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.
1. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains
Indulge in the ultimate sanctuary of privacy and comfort at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, an ultra-luxury resort set in the Greater Blue Mountains.
2. The Headland by Dovecote
Gerringong, South Coast
A stunning architectural masterpiece, The Headland is a 4-bedroom holiday home on the picturesque NSW South Coast that caters for up to 8 guests.
3. 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.
6. 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.
8. Spicers Vineyards Estate
Pokolbin, Hunter Valley
Located in the tranquil heart of the Hunter Valley, Spicers Vineyards Estate features twelve spacious and luxury suites perfect for a weekend getaway.
9. Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel & 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.
10. Calabash Bay Lodge
Berowra Waters, Sydney & Northern Beaches
Perfectly located on the Hawkesbury River, Calabash Bay Lodge is a boutique luxury 4 bedroom retreat ideal for relaxing in the Australian wilderness.
11. The Glasshouse MacMasters Beach
Macmasters Beach, Central Coast
Escape the city bustle at The Glasshouse in MacMasters Beach, a modern & spacious 5 bedroom home with a pool, tennis court and expansive grounds.
12. Hunter Valley Lodge & Retreat
Nulkaba, Hunter Valley
Perfect for large families or groups, The Hunter Valley Lodge & Retreat is an amazing luxury retreat with 11 bedrooms in the heart of the wine region.
14. Eagleview Park
Foxground, South Coast
A modern countryside retreat for groups of up to 12, The House at Eagleview Park boasts 5 bedrooms and a superb location on the NSW South Coast.
Kangaroo Valley, South Coast
Set within 40 hectares of bushland & comfortably accommodating up to 10 guests, Wilburra is one of Kangaroo Valley’s most prestigious properties.
19. The Mackenzie
Tamarama, Sydney & Northern Beaches
Situated directly opposite Mackenzie Beach, The Mackenzie is a 4 bedroom coastal home near the famous Bondi Beach, ideal for a weekend getaway.
20. Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains
Leura, Blue Mountains
Set in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, the Fairmont Resort is a fabulous luxury hotel ideal for weekend escapes and family holidays.