The ultimate guide to a romantic getaway in NSW

In Holiday Reviews - Australia, Holiday Reviews - New South Wales, Short Breaks by The H4C Team

When searching for the perfect place for a romantic getaway, look no further than New South Wales (NSW), Australia, where you and your loved one can enjoy the fresh mountain air or frolic along the coast.

If it’s beaches you’re after, Mollymook is the jewel of the NSW coast. With dazzling scenery, forested mountains and excellent surf beaches with sparkling white sand, Mollymook will give you the rest and relaxation you’re after.

Areas such as Beaumont give couples the chance to partake of a variety of fun and unique activities like canoeing or kayaking the Shoalhaven and Kangaroo rivers, cycling, fishing, or horse riding, in addition to boasting a fabulous array of boutiques and wineries.  

The Travellers Choice 2012 Winner on Tripadvisor, the Hunter Valley offers an eclectic mix of things to do. From cycling to touring breweries and distilleries, vineyards, visiting boutiques and even hot air ballooning, the Hunter Valley has it all. One of the smallest wine regions in the country, the area boasts some of the best wines in the world. If you and your partner are wine aficionados, you’ll love a visit to the valley.

Spring makes for an especially perfect time to escape to the Hunter Valley, as a variety of fresh produce and locally produced gourmet foods (including olives, cheese, chocolate, sauces and jams) are available. With mild sunny days and cool nights, outdoor concerts and picnics, your romantic getaway to the Hunter Valley will be unforgettable.

Here a few great options for your romantic getaway:

Couples won’t need to leave Bannisters Point Lodge to relax and unwind. This idyllic hideaway by the sea in Mollymook will meet all your romantic getaway needs, from luxury ocean view accommodation (including 4.5 star rooms with panoramic vistas, jacuzzi decks and penthouses) to an award-winning restaurant and revitalising day spa. If you and your honey are foodies, you’ll derive particular enjoyment from Rick Stein’s fresh seafood dishes.

Nestled in the Cambewarra Mountain, a brief jaunt from Berry, Kangaroo Valley, Nowra and Shoalhaven beaches and sightseeing, couples can wander hand-in-hand around Barefoot Springs’ 16-hectare property. With beautiful gardens and spots of Australian Heritage-listed rainforest, you might spot wombats, lyrebirds, parrots and blue wrens on your couple’s vacation.  There’s also kayaking, horse riding, bush walking, wineries and golf for couples looking for action.

Escape the hustle and bustle at Billabong Moon, located in the midst of the vineyards and olive groves in the lower part of the Hunter Valley. This unique boutique resort offers couples accommodation with character. You and your loved one will find the intimate retreat you’re dreaming of here on the Billabong Moon’s 25 acres, surrounded by casuarinas and beautiful views, stunning sunsets and starry skies. For a real treat enquire about their famous Red Wine Bath.

Cabins in the Clouds is a secluded mountaintop resort that offers couples a relaxing getaway with breathtaking views and peaceful surroundings. Soak in your private hot tub while you take it all in, indulging in this serene setting. Each of the enchanting spa cabins offers splendid views and you can pamper yourself with in-cabin massages and spa treatments. If you and your partner feel like venturing out, it’s only a short drive to boutique vineyards, olive groves, national parks and restaurants.

A truly special getaway, Cedars Mount View offers you and your loved one privacy, luxury and broad mountain views. Each villa and cottage stands alone and is more than equipped to take care of your every need –  they even include spa baths! If you feel like doing something really special, book a helicopter tour of the Hunter Valley, which will pick you up from your villa or cottage and fly you to lunch and wine tasting. No one has to be the designated driver, and you’ll get some spectacular views along the way.

For more information on a short break in New South Wales, visit our destination directory.