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  • Byron Palms Guest House 9 rooms from $76

    Byron Bay

    Stylish beach house B&B just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Byron Bay. Bedrooms are smart and spacious and the house feels calm and peaceful. Enjoy communal breakfasts with owner Peter and relax in the sunny garden before exploring everything Byron has to offer.

    Value chic
    Surfing  -  Surfing Lessons with Black Dog Surfing
    Kayaking  -  Go Sea Kayaking Byron Bay
    Restrictions on children  -  No children
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  • Perry Street Hotel from $108

    New South Wales

    Mudgee's only boutique hotel has taken inspiration from Berlin for its decor and the result is a slick and stylish hotel. Suites include laundry facilities and kitchenette as standard. A great base for exploring this notable wine region.

    Local exploring  -  Ideal base for exploring the surrounding area
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Links House 17 rooms from $121

    Bowral, New South Wales

    Boutique accommodation in a 1920s country guesthouse. Spacious rooms and suites are traditional in style. Large library/sitting room with cosy fireplace for winter. The restaurant specialises in regional produce accompanied by local wines. A characterful spot for exploring the Southern Highlands.

    Local markets  -  Local crafts markets & antiques stores.
    Sights nearby  -  Red Cow Farm, Sutton Forest
    Great walks  -  Walk the Boxvale track.
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  • Hotel 1888 90 rooms from $125

    Sydney (Pyrmont)

    This hotel is situated in a heritage listed building created in 1888, hence it's name. A thoroughly modern boutique hotel which offers luxury, comfort and style in abundance. Centrally located in Pyrmont, a stay in 1888 is unbeatable value for a city break in Sydney.

    Sights nearby  -  Five minutes walk to Darling Harbour, and a 20 minute bus ride to The Rocks and Circular Quay for views of Sydney Harbour
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Fodors
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  • Dive Hotel 16 rooms from $126

    Sydney (Coogee)

    A boutique hotel on the beach with some great ocean views. Rooms are simple and clean, some with private balconies. Breakfast served daily in the communal dining area. Just a bus ride from the city centre and a short walk to some good restaurants and cafes - this is a good spot for local exploring.

    Close to nightlife  -  Near to bars and restaurants on the beach
    Surfing  -  Let's Go Surfing - Surf School nearby
    Golf  -  Five outstanding golf courses nearby.
    Riding  -  On offer in Centennial Park
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Lilianfels 85 rooms from $136

    New South Wales

    Situated in the heart of the Blue Mountains National Park. Rooms are large and light, with fantastic views across Jamison Valley. With a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts & award winning restaurant this hotel combines country style and luxury and offers plenty for the whole family.

    Spa  -  Lilianfels day spa offers a wide range of pampering treatments
    Views  -  Situated on edge of Jamison Valley
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and outdoor
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
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  • Q Station 82 rooms from $137

    Sydney (Manly)

    An old Quarantine Station which has been completely renovated to offer comfortable modern bedrooms, private cottages and two fantastic restaurants. With a private beach and shuttle to Sydney Harbour - this is great for families or wedding parties looking for something completely unique.

    Sights nearby  -  Get the Ecohopper to Sydney Harbour
    Surfing  -  Learn to surf at Manly Beach
    Great walks  -  Sydney coast walks
    On the beach  -  Private Beach
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  • Bangalow Guesthouse 4 rooms from $141

    Byron Bay

    A heritage property in landscaped gardens, a stone's throw from the centre of Bangalow. Four elegant bedrooms with clean white lines and original artwork. Wide shaded verandas provide the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast whilst overlooking Byron Creek. A stylish base for exploring the area.

    Sights nearby  -  The ideal base for exporing both coastline and interior. Minyon Falls are easily accessible
    Views  -  Lovely views over Byron Creek
    Great walks  -  Explore Byron Bay
    Local markets  -  Bangalow Market
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  • Chateau Elan 100 rooms from $144

    New South Wales

    Luxury resort boasting smart accommodation, 18 hole golf course & excellent spa in the heart of The Hunter Valley. Large rooms & suites are contemporary in style & feature all mod cons including spa baths & Nespresso machines as standard. Deliciously indulgent.

