Luxury City Breaks in Australia & New Zealand

From shopping at Melbourne Chadstone to being pampered in Auckland, there are some of the very best luxury city breaks in Australia and New Zealand.

Be pampered with a spa treatment, enjoy fine dining, and luxuriate in your premium guest room. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply desire a luxury weekend away, these destinations are ideal. 


Discover how to make your next city break a luxury escape with our guide on where to visit, what to experience, and where to stay. Ready to start planning your travels?

Shopping in Melbourne

Chadstone Shopping Centre located in Melbourne is Australia’s favourite destination for luxury – and the ideal location for a romantic city break. Housing the world’s most indulgent brands such as Burberry, Chanel, Celine & Cartier it rivals international shopping hubs like Paris and New York. 


At Chadstone, you and your partner can take time to relax and unwind. Make use of this luxury shopping centre’s spa, cinema, dining precincts and luxury stores, or treat your loved one to an appointment with a personal stylist who will ensure they have an unforgettable experience.


After your day of retail therapy, escape to a sanctuary of style at Hotel Chadstone Melbourne MGallery Collection. Guests at this luxury hotel have access to an indoor heated rooftop pool, a fitness centre and even a day spa, Holism Retreat. Located right next door to Chadstone Shopping Centre, you won’t have far to go with all your spoils.


Stylishly appointed rooms feature throughout the hotel with modern décor, spacious suites, oversized rain showers and luxury amenities. Dining options include their signature rooftop venue Altus Rooftop, Bar, & Lounge and ground floor restaurant, Pastore.

Soaring Above Sydney

Take your love to new heights with breathtaking views of Sydney’s iconic landmarks from above - one of the most romantic things you can do in Sydney.


Offering fifteen and thirty-minute scenic flights, Sydney Seaplanes is the ultimate activity to impress your loved one. Departing from Rose Bay, you will fly over the dazzling southern-eastern suburbs, bringing you to Australia’s world-renowned landmarks. Soar over the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, taking in these icons from a completely new perspective.


With waterfront views, the Empire lounge is the perfect place to enjoy your Sunset Flight Dinner. Offering a full day of adventure and luxury, come and be amazed with a romantic Sydney Seaplanes experience. 


Following your experience with Sydney Seaplanes, why not continue the adventure? Check into the Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour to spoil them with a romantic city break at a five-star hotel. From their pool and sauna to impeccable views of the harbour, this hotel provides a full suite of services.


Located at Circulate Quay in the heart of Sydney, Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour is in the centre of all the action. Hop onto a ferry and explore the Northern Beaches, or step outside and discover Sydney CBD right on your doorstep. 


Take advantage of the panoramic views of Sydney’s sparkling harbour with exotic cocktail in hand at Hyde Hacienda Sydney. This bar blends light filled spaces with intimate booths, so sit back and sip a dreamy cocktail or two whilst grazing a signature share plate.


Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour is the ultimate location to share incredible memories with your partner.

Pampering in Auckland

Indulge with a full program of pampering and wellness. Offering a variety of services, So Spa is the dreamy date location you are looking for. Walk into the wellness centre and find your zen.


So Spa offers a variety of pampering services including facials, as well as body and beauty treatments. Every service is performed by highly skilled professionals who understand the individual needs of every guest. So Spa also offers a full wellness centre where you can enjoy a Finnish sauna, spend time in the gym, and complete the day in the pool overlooking Auckland’s striking skyline. 


Leaving the wellness centre in a relaxed daze, you will find plenty of luxury rooms at the world-class SO/ Auckland Hotel – allowing you to take your day of pampering into the evening.


With praised in-house restaurants and bars, Harbour Society and HI-SO, you can spend the entire weekend being looked after by the SO/ team. Ideal for couples looking to escape the hustle of urban life, SO/ Auckland Hotel is guaranteed to leave you feeling calm, balanced and in love.  

Fine Dining in Surfers Paradise

Everyone knows the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. So why not spoil your partner with an intimate meal at one of the best restaurants on the Gold Coast?


Making every meal a memorable one, Seascape Restaurant and Bar features contemporary seafood cuisine served alongside a curated menu of wines and signature cocktails. This celebrated bistro offers panoramic sea views along with a rooftop bar where you can enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne under the stars. A clear choice for anyone wanting to treat their loved one with a romantic evening in Surfers Paradise. 


The ambience is key when choosing the perfect romantic restaurant or bar, and Hyde Paradiso’s energy is unrivalled. Enjoy the ultimate dinner date at one of Surfers Paradise’s most lively restaurant and bars. Overlooking the ocean, Hyde Paradiso’s Mediterranean cuisine, extensive cocktail list, and spectacular DJ will create an unforgettable experience. Let your hair down and have fun - Hyde Paradiso will take care of the rest.


Want to turn the evening into a luxury weekend getaway? Stay at Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise, home to the Hyde Paradiso restaurant. This premium hotel will look after every detail of your stay, delivering high-quality service for everything they do.


Romance, indulgence, and elegance - Peppers Soul gives every guest the perfect romantic experience. From the sauna, spa and steam room to the impeccable ocean views, every guest will leave feeling completely rejuvenated. 

Contemporary Culture in Perth

A colourful mix of music, theatre, art, comedy and dance, Perth offers a rich calendar of cultural experiences throughout the year. Whether you’re after a movie under the stars in Perth’s renowned Kings Park, an outdoor art exhibition along the beach, a show at one of the world’s largest Fringe festivals or a glass of wine at a moody jazz club – there is something for everybody and every couple in Perth.


Treat your special someone to a pre-dinner tipple at one of Perth’s inner-city bars, followed by a gastronomical feast at BAHA Poolside Bar & Kitchen. Honouring a summer vibe year-round thanks to the poolside location and colourful cocktails, this city favourite is a must-visit whilst in Perth. You'll find BAHA on Level 1 at Art Series Hotel - The Adnate Perth.


After dinner, take in a show. From live music at His Majesty’s Theatre or RAC Arena, to a musical or theatrical performance at the State Theatre Centre of WA, to simply admiring new street art dotted throughout colourful Northbridge, there are plenty of great ways to spend your evening in Perth. 


Finish off your day with a stay at one of Perth’s most stylish hotels: The Adnate Perth - Art Series. At this Art Series hotel, one of the building’s exterior walls features one of the world's largest 'mega murals' - a colossal artwork climbing up 27 storeys. But there is so much more to this 5-star hotel.


In-room art libraries and documentaries, five-star service, modern designs and fixtures feature throughout the hotel. Standing adjacent to fashionable King St which is lined with chic cafés, trendy bars and boutique fashion stores, all you could ever need is within arm's reach.

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