Walks along windswept beaches, wine by an open fire (or, in summer, on a balcony overlooking the ocean) or finding a secret spot in the rainforest for a picnic - sounds like old fashioned Hollywood romance, but it's all possible in the region.
The spectacular scenery of the Great Ocean Road area adds a sense of grandeur to a holiday for two, but there are many more things for couples to do that will let the love flow.
Picture courtesy of Basalt Wines via Instagram (@basaltwines)... a must-do
WINE + DINE
Share an amazing meal at an award winning country restaurant, a pub with a view or on a patch of sand. Explore wineries, meet the winemaker and learn a little about the craft so you have a better appreciation of wines you both enjoy.
Experience new things together as a couple, like a horseback trail ride, a zip line adventure, learning to scuba dive or swimming with wild dolphins. Or take a paddle at sunset to view the elusive platypus in the wild at Lake Elizabeth - such a special encounter that will hold strong memories of quality time spent together.
There are terrific accommodation properties in the region perfect for a romantic retreat. Think king sized beds, luxurious appointments, open fires and double spas.
TIE THE KNOT
With so much love in the air the Great Ocean Road is a terrific destination for weddings. Within an hour and a half of the Melbourne CBD there are stunning venues, photo locations and regional centres with the full range of services and facilities you'd expect when organising your nuptials.