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There’s nothing quite like a romantic getaway in Queensland. The incredible nature, serene surroundings and gourmet dining leaves people wondering why on earth they have to leave. At Mt Mulligan Lodge we specialise in providing romance and luxury in a similar capacity, neither being separate from the other. But our rustic Outback Suites with private balcony baths are just the tip of the iceberg.


The Queensland outback and coast are home to numerous romantic activities for couples. So where will your love lead you this year? Perhaps to a night spent stargazing, a scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef or a fine dining experience you’ll never forget. Read on to discover your next romantic getaway in Queensland.

Romantic Getaways In Queensland

Romantic Getaway Idea #1. Stargazing in the QLD outback

There’s something magical about stargazing in the Queensland outback. Without much light pollution, the night sky becomes a dancing tapestry of unseen constellations, breath-taking galaxies and otherworldly planets.


All guests at Mt Mulligan Lodge can experience stargazing with the on-site telescope and knowledgeable guides. If you prefer a more intimate experience, book the couple’s XOXO Package. Among other luxuries, it includes a private stargazing tour for two, along with French champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries on arrival.

Romantic Getaway Idea #2. Watch the sunset over the QLD outback

Sunsets at Mt Mulligan Lodge are truly magnificent. The rocky face of Mount Mulligan (Ngnarrabullgan) glows in hues of orange, red and yellow as the sun sets over the pristine outback wilderness.


You can witness the best sunset views from our Sunset Bar. Drive your complimentary electric buggy up to the bar, then settle in with a sundowner while watching the all encompassing colours and scenery.

Romantic Getaway Idea #3. Tour the Atherton Tablelands waterfall circuit

About 2.5 hours’ drive from Mount Mulligan, the Atherton Tablelands is home to some of the most incredible waterfalls in Queensland. This romantic getaway proves that we shouldn’t take that famous TLC song literally.


Start at the heritage-listed Milla Milla Falls, an 18-metre plunge waterfall that tumbles into a gumtree-enclosed swimming hole. Next, make your way to Zillie Falls to admire the thundering cascade from a viewing platform. Break for a picnic among the flying foxes or finish your circuit at Ellinjaa Falls. Cascading over lava columns, it spills into a small waterhole home to freshwater turtles and platypuses.

Romantic Getaway Idea #4. Scenic helicopter flight

Looking for a unique romantic getaway in Queensland? We recommend taking to the skies in a scenic helicopter flight with Nautilus Aviation. Choose a flight over some of Queensland’s world-famous icons, including the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.


Take off with your loved one and sit back as the world unfurls beneath you. The ancient Mount Mulligan (Ngarrabullgan) is also on show, revealing its sandstone edges, verdant foliage and immense size as you sweep over it. You never know, this might be the perfect time to ask that one question your partner’s been waiting to hear.

Romantic Getaway Idea #5. Degustation under the stars

Where else in the world can you dine on fresh, gourmet produce under a starry night sky? Mt Mulligan Lodge’s dinner menu is a gastronomic journey featuring a bounty of locally-sourced, caught and farm-fresh seasonal fare.


Find a table for two out under the stars and pair fine wine with salt bush and corn frittata, prawn & herb-crusted line caught coral trout and char-grilled Australian lamb chops. Finish with something sweet, like red papaya and white chocolate mousse with quandong, finger lime salsa and coconut ice cream.

Romantic Getaways at Mt Mulligan Lodge

Mt Mulligan Lodge was made for romantic getaways in Queensland. Book your next holiday at Mt Mulligan Lodge, where luxury, adventure and nature cast the perfect spell for love and romance.

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