Rediscover your sense of romance

Misty View Cottages, Montville

In fact, the Hinterland hills are home to some of the most romantic escapes in the world, with Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat voted the most romantic hotel on the planet in the 2021 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

The region is perfect for couple’s looking to rediscover their sense of romance – think food and wine trails, high tea parlours, art galleries and incredible views (perfect for picnicking!) – before nights spent cosied up by the fire.

To make sure you get the most out of your romantic escape, we’ve put together a guide to some of the most romantic Hinterland retreats, so fill your double tub with bubbles and get ready to settle in to one of these boutique Sunshine Coast escapes (romance guaranteed!).

Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat

When it comes to romance, Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat has all the moves.

This boutique property in the Montville rainforest was recently named the most romantic hotel in the world by TripAdvisor in 2021, and it’s not hard to see why.

Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, Montville

Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, Montville

The first thing you’ll notice when you arrive at this luxury escape is the absolute serenity, the surrounding rainforest instantly making you feel a world away from the hustle of everyday life.

The second thing you’ll notice is the attention to detail. Everything you could possibly want in a romantic escape is here, with a gourmet hamper of local produce welcoming you on arrival, a fire place for those cosy hinterland nights, double spa bath and hammock to soak in the views.

You can even choose to level up your stay with a massage package (yes please), or degustation dinner at the nearby hatted restaurant The Long Apron.

We’ll say I do to that.

Whispering Valley Cottages

As the name suggests, Whispering Valley Cottages is a place of true tranquillity.

Here you can stop and truly embrace your surroundings: like the Hinterland air so sweet you can taste it, the night sky bright with shining stars and the soft call of rainforest birds.

You won’t see another soul as you sip your morning coffee on your private deck or doze peacefully in your hammock

Inside you have all the creature comforts – think luxurious king size bed with soft cotton sheets and fluffy king pillows, a crackling log fireplace and spa bath.

So slip into your fluffy gowns, a glass of bubbly in hand of course, and enjoy the feeling of simply being.

Balmoral 575

The sense of romance is literally oozing from the timber floors of the beautifully crafted bungalow at Balmoral 575. 

Sitting at the top of the Blackall Range, this gorgeous haven offers uninterrupted views of the coastline that will take your breath away.

Of course they have everything you’ve come to expect from a romantic escape - there is a fireplace, fluffy towels, and cosy robes for snuggling - but the true hero of this property is the outdoor bath. 

Imagine yourself soaking in the views while soaking in your outdoor tub, where the hardest decision you’ll have to make all day is whether to watch the stunning oranges and pinks of the sunset, or the rolling mist of a hinterland sunrise.

We say yes to both.

Hunchy Hideaway

Whether you prefer to be spoiled rotten with everything from home-made scones to cheese platters and gourmet barbecue hampers or left alone to absorb the sheer beauty from your own woodland cabin, Hunchy Hideaway is a slice of hinterland paradise.

This adults-only escape is enveloped by the surrounding rainforest, and you’ll begin to feel the tranquillity embracing you as soon as you make your way along the elevated wooden walkway to your cabin. 

Complete with log fire and double spa bath, the hand-carved cedar features within your lover’s nest only amplify the cosy factor in this luxury B&B.

And for those looking to elevate their stay, they have a number of romantic packages, including a ‘proposal’ package that includes directions to their secret waterfall – the perfect place to pop the question!

Montville Country Cabins

If your romance game is a little lacking, Montville Country Cabins has you covered.

Here they’ve thought of it all, with a spa bath, log fire and warm natural timber interior that sets the scene perfectly against the vibrant green of the surrounding views.

But their true secret weapon is a unique ‘rain on the roof’ system, because what’s more romantic than cosying in bed on a drizzly day?

So pack your grazing platter of local nibblies and turn up the raindrops, Heaven just became your reality!

Misty View Cottages

Misty View Cottages, Montville

Misty View Cottages, Montville

If you’re looking for the ultimate escape where romance meets luxury, look no further than Misty View Cottages.

Here they offer exclusivity and privacy, coupled with breathtaking views over Lake Baroon.

With dining hampers available you’ll never want to leave, so settle in with your loved one and enjoy the Hinterland in all its splendour.