The Most Romantic Getaways in Western Australia

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Feb 08, 2017

by TRAVEL INSIDER WRITERS

From Exmouth's remarkable Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef to Perth's luxurious Como the Treasury, feel the love at these romantic getaways in Western Australia.

Cape Lodge

Yallingup

Wandering Cape Lodge’s 16-hectare grounds, it’s hard not to be captivated. Pathways lined with agapanthus and clivias, a tennis court bordered with climbing roses, rolling lawns that lead to an inviting swimming pool, a three-hectare vineyard, a croquet lawn and a large lagoon fringed by gums and peppermint trees all come together to create an Arcadian feel. The interiors of the 22 generously proportioned rooms continue this mood, with classic blond wood, white louvres and a mélange of neutrals and greys. Elements such as ceramic lamps, glass vases and contemporary local artworks deliver a polished finish. All suites have a spacious marble or granite bathroom but it’s the Lake View Suites that are the real prize, with decadent spa tubs big enough to oat in.

Dining

Executive chef Michael Elfwing’s nightly tasting menu is not to be missed.

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Cape Lodgeis beautiful – but so is the surrounding region. Less than five minutes away is WA’s stunning coastline; a short drive south leads to native forests and picturesque towns. Plus there’s incredible wine-tasting at standard-bearers Vasse Felix, Cape Mentelle, Voyager Estate and Cullen Wines.

By Jo McKay 

Como the Treasury

Perth

It’s grand, luxurious and undeniably cool but can an edifice that once housed the post office and the state’s chief accountant really claim romantic credentials? As it turns out, yes, it can. In fact, when one couple who met on the site as teenage public servants returned to spend their 43rd anniversary at the newly opened Como the Treasury, hotel staff loaded Only Sixteen and When a Man Loves a Woman – songs from their wedding – onto an iPod and had the tunes playing when the couple entered their room. It’s that kind of place. Whether you check into the smallest room (average 55 square metres) or the largest (120 square metres), you’ll sleep between Egyptian cotton sheets under soaring ceilings amid décor that blends sleek Scandi style and Victorian grandeur. The free minibar is replenished daily. Oh, and there’s a switch beside the bed for the blackout blinds. Just saying.

Dining

Choices include fine-diner Wildflower on the rooftop, David Thompson’s acclaimed Thai eatery Long Chim and the innovative Petition Kitchen. And with separate bars dedicated to wine, beer and cocktails, you can settle in for the weekend. There’s no need to leave the State Buildings.


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Be sure to visit the cool indoor pool and Como Shambhala spa.


By Di Webster

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Broome

Cable Beach and its beloved eponymous resort are both synonymous with Broome – and for good reason, starting with its peerless location on one of the country’s great beaches. The wealth of on-site eating and drinking options doesn’t hurt, either, nor does the squad of service personnel who strike the right balance of polished
and Broome-casual. While the resort is an obvious choice for families, Cable Beach Club is equally qualified to host couples seeking a romantic getaway. Lush tropical gardens create a sense of privacy, while the rooms – a timeless combination of stained timber and pearling- inspired elegance – are comfortable and romantic. And then there’s that sunset over Cable Beach...

Dining

Although the food here has long been a drawcard,
the appointment of executive chef Joji Iwama in 2013 has shifted the odds even further in the diner’s favour. The flavours of Iwama’s homeland are front and centre at the resort’s Japanese diner, Zensai, while Rambutan celebrates the deliciousness and diversity of South-East Asian food.
At Club Restaurant, expect refined Italian cooking and great wines.


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The adults- only pool. Enough said.


By Max Veenhuyzen

SEE ALSO: The Most Romantic Getaways in New South Wales

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

Exmouth

There’s camping, there’s glamping and then there’s Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, a luxury 16-tent safari lodge hiding in plain sight in Cape Range National Park. From the absence of television sets and wifi- to the postcard- perfect views of sand and sea, every aspect of the Sal Salis experience seems designed to help couples (re)connect with nature and each other. Outdoorsy types will feel at home in this eco-sensitive coastal paradise; while tide and weather dictate each day’s activities, options include guided walks in nearby Mandu Mandu Gorge, snorkelling with turtles and kayaking. In the market for more of a do-nothing getaway? The well- stocked library and open bar at the main lodge make relaxing a breeze, while sparsely appointed yet comfortable tents (good linen, showers with views of the surrounding wilderness, hammocks out front) encapsulate Sal Salis’s rugged-casual brand of luxury.

Dining

Chef Brendon Haberle keeps his daily menus accessible and delicious, whether
it’s French raisin toast with maple bacon for breakfast or mod-Oz treats like Exmouth prawn croquettes at dinner. The bar is stocked primarily with boutique Western Australian wines, craft beer and spirits.

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There’s a larger, more private honeymoon tent with a four-poster bed for those looking to dial it up a notch.

By Max Veenhuyzen

 

Injidup Spa Retreat

Yallingup

The first thing you notice at Injidup Spa Retreat is the view. Here, high above Injidup Beach, the outlook from each of the 10 villas spans 180 degrees of blue Indian Ocean, silver-green dune vegetation, sandy coastline and broad sky. It’s stunning. But if you can lift your chin
off the floor and tear yourself away, inside you’ll find a haven of relaxation: cream leather sofas, putty-coloured walls, bleached-wood furnishings and a king-size bed. There’s
a sofa and limestone fireplace for cosying up on cooler
nights and a plunge pool for the heat of summer. Suites have either one or two bedrooms and children are not permitted so it’s a guaranteed grown-up idyll. As the moniker suggests, luxurious spa treatments are where Injidup excels and the couple’s spa room, complete with large tub, looks out over the ocean. If you’re lucky,
 a whale might swim past.

Dining

Lamont’s Smiths Beach will deliver a gourmet meal and a bottle of wine. Alternatively, Injidup will happily arrange a private chef if you book in advance.


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The outdoor deck is made for gazing at the big blue, side by side.

By Jo McKay

 

SEE ALSO: The Most Romantic Getaways in the Northern Territory