    Spa breaks  -  Destination spa complex with 20 spa suites for those who want privileged spa access.
    Golf  -  18 hole Greg Norman designed course.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Spa
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  • Peppers Convent 17 rooms from $165

    New South Wales

    This bright blue old nunnery-turned-hotel offers an indulgent stay in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Spacious rooms channel French baroque style mixed with Australian country hotel, and have stunning views out to the gardens and vineyard. Perfect for a romantic soujourn amid the vines.

    Wine tasting  -  Has its own winery - The Pepper Tree Winery, and it's a great base for exploring the Hunter Valley vineyards
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Simpsons of Potts Point 12 rooms from $177

    Sydney (Potts Point)

    19th-century Arts & Crafts Hotel offering spacious yet cosy accommodation in the heart of Sydney. Enjoy breakfast in the conservatory and a complimentary evening sherry in the games room. Walking distance from hundreds of restaurants, this is an elegant guest house in a prime location.

    Sights nearby  -  Sydney Opera House
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Hunter Valley Cooperage B&B 5 rooms from $191

    Pokolbin, New South Wales

    Nestled in the Kelman vineyards, this B&B is full of charm. The owners Gay and Warren have fantastic inside knowledge of the area. Rooms are comfortable with fantastic views of the vineyards. Enjoy sunny breakfasts and a relaxing stay. Perfect for exploring The Hunter Valley.

    Wine tasting  -  Pokolbin & Rothbury Wineries. The property is surrounded by Hunter Valley Vineyards
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
  • The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa 92 rooms from $191

    Byron Bay

    Set in 45 acres of tropical rainforest and minutes from the beach, this luxury hotel offers comfort and style in surfing town Byron Bay. Rooms are light, airy and all have private balconies, kitchens and massive freestanding bathtubs. Great facilities include daily yoga, pool & spa.

    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Victoria's at Ewingsdale 9 rooms from $195

    Byron Bay

    Country manor styled luxury guesthouse just outside Byron Bay, set in four acres of lush gardens. Chic rooms and suites feature private balconies or open onto the courtyard. Breakfast is served on a terrace by the pool and picnic hampers can be organised.

    Swimming Pool  -  Palm fringed outdoor salt water pool
    Local markets  -  Byron Bay weekend markets
    Great walks  -  To Cape Byron Lighthouse
    Restrictions on children  -  Must be 12 or over
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  • Watson's Bay Boutique Hotel 31 rooms from $196

    Sydney (Watsons Bay)

    On the beach and recently restored, this hotel boasts panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and a lively Yacht Club atmosphere. Each of the rooms has a unique beachside feel. The hotel Beach Club bar is a local hotspot, serving cocktails and quality seafood. A real vibrant seaside atmosphere.

    Views  -  Panoramic views of Sydney Harbour
    Sights nearby  -  Shakespeare by the Bay Evenings (seasonal)
    Great walks  -  The coastal walk along The Gap
    Full of character
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  • The Medusa 18 rooms from $212

    Sydney (Darlinghurst)

    This beautifully furnished boutique hotel is housed in a converted city townhouse to brilliantly blend old and new. Location in the heart of Darlinghurst, Sydney's vibrant restaurant district, makes it ideal for foodies. Dogs are welcome too.

    Sights nearby  -  Close to historic St John's Church, The Garvan Institute and local cafes and shops. Within easy access of the Surry Hills.
    Full of character  -  Ecletic mix of old and new features
    Swimming Pool  -  Situated in outside courtyard
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Tablet
  • Bells at Killcare 25 rooms from $231

    New South Wales

    Set in eight acres of English style gardens, this adults only retreat offers peace and tranquility in a stunning setting on the edge of Bouddi National Park. Hamptons style accommodation in suites and cottages plus spa, swimming pool and fabulous restaurant.

