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The Best Spa Retreats in NSW for Rest and Relaxation

Treat yourself to a weekend of pure indulgence at the best spa retreats across NSW.

Gaia Retreat

In need of some TLC? Sometimes, a couple of hours for a massage or facial isn’t enough. Instead of a quick trip to the day spa, turn it into a weekend sojourn at one of the best spa retreats in NSW.

Across New South Wales, indulgent day spas are offering inclusive packages where massages, facials and body wraps are coupled with a beautiful boutique stay.

There has never been a better time to take a trip to reward yourself with some well-deserved rest and relaxation. You could take your partner–or perhaps use it as a chance for a bit of solo self-care.

Here, we round up the best spa retreats in NSW.

Osborn House

Osborn House

Osborn House, perched in the highlands, offers a soothing and quiet respite surrounded by nature. Here, it's about refined wellness, as they only use premium Australian skincare for your carefully curated massage treatments.

During your stay, don’t miss out on the Earthly Elements massage that uses the Akwaterra massage concept that originated in the South of France. This unique treatment employs heated ceramic tools, delivering deep, rhythmic motions for a transcendental endothermal experience.

96 Osborn Avenue, Bundanoon

Spicers Sangoma Retreat

Spicers Sangoma Retreat

At Spicers Sangoma Retreat—aptly named after the Zulu word for 'healer'—indulgence takes centre stage amidst the tranquil Blue Mountains. A hidden gem just over an hour from Sydney, this eco-certified sanctuary feels like a world away from the bustling city.

With eight intimate suites, it exudes boutique charm, each offering spacious interiors, private balconies, and elegant touches like bespoke king-size beds and freestanding Philippe Starck baths.

The Guest Lounge, adorned with Australian art and African accents, is perfect for fireside relaxation, while the solar-heated infinity pool offers horizon views that soothe the soul.

The real star here is Spa Anise, where pampering reaches new heights. Book yourself the "Phumuza" package, which is a sensory delight that begins with a botanical foot soak and scrub, followed by the rejuvenating Sangoma Signature massage using organic coconut oil. It's a full-body revival that culminates with a smooth fruity sorbet by the pool.

70 Grandview Lane Bowen Mountain



Soma, a tranquil 22-acre haven at Byron Bay, fuses ancient wisdom with modern comfort. For a meaningful and relaxing holiday, book a three-day Soma retreat to exercise mindfulness and hop onto Peter Ostick's wisdom sessions to expand your "life toolbox."

Beyond meditation, enjoy private rooms, soothing massages, yoga, spa treatments, organic meals, and a refreshing infinity pool.

Soma promises heightened well-being, reduced stress and inner peace. It's a perfect spa retreat in NSW for those seeking serenity and a deeper sense of well-being.

221 Kennedys Lane, Ewingsdale, Byron Bay


Bannisters Port Stephens 

Want to feel like you’re a million miles away from Sydney without travelling a million miles? Enter: Bannisters Port Stephens.

Located in Nelson Bay, this beautifully remodelled hotel is the definition of coastal cool. Spa Bannisters is a must-visit and features a range of treatments, including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.

Trust us, you won’t want to leave. 

147 Soldiers Point Road, Soldiers Point 

The Langham Sydney

The Langham 

Situated in Millers Point, Sydney, The Langham is the perfect setting for a relaxing staycation. Put yourself up for the night in one of the hotel’s five-star rooms, some of which have harbour views.

During the day, book in at The Day Spa by Chuan: an underground sanctuary where you can opt for a massage, facial, body scrub, or all of the above and unwind in chic style. 

89-113 Kent St, Millers Point  

Gaia Retreat & Spa

Gaia Retreat & Spa 

Gaia Retreat & Spa is an award-winning wellness and spa retreat in the Byron Bay hinterland. To tailor your experience, there’s a range of treatments and packages available.

The two-night revive package is perfect for pampering, as it includes daily morning yoga, retreat activities and credit to spend at the day spa any way you choose.

