Valentine’s Day means spending quality time with the one you love and at the Tailor we have compiled some favourite options for an indulgent short getaway.  With Australia being blessed with a range of luxurious experiences that are perfect just to relax and unwind with that someone special in your life.


Wine Regions


Australia is blessed with such a wide range of wine regions that are easy to access for a weekend away, being within a couple of hours of their capital city.

The Barossa, South Australia is a perfect example of this; within 1 hour of Adelaide you can be relaxing in your suite at The Louise or taking part in a private wine experience at a local vineyard.  The Louise and Barossa in general offer a range of quality winery and dining experiences with local produce coming to the fore as well as the chance to simply relax in your suite.  Why not stay another day?

Cape Lodge in the Margaret River is another destination that is perfectly positioned for a luxury escape, being within easy reach of Perth, the region is popular with local, interstate and international visitors alike.  And the perfect place to blend winery visits with opportunities to experience the local wildlife and landscapes of this beautiful region.

Barossa Valentine

Great Barrier Reef


What better way to reconnect with that special someone than a stay at a luxurious lodge on the Great Barrier Reef – and we have 3 different options that will be sure to have a perfect match for you.

qualia is a lush tropical oasis on Hamilton Island, providing easy to access and a most indulgent stay, with individual pavilions positioned to take in the breathtaking views of the Whitsunday region, during your stay ensure you book in for a treatment at renowned Spa qualia and take a sunset cruise throughout the waterways.

Lizard Island, situated just a short flight from Cairns, is right on the outer Barrier Reef and provides a range of activities to suit.  Snorkel straight off the beach, or take an excursion to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for diving or snorkelling to experience the best the reef has to offer.  Lizard also offers 24 private white sandy beaches which you can take your own dinghy and picnic lunch to spend time with your Valentine.

With scenic helicopter flights along the coast from either Cairns or Townsville, getting there is part of the adventure with a stay on Orpheus Island.  Here you can do as much or as little as you like, with excursions to the reef and local islands, and for the romantic occasion ensure you Dine With The Tides and enjoy your own intimate dining experience on the pier.

Lizard Island Valentine


City Escape


Perhaps a city stay is more your idea of a romantic getaway and The Tailor has plenty of recommendations there also, tailored to suit your interests. Sydney and Melbourne both offer luxurious accommodation options and a wide range of touring options can be arranged to gain an understanding of the destination – all with local knowledge and insights to ensure you get the best out of your stay.

In Sydney ensure you include a private harbour cruise to view our most iconic and beautiful harbour by the water, or take in the sights from above with a BridgeClimb and for the more active you may like to join a private surf lesson on Australia’s best known beach; Bondi.

In Melbourne there are so many restaurants to choose from and take a private walking tour throughout the city’s lanes and arcades, visiting local artisans and food producers along the way.  Or take in the whole city with a scenic helicopter flight over the city and sea.

Whatever your preference, Australia has on offer the perfect Valentine’s getaway to enjoy.

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Founded by Drew Kluska in 1998 on a platform of excellence and authenticity, The Tailor offers discerning travelers the opportunity to visit the Australia people only imagine in their dreams. In conjunction with hand-selected destinations and hosts, an entirely different personality of Australia is revealed. This is a side of Australia the majority of Australians do not even know exists. The Tailor has an enviable list of past travelers and was named by National Geographic as one of 2009's "Best Adventure Travel Companies On Earth." It has also been recognized by the 2008 Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine Awards as the "Best Tourism Innovator" and as one of the "The top 50 travel experts you need to know worldwide" by the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller UK. The company has been featured in many other leading international publications such as Travel & Leisure USA, Elite Traveller USA and Vogue.