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The Best Group Getaways in NSW

Planning a weekend away with a bunch of friends? From coast to country, there are best places to stay for a group getaway across NSW.

Ocean Farm
Ocean Farm

When you’re planning a group getaway in NSW, there are two paths to take. You choose your destination first, and accommodation second, or pick the perfect place and work backwards. From coast to country, NSW has a holiday house and a scene to suit everyone. Whether you’re keen to retreat to the rolling hills of the Southern Highlands or Hunter Valley or wake up to waves crashing in the South Coast or Byron Bay, we’ve found just the place to stay.

These are our top group getaways across NSW.

Best Group Getaways in NSW: Hills District

Guestlands

A Mediterranean paradise just 40 minutes from Sydney, Guestlands is offers all levels of exclusivity with three private residences available to hire as B&Bs as well as the option to hire the whole village. Expect cobblestoned streets that run beneath fairy lights winding through sunset-hued houses. As well as beautifully manicured European gardens with a sky blue pool, tree-lined colonnades and benches and quiet corners, groups can enjoy the oversized chess garden, a sunset bar accessed from the bell tower, a wood fired pizza oven (with complimentary ingredients to boot!) and private chefs who can pop in to give you all their expertise. Enjoy self-serve breakfast each morning, complimentary mini bar treats and a daily happy hour with free vinos and antipasto. Step into the on-site wine bar or spend an evening watching a movie on the super screen. Stays start at $690 per night for a minimum of two-nights a stay, head here to book.

Guestlands, 10 Blacks Road, Arcadia

Best Group Getaways in NSW: Northern Beaches

‘Bellevue’ at Avalon

Delivering a masterclass in contemporary coastal style, this exquisite holiday home looks as if it were pulled from the pages of a design magazine.  Completed in 2021, this luxury holiday house offers the perfect indoor/outdoor living flow with an showstopping pool and a beautifully styled garden. From the chefs' kitchen, a 20-seater Silestone dining table, wood fireplace, separate cabana and heated mineral pool, you’ll want to invite all your mates.

Avalon Beach, Northern Beaches

Crane Lodge

Surrounded by bushland but not far from some of the Northern Beaches hottest bars and restaurants, this five-bedroom home sleeps twelve and is full of luxurious touches. With a yoga deck, an outdoor firepit, a 38-degree cedar hot tub, a heated swimming pool and a private guest house, this is the perfect place for anyone looking to get away from it all.

Palm Beach, Northern Beaches

Sandpiper
Sandpiper
Sandpiper

This white-washed property in an absolute beachfront location, is the epitome of coastal chic. With four bedrooms, this epic beach house sleeps ten and, since it’s right next to the famous Whale Beach Deli your meals are absolutely sorted! Plus, the direct beach access is absolutely unbeatable!

Whale Beach, Northern Beaches

The Jetty House

Spacious yet cosy, rustic yet chic, The Jetty House is the coastal hideaway you need to book for your next group trip. Perched on the glistening, calm waters of Clareville with five spacious bedrooms, you and your eight closest friends can call this three-storey waterfront house your weekend home, away from home. From the surround-some home cinema and fully stocked boatshed, to the private plunge pool and paddleboards, the house has everything you need to tailor your own group getaway. 

Clareville

Best Group Getaways in NSW: South Coast

Dunoon Farmhouse
Dunoon Farmhouse
Dunoon Farmhouse

This 150-year old farmhouse with picturesque front porch and stunning pool, is situated on a functioning dairy farm not far from Werri Beach in the picturesque South Coast. Sleeping six guests, this is the perfect place for a group getaway on the South Coast. Between the cute calves and the stunning ocean vistas you won’t know where to look.

Gerringong, Jervis Bay

Ocean Farm

This secluded hideaway is the ultimate luxury destination. With a stunningly ‘grammable pool and an untouched landscape, drink wines in front of the fire, swim through the wet-edged pool or just disconnect from the world for a while! Sleeping twelve guests, you can invite the whole group chat!

Gerringong, South Coast

Siedler House

One of the best group getaways in NSW, this award-winning Harry Siedler designed home is, in a word, striking. Perched on a cliffside in the Southern Highlands, the house has panoramic views of the bush below, as well as four bedrooms, a pool (cut into the rock, no less!), and 60 hectares of private gardens. Spend your day hiking, swimming, or doing sweet nothing, and then come together for dinner and drinks under the stars.