    Designer  -  Ralph Lauren furnishings in all the suites and cottages
    Views  -  On a clear day you can see the Sydney skyline
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only hotel
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Establishment 31 rooms from $251

    Sydney

    Luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Sydney's CBD. Large double rooms, three restaurants, numerous bars, and even an onsite club make this one of the hippest places to stay in the city.

    Sights nearby  -  Within walking distance to the Opera House, Botanic Gardens and Art Gallery of NSW
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney 563 rooms from $199

    Sydney (The Rocks)

    This luxury hotel is situated in the heart of Sydney Harbour, and offers large contemporary rooms with magnificent views. Childcare services, a fitness centre, spa and award-winning restaurant make it ideal for a relaxing city break.

    Sights nearby  -  Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour only five minutes' walk away
    Spa  -  With hot tub
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Pier One 189 rooms from $200

    Sydney (Walsh Bay)

    Situated next to the Harbour Bridge, this luxury hotel is built on a private pontoon with spectacular views across Sydney Harbour. Slick nautical decor inside completes the look. Enjoy top Australian cuisine at the restaurant.

    Sights nearby  -  Twenty minutes' walk to the Opera House and Botanic Gardens
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • The Westin 416 rooms from $202

    Sydney

    Comfort and chic contemporary style come together in this centrally located luxury hotel. Big rooms with city views, plus a restaurant and fully stocked bar on site. Re-energise with in-room spa treatments.

    Sights nearby  -  Within walking distance of Opera House, Darling Harbour and Art Gallery of NSW
    Spa  -  In-room treatments available
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  • ADGE Apartment Hotel 12 rooms from $203

    Sydney (Surry Hills)

    Top of the range kitchen appliances and ensuite rooms ensure self-catering in Sydney has never been so simple and stylish. Each apartment has a personal balcony to take in the central sites of the city, six minutes drive to Sydney Harbour.

    Sights nearby  -  Within easy walking distance to Sydney Harbour, Hyde Park and the CBD
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  • Victoria's at Wategos 10 rooms from $265

    Byron Bay

    Located by the beach and minutes from the Cape Byron Lighthouse, ten guest rooms boast private terraces with wonderful views. Stylish interiors feature four poster beds, white and cream furnishings and marble bathrooms. Fully air conditioned, and open fires for the cooler winter months.

    Private Hot Tub  -  All bathrooms have their own spa baths
    Great walks  -  Cape Byron Lighthouse 15 minute walk
    Sights nearby  -  Close to Byron Bay centre
    Restrictions on children  -  Must be 16 or over
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  • Paperbark Camp 12 rooms from $272

    Woollamia, New South Wales

    Glamping has never been so glamourous at this eco-retreat. Twelve luxurious safari tents sit amongst eucalyptus and paperbark trees, each with a deck area or veranda. There's a restaurant and communal kitchen on the premises, and free bikes and canoes available for exploring the area.

    Towelling robes
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Birdwatching  -  Good birding near the hotel.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour 65 rooms from $286

    Sydney

    Family friendly luxury self-catering apartments with fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Situated just metres from the Opera House, the building also boasts an indoor pool, gym, restaurant and bar, plus child care services.

    Sights nearby  -  Located by Botanic Gardens and Opera House, plus city centre half a kilometer away
    Views  -  Out to the Sydney Opera House
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor
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  • Spicers Vineyards Estate 12 rooms from $327

    Pokolbin, New South Wales

    Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley set in an eight acre vineyard. This estate has 12 luxurious rooms, with ensuite spa and wood-burning fireplaces. Private spaces for relaxation or take advantage of the activities on offer. The restaurant focuses on seasonal dishes and award winning wines.

