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  • The 11 Most Gorgeous Luxury Escapes from Sydney

    Klook Team
    Klook Team
    12 Nov 2021
     Image credits to @eclairpiya, @allymaycarey from @wolganv, and @worlwanderlust from @prettybeachhouse

    Image credits to @eclairpiya, @allymaycarey from @wolganv, and @worlwanderlust from @prettybeachhouse

    You deserve a treat! When you decide to give yourself one, why not go all out and splash some cash while you’re at it? Venture out of the city limits and lounge in the glitz and glamour of these luxury escapes from Sydney. The dreamiest destinations await you for your luxury weekend getaway from Sydney, from mountain accommodations to beach retreats!
    We’ve handpicked some of the best luxury getaways from Sydney for when you need that R&R:
    1. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley - Blue Mountains
    2. Capella Lodge - Lord Howe Island
    3. Peppers Manor House - Southern Highlands
    4. Barranca - Kangaroo Valley, Barrengarry
    5. SOMA - Byron Bay
    6. Pretty Beach House - Bouddi National Park
    7. Mona Farm - Braidwood
    8. Bannisters - Port Stephens
    9. Bendooley Estate - Berrima
    10. Blackbird - Byron Hinterland
    11. Whitevale Estate - Hunter Valley
    12. Ocean Farm - Gerringong

    1. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley - Blue Mountains

    Have a dip at the infinity pool! Credits: @hotherside
    Have a dip at the infinity pool! Credits: @hotherside
    Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is the essence of luxury. This eco-friendly luxury getaway from Sydney has an array of luxe abodes that offer private swimming pools, cosy fireplaces, and lovely verandas that overlook the Blue Mountains. The cherry on top is its luxurious day spa, where you can revitalise while surrounded by the beautiful Aussie countryside.
    2600 Wolgan Rd, Wolgan Valley NSW
    A three-hour drive
    The One&Only Spa has an array of rejuvenating treatments!
    Venture into the Blue Mountains and explore wine country at Megalong Valley

    2. Capella Lodge - Lord Howe Island

    Get your suntan on at Capella Lodge! Credits: @luxurylodgesofaustralia
    Get your suntan on at Capella Lodge! Credits: @luxurylodgesofaustralia
    Want the ultimate luxury escape from Sydney? Go off the radar during the week
    end and head to Capella Lodge at Lord Howe Island! Step into this barefoot paradise and splurge on one of their exclusive villas that offer mesmerising views of the sea and mountain. The visitors allowed on the island are limited to preserve the area. So if you’re there, chances are you get most of the island to yourselves! You can even enjoy an intimate picnic by the beach.
     Lagoon Rd, Lord Howe Island NSW
    A two-hour flight from Sydney
    Go here for the aquatic adventures!
    Set up a BBQ party! There are grills scattered around the island that are free to use.

    3. Peppers Manor House - Southern Highlands

     Feel like a señorita when you’re in Peppers Manor House! Credits: @eclairpiya
    Feel like a señorita when you’re in Peppers Manor House! Credits: @eclairpiya
    If you have a love for anything vintage, book a stay at Peppers Manor House for your luxury weekend getaway! From Sydney, it’s only a 90-minute drive to reach this classic homestead that oozes old-world charm. For years now, Peppers Manor has retained its original country charm from its elegant rooms to the function areas. Plus, the beauty of the Southern Highlands doesn’t get old and sets the perfect location for that well-deserved R&R.
    Kater Rd, Sutton Forest NSW
    A 90-minute drive
    Its onsite restaurant, Katers Restaurant, offers excellent dining options made from local and fresh produce.
    If you consider yourself a detective, book a mystery picnic in the Southern Highlands and enjoy your meal with a fun twist!

    4. Barranca - Kangaroo Valley, Barrengarry

    Bask in the secluded surroundings of Barranca. Credits: @barranca_kv
    Bask in the secluded surroundings of Barranca. Credits: @barranca_kv
    Seeking a luxury getaway from Sydney with absolute peace and no disturbances? Experience the Barranca life, where all that matters is you and the open skies. Reconnect with nature right at Kangaroo Valley. By day, you can walk the bush trails, book a massage, or go truffle hunting. Then, you can retreat into one of the four secluded villas by nighttime.
    408 Bunkers Hill Road, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
    A two-hour drive
    Your tastebuds will have a blast, thanks to their farm-to-table restaurant and cooking classes.
    Join this Kangaroo Valley Canoes, Cool Climate Wines, and Canapés Tour! The meet-up location is a 30-minute drive from Barranca.

    5. SOMA - Byron Bay

    Mingle and find peace at SOMA. Credits: @soma.byron
    Mingle and find peace at SOMA. Credits: @soma.byron
    If you are familiar with Nicole Kidman’s Nine Perfect Strangers, you might think twice about staying at SOMA in Byron Bay hinterland. Don’t worry, there’s no cult here, IRL! You’ll get more than your luxury escape from Sydney—you can even book a retreat that cleanses both mind and body. Their retreats run for a minimum of three days and two nights and are customised for the best experience. You can also rent SOMA if you’re looking for a place to spend the holidays with family or friends. 
    221 Kennedys Ln, Ewingsdale NSW
    An eight-hour drive
    It has an onsite yoga dome where you can meditate during your stay!
    Take your luxe retreat to another level when you book this Byron Bay sunrise air balloon experience.