If you’re feeling fancy, upgrade to an individual suite with an outdoor hot tub and private deck - the views are worth it. 

933 Fernleigh Road, Brooklet 

Bangalay Luxury Villas

Bangalay Luxury Villas

If you're yearning for a getaway that blends nature's embrace with luxury, Bangalay Luxury Villas on the South Coast is your serene sanctuary.

Nestled along the unspoiled shores of Seven Mile Beach (and just two hours from the city), this eco-conscious haven promises an indulgent escape.

With thoughtfully designed private self-contained luxury villas and an unwavering dedication to top-tier hospitality, your experience is set to be nothing short of exceptional.

For your weekend sojourn, indulge in their in-villa massages that exclusively use organic, plant-based body oils and scented hot towels. Featuring a combination of Swedish and aromatherapy massage techniques, you will calm a busy mind and soothe muscle tension.

30 Staples Street, Shoalhaven Heads

Crystalbrook Byron

Crystalbrook Byron 

Crystalbrook Byron is a stunning spot to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle. The Relax and Retreat package is designed for those seeking balance, well-being and rejuvenation.

If you treat yourself to this stunning escape, you’ll get to enjoy three nights’ accommodation in a deluxe spa suite, full breakfast, a 90-minute healing and nurturing treatment of your choice, a 30-minute infrared sauna session, and daily morning yoga. Bliss.

77-97 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay 

Bells at Killcare

Bells at Killcare 

On the Central Coast, Bells at Killcare is the go-to weekend spa getaway just outside of Sydney for locals in need of premium pampering.

The day spa offers a plethora of treatments ranging from therapeutic facials to deep meditative massage to ‘journeys’, which combine multiple treatments in one session to deeply rest, relax and restore both the mind & body.

107 The Scenic Road, Killcare Heights 

The Anchorage

Anchorage Hotel & Spa 

A breezy 2.5 hours from Sydney, Anchorage Hotel & Spa has everything you need for a weekend recharge. Soak up waterfront views and Hamptons-style interiors whilst dining on fine food and a spa menu sent from heaven.

There's a poolside bar and plenty of fun experiences to partake in from high tea to whiskey tasting. Spa Lucca boasts two single and two double treatment rooms alongside a steam room, relaxation room and whirlpool.

Sitchu Tip: Book in for the half-day flow package for 300 minutes of pure bliss. 

26 Corlette Point Road, Corlette 

Milton Country House Hotel & Spa

Milton Country House Hotel & Spa 

Positioned on a hilltop near Bowral, Milton Country House Hotel & Spa is the ultimate in luxury boutique accommodation and one of the most stunning spa retreats in NSW.

One of our favourite go-to spots for a spa getaway near Sydney, the onsite Wellness Spa offers over 30 treatments in their European-style spa - it’s centred around providing guests with an indulgent experience.

Select a treatment from the spa menu or book the Spa Package with indulgence massages included. 

200 Horderns Road, Bowral 

Lilianfels Resort & Spa

Lilianfels Resort & Spa 

If you are looking for a refreshing mountain stay, Lilianfels Resort & Spa in Katoomba is home to a world-class day spa for the ultimate getaway near Sydney.

The Indulgence Package includes two 60-minute Aroma Relax massages, an overnight stay, breakfast, and a three-course dinner at Darley’s.

Not enough relaxation? Check out the spa menu and add a soak, massage or facial therapy to your stay. 

5-19 Lilianfels Avenue, Katoomba 


Elysia Wellness Retreat

If you're keen on a holistic approach to your next indulgent weekend away, pop the Elysia Wellness Retreat in Hunter Valley at the top of your wish list.

The two-night mini escape includes all of your nourishing meals, accommodation, group fitness classes, access to spa facilities - including a steam room and a spa bath - as well as weekend guest talks.

Their spa menu is bursting with luxe treatments so be sure to give it a thorough peruse and book a few for your stay.

165 Thomspons Road, Pokolbin 

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