The Most Romantic Getaways in NSW: Stunning Stays for Two
Secluded escapes that come steeped in romance, these romantic getaways in NSW are guaranteed to get you in the mood.
Planning a well-earned weekend escape with your partner? You don’t have to look too far. Whether you’re looking for a cute couple’s retreat, a self-catered stay, or adults-only accommodation, Sydney and its surrounds 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? Leave the city behind and treat yourself and your loved one to a weekend dripping in romance. These romantic getaways in NSW are everything you've ever dreamed of.
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 22 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.
From $649 per night. Book now
96 Osborn Avenue, Bundanoon
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 now 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.
Experience the vineyards from sunrise to sunset, venturing out as you please to dine at the restaurant and fromagerie or sample a flight of their finest beer and wine. But you'd be forgiven for wanting to snuggle up indoors, these pretty pods will steal you and your special someone's heart at first glance. 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.
From $502 per night. Book now
58 Washburton Road, Ulladulla
The ultimate couples' retreat, these stunning eco-tents come so stylishly fitted out, 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, come back to your tent, complete with power, a king bed, glass sliding doors, a bath, and basic cooking facilities.
From $890 per night. Book now
1345 Lower Piambong Road, Piambong
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.
From $952 per night. Book now
6 Halls Road, Pokolbin
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. Best of all, you're just a hop, skip and jump from Yamba's ten glittering beaches and thriving cafe culture.
From $693 per night. Book now
Yamba (Exact location provided after booking)
Blue Water Motel
For a low-key and loved-up coastal getaway, we recommend booking a stay at Blue Water Motel. Enjoy renovated retro interiors, an onsite saltwater swimming pool, the crystal-clear waters of Kingscliff Beach and some of the best surf breaks Australia has to offer. Keep in line with the 70s vibes and ride your bike from one sunny spot to the next, reliving the memories of childhood summer holidays with the one you love most.
From $250 per night. Book now
129 Kingscliff Street, Kingscliff
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. There are currently two low-impact, eco-friendly stays to choose from including the cosiest A-frame you ever did see and The Cabin. Both are packed with conscious detail 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!
From $319 per night. Book now
Yelgun (Exact location provided after booking)
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.
While away the hours paddle boarding, swimming, and enjoying each other’s company with no distraction from the outside world before cosying up by the open fireplace with one of your sommelier selections. Add this one to your bucket list!
From $2650 per night. Book now
1017 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach
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 really win your over. Guests have exclusive access to the upstairs lounge and courtyard which is a gorgeous start or end to any day. Downstairs, plenty of cosy spots to wine and dine await with the locally loved restaurant and bar the perfect setting for date night.
From $440 per night. Book now
1108 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach
The Boathouse Hotel Patonga
For laidback luxury, book a weekend at this beautiful boutique stay, The Boathouse Hotel Patonga. With one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments available, all with water views of Patonga Bay and a private balcony, you'll find yourself feeling miles away from home at this perfect couple's getaway locale.
From $400 per night. Book now
6/8 Patonga Drive, Patonga
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. Step into the on-site wine bar, enjoy a private dinner at La Trattoria, or fire up a wood-fire pizza oven.
From $760 per night, minimum two-night stay. Book now
10 Blacks Road, Arcadia
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. When it comes to romantic getaways in NSW, Halcyon House hits the mark.
From $1130 per night. Book now
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. But you'd be forgiven for wanting to snuggle up indoors, The Bower will steal you and your special someone's heart at first glance.
From $315 per night. Book now
28 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay
The Boathouses at Leaves and Fishes
There's no denying the Hunter Valley is the perfect backdrop for a romantic weekend away 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?
From $397 per night. Book now
737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Hunter Valley
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.
From $1963 per night. Book now
70 Grandview Lane, Bowen Mountain, Blue Mountains
Eden Farm Escape
An equestrian adventure where animals and nature sit harmoniously side by side, Eden Farm Escape ticks every box on the bucket list. Set in the heart of the Blue Mountains, just 90 minutes from Sydney, this romantic retreat is the perfect hideaway for animal and nature lovers. From fruit picking and nature hikes to dog walks and horse riding, city slickers can relax, unwind, and get back to nature at this rustic sanctuary. The Blue Mountains are literally on your doorstep for wildlife walks and challenging hikes, but you'd be forgiven for wanting to stay within the confines of Eden's white-fenced green paddocks.
