3 February 2017
Valentine’s Day is meant to be shared. Surprise your loved one this year with a romantic getaway in the heart of NSW. You don’t have to go far to discover fairy-tale beauty, with picturesque locations right on your doorstep. Check out some wonderful Valentine’s Day escapes below.
Soak up the beauty of nature with a weekend getaway at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. Around three hours’ drive north-west of Sydney, the luxury retreat is set on a 7000-acre private conservation reserve in the Greater Blue Mountains Heritage area. Enjoy a private dinner featuring seasonal produce sourced from local farms in your villa or dine at the restaurant in the main homestead.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in stunning Blue Mountains surrounds. Spend the weekend at the Hydro Majestic Hotel and enjoy Valentine’s Weekend High Tea and romantic serenades from Opera Australia tenor Brad Cooper and pianist Grace Kim.
Spoil your loved one with the ultimate Valentine’s Day Weekend Escape at Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains. Enjoy chocolate dipped strawberries sparkling wine on arrival and a 3 course Valentine’s Dinner in Eucalypt Restaurant to the romantic sounds of live classical guitar.
You can also splurge on a Majestic Journeys package with Blue Mountains Vintage Cadillacs and take a vintage car tour along breathtaking scenery, stopping off at romantic locations along the way.
Head to the Chateau Elan at The Vintage for a twilight showing of famous rom-com Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Delight in rustic charm at Rothvale Vineyard Cottages and while away your Valentine’s weekend sampling delicious wines and touring the vineyards.
Pack a hamper with a bottle of wine and enjoy a picnic at the Hunter Valley Gardens or enjoy a high tea at The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, complete with a glass of sparkling wine and views across the rose garden
Take your love to the Snowy Mountains this Valentine’s Day. Take in the amazing views on the Valentine’s Day Sunset Walk as you stand on Australia’s highest peak. Enjoy a flute of champagne then make your way back to the Thredbo Alpine Hotel where a romantic dinner awaits.
For a more private Valentine’s retreat check out Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa for a secret romantic haven on the lake hidden by natural bushland.
With its calm turquoise lagoon, striking volcanic peaks, laidback Lord Howe Island is a South Pacific island beauty. The luxurious Capella Lodge has a friendly and relaxed restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the plunge pool, lagoon and mountains.
Order a picnic or barbecue hamper from the lodge and head to Old Settlement Beach, where you can snorkel at the world’s southernmost coral reef, swim alongside turtles, and kayak across the lagoon to North Bay. The Capella Spa offers a range of treatments from ‘Sacred Stone Therapy’ that draws upon the power of heated basalt stones from the island’s beaches to the three-hour ‘Dreaming’ package.