Sanctuary in the Pocket

New South Wales, Australia

At a glance

Experience peace, privacy and barefoot luxury at Sanctuary in The Pocket, a secret retreat in the Bryon Bay Hinterland that’s perfect for a romantic escape. Set in a serene valley and secluded within five acres of lush exotic gardens, choose between The Retreat and Bliss Cottage for a magical stay, with a wide range of local services and activities available for your holiday pleasure.


Situated in the heart of the beautiful Byron Bay Hinterland, Sanctuary in The Pocket offers absolute privacy — with the Byron beaches and charming townships of Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads still just minutes away. It’s also only around half an hour from the Gold Coast Airport. Sanctuary in The Pocket is the perfect place to totally unwind, or to use as a springboard to explore the much-celebrated Byron Shire.

Couples on a romantic getaway will love

The privacy, exclusivity and comfort offered by these beautifully designed spaces; the indulgence of having your own exotic garden, pool, gazebo and day beds. It’s the ultimate place to chill out with your sweetheart and surrender to pure relaxation.

Listen to the day-long birdsong, read a book overlooking the Balinese water garden, dip your toes in the spring-fed creek, and sink into the luxurious hot tub at the end of another perfect day.

Best room for two

For couples, Bliss Cottage is the ultimate in private spaces — a fully fenced, Balinese-style escape with your own luxurious five-person hot tub, sunken into a traditional alang alang thatched gazebo. Two enormous water gardens (magical at night!) run alongside the boardwalk to the main cottage, where you’ll find a plunge pool attached to the expansive outdoor sun deck.

Inside the Cottage you’ll find everything you need to feel right at home, including a kitchen with breakfast bar, lounge room leading out to the deck, wood fire combustion heater for the cooler months, and the latest sound and entertainment equipment, all controlled via Control 4 remote control. The master bedroom flows into a stunning bathroom with breathtaking Balinese stone bath, which in turn opens out to its own private courtyard.

As the name suggests, Bliss Cottage is tailor-made for a romantic holiday, sure to surpass all your expectations.

Dining and leisure

The local seafood and land-based produce and restaurants of Byron Shire are world famous, attracting a talented mix of local and international chefs who serve up the most delicious and inventive dishes. Try Doma in Federal for superb Japanese food, The Nomadic Kitchen at the Mullumbimby Farmers Markets (with ex-River Cafe chef Rob Costanzo on the pans) for a special local breakfast, or Harvest in Newybar for incredible Wild Harvest dishes.

Immerse yourselves in the natural beauty of World Heritage-listed Border Ranges National Park or leave the rest of the world behind in the walking tracks to Minyon Falls. Learn to surf, kayak with dolphins, hang glide with eagles, sky dive over sublime scenery, or drift across the immaculate countryside at sunrise in a hot air balloon. These are experiences you’ll remember for a lifetime, and all within reach of Sanctuary in The Pocket.

Spa & wellness

The Byron Shire is synonymous with wellness, and Sanctuary in The Pocket is happy to arrange the perfect practitioners to tend to your every need — from yoga and meditation to massage and beauty treatments — all in the comfort of your own space.

Contact Details
17 Skyline Road, The Pocket, NSW 2483 Australia
Contact No.: +61409449414

Contact Information
Phone: +61409449414

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