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The Most Romantic Getaways in NSW: Stunning Stays for Two

Secluded escapes that come steeped in romance, the most romantic getaways in NSW are guaranteed to delight.

Salty Cabins

Planning a well-earned weekend escape with your partner? Whether you’re looking for a cute couple’s retreat, a self-catered stay, or adults-only accommodation, Sydney and its surroundings are home to a range of romantic getaways that are bound to tick every box and budget.

All you need to do is decide on a setting. Beach or bush? Wine country or waterfront? Rolling hills, or rainforest? These romantic getaways in NSW are everything you've ever dreamed of.

Romantic Getaways in NSW: North Coast

BASQ House

BASQ House

Luxury accommodation in Byron Bay has been redefined with the introduction of BASQ House. Boasting a prime position in town and just moments from the beach, this 32-room boutique hotel is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle with your loved one. Whether it's a base to wine and dine your way around town, laze by the heated mineral pool or chill out in the cosy library reading books and playing chess. This place has it all. 

4 Fletcher Lane, Byron Bay

Beach House Yamba

Beach House Yamba 

Beach House Yamba is ideal for lovers intent on enjoying the simple pleasures - whale watching from bed, cups of coffee paired with incredible beach views, strolls on the sand and plenty of space to lounge in this coastal paradise.

Best of all, you're just a hop, skip and jump from Yamba's ten glittering beaches and thriving cafe culture. 

Yamba (Exact location provided after booking) 

Salty Cabins

Nothing says quality time quite like an off-grid stay and if you're the outdoorsy type, you'll be thrilled to discover Byron Bay's Salty Cabins.

The low-impact, eco-friendly stays are packed with conscious details from the butter-soft linens to the artisanal soaps. The Cabin is a top pick if fire pits and outdoor baths are your non-negotiables whilst The A-frame's sprawling views are ideal for watching the sunrise. So much romance to be had! 

Yelgun (Exact location provided after booking)

Halcyon House

On the golden shores of Cabarita Beach, Halcyon House is utterly gorgeous – and if you manage to score a room, that’s one way of saying ‘I love you.’

Inspired by the Amalfi Coast, it’s a design-lover's dream, and none of the 21 rooms are the same. Spend the day soaking up the sun by the pool, and then dress up for a date night dinner at the two-hatted Paper Daisy.

21 Cypress Crescent, Cabarita Beach

The Bower Byron Bay

Redefining the concept of a no-frills Aussie motel, The Bower has pushed the boundaries of a beachside boutique, bringing a touch of New York glamour to the laid-back bohemia of Byron Bay.

For a romantic option, the Deluxe King Rooms tick every box.  Luxuriously dark and sensual, these opulent suites come decked out in draped linens, dark furnishings and soft, cosy textiles, for an indulgent escape that's ready for romance.

Outside a lush, green oasis awaits – along with the hotel's famous outdoor swimming pool.

28 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay 

Raes on Wategos

Raes on Wategos

A tropical oasis tucked away in a quiet pocket of Byron Bay; this beautiful boutique comes with all the goods.

From its idyllic beachfront setting overlooking the glistening turquoise waters of Wategos Beach to the wistful Moroccan-Mediterranean-style interiors – Raes on Wategos possesses a sense of earthly beauty that will instantly transport you to exotic faraway lands.

Sprawl out by the pool, enjoy a massage at the spa, stroll down to the private beach, or book a long lunch at Raes’ renowned restaurant - one of Byron's biggest draws. 

6/8 Marine Parade, Byron Bay 

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

A gorgeous, romantic getaway in NSW (Tweed Valley to be exact), Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is a couples-only resort boasting creeks, waterfalls, caves, and lush rainforest just waiting to be explored.

The retreat offers luxurious lodges, all architect-designed and placed apart for privacy. If you’re celebrating something special, we recommend the swish Mountain View Lodge or the Terrace Bungalow, which features wall-to-ceiling glass windows.

201 Booka Road, Upper Crystal Creek

Romantic Getaways in NSW: Southern Highlands

Osborn House

New South Wales’ picturesque Southern Highlands welcomed Osborn House in 2022, an impeccably designed five-star boutique hotel surrounded by rolling hills and manicured grounds.

