5 romantic road trips for your Valentine’s Day getaway

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, loved up couples across the country are getting their gifts sorted and dinner plans finalised.

But if you want to do something a little different with your partner this year, why not treat them to a road trip across the country!

So before you pack your bags and fill up the tank, check out these 5 romantic road trips for your Valentine’s Day getaway.

Hunter Valley, New South Wales

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Because what’s Valentine’s Day without a little wine? If you and your partner love a drop of red (or white) every now and again, then the Hunter Valley is a top choice. While it’s a 2-3 hour drive from Sydney, you’ll be able to sample a variety of wines and cheese. And if you really want to set the mood, take a hot air balloon ride around the town as the sun rises.

Great Ocean Road, Victoria

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But if it’s scenic views that makes your partner’s heart skip a beat, then you’ll need to put the Great Ocean Road on your Valentine’s Day itinerary. At 664 km long, the Great Ocean Road is full of places to see and food to eat - and the beaches aren’t so bad either! And if you’re a Melbournian, the Great Ocean Road is only 90 minutes from the centre of Melbourne.

Alpine Way, New South Wales

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On the other hand, if you and your partner are adrenaline junkies, then this next destination might be the one. If you’re starting your journey by heading south from Canberra, then you’ll hit Alpine Way in around 4 hours. When it comes to activities, you’re spoilt for choice - from horse riding to boating to caving, there’s never a dull moment! Just be sure to squeeze in some downtime by checking out the local pubs.

Uluru, Northern Territory

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And for the couples wanting to take their road trip game to the next level, Uluru is your place to be. If you’re driving from Adelaide, it’ll take you roughly 17 hours to get there, but you won’t be left disappointed. On the way, you’ll see the longest fence in the world - the Dingo Fence - and there’s camel rides and heaps of wildlife to look forward to, but just remember that you are visiting sacred land, so tread with respect.

Daylesford, Victoria

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But if you prefer to use Valentine’s Day as the perfect excuse to unwind and relax with your partner, then make Daylesford your next stop. Daylesford has a reputation of having the highest concentration of natural spas in all of Australia, so you’re guaranteed some well deserved TLC. Natural spas, mud baths, facials and massages are also all on offer at this heavenly retreat just one hour north-west of Melbourne.

But before you hit the road with your Valentine, it’s important to make sure your car insurance policy is good to go. You’ll need to have all drivers covered under your policy and if you haven't done so yet, you might want to add roadside assistance.  

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