3 June 2013
If you are planning a trip in New South Wales, accommodation is always an important point to consider.
Luckily, you have plenty of choice when it comes to finding a place to stay. Whether you want to stay in the stunning Blue Mountains or get comfortable in the Hunter Valley, here are some of our top accommodation picks for your next NSW getaway.
Capella Lodge – Lord Howe Island
Located on the southern end of the World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, Capella Lodge is the perfect place to kick back and relax among some of the most spectacular natural scenery in New South Wales. This intimate destination – no more than 20 guests stay at the lodge at any given time – means you’ll be able to experience the ultimate in exclusive luxury and enjoy a sophisticated, stylish getaway.
Lord Howe Island only accommodates 400 guests at a time and is considered to be one of the jewels of the South Pacific – a must-see destination for anyone looking to get away from it all. The island is easily accessible by air – daily flights are available from both Sydney and Brisbane.
Lilianfels Resort and Spa – Blue Mountains
If you are planning a trip to Katoomba in the spectacular Blue Mountains, Lilianfels Resort and Spa is an accommodation option well worth considering. Located adjacent to the Three Sisters, this is the perfect base if you are looking to take in some of Australia’s most famous landmarks, as well as the charming cafes and shops of Katoomba itself.
Lilianfels is located in a historic country mansion on two acres of beautifully manicured gardens and boasts a rejuvenating spa – ideal for romantic getaways.
Wolgan Valley – Blue Mountains
Elsewhere in the beautiful Blue Mountains, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa in Lithgow is a brilliant place to immerse yourself in the area’s stunning natural scenery.
As the first conservation-based luxury resort in Australia, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is set on part of a 4,000-acre conservancy reserve and borders the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park.
This is a brilliant place to go for a bushwalk or simply kick back, relax and take in the breathtaking views.
Spicers Vineyards Estate – Hunter Valley Accommodation
Whether you are a foodie, a wine lover or you simply love great accommodation in a beautiful setting, Spicers Vineyards Estate is the place for you. This five-star guesthouse is the perfect place to take a wine country escape – and is located just 90 minutes north of Sydney.
Situated near Pokolbin, in the heart of the famous Hunter Valley, Spicers Vineyards Estate also boasts the acclaimed Restaurant Botanica, featuring a popular menu of modern Australian cuisine, as well as one of the best regional wine lists in the country. While you dine, enjoy the sweeping views out to the Brokenback Mountains – it is an escape you’ll never forget.
Paperbark Camp – Jervis Bay
This resort, which is famous for its eco-friendliness, is a great place to have a close-up encounter with Aussie wildlife – guests here stay in unique tented accommodation right in the heart of the bush. But this isn’t everyday camping – your safari-style stay includes top-quality linen, luxurious towels and a private indoor/outdoor ensuite.
Wake up to the gentle sound of birdsong or watch kangaroos right from the comfort of your tent – you will find plenty of things to love about this charming eco-friendly experience.