The 130-year-old property has been lavishly restored, but its century-old gardens and well-appointed lodgings – complete with vintage furnishing and bespoke design elements – hint at its past.

Along with 27 character-filled yet contemporary rooms, the estate has a day spa with a slew of luxe treatments and services as well as top-tier dining options in George's and Dinah’s.

96 Osborn Avenue, Bundanoon

Romantic Getaways in NSW: South Coast

Cupitt’s Estate

One of the most romantic getaways in NSW, this family-run sustainable winery is an epicurean gem boasting an award-winning restaurant, cellar door, craft brewery, and beautiful boutique accommodation.

Surrounded by green hills and bucolic countryside, Cupitt’s Estate is now home to 10 luxurious sleeper pods that have been designed with couples in mind.

Private and self-contained, each features a king bedroom with a separate living space, stunningly appointed bathrooms (complete with native botanical-infused skin & haircare), and a dreamy deck.

Dial up the romance and book the Deluxe King Bath Pod which as the name suggests, comes with its very own freestanding outdoor bathtub. Bliss.

58 Washburton Road, Ulladulla

Paperbark Camp (Image Credit: Elise Hassey)

Paperbark Camp

A 2.5-hour drive south of Sydney, Paperpark Camp takes glamping to another level. The safari-style retreat has 12 canvas tents that feature a bed, ensuite showers (and a freestanding bath in some), and a wraparound veranda made for sunset sessions in your robe. The bush setting is beautiful, as are the beaches of Jervis Bay

571 Woollamia Road, Woollamia

Romantic Getaways in NSW: Mid-West

Rest at BoxGrove

Just three hours from Sydney, Rest at BoxGrove near Bathurst blends luxury with sustainability in a picture-perfect setting. 

Each of the six eco-cabins has a plush, comfy king-size bed, with an indoor freestanding stone bathtub and rainwater shower. Step onto your private balcony as dusk falls, or take a sunset soak (with a glass of wine in hand, of course) in the double outdoor tub before relaxing in front of the private fire pit. 

BoxGrove, 119 Duramana Road, Eglinton

Sierra Escape

The ultimate couples' retreat, these stunning eco-tents and cabins come so stylishly fitted out, that you may just think you’re staying in a luxury hotel.

The region’s first ‘eco-glamping’ experience, Sierra Escape sits on 280 hectares, which is home to kangaroos and other Aussie wildlife, and is just a short drive from vineyards like Lowe Wines and Thistle Hill Wines. 

After spending the day exploring, relax in your tent, complete with power, a king bed, glass sliding doors, a bath, and basic cooking facilities.

1345 Lower Piambong Road, Piambong

Spicers Sangoma Retreat

Nestled at the foothills of the Blue Mountains, this luxe eco-retreat is an adults-only, African-inspired escape.

Perfect for a quick romantic getaway in NSW, Spicers Sangoma Retreat is only an hour’s drive from Sydney and boasts eight spacious suites with freestanding tubs, striking furnishings straight from Cape Town, and wraparound balconies.

If you ever leave your pillowy-soft day bed (and free minibar), you’ll find an infinity lap pool and communal lounge.

70 Grandview Lane, Bowen Mountain, Blue Mountains 

Guestlands

Designed and built by owners Jenny and Peter Guest, Guestlands is a Mediterranean paradise just 40 minutes from Sydney.

This immersive experience will throw you into the deep end of an Italian-inspired medieval-style village where cobblestoned streets run beneath fairy lights through sunset-hued houses.

At the end of the winding path, you’ll find a beautifully manicured European garden with a sky-blue pool, tree-lined colonnades, and quiet corners for romantic moments.

Spend some quality time or book the entire estate for an epic double date and enjoy self-serve breakfast, complimentary mini-bar treats, and a daily happy hour with free vinos and antipasto.

10 Blacks Road, Arcadia

Romantic Getaways in NSW: Hunter Valley

Tower Lodge

Tower Lodge

For a taste of Spain in the Hunter Valley, you can't look past Tower Lodge. Having undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation, the property’s grand Pamplona-inspired aesthetic is brought to life through its 14 palatial guest suites.

