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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 for which Australia is known. 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.

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What not to Miss

  • 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.
  • Of course there's Sydney, historic, yet bursting with life, and arguably one of the world's most beautiful cities.
  • People wax lyrical about Sydney's colours: the shimmering green-blue of the harbour with its white sails, the bright blue of the sky, the yellow of the beaches and the golden shades of sunshine which turn skin the same colours. Sydney is more than just a glorious picture, it bursts with energy and flavours just as intense as the colours. Most visitors can't resist the harbour's call for much longer than it takes to unpack their luggage, and there are a number of ways to enjoy it.
  • Don't miss a jaunt across to Manly, less than an hour on the ferry. It was once the 'summer retreat' of Sydney's fashionable set, or a ferry ride to Taronga Zoo, one of the world's most spectacularly located zoos.
  • The Inner Harbour's treasures - the bridge, the Opera House, the botanical gardens and the Rocks - are an exceptional spot to stroll around.
  • There is the bustle and excitement of the fish markets - and of course the promise of a fantastically fresh seafood lunch - unmissable.
  • While the fame of Bondi makes it irresistible to many, this whole stretch of coast, from Bondi to Coogee Beach, is worth a wander, if you have the time. Bondi's Sunday markets add an extra appeal.
  • New South Wales is in places bone dry, with great expanses of desert, and strange unforgiving, almost lunar-like landscapes. In other places it's moist with rainforests and barrelled through by great rivers. Both the Bega and the Hunter Valleys are lush and wide. Stretching between the hills of north Sydney and Newcastle, the Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s best known wine regions and a centre of fantastic food too. While the Bega Valley is the same - but for cheese.
  • The spectacular Blue Mountains, to the north of Sydney, are a collection of eight connected national parks, centred around Katoomba and the Jamison Valley. There’s a hazy, blue magic to many views of the Blue Mountains, it’s not just your imagination. There really is something in the air: a fine mist mixed with eucalyptus oil. This is where to come for mountain views and bush walking.
  • Byron Bay is another highlight for many, one of Australia’s best known beach towns. It has the spectacular beaches that this whole strip of coastline is famous for and a wonderfully relaxed vibe which flows down from the hippy communities in the hills surrounding the town - Nimbin being the most famous. Cape Bryon Lighthouse marks Australia’s most easterly point and if you can get down here for daybreak you’re in for a beautiful sight. That’s the best way to do things in Byron, take strolls, enjoy your food at a leisurely pace, relax into the evenings, amble along the beach and don’t come in until it’s really time for bed.
  • 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.

Sydney Harbour Pads

  • 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.
  • Sydney's Park Hyatt is a five star luxury classic, in a fantastic spot at the end of Circular Quay beside the bridge and opposite the Opera House. As well as opulent decor and a range of room styles, the Park Hyatt has a heated rooftop pool and fully equipped gym and spa.
  • 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.
  • The Shangri-La Hotel towers over Sydney, offering magnificent views over the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour. A modern luxury classic, this is a the kind of large hotel to meet all your needs and more.
  • The Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel is right on the beach, with panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. There’s a lively, yacht club atmosphere, and 31 nautical feeling rooms. The food and the bar are well known and lively.

Sydney For Families

  • The Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour is a luxurious collection of self catering apartments right on Circular Quay. The fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities make this a perfect - and memorable - spot for families, and there's a pool, gym, restaurant, bar and even childcare facilities.
  • ADGE Apartment Hotel in Darlinghurst offers 12 stylish, self-catering apartments within an easy stroll of all the city's highlights. Each apartment has its own balcony with great views, and top of the range kitchen appliances.
  • Manly’s Q Station is an old Quarantine Station which has been completely renovated and now offers 82 comfortable rooms, suites and private cottages. It also has two great restaurants, a private beach and a shuttle service to Sydney Harbour.

Escape to Byron Bay

  • The Bangalow Guesthouse is a heritage property just up the ‘hill’ from Byron Bay in Bangalow. There are only four rooms and the decor is elegant with clean, white lines and original artwork. Enjoy breakfast overlooking Byron Creek from the verandah.
  • The Victoria's at Ewingsdale is also just outside Byron Bay, set in four acres of lush gardens near Ewingsdale. The rooms and suites have their own balconies, or else open on to the courtyard. Breakfast is served on the terrace by the palm fringed salt-water pool.