    6. Pretty Beach House - Bouddi National Park

    Pretty Beach House is a sight to behold! Credits: @prettybeachhouse
    Pretty Beach House is a sight to behold! Credits: @prettybeachhouse
    Pretty Beach House stays true to its name and offers you more than its aesthetics. Experience laidback luxury amidst the resort’s rustic charms, and feel right at home in the serene Aussie bushland of Bouddi National Park. Enjoy a gastronomic adventure at their in-house restaurant that serves degustation dinners, or kick off at their infinity pool that overlooks the stunning bay. There’s a lot to do here, but one thing’s for sure: you wouldn’t want to leave after a night or two. 
    83 High View Rd, Pretty Beach NSW
    A 90-minute drive
    The Bouddi Spa is the tranquil sanctuary of your dreams!
    Go on a wildlife tour at the Australian Walkabout Park.

    7. Mona Farm - Braidwood

    Revel in Mona Farm’s rural charm! Credits: @matpanunzio from @monafarm_
    Revel in Mona Farm’s rural charm! Credits: @matpanunzio from @monafarm_
    Art, nature, and luxury make the winning combination for a perfect luxury escape from Sydney, and Mona Farm attests to that. This unique farm stay experience includes an art immersion, thanks to Mona Farm’s art gallery that showcases almost 20 local and international artists. Its guest houses are also a work of art with stylish interiors that match the old and new. Beyond the windows, the picturesque sight of award-winning landscaped gardens will greet you. Inside and out, Mona Farm is a masterpiece.
    140 Little River Rd, Braidwood NSW
    A three-hour drive
    Various sculptures and art pieces are scattered around the farm.
    Join their interactive farm tour!

    8. Bannisters - Port Stephens

    A blast from the past awaits you at Bannisters! Credits: @bellamumma
    A blast from the past awaits you at Bannisters! Credits: @bellamumma
    It’s not hard to fall head over heels with Bannisters in Port Stephens. It’s a refurbished accommodation that pays tribute to the luxe hotels during the sixties. So if you’re an old soul, you might fancy a night at this luxury weekend getaway from Sydney. Did you know that Bannisters is also surrounded by a natural koala habitat? You can easily visit these cuddly creatures!
    147 Soldiers Point Rd, Soldiers Point NSW
    A two and a half-hour drive
    Indulge in seafood heaven at Rick Stein!
    Meet more Aussie critters at Oakvale Wildlife Park.

    9. Bendooley Estate - Berrima

     The Bendooley Estate is also an esteemed wedding venue! Credits: @jamesdayweddings from @bendooleyestate
    The Bendooley Estate is also an esteemed wedding venue! Credits: @jamesdayweddings from @bendooleyestate
    Bendooley Estate offers everything you need for a quick luxury escape from Sydney. Just 90 minutes outside the city, this country estate has deluxe cottages built for optimal comfort. It also packs a ton of activities for its guests—a Cellar Door for wine tastings, a fabulous restaurant, and a bar within its Book Barn. Plus, there’s the famed Berkelouw Book Shop, which is a bookworm’s Mecca.
    3020 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima NSW
    A 90-minute drive
    You can join their Wine Club for membership privileges!
    Reach for the stars when you go tandem skydiving over North Wollongong Beach.

    10. Whitevale Estate - Hunter Valley

     Who’s up for a quick dip? Credits: @whitevaleestate
    Who’s up for a quick dip? Credits: @whitevaleestate
    Head onto wine country and enjoy lazy afternoons at Whitevale Estate in Hunter Valley. This private luxury weekend getaway from Sydney lets you experience a staycation as if you’re in the Hamptons. It’s got glamorous contemporary interiors with floor-to-ceiling windows that let in the most fantastic views of the rolling hills. Whitevale has seven bedrooms—each with its own character and distinct art pieces, perfect for large families. No fighting over bedrooms!
    19 Brickmans Ln, Lovedale NSW
    A two-hour drive
    Their outdoor kitchen pavilion is not to be missed!
    While in Hunter Valley, try this Capercaillie wine tasting for the valley’s finest wines.

    11. Ocean Farm - Gerringong

     Enjoy this view at Ocean Farm! Credits: @heatherrmeii
    Enjoy this view at Ocean Farm! Credits: @heatherrmeii
    Panoramic ocean views, gorgeous hill sceneries, and untouched landscape—Ocean Farm is as breathtaking as it gets. It’s an ideal accommodation for that luxury weekend getaway from Sydney with the whole family. Ocean Farm boasts four large bedrooms and a spacious fully-equipped kitchen, dining, and living areas to keep the gang entertained. If that's not enough, their outdoor pool, open log fireplace, and entertainment room will make for an unforgettable weekend.
    25 Princes Hwy, Gerringong NSW
    A two-hour drive
    Every corner is ‘Gram-worthy!
    Bask in the scenic views of the South Coast on this Waterfall Discovery helicopter flight.