    Wine tasting  -  Wine Tours can be arranged
    Full of character  -  Vineyard with Wine Caller
    Restrictions on children  -  No children
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • BLUE Sydney 100 rooms from $289

    Sydney (Woolloomooloo)

    Centrally located chic hotel with stunning views across Sydney Harbour. Loft suites available. Next to the Botanical Gardens. Family-friendly with ultra-modern facilities including an indoor pool and fitness centre.

    Sights nearby  -  Short walk to Botanical Gardens, Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Pitt Street Mall
    Lively area  -  Central city location
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors
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  • Kim's Beach Hideaway 34 rooms from $382

    Toowoon Bay, New South Wales

    Romantic adult only retreat just one hour from Sydney. Stunning bungalows and spa villas feature private pools and outdoor hot tubs or spa baths. Decor is relaxed with timber clad walls, wicker furniture and glorious views out to sea. Perfect for complete relaxation.

    Swimming Pool  -  Some villas have private salt water pool
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only property
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels
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  • Spicers Sangoma Retreat 5 rooms from $395

    New South Wales

    High in the Blue Mountains, this eco retreat offers five luxurious suites with private plunge pools, terraces & stunning views. Chic interiors with dark wood feature walls & huge Philipe Stark bathtubs for two. Food is seasonal, local and organic. An idyllyic spot for total rejuvenation.

    Views  -  Stunning views - on a clear day you can see the Sydney skyline!
    Back to Nature
    Swimming Pool  -  Infinity edge, private plunge pools in some suites
    Outstanding location  -  Set high up in the Blue Mountains
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  • Echoes Boutique Resort 12 rooms from $426

    New South Wales

    Situated in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, this luxury hotel offers spectacular rooms with views out to the Jamison Valley. A gym, sauna, pool and spa make for a relaxing stay. An ideal base for exploring the surrounding area.

    Views  -  Breathtaking views over Jamison Valley
    Foodies  -  Award winning restaurant
    Sights nearby  -  Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens - Mt Tomah, Waradah Aboriginal Centre, Jenolan Caves
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Kiwi Collection
  • Capella Lodge from $483

    New South Wales

    Luxury, eco-friendly resort on Lord Howe Island. Sophisticated all suite accommodation with beach chic interiors and stunning views of ocean or mountains. Relax in the spa, or explore the breathtaking biodiversity of the island. Communal dining and friendly staff ensure an intimate experience.

    Views  -  All rooms have stunning views of either mountains or oceans
    Restrictions on children  -  Must be 6 or over
    Swimming Pool  -  Infinity edge
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Mr & Mrs Smith
  • Park Hyatt Sydney 155 rooms from $666

    Sydney (The Rocks)

    Five star luxury at its best, with an unbeatable location between Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. This opulent hotel, rooms in rich chocolate, cream and beige hues will not disappoint. Enjoy private balconies and dining rooms, plus a fully equipped gym and spa.

    Sights nearby  -  Located at Sydney Harbour and close to Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Bondi and Manly Beach
    Spa  -  The Spa facilities include a rooftop heated pool, a gym and a relaxation room
    Outstanding location
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Pretty Beach House from $688

    New South Wales

    Guesthouse set amongst eucalyptus trees with fantastic views out to sea, and close proximity to beaches. Four separate pavilions provide chic accommodation with simple yet stunning interiors. Each has a private plunge pool and gorgeous decking area. The perfect place for a romantic getaway.

    Swimming Pool  -  Infinity edge, plus each pavilion has own heated plunge pool
    Spa  -  In-room treatments available
    Views  -  Seaviews
    Outstanding location
  • Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa from $1028

    New South Wales

    Set in the Blue Mountains on a conservation and wildlife reserve of over 7000 acres, Wolgan Valley Resort takes extravagance to the next level. Accommodation in private villas each boasting a swimming pool, courtyard garden and panoramic views. Perfect for a luxury, back to nature escape.

    Back to Nature
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Secluded setting  -  Set in Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area between two national parks
    Great walks  -  Fabulous walking in the Blue Mountains. Guided walks can be arranged
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith
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The best places to stay in New South Wales include everything from chic-tastic city break pads to remote spots where it's just you and a view of the ocean.