Richards Lane, between Mittagong and Bowral (exact address shared upon booking).

The Cape

Another South Coast gem, The Cape is steps from Culburra Beach. The Hamptons-style holiday house sleeps 12 people across six bedrooms. After a day at the beach, come back for a BBQ and a storytelling session around the fire pit. Oh, and this property doesn’t have WiFi, making it the perfect place for that much-needed digital detox.

The Marina, Culburra Beach

Kevalier Park

Tucked down a quiet Berry street, this two-storey house is great for both family and adults-only holidays. There’s a games room, a home gym, and an indoor plunge pool, plus a large backyard for the kids to run around in. The six bedrooms have a mix of queen and single beds, and Berry Village is a 10-minute drive away.

104D Kangaroo Valley Road, Berry

Lake David

Looking for a place that’ll comfortably sleep 18 people? This is it – and it’s just a couple of hours’ drive from Sydney. Fronting Lake Yarrunga in Kangaroo Valley, Lake David is an architectural beauty, complete with a chef’s kitchen, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, pool table and tennis court. If you can drag yourself away from your luxe lodgings, there are wineries and walking trails close by.  

Jacks Corner Road, Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Eagleview Park House, Foxground
Eagleview Park House, Foxground
Eagleview Park House

This South Coast hideaway is an elegant yet warm home with room for 10 people, though if you have more, you can rent the adjoining Gatehouse (one-bedroom) and Guesthouse (two-bedroom). The house has a sunroom, pool, and views stretching from Shoalhaven to Jervis Bay. If you’re lucky, the owners will pop by with freshly laid eggs from the property’s chooks.

98 Foxground Road, Foxground

Best Group Getaways in NSW: Hawkesberry

Berry Hill Riverfront Homestead

Just 90 minutes from Sydney, this escape feels like it’s in another world. On the banks of the Hakwesberry, this six bedroom home sleeps fourteen between the heritage-listed home and the three contemporary shed suites. Sit by the fire, kayak on the river on just relax with a book maybe Kate Greenville’s The Secret River which features this historic homestead within it’s pages.

Leets Vale, Hawkesberry

St Joseph's Guest House
St Joseph's Guest House
St Joseph’s Guest House

This lovingly-restored 1839 sandstone church is the perfect unique group getaway. With a steeple rooftop lounge, firepit, five bedrooms, a lounge with a projector for epic movie nights and a plunge pool for warm summer days! This is a truly once in a lifetime trip.

St Albans, Lower Mac Donald, Hawkesberry

Holidays Afloat

Switch it up by spending your next holiday on a houseboat cruising along the Hawkesbury River. Holidays Afloat has a slew of vessels to choose from; for large groups, go for the Elite 47, which sleeps up to 12 people. You don’t need a boat license (the team will brief you upon arrival) – so just pack your cossies, hire a few stand-up paddleboards and set sail!

87 Brooklyn Road, Brooklyn

Best Group Getaways in NSW: North Coast

The Island

A private Island for you and your friends? Yes, please! The only home on Gareeba Island, this adorable home has been in one family for over 30 years. You can book for up to 10 people so add it to your travel bucket list!

Tuncurry, North Coast

Elevation Byron Bay

You won’t be living on top of each other at this sprawling home in Byron Bay. The four-bedroom house is beautifully appointed with indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, a sound system, and a pool and hot tub that look over the hinterland. Elevation is a great sunset spot, so whip up a meal, open a bottle of wine, and enjoy each other’s company at this group getaway in NSW.  

33 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay

Top tip: The Jetty is another Byron Bay favourite. Just 50 metres from the beach, its coastal-chic décor is an Instagram dream.

Best Group Getaways in NSW: Hunter Valley

I Villini Estate

For a taste of Tuscany in the Hunter Valley, book this beautifully rustic villa for you and up to 14 friends. Set on 30 acres, the eco-friendly villa has five bedrooms (with their own bathrooms), a fireplace, BBQ, and a pool that overlooks Lovedale’s lush landscapes. As you’re coming up the driveway, you might spot kangaroos peeking through the olive trees.

Talga Road, Lovedale

From holiday homes to beautiful resort-like accommodation, when it comes to group getaways in NSW, the choices are varied. For more ideas on where to book your next weekend away, check out Stylish Sydney Getaways for a Grown-up Hen's Weekend or The 7 Most Beautiful Accommodation on the South Coast.