The Hinterland is perfect for romance: Dave and Cat Milkin are pictured overlooking the Obi Obi Valley

The Hinterland is perfect for romance: Dave and Cat Milkin are pictured overlooking the Obi Obi Valley

Romance is in the air, and the mountains are calling for February 14! What better place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with that special someone than the Hinterland? A stunning location, which has achieved astonishing results in Tripadvisor’s 2018 Global accommodation awards.

The Falls Montville has been named in the Top 25 Small Hotels in the World, and would be a perfect place for a mini-getaway. Not only that, it was also named the Number 1 Small Hotel in the whole of Australia.

Amazingly, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland has done the double! Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat is named as the Number 2 Small Hotel in the entire country.

The Falls Montville and Narrows Escape are currently the Number 1 and Number 3 ranked hotels on Tripadvisor Australia, and received Tripadvisor’s Travellers Choice award – Tripadvisor’s highest accolade for hotel performance globally.

Add to this the exceptional range of eateries, from fine-dining for two to a hearty breakfast in characterful village cafés. Check out our Food Drink Dine Guide for many of the best places to sample delicious fare together.

“The Sunshine Coast Hinterland is an exceptional destination”, Alan Dryden of The Falls Montville told The Hinterland Times.

“Boutique accommodations with excellent service have become Montville, Maleny and Flaxton hallmarks. We’re proud and humbled by the recognition of the world’s two largest and most influential travel referral and reference sites.

“The Falls Montville specialises in romance. Cottage proposals, Valentine stays, special anniversaries, intimate elopements and impromptu romantic weekend getaways,” says Alan.

“Flickering log fires, luxurious double spas, rainforest birdsong, nature walks, superlative restaurants and the quaint romance of hinterland villages and towns – these are a wonderful mix for the couple that wants to share experience and create special, intimate moments for two!

“It’s critical to remember that accommodation is only one part of the picture. Wonderful tourism business associations, great info centres, superb restaurants and cafés, unique architecture, diverse retail, an art and craft Mecca, organic agriculture, verdant nature and epic views – these are the core assets that draw increasing numbers of foreign and local visitors to the area.

“We’re all pretty fortunate to be here”, said Alan. “It’s a very special part of Australia.”