Sydney, with its pale, colonial stone buildings set around that spectacular harbour is New South Wales's main event, but it's only a short journey from there to the vineyards of the Hunter Valley, the magical Blue Mountains, or to coastlines perfect with yellow beaches and dramatic cliffs.

Or you can lose yourself in the rural interior, both the cattle country this land lives on or the silent bush, inhabited by the unique fauna Australia is known for.

There's so many reasons to visit New South Wales that it's hard to list the highlights. Surfers love Byron Bay, there's skiing in the Snowy Mountains, and the land in between has a wealth of different national parks and a smattering of old country towns. And then of course there's Sydney, historic, yet bursting with life, and arguably one of the world's most beautiful cities.

New South Wales is in places bone dry, with great expanses of desert, and strange unforgiving, almost lunar-like landscapes, but in other places it's moist with rainforests, and barrelled through by great rivers.

This is definitely a place to travel across - you really need to see more than just the city. And that's what people do. Families camp, or take driving holidays, backpackers do the coast run and retired folk tow their caravans to wherever they fancy.

The best places to stay in New South Wales (especially those in Sydney) will get very busy during the peak holiday periods. So if you're coming then, plan well ahead.

Best Places to Stay in New South Wales

For a Sydney city break

  • Pier One, on Walsh Bay, is right by one of the pillars of the Harbour Bridge, a large and luxurious hotel with spectacular harbour views and slick, nautical decor.
  • BLUE Sydney is a collection of rooms and loft-style suites just off the pier at Woolloomooloo. As well as being on the harbour, you're right by the Botanical Gardens, around the point from the Opera House, but also surrounded by hip eateries and bars.
  • If you want to make the most of Sydney's restaurants, bars and nightlife, book The Medusa in Darlinghurst. It's a small boutique hotel converted from one of Sydney's charming terraced townhouses.
  • Hotel 1888 in Pyrmont is a great value boutique hotel with thoroughly modern decor inside a building built in 1888, which is only 100 years after Cook first spied Australia.

For a rural escape

  • Paperbark Camp is an eco-retreat down the south coast. There are just 12 luxury safari-style tents with their own private decks, all set amongst paperbark and eucalyptus trees. There's a restaurant, but also a communal kitchen. And complimentary bike hire.
  • Spicers Sangoma Retreat in the Blue Mountains is another small eco-retreat. This time there are just five rooms, all with private plunge pools, terraces and stunning views. Food is seasonal, local and organic and it's all about rejuvenating you.
  • The Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa has been built on 7000 acres of conservation land in the Blue Mountains, so its 40 private villas are surrounded by empty, but perfect views. Each villa has its own pool and courtyard and there's also a fantastic restaurant and spa.

For the beach

  • Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island, is a nine room eco-resort with some of New South Wales's best beach and mountain views. There's a spa and well regarded restaurant, but this is also a wonderful place to stay to explore the magical biodiversity of Lord Howe Island.
  • Pretty Beach House is a collection of just four villas, each with their own private plunge pool and private deck looking out towards the ocean. Surrounded by bush, your private pavilion has stunning decor, multiple rooms and the food and drink is all inclusive.
  • Victoria's at Wategos is one of the best places to stay in New South Wales if you're looking for a grown up beach retreat. It's over 16s only here and it's an intimate spot with just 10 guest rooms.

For a luxury country house hotel

  • Peppers Convent in the heart of the Hunter Valley is a charmingly bright blue nunnery-turned-hotel with a French baroque edge and views over a beautiful garden and then rows of grape vines of the Pepper Tree Winery, the hotel's own label. There are just 17 rooms so it feels private, and romantic.
  • The Chateau Elan, also near Cessnock in the Hunter Valley, is a luxurious resort with its own golf course and spa. Some of the large rooms and suites have their own spa baths, for extra indulgence.

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