Top Luxury Destinations in NSW 2022
A luxury Lexus makes for a luxury getaway, and NSW’s most exclusive resorts, hotels and unique properties have rolled out the red carpet just for you. 2022 is a time for rejuvenation and a return to necessary indulgence. Yes, travel and escape are back on the menu following a 2 year hiatus.
Getaway to the Hunter, Newcastle, and Port Stephens
Nestled in Hunter Valley, The Vintage, located in vine-famed Pokolbin, is a destination for golf, luxurious accommodation, spa treats, and mouth-watering cuisine. There are accommodation options for the couple or the family of many, and includes private luxury homes, or rooms and suites at the exclusive Château Élan. A round of golf on the Greg Norman designed course, followed by a spa treatment makes for a fabulous day one. Day two invites you for a guided ride through the Hunters countless cellar doors, where you can taste Australia’s finest wines. Day three? A hot air balloon…it’s up to you.
Perfectly situated in the heart of Newcastle’s CBD, Kingsley is Newcastle’s newest luxury hotel. A ground-breaking edifice, the Kingsley is the result of contemporary design embracing the cutting-edge imagination of 70s visionary architecture. Discover fine dining at the Roundhouse restaurant, with views to Port Stephens across the harbour and Stockton Bite. Perhaps cocktails at Romberg’s Bar is the perfect nightcap, perched on the top floor with its historic vistas. Here you can contemplate another night’s stay – two isn’t quite enough.
Bedroom apartments with its private pool awaits you at the Amarna Luxury Beach resort. Perched above the azure waters of Nelson Bay, the views are expansive, the passing yachts hypnotic, and the stroll to Dutchies beach delightfully short, with a sense of the tropical during summer. Source the freshest of local seafood or perhaps you can catch your own along one of Australia’s most famous fishing beaches or witness the breathtaking sand dunes.
Indulge in Sydney City
Stylish and tasteful, the epitome of refined elegance, there is no better position on the harbour. The Park Hyatt Sydney, despite its prime location relative to Sydney’s best attractions, invites you to stay in. The views are priceless, the comfort personalised – it’s like they know you. The onsite spa has a comprehensive list of rejuvenating custom treatments, perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation. Why not take dinner in your suite tonight? Browse a delicious menu, as you take in the vistas of Sydney’s most famous port. Have the concierge book a table at Aria – the perfect stater to a night of culture.
Located on Kent St, Sydney CBD, the Langham is exclusively for those who appreciate the finer things in life. The Langham presents a marriage of old-world sophistication, amidst the drama of modern icons. Enjoy fine afternoon teas steeped in tradition. Unwind, relax, and be pampered in the spa by Chuan, a stunning underground retreat, designed for healing, wellness, and rejuvenation. Take a swim in the indoor pool inspired by the Roman baths, replete with contemporary murals, and a star-lit ceiling. The Langham is the epitome of indulgence, designed for your wellbeing.
The Magnificent Blue Mountains
Australia’s world-famous Blue Mountains offers a fine list of Luxury escapes. Here are two world class examples.
Truly unique, and designed with all the adventure you can take, or all the relaxation you deserve. The resort is surrounded by mountains whose colour and temperament change with the seasons. A destination that’s perfect for families and couples, explore 2,800 private hectares of “untamed beauty” nestled in perfection.
World class cuisine and bespoke spa treatments await you. Visit the stables, or toast marshmallows by the fire on a winters evening. Harpers Bazaar calls Wolgan Valley Australia’s best kept secret – A secret you must discover. Lexus Encore members can take advantage of the exclusive Wolgan Valley offer.
Perched on the escarpment overlooking the Jamison Valley, views of Mount Solitary, and the Ruined castle lie to the south.
Dinner is served at Darley’s restaurant, the most awarded restaurant in regional NSW, thanks in large part to its reliance on locally grown produce. A weekend is barely enough to scratch the surface, and your Lexus will look perfectly at home in the Lilianfels driveway.
NSW Central Coast
Just an hour’s drive from Sydney, you will discover luxurious hideaways so exclusive you might never have heard of them.
The stunning designs of Pretty Beach House luxury accommodation are themed to evoke the essence of laidback Australia. Earthy, yet sophisticated, your villa blends perfectly into the coastal forest setting. Privacy is a feature, as are the luxury spa treatments. Dining offers simplicity and elegance, with menus constructed from locally sourced fresh sea food and organic produce. Pretty Beach House is the epitome of the exclusive retreat where luxury and nature combine to create atmosphere and a sense of timelessness.
Glamping in the wilderness surrounded by bird life, and kangaroos, is an unforgettable moment. For those wishing for solid walls, beautifully appointed spa apartments and suites provide space for the combination of rejuvenation, connection to nature and luxury living.
Built for couples, the theme is romance. A luxury escape where couples can forget the demands of a concrete jungle and reconnect with gentler surrounds.
Few Australian locations can boast the geographical diversity of this stunning region. From the Bellingen River to the Tweed, Byron to Mullumbimby, the cultural diversity is as contrasting as the landscape.
When we think of the northern rivers of NSW, our thoughts are often coastal. But a beautiful drive inland from the Tweed, on the fringes of the prehistoric Springbrook National Park, lies a forest hideaway called Crystal Creek Forest Retreat. The exclusive retreat offers five types of accommodation. Beautifully appointed, unique, architecturally designed cabins and lodges offer vistas of the rainforest forest, each with its own special outlook.
A highlight of the wonderful dining options are the hampers prepared for luxury picnics – perfect for lunch under the 400-year-old trees. Unwind in your pool in the treetops or recline in a hammock draped over a lazy creek.