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5 Romantic Getaways To Surprise Your Partner With This Valentine’s Day

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Are you a BOQ customer? Do you use BOQ internet banking? If you’ve answered a big ol’ YES to both of those questions, then you’re one step closer to a Valentine’s holiday.

BOQ is proud to partner with Virgin Australia to offer BOQ customers 10% off all domestic routes within Australia and a range of international routes (Denpasar, Nadi, Port Moresby, Rarotonga, Nuku’Alofa and Port Vila – on Virgin Australia flight numbers operated by Virgin Australia) until 30 June 2018.

Flights need to be booked 20 days in advance, so today is the perfect time to book a romantic getaway for late February and miss the Valentine’s holiday crowds.

If you’re struggling to decide where to go, here are our top 5 romantic getaway choices:

Melbourne, Victoria

Topping an international survey of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne is also one of our favourite holiday destinations. Home to some of Australia’s best and most stylish shopping areas, lively bars, delicious restaurants and a flourishing arts scene.

If you’re going to choose Melbourne for your surprise romantic getaway, we recommend visiting:

1 – 18 March: Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Find out more.

16 – 25 March: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Find out more.

22 – 24 March: Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2018. Find out more.

Hobart, Tasmania

Jetting off to Hobart means you will have the entirety of Tasmania at your fingertips. One popular tourist drive is the Circle Tasmania trip, where visitors can experience the tranquil beaches on Tasmania’s east coast before heading to the stunning mountains that line the west coast. Spend a week or ten days traversing this gorgeous island, but make sure you stop for a couple of days in Launceston and Hobart.

If you’re going to meander your way across this beautiful island, we recommend visiting:

  • Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur)
  • The wineries of in the Coal River Valley wine region and the Tamar Valley Wine Route
  • Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet National Park
  • Old Hobart Town (a reconstructed outdoor model of Hobart as it was in 1820)
  • Cradle Mountain, in the central highlands
  • Montezuma Falls (Tasmania’s tallest waterfall)

Perth, Western Australia

Perth has so much to offer you and your partner on a romantic getaway. Whether you want to visit the wineries, relax on the beautiful beaches, visit the historic port town of Fremantle, or indulge at the creative restaurants and trendy bars – Perth is a great location to have a long weekend.

If you want to head over and visit the thriving metropolis of Perth, we recommend getting there for the Fringe World Festival from 26 January – 25 February. This is the third largest Fringe in the world. Find out more.

Nadi, Fiji

Fiji is the perfect romantic island destination. The recently upgraded Nadi international airport is the gateway to all 333 tropical islands of Fiji. Located between Vanuatu, Samoa and Tongo; Nadi is only a hop, skip and a jump over the South Pacific Ocean (or a four hour flight).

Port Vila, Vanuatu

Port Vila, the capital and largest city of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean, is a regular holiday destination for those seeking an active beach holiday. The stunning Mele Cascades, the fun adventure parks and the many scuba and snorkelling tours make this a great place to visit for a fun-filled and active holiday.

To visit these gorgeous holiday destinations and so many more stunning locations around Australia, head to to find out how you can claim your 10% discount.

Remember to head into your local BOQ branch to get travel insurance and if you’ve chosen to visit an international destination BOQ can help you with currency exchange and a CashPassport to make accessing your money overseas easy.

This blog post is for general information purposes only and is not intended as financial or professional advice. It has not been prepared with reference to the financial circumstances of any particular person or business and should not be relied on as such. You should seek your own independent financial, legal and taxation advice before making any decision about any action in relation to the material in this article.


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