For the Hunter Valley

  • Tucked in the Kelman vineyards, Hunter Valley Cooperage is a charming B&B with just five, crisp, modern rooms - some with terraces - and very helpful owners who can help plan wine-tasting tours. There’s a tennis court on-site, plus horse-riding and cycling trips can be arranged.

For the Blue Mountains

  • Lilianfels in in Katoomba, in the heart of the Blue Mountains National Park. The whole hotel looks like a welcoming homestead, with 85 light and airy rooms with fantastic views across the Jamison Valley. There’s an indoor and outdoor pool spa, tennis courts and an award winning restaurant.

For Foodies

  • Peppers Convent, a former nunnery, sits among the vines of The Pepper Tree Vinery and is a treat for foodies; its restaurant is considered one of the finest in Hunter Valley. Rooms are modern country-house and overlook the gardens or vineyards. Tennis, riding and occasional opera performances are also offered.
  • The 12 room Echoes Boutique Resort is a luxury hotel which also overlooks the Jamison Valley. There’s a spa, pool, sauna and an award winning restaurant.

Most Romantic

  • Victoria's at Wategos is right on the beach just minutes from the Cape Byron Lighthouse. It has just ten guest rooms, most with private terraces, and wonderful ocean views. The interiors are stylish - expect four-poster beds, marble bathrooms with spa baths, subtle shades of cream, plus there are open fires in the cooler months.
  • The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa is a 92 room luxury resort hotel set in 45 acres of rainforest just minutes from the beach. The rooms are light and airy and some have their own kitchens and/or huge freestanding bathtubs. As well as the pool and spa they also offer daily yoga classes.
  • Spicers Sangoma Retreat hasonly five luxurious suites, and an ecological bent. Each suite has a private plunge pool, a huge Philipe Stark bathtub for two and a private terrace. There’s also seasonal food served.
  • The Medusa in Darlinghurst is a small boutique hotel converted from one of Sydney's charming city terraced townhouses. Darlinghurst is a great spot for restaurants, bars and nightlife, and you'll feel suitably hip and colourful retiring to your room.

For A Rural Escape

  • Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is set amid 7000 acres of conservation and wildlife reserve. Interiors are stunning, plus there's a spa for pampering and much much more. A back to nature delight for those with deep pockets!
  • The Chateau Elan is a luxurious resort in the heart of the Hunter Valley, with an excellent spa and an 18 hole golf course. There are 100 large rooms and suites in a contemporary style.
  • The Paperbark Camp is an eco-retreat with 12 luxurious safari tents siting among eucalyptus and paperbark trees sort of near Woollamia. Each tent has its own deck area or verandah, and there’s a restaurant and communal kitchen and complimentary bike and canoe hire.

For Great Value

  • The Byron Palms Guest House is a nine bedroom beach house B&B just ten minutes stroll from the centre of town. The house is calm and peaceful and the decor simple, but smart and spacious. A communal breakfast is served in the sunny garden. Rooms start from around £60 per night.
  • 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.
  • Mudgee’s only boutique hotel, the Perry Street Hotel has taken inspiration for its decor from Berlin, and the result is surprisingly slick and stylish. Suites include laundry facilities and kitchenettes and rooms start from around £85 per night.
  • If you’re interested in antiques then Bowral will please you, pass through and stay at the Links House, New South Wales, boutique accommodation in a 1920s guesthouse with spacious rooms and suites and a large library/ sitting rooms with a cosy fireplace.

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Travel Information

  • Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is the main international hub serving Sydney and New South Wales. But some of the other cities and large towns have airports too. Coffs Harbour Airport, Broken Hill Airport and Port Macquarie Airport might all be useful to you if you’re travelling around without a car.
  • If you want to hire a car - which we highly recommend if you’re staying in New South Wales and want to see the region properly - we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • New South Wales is in a temperate climate zone, so the weather is fairly mild and sunny all year round. During summer the temperatures average 26ºC, and in winter they’re around 12ºC. It does get cold in the Snowy Mountains during winter, and it can be very hot on the coast in summer. What we’re saying is that the best time of year to visit is highly dependent on where you’re planning to visit and what you’re planning to do there. But there’s really no time to avoid.

