If you live in Australia, you don’t have travel far to find some amazing retreats. Australia is the ideal hotspot for getaways, and no state does it better than NSW. NSW is host to some of the most beautiful and iconic locations Australia has to offer. With the growing demands of the modern world, things can get pretty hectic. In order to balance this chaos, many are starting to look to retreats and spas as refuges to recharge and recoup. Relaxing getaways provide the perfect opportunity for people to get refocused and energized for the growing demands of life.
Orbit’s Top 3 New South Wales Retreats
One & Only – Wolgan Valley
The One & Only spa resort is a 2.5 hour scenic drive away from Sydney. Located on Australia’s Great Dividing Range between the Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park. With mountain views set on a 2,800-hectare conservation and wildlife reserve within the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The One & Only resort is certainly one of the most beautiful.
The high-end, free-standing suites feature private pools, verandas, living rooms with sandstone fireplaces and custom-crafted furnishings. They also come with mountain bikes, plus free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgrades add kitchens, private staff quarters and butler service for those that want a getaway with the benefits.
Guest-only dining options include a refined restaurant, a casual cafe and a lounge. There’s also an intimate nature-inspired spa. Activities include wildlife safaris, nature walks, heritage tours and horseback riding.
One & Only resort has something for everyone and anyone seeking to get away from the hustle and bustle for awhile.
Hunter Valley Resort
Located in the very heart of the Hunter Valley Wine Country, the Hunter Valley Resort is an easy 2 hours motorway drive north of Sydney. The Hunter Valley is not one of those ‘big’ international chain resorts, but rather a family owned and operated country inn or lodge with 35 rooms and cottages, nestled within our own 45 year old shiraz vineyards on 70 secluded acres.
The cosy rooms come with balconies overlooking the vineyards and/or mountains. All have flat-screen TVs, DVD players and desks, plus minibars, and tea and coffee making equipment. Upgraded quarters add kitchenettes, Nespresso machines, iPod docks and whirlpool baths. There’s also a 2-bedroom cottage. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.
There’s a restaurant/bar serving Italian dishes and in-house wines, plus a tennis court. Winemaking lessons, cooking classes and horse-riding tours are offered (fee). Parking is free.
Ghost Hill Road
Set in the magic of the Blue Mountains, just a 90 minute drive from Sydney to Bilpin, is the stunning 20 acre property, Ghost Hill Road. It is the perfect holiday escape to luxury mountain cottages for a romantic getaway, with pampering spa treatments or just a fun getaway with friends.
Amid rolling landscapes, eucalyptus forest and stunning vistas are luxurious self-contained cottages, all designed for contemporary, tranquil comfort.
Accommodation at Ghost Hill Road is elegant, romantic and simply conducive to relaxing in style. You can enjoy scenic walks through 20 acres of natural bush.