the deck with perhaps a few local cheeses.

Blue Summit Cottages Black Cockatoo Cottage
Blue Summit Cottages Black Cockatoo Cottage

Montville Sky Suites

Combining modern luxury and style with breathtaking views of the Blackall Ranges to the coast, Montville Sky Suites deliver on location and ambience. The pick of the rooms is the couples spa retreat which offers a beautiful spa bath on the balcony, a unique double shower room, a king bed and an adjacent fireplace. The deck area is perfect for dining as a couple and even better, the accommodation has an in-house restaurant to make all your dining in and room service wishes come true. Your biggest problem will be having to get out of the romantic bathtub to collect your food. Located in the heart of Montville, it’s within easy reach of local dining and shopping options.

Montville Sky Suites Spa Suite
Montville Sky Suites Spa Suite

The Ridge at Maleny

One of the newest romantic accommodation options in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, The Ridge at Maleny offers guests a choice of 14 contemporary villas. A one-bedroom villa will transport you away from the everyday with views of the coast and hinterland. Facilities include a king size bed, fireplace, kitchen, and deck to take in the fresh mountain air. Located a short drive from Maleny and Montville, all of the hinterland’s attractions and dining options are at your fingertips. Modern and stylish, each villa has a great view and all the amenities you could want for the perfect weekend retreat from reality with your special someone.

The Ridge Villas Montville
The Ridge Villas Montville

King Parrot Retreat

This contemporary holiday home is perfect for a romantic getaway that also caters for fur babies. Located in the Mooloolah Valley, the three bedroom King Parrot Retreat is the perfect place to unwind and savour your surroundings with luxury at your fingertips. Featuring a king size bed in the master bedroom, fireplace, heated pool, enormous media room and kitchen, this home delivers on quality and size. The deck area is appointed with a large BBQ and seating area that lets you relax and enjoy the great outdoors and watch the native bird life drop in for a visit. The charming small town of Mooloolah is only minutes away and ideal for collecting the perfect vanilla slice from the local bakery or eye fillet steaks from the butcher for an evening BBQ with wine, bubbly and birds.

Champagne at King Parrot Retreat
Cocktail hour at King Parrot Retreat

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Trevor Templeman is a photographer and writer who travels the world capturing the essence of locations through their landscape, architecture and people. His words and photographs are published in magazines, newspapers and online around the world.