Escape the bustling city for a luxurious weekend away at spas and retreats, where you can relax and rejuvenate. You'll find spas and retreats in many locations in Regional NSW as well as on the World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, less than two hours from Sydney by plane.
Popular destinations for spa retreats near Sydney include the Hunter Valley, Australia's oldest wine region and two hours' drive north of Sydney. The World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains are less than two hours' drive west of Sydney. A spa resort on the Central Coast is 90 minutes from Sydney. The Southern Highlands is convenient too, with Bowral only 90 minutes' drive from Sydney.
For breathtaking views and restorative spa treatments, Lilianfels Resort and Spa is adjacent to the rock formation in the Blue Mountains. The hotel is in a gorgeous country mansion with a large English-style garden and the day spa has indulgent list of spa rituals and massage therapy.
Other popular getaways for relaxation are Byron Bay spa retreats on the North Coast and spa resorts along the Murray River. Chalet Swisse Spa Retreat is in Batemans Bay, on the South Coast. Set on 32 hectares of unspoilt temperate rainforest with refreshing ocean views, spa treatments range from massage and reiki healing to herbal baths, sea clay body wraps and papaya facials.