Their luxurious and cosy cabins are made for romance. Just be sure to bring the cheeseboard. Animal lovers can get up close and personal with the resident farm folk – you'll find donkeys, alpacas, goats, sheep, cows, and pigs roaming the grounds – as well as horses and ponies in their equine centre, so you can book in for a couple’s horse-riding lesson if it takes your fancy. They're dog-friendly too, so you can bring your furry friend along for the ride.
From $300 per night. Book now
13 Hanlons Road South, Bilpin
Kim’s Beachside Retreat
On the shores of Toowoon Bay, this adults-only, luxury resort was made for couples getaways. 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 surrounds.
From $440 per night. Book now
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. There's no doubt that this is one of the most romantic getaways in NSW.
From $2250 per night, minimum two-night stay. Book now
Bouddi National Park, Pretty Beach, Central Coast
The Outlook Cabana
Secluded in nature, you'll fall in love with the Central Coast hinterland with a weekend stay at The Outlook Cabana. From the lush king bed and swimming pool, to the outside log fire and leafy outlook, this dreamy romantic getaway provides true indulgence. Looking to explore the local area? The Outlook Cabana can also organise your personalised itinerary, from wine tours to food tastings, so you and your love can sit back and enjoy everything the Central Coast has to offer.
From $473 per night. Book now
256 Scenic Highway, Terrigal
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. A romantic getaway in NSW – 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...
From $500 per night. Book now
1273 Milbrodale Road, Broke
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 – think monochrome muted palettes, obscure artworks, pops of greenery and rustic Sisal rugs – Raes on Wategos possesses a sense of earthly beauty that will instantly transport you to exotic faraway lands.
Sprawl out by the pool on pink Lucy Folk beach towels, enjoy a massage at the spa, stroll down to the private beach, or book a long lunch at Raes’ renowned restaurant. With an open window framed view of the nearby beach, surrounding headland, and famous lighthouse walk, it's one of Byron's biggest draws.
From $1550 per night, minimum two-night stay. Book now
6/8 Marine Parade, Byron Bay
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. And what’s more, it’s 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.
From $1250 per night. Book now
29 Ross Smith Parade, Great Mackerel Beach
THE COTTAGE Kangaroo Valley
Owned and curated by artist and stylist Lisa Madigan, The Cottage flaunts interiors just as breathtaking as its idyllic surrounds. A carpet of lush greenery awaits outdoors, whilst indoors, Lisa's stylish sanctuary beckons in all its white-washed serenity
An uplifting space of calm and rejuvenation where exposed brickwork, raw woods, and scatterings of greenery effortlessly combine to create a sense of rustic, laid-back luxury. With just one bedroom, this charming retreat is built for two, so get ready to bask in tranquillity and soak up the romance. Explore the majestic landscapes of Kangaroo Valley then settle down with a glass of wine and let the sofa do the talking.
From $599 per night. Book now
118 Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley
Paperbark Camp is a safari-style getaway in the heart of the bush featuring tents with roll-up walls, so you can decide the extent to which you and your lover want to bond with Mother Nature. To make this a truly romantic getaway in NSW, be sure to book the Deluxe or King Deluxe tent which comes with a free-standing bath and candles. Ooh la la!
From $1960 per night. Book now
571 Woollamia Road, Woollamia
Cottage Point Inn
Nestled on the banks of the Hawkesbury River, Cottage Point Inn is famed for its scenic waterside views and impressive Modern Australian cuisine. Dining aside, this boutique getaway has been designed with couples at the forefront. There’s a studio (the Riverview Suite) and a larger apartment (the Cowan Waters Suite), both of which are self-contained with balconies, a lounge area, an ensuite and a quaint kitchenette.
From $550 per night. Book now
2 Anderson Place, Cottage Point
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.
From $1440 per night. Book now
201 Booka Road, Upper Crystal Creek
Set on 6000 acres of bushland in the Blue Mountains, Turon Gates is the perfect place to escape the city and relax amongst nature. With an array of accommodation options, our pick is the charming cottages, which have been carefully positioned to afford privacy and beautiful vistas. For the explorer there's horseriding, and for the relaxer, there are tranquil surrounds.
From $885 per night. Book now
Turon Gates, 942 Upper Turon Road, Capertee