Within just a few hours’ drive of Sydney are the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains for taking in panoramic views, exploring ancient caverns and marvelling at rare flora and fauna. Sheltered beaches and blissful rainforests call visitors to Byron Bay, where heart-pumping adventure activities can be found next to decadent spa destinations.
Your hotel can make or break your lovers’ weekend. So we’ve rounded up a list of all-inclusive forest retreats, swish spa-centred resorts and intimate private bungalows in the mountains to inspire your trip. That means spending Sunday morning gazing out over a nature reserve from your villa’s netted veranda. Or Saturday nights spent in a steaming hot tub in a suave hotel. You’ll have your pick of private moments (think sharing a bottle of bubbly delivered by in-house service) and photo-worthy settings – our favourite is an outdoor infinity pool overlooking the Australian bushland. From boutique accommodation on a white sand beach to a spa hotel in a nature park, our pick of hotels will spoil you for choice when it comes to romantic getaways in New South Wales (NSW).