There's nothing quite like the thrill of planning a surprise escape for you and your loved one. So we've come up with a plan, to fool them into a secret weekend away that's nothing but rest, relaxation and indulgence. Spend your weekend unwinding at the spa, fine dining at a restaurant, or by the pool side. Whatever you enjoy doing together, the time and thought you've put into this little getaway won't go unnoticed.
Choose between spending time outside of the city like a coastal or countryside escape otherwise enjoy a staycation in the city. Tell your companion that you're taking them to the coast for the day, with their bags secretly packed in the boot of the car - the perfect cover up. Or should you opt for a staycation; simply let them know you're going to a long lunch together.
Peppers National Sale is on now, so whichever destination you choose, you can make it a reality.
Choose your starting destination and let's go!
Starting location: Brisbane, QLD
Escape location: Peppers Soul, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
Travel time: 1 hour 5 minutes by car
2pm: Afternoon by the pool
You can rely on the sunshine state to bring the sun, so spend your afternoon at Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise outdoor heated pool. If the weather doesn’t live up to its reputation, Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise also provides an indoor heated lap pool too.
7pm: Dinner at Seaduction Restaurant + Bar
Treat yourselves to dinner at Seaduction Restaurant + Bar. This incredible, hatted restaurant focuses on local, seasonal produce with sweeping views across the beachfront, leaving no better way to finish your evening.
All day: Laze by the sea or get pampered at Endota Spa
Depending on your preference, soak up the sun on Surfers Paradise beach or for a more local experience head to Burleigh Heads. Or if a bit of pampering is in need, book in an indulgent spa package for two at Endota Spa.
Searching for a quieter escape alternative away from Surfers Paradise? Consider Peppers Broadbeach instead.
For the best offers on irresistible escapes, book with The SALE Event by Peppers. Sale ends 12 March 2017.
*Please note champagne cost is not included in hotel rate
Starting location: Cairns, QLD
Escape location: Peppers Beach Club, Port Douglas
Special offer: Book your escape to Peppers Beach Club in March and receive 10% discount. Use promo code: PBCMARCH17
Travel time: 1 hour 6 minutes from Cairns by car
2pm: Laze by the lagoon
Grab a cocktail and start your afternoon relaxing on a sun lounge by the lagoon at Peppers Beach Club.
7pm: Sublime Bar & Grill
Make the most of Queensland's incredible seafood at Sublime Bar & Grill, overlooking the beautiful lagoon. For a more casual affair, have dinner taken to you, with the in room dining option available too.
All day: Explore the Great Barrier Reef
There's a whole new world under water and it's yours to discover while you're visiting the Great Barrier Reef. The dramatic beauty and extraordinary marine life is an experience not to be missed. Grab your snorkel and go find nemo.
Starting location: Melbourne, VIC
Escape location: Peppers Docklands, Melbourne
Travel time: Minimal - in city centre
2pm: Outdoor heated pool
If you manage to catch the sun between Melbourne's four seasons in one day, begin your afternoon relaxing in the outdoor pool. Enjoy sweeping views across Melbourne's CBD as the sun goes down.
7pm: MOMAMI Restaurant
While Melbourne's known as a dining hotspot, MOMAMI reflects this with its delicate Asian cuisine. If you prefer something a little intimate, order the in-room dining service and bring the experience to you.
9am: Ride bikes under the sun
Get nostalgic with Melbourne's shared bike stations and make the most of adventuring through the city. When was the last time you enjoyed the cool breeze against your face and calming journey of a push bike?
12pm: Picnic at Royal Botanical Gardens
Pick up an assortment of cheese and wine from the nearest supermarket (ask reception for details) and spend the afternoon at the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Starting location: Sydney, NSW
Escape location: Peppers Craigieburn, Bowal, Southern Highlands
Travel time: 1 hour 30 minutes by car
2pm: Afternoon tennis or foot golf
Depending on your sporting style, choose from foot golf (a unique combination of football/soccer and golf) or tennis under the sun.
For those who prefer dining: Spend your afternoon enjoying Peppers Craigieburn High Tea - with the countryside as your background, fresh scones and locally made preserves to accompany.
7pm: Hickory's Restaurant and Bar
Overlooking the lush gardens and golf course, Hickory's Restaurant and Bar is a contemporary dining experience. Combining locally sourced ingredients and signature produce tailored to the climate, creating an unforgettable dining experience.
All day: Horse riding or vineyard tour
Saddle up and take a ride through the countryside at The Highlands Equestrian Centre , or discover the diverse wineries by Highland Wine Tours and Grape Escape within the region.
Starting location: Adelaide, SA
Escape location: Peppers Waymouth Hotel, Adelaide
2pm: Indoor heated pool, spa and sauna
No matter what time of year it is, spend some quality time together unwinding by the heated pool.
7pm: Dinner at Essay Kitchen
Essay Kitchen's focus is on local produce and contemporary cooking styles. Take advantage of Adelaide's incredible wines with Essay Kitchen's walk in wine cellar, holding some of South Australia's finest wines.
9am: Wine tour to Clare Valley
Take a day trip to Clare Valley and discover the very best wines within the region, showcasing more than 30 cellar doors, heritage buildings and farm sheds. Experience the winemaking process and even meet the wine makers first hand.
Starting location: Perth, WA
Escape location: Peppers Kings Square Hotel, Perth
2pm: In room spa service
After you've celebrated with some bubbly, start unwinding with Peppers Kings Square Hotel's in room spa service.
7pm: Stage Bar & Kitchen
Combining modern Australian cuisine with a focus on farm to fork, Stage Bar & Kitchen showcases some of the region's best produce with wines to pair.
9am: Day trip to Rottnest Island
Spend the day at Rottnest Island and discover the island's remote coastline with rare wildlife.
Starting location: Launceston, TAS
Escape location: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, Tasmania
Travel time: 2 hours by car
2pm: Discover the grounds
Spend the afternoon discovering the incredible surroundings of Cradle Mountain Lodge, from paddling Dove Lake to the surrounding hiking trails.
7pm: Highland Restaurant
Bringing the finest Tasmanian produce; Highland Restaurant's menu changes seasonally and is a fine dining experience not to miss.
9am: Day at Waldheim Alpine Spa
Overlooking the rugged mountains and forest of Tasmania, spend a day being spoilt byWaldheim Alpine Spa's signature therapies.
Want something more? The Sanctuary is Waldheim Alpine Spa's private therapeutic area offering you a steam room, sauna, large hot tub and cool plunge pool creating the perfect, intimate relaxation space.