The Best Large Group Accommodation in NSW for Your Next Getaway
Planning a weekend away with a bunch of friends? From coast to country, there are best large group accommodations across NSW.
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. Whichever way you roll, we're channelling a good time.
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 best picks for large group accommodations in NSW.
Best Large Group Getaways in NSW: Port Stephens
Shoal Bay Penthouse
This luxury getaway is one of Shoal Bay’s finest. Shoal Bay Penthouse boasts two levels and four bedrooms and showcases 180-degree views of Shoal Bay Beach and Mt Tomaree. Soak up the getaway vibes from one of the many balconies or venture downstairs to explore the famed dining scene of Shoal Bay. Opt for a Greek feast at Atmos, or book in for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Shoal Bay Country Club.
35-45 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay
Best Large Group Getaways in NSW: Hills District
A Mediterranean paradise just 40 minutes from Sydney, Guestlands 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 $760 per night for a minimum of two nights per stay, head here to book.
Guestlands, 10 Blacks Road, Arcadia
Best Large Group Getaways in NSW: Northern Beaches
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, Crane Lodge is the perfect place for anyone looking to get away from it all.
Palm Beach, Northern Beaches
Best Large Group Getaways in NSW: South Coast
The Shed in Gerroa is an ideal haven to host your next getaway. This large group accommodation in NSW is perched on an acre of respite, offering panoramic views of farmland and the majestic ocean. Just a short 90-minute drive from Sydney, this retreat is conveniently close to Gerringong's charming cafes, Werri Beach, and scenic coastal trails.
The Shed is a year-round paradise, with a plunge pool to cool off in on summer days, and a cosy open fireplace to warm up beside during the winter nights. Its industrial-chic design, featuring lofty ceilings and polished concrete floors, lends a unique touch to your stay.
With three bedrooms that sleep up to eight people, a well-appointed kitchen, and ample space for the kids to play, this large group accommodation in NSW is perfect for families and friends looking to create lasting memories together.
36 Crooked River Road, Gerroa
Looking for a spacious retreat in New South Wales that's perfect for large group accommodations? Look no further than The Residence in Matcham. Tucked away in lush hinterland, it's a private, luxury escape that comfortably hosts up to 17 guests. This expansive property offers six stylish bedrooms, a games room, and multiple entertainment areas, not to mention a pool, tennis court, and more. Plus, it's just an hour's drive from Sydney. Whether it's a weekend getaway, corporate event, or a holiday, The Residence is a self-catered haven for relaxation and fun. It's also conveniently close to Terrigal Beach, wineries, restaurants, and shopping so there’s plenty to do around!
Far Meadow Cottage
This exquisitely renovated cottage is a group getaway dream come true. Boasting six bedrooms, four bathrooms and able to sleep 12+, there's plenty of space for everyone. The cottage contains everything you need for a cosy weekend away from a pizza oven to pool, Argentinian BBQ setup and indoor fireplace. If you do fancy exploring, you're an easy seven-minute drive to Berry and 15 minutes from Seven Mile Beach.
Sitchu Tip: Got a big gang? You can also rent out the property's main residence, Linnaeus Farm, to sleep a further 10+ of your mates.
This 150-year old farmhouse with picturesque front porch and stunning pool, is situated on a functioning dairy farm not far from Werri Beach on the lush South Coast. Sleeping six guests, this is the perfect place for a group getaway. Between the cute calves and the stunning ocean vistas, you won’t know where to look.
Gerringong, Jervis Bay
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
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).
Another South Coast gem, The Cape is just 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
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
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
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 Large 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 Hawkesbury, 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 its pages.
Leets Vale, Hawkesberry
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
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 Large Group Getaways in NSW: North Coast
A private Island for you and your friends? Yes, please! The only house 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
Best Large Group Getaways in NSW: Hunter Valley
Hunter Moon Country House
For those in search of large group accommodations in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Hunter Moon Country House is a gem waiting to be discovered. Nestled in Broke Fordwich, this spacious eight-bedroom, six-bathroom retreat can host up to 22 guests. Surrounded by the breathtaking Brokenback Mountain range and vineyards, it's just minutes from the village of Broke and a short drive to some of the Hunter Valley's best cellar doors and restaurants.
Hunter Moon offers a luxurious escape with stunning gardens, a sensory garden, and a tranquil dam teeming with wildlife. The house is tastefully furnished, with high ceilings, a fully equipped kitchen, modern amenities, and a spacious deck with a 10-person spa. It's the perfect setting for unforgettable gatherings with friends and family, even for micro weddings!
919 Milbrodale Road, Broke
Forever Sunday is a luxe four-bedroom, off-grid home situated on 211 acres. Enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding mountains, magnesium pool dips, infrared saunas, toasting marshmallows by the fire and outdoor baths with your besties. The interiors are an absolute delight as is the prospect of a homecooked pizza in the outdoor pizza oven.
Patterson, 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 large 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 Most Beautiful Accommodation on the South Coast.