Where soaring ceilings, pristine finishes, and couple-friendly bathtubs are the baseline, larger suites take things up a notch with hot tubs, fireplaces, and outdoor living spaces featured throughout.

For the foodies, a meal at Sebastian - Tower Lodge’s Basque-inspired on-site restaurant – is an absolute must.

6 Halls Road, Pokolbin 

The Boathouses

The Boathouses at Leaves and Fishes

There's no denying the Hunter Valley is the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway in NSW. So, it's only right that after a day of exploring (aka post-wine tasting), you'll want to cosy up somewhere equally as romantic.

The Boathouses at Leaves and Fishes is made up of four lakefront cabins and is the ultimate adults-only retreat. The Balinese-inspired cabins feature king beds and marble bathrooms with a double shower and stone bath.

The accommodation is also located in the suburb of Lovedale – need we say more? 

737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Hunter Valley

Dairy Cottage

Dairy Cottage at Tinonee Vineyard Estate

Set in the charming village of Broke in the Hunter Valley, this quaint two-bedroom cottage beckons with a sense of charm and tranquillity.

The Dairy Cottage promises plenty of quality time, whether you’re strolling amongst the vines, cuddling up on the sofa next to the roaring fire or sinking into the beautiful period bath with a chilled glass of their Tinonee signature Verdelho. Pure heaven...

1273 Milbrodale Road, Broke

Romantic Getaways in NSW: Northern Beaches

Lilypad

Lilypad

Giving new meaning to the term ‘lost at sea’, the aptly named Lilypad is just about as romantic as it gets.

Kitted out with resort-style comforts yet entirely self-contained, this one-of-a-kind floating villa off the shores of Palm Beach reimagines the concept of luxury waterfront living.

The ultimate isolated stay for two, overnight packages are all-inclusive and offer guests world-class amenities such as chef-prepared meals, an onboard wine cellar with a collection of hand-picked bottles, an onboard infrared sauna, and your own self-drive tender for exploring nearby beaches. Add this one to your bucket list!

1017 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach

Barrenjoey House

When you think of pub stays, coastal chic décor and a serene waterfront location don’t immediately come to mind, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Barrenjoey House.

Light, bright, and airy, its seven stunningly appointed guest rooms are unpretentious yet thoughtfully refined — think marble-topped ensuites with L’occitane toiletries, Netflix, a complimentary mini-bar, and ocean views.

However, what lies beyond is what will win you over. Guests have exclusive access to the upstairs lounge and courtyard which is a gorgeous start or end to any day.

1108 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach

Little Black Shack

Torn between a cosy cabin or a quaint seaside shack? The Little Black Shack may just be the perfect combination of both, only an hour’s drive from Sydney, near the famous Palm Beach.

You’ll need to catch an old timber ferry to reach this whimsical retreat. This place scores bonus points for those with a penchant for water sports – you have your pick of swimming, kayaking, and snorkelling in the pristine waters of Mackerel Beach, just metres from the shack itself. 

29 Ross Smith Parade, Great Mackerel Beach 

Romantic Getaways in NSW: Central Coast

Kim’s Beachside Retreat

On the shores of Toowoon Bay, this adults-only, luxury resort was made specifically for romantic getaways in NSW.

Every lodging is private, from the timber bungalows to the upscale spa villas, you'll be in holiday heaven.

If you can tear yourself out of bed and into the great outdoors, make the most of the beautiful, secluded beach and take some time to explore the tropical rainforest surroundings.

16 Charlton Street, Toowoon Bay

Pretty Beach House

To recharge by the ocean, book a stay at this stylish boutique hotel on the Central Coast. Sitting (pretty) in the Bouddi National Park, Pretty Beach House is made up of four glamorous pavilions, each housing two adults only and boasting panoramic views.

As a member of the Luxury Lodges of Australia collection, you know you'll be treated to an unforgettable experience. 

Bouddi National Park, Pretty Beach, Central Coast

Do any of these romantic getaways in NSW take your fancy? Or maybe you want even more to impress your other half. Fret not, we've got plenty to keep you and your loved one entertained - from Sydney's most romantic bars to romantic restaurants

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