5 luxe weekends away within 3hrs drive of Sydney
A celebrity favourite thanks not only to its beautiful 7,000 acres of pure pristine bushland, but also to the stylish villas that each have an inside-outside pool, top-notch fittings and the softest sheets imaginable. No wonder Hamish Blake and Zoe Foster-Blake keep returning…
Three reasons to stay at one of these two luxurious beachside retreats? Firstly the ocean is on your doorstep. Secondly, Rick Stein’s famed seafood restaurant is on your doorstep. Finally, the beautiful day spa with four indoor treatment rooms and a Hammam steam room with rain shower is on your doorstep.
The highlight of this Southern Highlands property is the modern Australian food served by chef James Viles, made fresh from local and seasonal produce. Gems include lemon myrtle glazed lamb ribs, whipped dory roe with grown and gathered leaves and even their smoked almonds are special. The rooms are simple and tasteful rooms and, as you would expect, come with a delightful breakfast.
You might’ve seen this boutique getaway featured in wedding magazines as it’s a popular choice for brides who appreciate its Hampton’s vibes, day spa and location at Bouddi National Park. It’s also adults only so if you’re looking for a romantic getaway, this is a great choice.
Lilianfels has been on the luxury list for a while and has a swag of awards to add to its credibility. This charming cottage-style property’s best features are the two pools (the outdoor overlooks the stunning Jamison Valley) and the fact you can walk to see the iconic Three Sisters.