Sydney, resplendent day or night, is easy to love. But, if you’re looking to escape the rush of the city for a weekend getaway in country New South Wales, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve handpicked a collection of the best weekend getaways in NSW that are perfect for a luxury escape from Sydney with family or friends. Each of these luxury retreats promises plenty of rest and relaxation for your next weekend away, and all are within a few hours drive of Sydney’s CBD.

These weekend escapes from Sydney are perfect for groups of families and friends. For more intimate properties for couples, check out our list of the Top Romantic Getaways in NSW.

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Australia

Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains

Indulge in the ultimate sanctuary of privacy and comfort at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Australia, an ultra-luxury resort set in the Greater Blue Mountains.

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Spicers Sangoma Retreat - Adults Only

Spicers Sangoma Retreat

Bowen Mountain, Blue Mountains

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, Spicers Sangoma Retreat is the ultimate luxury hideaway, just a 70-minute drive from Sydney.

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Paperbark Camp

Paperbark Camp

Woollamia, South Coast

Surrounded by pristine Australian bush & native wildlife, Paperbark Camp offers a unique luxury camping experience in Jervis Bay in New South Wales.

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Bannisters Port Stephens

Bannisters Port Stephens

Soldiers Point, North Coast

Surrounded by water, koala habitat and a sense of peace and seclusion, Bannisters Port Stephens is a perfect weekend getaway destination.

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Jonahs Whale Beach

Jonah’s

Whale Beach, Northern Beaches

Jonah’s is one of Australia’s most acclaimed ocean retreats located in the beautiful Whale Beach in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

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Bangalay Luxury Villas

Bangalay Luxury Villas

Shoalhaven Heads, South Coast

Nestled amid lush trees and fairways, Bangalay Luxury Villas offers 16 luxury, self-contained villas in Shoalhaven perfect for groups.

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Spicers Guesthouse

Spicers Guesthouse

Pokolbin, Hunter Valley

Set in the heart of the beautiful Hunter Valley, Spicers Guesthouse offers modern elegance and a wonderful sense of relaxed luxury.

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The Convent Hunter Valley Hotel

The Convent Hunter Valley Hotel

Pokolbin, Hunter Valley

Escape to this boutique Hunter Valley hotel where you can discover the natural beauty of the Hunter Vineyards and surrounds.

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Anchorage Port Stephens

Anchorage Port Stephens

Corlette, Mid-North Coast

With a beautiful Hamptons-style, The Anchorage Hotel & Spa is a luxurious seaside escape, perfect for weekend getaways and intimate corporate events.

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Voco Kirkton Park

voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

Pokolbin, Hunter Valley

Enjoy a weekend escape at Voco Kirkton Park surrounded by elegant, modern design & overlooking the gorgeous Hunter Valley.

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Bells at Killcare

Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

Killcare Heights, Central Coast

Located just one hour north of Sydney, Bells at Killcare is a boutique hotel offering superb accommodation, an award-winning restaurant & spa.

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Bannisters by the Sea

Bannisters By The Sea

Mollymook Beach, South Coast

Bannisters by the Sea is a picture-perfect luxury coastal retreat with uninterrupted Pacific Ocean views in scenic Mollymook.

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Terragong 1858

Terragong 1858

Jamberoo, South Coast

Nestled in extensive gardens of grand figs, towering pine trees, and magnolias, Terragong 1858 is a country house bed & breakfast on the South Coast.

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Pullman Magenta Shores Resort

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort​

Magenta Shores, Central Coast

Only 90 minutes from Sydney, this Central Coast resort offers a golf course, tennis court, gym, pool, day spa & an exceptional beachfront location.

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Hunter Treehouse

Hunter Treehouse

Pokolbin, Hunter Valley

Set in the Hunter Valley wine region, this modern and stylish home offers a relaxing getaway for up to 10 guests.

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Looking for the perfect accommodation for a weekend getaway from Sydney? Browse our full collection of luxury retreats in New South Wales.

Author

Mat Lewis is a Co-Founder of luxury accommodation specialist, View Retreats.