New South Wales dazzles with spectacular beaches, vast vineyards and hinterlands, wonderful coastal towns, and impressive wildlife and national parks. If you're planning a luxury escape, we’ve curated a collection of luxury accommodation in NSW. We've reviewed and handpicked the best resorts, 5-star hotels, and holiday homes that are perfect for a romantic getaway or family holiday. After a fun-filled day of exploring the state's beaches, wineries, hiking trails, and forests, sit back and relax in pure indulgence in the best NSW hotels and resorts. Browse our handpicked accommodation to find your perfect luxury getaway in NSW.
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New South Wales, or NSW as it’s more commonly known, is a state located on the east coast of Australia. It’s the most populous state in the country with over 8 million people living here. From its stunning coastline to its awe-inspiring inland areas, there are countless reasons why you should visit NSW for your next holiday
Although NSW is most famous for its iconic capital city, Sydney, the state boasts an impressive range of options for holiday makers to get a true taste of Australia. Families, surfers and adventure seekers alike flock to New South Wales beach regions such as the North Coast, Central Coast and South Coast regions - each having their own highlights and beautiful accommodation options. Of course, the famous Byron Bay region is also one of the most popular beach destinations in the whole country.
For couples and those who prefer something quieter, the stunning Blue Mountains & Southern Highlands regions offer picturesque villages, breathtaking views and are the perfect destinations for families, couples and nature lovers. Or, if food and wine are more your thing, then a visit to the beautiful Hunter Valley is definitely in order. Then, there is the awe-inspiring Lord Howe Island - truly one of the most beautiful islands in the entire South Pacific.
Below are some of the best places to visit on a holiday in NSW
As the capital city of NSW and the most populous city in Australia, Sydney is brimming with things to see and do. Situated on one of the world’s largest natural harbours, Sydney is home to some of Australia’s most iconic landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. There are endless cafes serving up delicious coffees and healthy brunch options, as well as restaurants offering mouth-watering cuisine from all over the world. And when night falls, there are plenty of bars and clubs to keep you entertained until the early hours of the morning
This rugged region west of Sydney is home to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, where majestic mountain tops, magnificent sandstone cliffs and lush valleys await. Not to be missed is the Three Sisters landmark - one of the Blue Mountain's most iconic features. What makes this area so special is that there is something for everyone no matter your interests. Whether you prefer exploring on foot, riding a bike on winding trails or wishing you could fly across canyons like an eagle, the Blue Mountains provides it all and more.
The Hunter Valley region of New South Wales is an absolute paradise for wine enthusiasts and outdoorsy types alike! Located just over two hours away from Sydney, the Hunter Valley offers some of the most wonderful landscapes, with rolling hills and lush vineyards stretched out as far as the eye can see. A trip here would not be complete without sampling some of NSW's finest wines and venturing out to explore all that the Hunter Valley has to offer. Whether it's hot air ballooning up above for a birds-eye view or getting behind the wheel of a quad bike for a thrilling adventure on its trails, Hunter Valley has something for everyone!.
Byron Bay is a surfing paradise and is popular with travellers from around the world. With its striking, golden beaches, Byron Bay is the ideal spot to soak up the sun and the sense of community that comes with it. It's also a great place for exploring; go snorkelling amidst tropical fish to see gorgeous marine life, kayak through crystal-clear waters or catch a glimpse of majestic whales on a whale watching tour. Make sure you take some time to enjoy the eclectic shopping experience that Byron Bay has to offer or grab a bite at one of the unique cafes and restaurants - not forgetting those breathtaking Byron Bay sunsets!
The South Coast of NSW is a natural paradise brimming with countless activities and experiences. Let your eyes draw in the beauty of lagoons and rainforests, sip on local wines, savour the fresh flavours at food markets and wonder at the starry night skies. With so many national parks and beaches to explore, the South Coast will leave your senses alert and inspired. There is something here for everyone to enjoy - adventure planners, beach-lovers and even those who just want some peace and quiet.
From Port Stephens up through Coffs Harbour to the Queensland border, the North Coast of NSW is teeming with beauty and wonder. Along with endless pristine beaches, North Coast NSW is home to many gorgeous national parks where you can be surrounded by the serenity of nature. There are also plenty of glamorous beach towns and quaint hamlets for those that crave the ocean breeze and salty hair.
There are plenty of amazing accommodation options in NSW. At View Retreats, we've reviewed and handpicked the very best hotels, resorts and holiday homes across the state. Some of our favourites include Emirates Wolgan Valley, Spicers Guesthouse & Crystalbrook Byron. Don’t know which one to pick? Don’t worry, you can always choose a gift voucher and decide later. A gift voucher can be used to purchase any View Retreats accommodation within NSW or around the world. Find out more about our gift vouchers.