New South Wales

Romantic getaways in the Hunter Valley for decadence and seclusion

Just a two-hour drive from Sydney, the Hunter Valley offers a romantic escape from city life with rolling vineyards, world-class cellar doors and quality accommodation known for seclusion and serenity.

Picture cosy cabins nestled among native bushland, with warming fireplaces and outdoor decks to watch the stars. Spacious modern suites overlook vineyards, and you’ll find spa treatment centres next to award-winning dining spots.

You can explore the wineries on foot, bicycle or car to sample renowned vintages, or meander through gardens and vast national parks. Catch a bird’s eye view of the region by hot air balloon as kangaroos and wallabies leap below. It’s a year-round destination with something to suit every couple – so there’s no better time to book your intimate getaway to the Hunter Valley.

Romantic sanctuary in the heart of the Hunter Valley

You can expect a warm welcome at The Grange on Hermitage. From the daily delivery of warm muffins for breakfast, to tips and advice on the area, the team at The Grange have your comfort covered.
Choose a King Room with double spa bath for a romantic soak before you take to your private deck with views over the vineyard. With 28 acres of natural bushland, you’ll be able to while away the hours in peace – interrupted only by the odd kookaburra call or curious kangaroo. The outdoor barbecue facilities and seating area are perfect for an al-fresco meal, and there are numerous restaurants within a short drive.

The Grange on Hermitage

9.8 Excellent (136 reviews)

Hunter Valley getaway with a golf course and spa

Set within the vineyards of the Hunter Valley, the elegant Chateau Elan at The Vintage has idyllic surrounds and a Greg Norman-designed golf course. At the onsite wine lounge, you can settle in on a plush leather sofa and select from the extensive wine list while listening to live music.
Spa Suites are the top pick for couples, featuring plinth-mounted baths and Ergomotion beds to soothe muscles after a day on the fairways or exploring wineries. Choose a one-bedroom apartment with a designer kitchen to cosy up in front of a two-way fireplace with a glass of local Shiraz.

Chateau Elan At The Vintage

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8.8 Excellent (2152 reviews)

Rural retreat in a luxury cottage

Unlax @ Hunter Valley lives up to its name – a slang take on the words ‘rest and relaxation’. An intimate weekend for two sees you stay in a high-end cottage in the Hunter Valley bushland. Sit on your private veranda and spot kangaroos at dusk, then warm up in front of your wood-burning fireplace when the temperature drops.
You can explore the retreat’s 100 acres of bushland by foot, or drive to some of the area’s best wineries. Each morning, tuck into a gourmet breakfast hamper, then in the evening cook up local produce on the barbecue on your private terrace.

Unlax @ Hunter Valley

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9.3 Excellent (240 reviews)

Romantic escape for two on a Hunter Valley vineyard

Hermitage Lodge is set on almost four acres of vineyard and 10 acres of bushland. It’s home to the label Partners Pick Shiraz, so you can sample wine served exclusively at the onsite restaurant and cellar door. You’re a short walk from the closest winery and have 15 to choose from within two kilometres.
In the 20 studios and suites, you’ll find luxurious comforts like sumptuous baths, toasty fireplaces and private verandas or decks overlooking the vines. Each morning, wake up to a breakfast of English muffins and homemade muesli. Choose the Premier Suite for the ultimate romantic evening watching the stars from your outdoor hot tub.

Hermitage Lodge

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9.4 Excellent (1098 reviews)

Green getaway for environmentally conscious couples

In the centre of the Pokolbin wine region, Hotel H Boutique is surrounded by breathtaking views of the Brokenback Ranges. It’s a short walk from the Bimbadgen Winery, so you can take part in a cellar door tasting or stay for a Day on The Green concert. Award-winning restaurants, gardens and wineries are also close by.

In your private residence, you can put together a delicious cheese platter and crack open a bottle of wine to drink in the evening from your private patio. Snuggle in front of the fireplace to watch a movie on the 50″ flat-screen TV before sinking into your king-sized bed for a restful night’s sleep.

Hotel H Boutique

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9.2 Excellent (1342 reviews)

Foodie heaven on an old-world estate

The Convent‘s surrounded by vineyards and lavish interiors include chandeliers, stained glass windows and warming tones of gold, cream and navy. Entering the estate via a grand, tree-lined driveway adds to the old-world glamour. There’s an organic kitchen garden with a chicken coop, beehive and Japanese quails – this culminates in a food-centric experience, so you don’t have to leave the grounds for a mouthwatering meal.
The grounds also feature tennis courts and an area to play grass bowls if you’re feeling active, and there are bikes to hire for exploring the surrounding countryside. Alternatively, opt to just recline by the outdoor swimming pool.

The Convent Hunter Valley Hotel

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9.0 Excellent (244 reviews)

Countryside destination for lovers of beer and the great outdoors

Hunter Valley Resort is home to a 50-year-old Shiraz vineyard and has country lodge-style accommodation dotted around its vast grounds. There is an extensive list of activities available, including daily horse rides along trails through picturesque vineyards.
To discover the local area, hire an electric bike or join a Segway tour of the old stock route dating back to the 1880s. Keep your camera ready for shots of kangaroos and views of the Brokenback Ranges. For something more laidback, you can lounge by the pool or head to the onsite Hermitage Road Cellar Door and Winery to try 30 wines from seven local producers.

Hunter Valley Resort

8.0 Very good (108 reviews)

Hinterland hideaway with breathtaking Hunter Valley views

Spread across 300 acres of Hunter Valley hinterland and vineyards, Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort offers everything you need in one place. The self-contained villas have majestic views across the estate’s 18-hole golf course and the Brokenback Mountains – ideally captured from your private balcony.
When you arrive in your one-bedroom premier villa, pop on a plush bathrobe and make yourself at home. If you’re feeling active, take a dip in one of three swimming pools, or practise your serve at the tennis courts. For the best views, book a hot air balloon ride from the onsite facility.

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

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8.5 Excellent (284 reviews)