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4 Anniversary Ideas in Queensland


We’re sure you would’ve experienced an upheaval in plans and arrangements since the pandemic hit but we’ve curated a list of experiences to make up for the lost romantic occasions you’re craving. Why not escape for a romantic couple’s holiday on a private island on the Great Barrier Reef? Or maybe you prefer to discover the natural spoils and unique adventures of the Queensland outback?

Here are four anniversary ideas for 2021 that are sure to provide romance, luxury and memories for a lifetime.

1. Romantic Picnic Adventure on a Secluded Beach


Guests at Orpheus Island Lodge have exclusive access to a wondrous amount of white-sand beaches at the private island resort. Whisk your partner away for a secluded picnic with a chef-prepared hamper including gourmet local produce and drinks. You have the option to venture off on foot or rent a dingy or kayak to access those hidden gems around the island. Keep an eye out for marine life while enjoying a slice of paradise all to yourselves.


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2. Explore the QLD Outback


The Queensland outback is a one-of-a-kind anniversary destination. Romance awaits in this unspoilt wilderness, from fiery sunsets to dining under the stars at Mt Mulligan Lodge. The luxury outback resort provides for a rustic feel that encapsulates that Australian heritage. Our private balcony baths and heavenly king-size beds are what romance is made of.


Guests at Mt Mulligan Lodge also have access to a variety of QLD outback experiences, including gold mine tours, barramundi fishing, stargazing and ATV tours. One of our favourite anniversary ideas is a scenic helicopter flight over Mt Mulligan. Opt for the XOXO holiday package, which includes four nights’ accommodation, private stargazing and a bottle of French champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries on arrival.

3. Share an Intimate Degustation as You Dine with the Tides


The signature Dining with the Tides experience at Orpheus Island Lodge is one of the most romantic anniversary ideas for 2021. Be taken away on a journey with your partner down to the island’s starlit pier. There you’ll find a table for two overlooking the Coral Sea.


After being seated, your waiter will present a six-course degustation menu showcasing the region’s best produce. It’s all paired with wine from a select cellar list. The food is unforgettable, though nothing is quite like sharing an intimate dinner with the stars glistening above and fish swimming below.

4. Indulge at the Couple’s Spa Retreat


Pamper you and your partner this year with a spa retreat on Orpheus Island. The resort’s Gwandalan Spa offers a variety of restorative and rejuvenating treatments. It also uses pure Australian botanicals and organic ingredients for natural indulgence.


The Mikiri Men’s Facial is an excellent choice for gents wishing to detoxify and remineralise their skin. The Island Exotics Beach Massage is perfect for men and women who prefer to be pampered beneath the swaying palm trees. We also recommend the signature Kodo Massage, a rhythmic treatment inspired by traditional Aboriginal techniques.


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Celebrate Your Anniversary in Style in 2021


Are you stumped for anniversary ideas this year? Contact Orpheus Island Lodge for a range of romantic holiday packages, signature experiences and private island accommodation. We promise this will be one anniversary you won’t soon forget.