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  • Hotel 1888 90 rooms from £98

    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 £99

    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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  • Byron Palms Guest House 9 rooms from £60

    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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  • Bangalow Guesthouse 4 rooms from £111

    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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  • Paperbark Camp 12 rooms from £214

    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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  • Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa from £808

    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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  • Capella Lodge from £380

    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
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  • Halcyon House 21 rooms from £251

    New South Wales

    A place of calm and tranquility overlooking the scenic Cabarita Beach. Perfectly styled throughout creating a beach chic vibe; think patterned wallpapers, blue and white colouring, contemporary art and a mix of antique and modern furniture. The ideal spot to simply unwind.

    Beach Life  -  Situated on Cabarita beach, ideal for surfing, strolling or simply lounging.
    Cycling  -  Hire a bike and embark on a scenic coastal ride.
    Surfing  -  Grab one of the hotel's surf boards and hit the waves.
    Great walks  -  Take a leisurely stroll along Cabarita Beach.
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Pretty Beach House from £541

    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
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  • Peppers Convent 17 rooms from £130

    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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  • Hunter Valley Cooperage B&B 5 rooms from £150

    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.
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  • Chateau Elan 100 rooms from £113

    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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  • Spicers Sangoma Retreat 5 rooms from £311

    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 £335

    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
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  • Links House, New South Wales 17 rooms from £95

    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.
    Traditional
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  • Bells at Killcare 25 rooms from £182

    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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  • Perry Street Hotel from £85

    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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  • Kim's Beach Hideaway 34 rooms from £300

    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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  • Lilianfels 85 rooms from £107

    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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  • Spicers Vineyards Estate 12 rooms from £257

    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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  • Tower Lodge 12 rooms from £360

    New South Wales

    A luxury 12 bedroom lodge (for exclusive use only) set within a picturesque vineyard. Characterful rooms are both indulgent and charming: think solid antique furniture, artefacts from around the world and all the mod-cons. Dine in the locally renowned restaurant and, of course, sample the wines.

    Country Escape  -  A luxury lodge surrounded by rolling vineyards.
    Great walks  -  Set out straight from the frontdoor on picturesque walks through the vineyards.
    Full of character
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Hotel 1888 90 rooms from £98

    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 £99

    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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  • Byron Palms Guest House 9 rooms from £60

    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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  • Bangalow Guesthouse 4 rooms from £111

    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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  • Paperbark Camp 12 rooms from £214

    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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  • Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa from £808

    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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  • Capella Lodge from £380

    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
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  • Halcyon House 21 rooms from £251

    New South Wales

    A place of calm and tranquility overlooking the scenic Cabarita Beach. Perfectly styled throughout creating a beach chic vibe; think patterned wallpapers, blue and white colouring, contemporary art and a mix of antique and modern furniture. The ideal spot to simply unwind.

    Beach Life  -  Situated on Cabarita beach, ideal for surfing, strolling or simply lounging.
    Cycling  -  Hire a bike and embark on a scenic coastal ride.
    Surfing  -  Grab one of the hotel's surf boards and hit the waves.
    Great walks  -  Take a leisurely stroll along Cabarita Beach.
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Pretty Beach House from £541

    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
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  • Peppers Convent 17 rooms from £130

    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.
    Check prices
  • Hunter Valley Cooperage B&B 5 rooms from £150

    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.
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  • Chateau Elan 100 rooms from £113

    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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  • Spicers Sangoma Retreat 5 rooms from £311

    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 £335

    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
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  • Links House, New South Wales 17 rooms from £95

    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.
    Traditional
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  • Bells at Killcare 25 rooms from £182

    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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  • Perry Street Hotel from £85

    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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  • Kim's Beach Hideaway 34 rooms from £300

    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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  • Lilianfels 85 rooms from £107

    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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  • Spicers Vineyards Estate 12 rooms from £257

    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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  • Tower Lodge 12 rooms from £360

    New South Wales

    A luxury 12 bedroom lodge (for exclusive use only) set within a picturesque vineyard. Characterful rooms are both indulgent and charming: think solid antique furniture, artefacts from around the world and all the mod-cons. Dine in the locally renowned restaurant and, of course, sample the wines.

    Country Escape  -  A luxury lodge surrounded by rolling vineyards.
    Great walks  -  Set out straight from the frontdoor on picturesque walks through the vineyards.
    Full of character
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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