Queensland ready for romance
IT'S been a terrible beginning for Queenslanders in 2011, but love, hope and optimism are in the air and it's time to celebrate.
You can do your small part in helping Queensland recover by choosing a Valentine's break in some of these romantic Queensland destinations.
Brisbane's only French hotel, Sofitel Brisbane Central's Valentine's Day package features overnight Luxury Club room accommodation for two, full club benefits, self carparking and a Valentine's high tea. $465 per night.
Peppers Ruffles Lodge and Spa's Valentine's package includes two nights accommodation, champagne, fruit and chocolate on arrival, a relaxation massage, gourmet three-course candlelit dinners and breakfasts daily. From $1325 per night. www.peppers.com.au/ruffleslodge
Tamborine Mountain is at its most beautiful, thanks to recent rains, and Witches Falls Cottages is offering a Star Struck package including two nights accommodation, flower petals and a bottle of champagne on arrival. From $654 per couple. www.witchesfallscottages.com.au
Peppers Palm Bay's Ultimate Indulgence package offers three nights' accommodation in a hideaway cabin, welcome drink and bottle of sparkling wine, daily breakfast and three-course a-la-carte dinner, water sports, day spa and massage. $738 per couple per night. www.peppers.com.au/palmbay
Tropical North Queensland:
Dunk Island is offering two nights in a Garden Room, all meals plus a romantic beachside dinner for two. $468 per person. www.dunk-island.com
Hayman Island is offering couples who become officially engaged there a complimentary Romantic Wedding package. From $419 per room per night. www.hayman.com.au
River Cottage Restaurant is serving its Valentine's Degustation dinner for two. From $160 for two without wines or $220 with wines. www.rivercottagerestaurant.com.au
Mercure Townsville has created Love Month, featuring a Wedding Ideas' expo on February 6, and a five-course dinner menu for February 14 priced from $75 per person. Accommodation from $109 per night. www.mercure.com.au
Make the most of a short romantic break on Fraser Island with Kingfisher Bay Resort's Stay 3, Pay 2 deal. From $198 per night. www.kingfisherbay.com
R&R Woodgate Beach Bed and Breakfast has two nights' accommodation plus dinner and wine from $280 per couple. www.rnr-at-woodgate-beach.com.au
Quarterdecks Hervey Bay is offering one or two nights' luxury accommodation, participation in a vow-renewal ceremony, celebration champagne and hors d'oeuvres. From $180 per night. www.quarterdecksretreat.com.au
Sunshine Coast hinterland:
Montville Grove has three studio style cottages. Their Valentine's escape includes two nights' accommodation and a delicious breakfast hamper. From $500 per couple. www.montvillegrove.com.au