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Ten Best Getaways from Sydney

Sydney is blessed with loads of dreamy destinations within easy reach of the city, ideal for a romantic escape of group getaway.

We’ve handpicked ten great escapes just for you.


1. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains

Set amongst the rugged Greater Blue Mountains on 4000 acres of private conservation & nature reserve you’re in sophisticated seclusion.  Relax and do as much or as little as you desire at this award winning resort.


2. Bells at Killcare, Central Coast

Enjoy a foodie weekend at Bells at Killcare with Manfredi at Bells reason alone to venture out of the city. Just 90 mins from Sydney you’ll find Hamptons heaven at Bells at Killcare, with luxurious surrounds, Bells day spa and picturesque coastal town to explore, you won’t want to leave.


3. Carriages Boutique Hotel & Vineyard, Hunter Valley

Down a country lane, you’ll discover Carriages Boutique Hotel, an elegant guesthouse offering luxury accommodation in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country. Enjoy a roaring log-fire, a bottle of cracking wine and wake up to a breakfast basket at your door. Bliss.


4. The Pines, Kiama

Gather a group of friends and head to the idyllic coastal town of Kiama, just 2 hours south of Sydney. The Pines is a three-bedroom holiday house with a difference, set on a working dairy farm, you can tour the farm and even enjoy fresh house-made gelati.


5. Calabash Bay Lodge, Berowra Waters

Calabash Bay Lodge isn’t your typical riverside retreat. This unique, water-access only location on the Hawkesbury River has you starting your holiday just 45 minutes after escaping Sydney. Travellers seeking refuge from their busy schedules can lounge on the deck, fish from the pontoon, kayak on the river or curl up by the fireplace.


6. Mountain Whispers, Blue Mountains

Gather a group and head to the stunning Blue Mountains! Choose from a selection of heritage houses, luxuriously appointed with antiques and quality furnishings offering grand living and dining rooms with fireplaces, spa baths, gourmet kitchens and with the guests comfort in mind.


7. Pretty Beach House, Central Coast

Recently re-opened after extensive refurbishment and featuring four luxurious pavilions and exclusive dining from Stefano Manfredi.  Enjoy a choice of dining options - your own pavilion, main dining area, wine cellar, alfresco or even on a private boat. It’s all inclusive, effortless luxury.


8. Spicers Vineyards Estate, Hunter Valley

Escape to Spicers Vineyards Estate, a stunning guesthouse surrounded by private vineyards with magnificient views of Brokenback Mountains. Your luxurious suite will be the perfect place to retire after a glorious day of exploring the Hunter Valley complete with your own wood-burning fireplace.


9. Marty’s at Little Beach, Port Stephens

For a little luxe for less within a three hour drive of Sydney, book a stay at Marty’s at the idyllic Little Beach. Set in easy reach of both Nelson Bay and Shoal Bay, enjoy relaxed beach walks or dining at nearby Little Beach Boathouse.


10. No84, Woollahra

Ok, you’re not technically leaving Sydney for this one, but a staycation at the impeccable No84 is a must! This exquisite residence offers luxury and convenience of a hotel stay, with the warmth and character of a private home. Relax and live like a local.

Where’s your favourite Sydney Getaway to escape the city and recharge the batteries?

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