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50 of the most romantic places to stay: Australia & New Zealand

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32. Southern Ocean Lodge
Kangaroo Island, SA

The awe-inspiring wilderness of Kangaroo Island is the perfect complement for this refined retreat, designed to respect the landscape and coastal ecosystem. Of the 21 suites, the Osprey Pavilion is the choice for couples looking for tranquillity and quiet grace, with an outdoor terrace and spa and more than 120 square metres of elegance. Curated Australiana experiences include dining with kangaroos and strolling among sea lions.


New Zealand

33. The Rees Hotel Queenstown
New Zealand

The lakeside sophistication of this hotel has garnered fans among snow-goers, thrill-seekers and romantics alike. As well as cuisine at True South Dining Room, highflyers can now take their love to the mountaintop with the exclusive Rees Heli-Wedding package. Tie the knot in dramatic style atop either the Remarkables or Cecil Peak.

34. Blanket Bay

Nestled between the Humboldt Mountains and Lake Wakatipu, the alpine setting of this stone-and-timber lodge is nothing short of spectacular. Choose from rooms and suites in the Main Lodge and the Chalet, the Owners’ Residence or the soon-to-arrive four-bedroom Villa. Get cosy beside the stone fireplace, or indulge your wild side with a picnic atop a mountain.

1 – 9 FRANCE  •  10 – 20 EUROPE  •  21 – 25 AFRICA  •  26 – 31 SOUTH PACIFIC  •  35 – 44 ASIA  •  45 – 50 AMERICAS

This article appeared in volume 27 of Signature Luxury Travel & Style. Click here to subscribe