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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Turn The Tide Of Love & Put Your Heart In Queensland This Valentines Day



Queensland's tourism heart is beating once again. This Valentines Day, take the opportunity show a little love for the state that needs you most while indulging in a romantic getaway that will sweep your sweetheart off her feet faster than any rising water.

Brisbane

Brisbane's only French hotel; Sofitel Brisbane Central is inviting guests to embrace their inner cupid with an exclusive 'French Kiss' package featuring overnight Luxury Club room accommodation for two, full club benefits, self car parking for one vehicle and a special Valentines High Tea for two including complimentary glass of sparkling. Available 11-14 February 2011 subject to availability. $465 per night. www.sofitelbrisbane.com.au

Tropical North Queensland

Dunk your love in a tropical island paradise this February off the coast of Far North Queensland's Mission Beach. Dunk Island Resort is offering two nights in a Garden Room, all meals included plus a romantic beachside dinner for two and possible upgrade to a Beachfront room subject to availability. Price is $468 per person. www.dunk-island.com

A day dedicated to romance isn't enough for Mercure Townsville, which has created 'Love Month' featuring a Wedding Ideas expo on February 6, and a sumptuous five course dinner menu for Monday February 14 priced from $75 per person. Accommodation packages are available from $109 per night. www.mercure.com.au

Gold Coast

Take your love to greater heights with Peppers Ruffles Lodge & Spa's Valentines Package. Includes two nights luxury accommodation, French champagne, fresh fruit and chocolate on arrival, a one-hour full body relaxation massage for two people, a gourmet three-course candlelit dinner each evening, scrumptious daily breakfasts and nightly turn down service. Valid Friday 11 - 15 February with prices starting from $1325. www.peppers.com.au/ruffleslodge

Tamborine Mountain is now at its most magical thanks to recent rains and Witches Falls Cottages are offering a 'Star Struck' package that will help you understand how the planets affect your relationship. Unlock the mystery of magnetic love with two nights' accommodation, flower petals and a bottle of champagne on arrival, and a LoveStar Astrological Report from 'It's in The Stars Pty Ltd. Two night midweek Star Struck packages cost $654 per couple. www.witchesfallscottages.com.au

Take a romantic break at Radisson Resort Gold Coast This includes overnight accommodation for two in a deluxe Spa Room, a bottle of sparkling wine, full buffet breakfast, and a three-course Valentine's dinner for two. Prices start from $284 per room. The Valentine's dinner menu is available separately from February 12 to February 14 for $65 per person. www.radisson.com/goldcoast

Sunshine Coast

If you're too late to book a babysitter for Monday 14 February, River Cottage Restaurant in Noosaville is serving its Valentine's Degustation dinner on sharing plates for two all week. Featuring oysters, tea smoked Rannoch Farm quail, scallops and whole baby barramundi, the meal starts from $160 for two without wines, or $220 with wines. Cruise into the moment of romance by taking a sunset Ferry along the river, followed by a short stroll to the restaurant. www.rivercottagerestaurant.com.au

Montville Grove has three studio style cottages with lake and rainforest views, spas, decks, barbecues and kitchen facilities. Their Valentine's escape includes two nights accommodation in a studio-style cottage, delicious breakfast hamper including bacon & eggs, creamy Maleny yoghurt and locally baked white sourdough bread, and Italian chocolates on arrival. From $500 per couple. Valid between Friday 11 - 15 February. www.montvillegrove.com.au

Fraser Coast

Boost your romantic break by a third on Fraser Island with Kingfisher Bay Resort's 'Stay 3, Pay 2' deal. With an extra day and night up your sleeve, you'll have more time to experience the natural beauty of Fraser, take to the tracks by 4WD, explore deserted beaches or just relax and soak up the view. Hotel resort accommodation, with bush and lake outlook, starts from just $198 per night and is valid from Feb 1 - April 15, 2011. There's also a bonus Two for one passenger ferry transfer .See www.kingfisherbay.com

R&R Woodgate Beach Bed & Breakfast in Hervey Bay is a perfect base for romance. Only a short walk from a peaceful and tranquil swimming beach two nights accommodation plus dinner for two and complimentary wine starts from $280 per couple. www.rnr-at-woodgate-beach.com.au

Quarterdecks Hervey Bay is offering 1 or 2 nights luxury accommodation in a Starboard Villa, participation in a vow renewal ceremony with a popular local celebrant, Celebration Champagne & Hors D'oeuvres post ceremony at their Poolside location PLUS a surprise gift for each couple. Available on Saturday 12 February, from $180 per night. www.quarterdecksretreat.com.au

The Whitsundays

Romantic Hayman Island Resort will set hearts racing with a Valentine Package and a proposal; a romantic wedding for free. The Valentine Package includes three nights' accommodation, sumptuous daily buffet breakfast in Azure overlooking the Coral Sea, a relaxing 60-minute massage for two people, and a Romantic Langford Island Sunset Escapade complete with chilled wine and a cheese platter. Prices start from $990 per person twin share (Pool Wing). See: www.hayman.com.au. And couples who become engaged on Hayman this February will be invited back to enjoy a complimentary Romantic Wedding which includes wedding celebrant, ceremony location and set-up and the assistance of a Hayman wedding planner. Some conditions apply. Contact weddings@hayman.com.au

Guests will be treated to an indulgent sensory experience at qualia this Valentine's Day with a five-course gourmet menu specially prepared by executive chef, Jane-Therese Mulry, with matching wines. Upon turndown, in qualia's secluded pavilions with turquoise coral sea views, a chocolate gift will be waiting exclusively made for qualia's guests from the former pastry chef at El Bulli, Oriol Balaguer. The Gourmet package (breakfast and dinner - food only) starts from $1200* per night for a Leeward pavilion and $1700* per night for a Windward pavilion.

www.queenslandholidays.com.au; www.facebook.com/visitqueensland

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