If you’re looking for the perfect weekend getaway within a short drive from Sydney, then look no further. We’ve selected a list of luxurious New South Wales retreats that are suitable for all sorts of occasions, and the best thing is that are all only 2 hours drive or less from central Sydney.

Luxury Beach Holiday

Whale Beach Villa

Whale Beach Villa | Sydney & Northern Beaches

Boasting magnificent ocean views, this exquisite beach house located on Whale Beach is the ultimate beach getaway. Situated within an easy drive of Sydney, Whale Beach Villa is the ideal luxury beach-front villa for friends and families looking for a relaxing weekend away.

Rates starting from $900 per night.

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Romantic Spa Getaway

Bells at Killcare

Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel & Spa | Central Coast

Surrounded by the untouched Bouddi National Park and only a short 90 minute drive from Sydney, Bells at Killcare is a beautiful boutique coastal retreat. Offering 25 private cottages, villas and suites in beautiful surroundings, this unique adults-only resort is the perfect location for romantic weekends away or a relaxing break from the stresses of city life.

Rates starting from $370 per night.

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Boutique Couples Retreat

Pretty Beach House

Pretty Beach House | Central Coast

Located just around the corner from its sister property, Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, Pretty Beach House is an exclusive, luxury private guesthouse just 90 minutes drive north of Sydney. Set high on an escarpment, this sophisticated guesthouse boasts seven and half acres of private estate and four luxurious pavilions, offering its guests complete privacy and unsurpassed butler service. It is the perfect retreat for couples who seek solace, peace and tranquillity from the stresses of the city life.

Rates starting from $2,000 per night.

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Luxury All-Inclusive Retreat


Spicers Sangoma Retreat | Blue Mountains

Spicers Sangoma Retreat is a luxurious African-inspired retreat nestled amongst bushland in the magnificent Blue Mountains, just over an hour’s drive from Sydney. As an eco-friendly, adult-only resort, Sangoma is perfect for a romantic getaway or an escape with friends where you can enjoy simple luxury and gourmet food in a lush, restful setting.

Rates starting from $1,099 per night.

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Luxury Beach Getaway


Serendip | Sydney & Northern Beaches

Conveniently located just a short stroll from the beach, Serendip is a luxury classic beach home situated in the popular Palm Beach area. Boasting three splendid bedrooms this unique beach house is the perfect setting for a magical family vacation or a getaway with friends.

Rates starting from $900 per night.

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Ocean Front Holiday Home

Sundara Beach House | South Coast

Sundara Beach House is a two storey, luxury beach house that is only steps from the inviting golden sands of Werri Beach on the NSW South Coast. Just 90 minutes drive from Sydney, this private retreat is perfect for weekend getaways or mid-week breaks. With its 6 bedrooms, luxury amenities and fantastic location, this home is a popular choice for corporate off-site meetings and family holidays

Rates starting from $750 per night.

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Palm Beach Villa

Palm Beach Villa | Sydney & Northern Beaches

Designed to celebrate light and space, Palm Beach Villa is a luxurious architectural ocean front holiday home comprising of two contemporary pavilions that boast spectacular views of Palm Beach, Barrenjoey Lighthouse and the Pacific Ocean.  With its own family quarter, this beautiful beach holiday home is ideal for families looking for a beach getaway.

Rates starting from $1,400 per night.

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Luxury Beach Escape

Beachfront Luxury, NSW, Australia

Beachfront Luxury | Sydney & Northern Beaches

Perched on a slope away from the crowds, Beachfront Luxury is a private villa overlooking the picturesque Palm Beach. Just a short stroll to the sandy shores and only a 35 kilometre drive from Sydney CBD, this oceanfront vacation rental is both relaxing and convenient. It offers three levels of living space and five well-furnished bedrooms that make it an ideal place for family getaways or beach holidays with friends.

Rates starting from $2,264 per night.

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Luxurious Family Retreat

Calabash Bay Lodge

Calabash Bay Lodge | Sydney & Northern Beaches

Surround yourself with pristine eucalypt bushland and breathtaking views over the Hawkesbury River at Calabash Bay Lodge, a boutique and luxurious retreat located in the exclusive Berowra Waters. Accessed only by a scenic seaplane or private jetty, this unique and secluded escape is perfect for discerning gourmet travellers or those seeking a romantic spot for a weekend getaway.

Rates starting from $625 per night.

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Beach Holiday


Elysium | Sydney & Northern Beaches

Exuding both charm and a relaxed beach style, Elysium is a luxurious holiday house located in the popular Palm Beach area, just under an hour’s drive from Sydney. Boasting stunning Whale Beach views, this exquisite property is the perfect beach retreat for sophisticated holiday makers who truly appreciate both quality and elegance.

Rates starting from $750 per night.

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Stylish Beach Holiday Home

The Bay

The BayCentral Coast

Sophisticated, spacious and stylish, The Bay is a luxurious beachside holiday home located in the historic mining town of Catherine Bay, just a short one and a half hours drive from Sydney. Boasting four large bedrooms and spectacular ocean and beach views, this beautiful home is perfect for families or groups of friends seeking a comfortable holiday home with close proximity to an outstanding and secluded beach.

Rates starting from $800 per night.

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