With international travel off the cards for some time we thought it would be nice to look at the amazing local areas that are great for your honeymoon. We’ve compiled a short list of luxury NSW retreats perfect to relax in.
Spicers Sangoma Retreat – Blue Mountains
Aptly named after the Zulu word for healer, Spicers Sangoma Retreat is a place where you’ll discover complete rejuvenation and true reconnection.
Cocooned by the natural serenity of the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, a mere hour from Sydney. Immersed in the natural bush land of the Blue Mountains, this all-inclusive retreat delivers a peaceful and intimate escape. All gourmet meals and beverages are included as well as the premium mini-bar replenished daily. Picture bushland teeming with life, décor made of African safari dreams (the name of the resort comes from the Zulu word for ‘healer’) and intimate, candlelit dining. Thoughtful touches come in the form of champagne and under-floor heating. Artifacts and traditional works by Australian artists add culture to already chic interiors, and plush daybeds, soft-glowing lanterns and flickering flames invite romance.
The five accommodation types range from luxury, glamping-style tents to a two-storey luxury pad with its own kitchen, dining room and plunge pool. The Escarpment Suite, as spacious as it is private, is crowned by a free-standing soaker tub with tranquil forest views and an uninterrupted flow onto the suite’s open-air balcony.
In the resort’s common areas, find a sky-reflecting infinity pool surrounded by oversized daybeds and relaxation pods with sweeping views over the valley. Spa-goers will be lulled into nature-inspired sleep in a semi-outdoor msssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssassage room next to a tumbling waterfall. Dreamy days end with complimentary glasses of champagne and exquisite sweet dishes. Come morning, a la carte breakfasts appear daily – try eggs with sides of spinach, bacon, sausage, cured salmon and roasted mini tomatoes for a healthy yet upscale start to a day of romantic relaxation.
Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat – Crystal Creek
This retreat was specially designed with romance in mind. Romantic seclusion, privacy and an exquisite natural rainforest backdrop make Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat the ideal setting for an intimate and memorable honeymoon or romantic getaway. At Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat we’ve seen a lot of couples in love – you could say we are very experienced in romance. So many honeymoon couples have told us that this quiet retreat is exactly what they needed after their busy weddings.
The feeling starts when you step out of the car upon arriving – you’ll soon be soaking your stresses away in a sumptuous double bath with floor-to-ceiling windows amongst the rainforest. Spoil each other at this couples-only, genuinely romantic retreat, in a beautifully appointed private bungalow with all needs catered for, hidden among the trees, with nothing to distract you and your partner from quality time together. Take a Picnic Pack and meander along one of the many secluded tracks in our genuine lush subtropical rainforest; find your own sparkling rock pool to picnic by and swim in. Or do nothing at all, gently swaying in hammocks suspended over the water.
Our packages are specially designed to help you relax after the wonderfully giddy experience that a wedding can be – or if you just want to be by yourselves in the most amazing way possible. We believe our Retreat is perfect for a honeymoon with luxury, complete privacy and a superb World Heritage location. Be in a world of your own, without distractions … just you and your partner. That’s why these luxurious Ultimate Honeymooners and Romantics packages are one of our specialties.
Paperbark Camp – Jervis Bay
Just 2 ½ hrs drive south of Sydney, near the pristine clear waters and white sand beaches of Jervis Bay, the camp offers a unique blend of fine food and wine, cosy canvas accommodation and a peaceful bush setting, the perfect base from which to explore this nature lover’s paradise.
After a delicious dinner in your treetop dining room, grab your torch and meander back under the stars to snuggle up in your own bush hideaway, lulled into a restful sleep by the sounds of the bush at night.
Our canvas safari style tents have been placed thoughtfully amongst the soaring eucalyptus and intriguing paperbarks, built above the ground to give privacy and to capture the sea breeze. All tents have wrap around decking with outdoor furniture, polished hardwood floors, full insect screening, solar powered lighting as well as high quality linen and all the hotel amenities you would expect for a luxe camping experience.
They also include an open air private ensuite, perfect for bird watching and kangaroo spotting while you enjoy a steaming hot shower. Delicious handmade soaps and lotions made from natural ingredients and gowns are also provided.
But for a camping experience like no other, spoil yourself in our Deluxe tents with free standing bath and contemporary furnishings to create a romantic candle lit oasis amongst the gum trees… you’ll never pitch your own tent again!
Calabash Bay Lodge – Hawkesbury River
For a restful escape on the Hawkesbury River, arrive by boat to Calabash Bay Lodge – an exclusive, secluded property on the waterfront. You can meander through the airy, three-storey property and find your own nook to unwind in among clean, wood-trimmed outdoor spaces. Imagine snoozing in a Brazilian hammock under the violet shade of a jacaranda tree, or stretching out on a B&B Italia daybed on the upstairs sun terrace. The lodge’s four elegantly appointed guest rooms have inviting beds dressed in 500 thread-count organic cotton linens, so you can wake up in luxury to native birdsong and the murmur of the river lapping gently against the shore.
If you prefer to awake with energy, you can dive straight from your private pontoon into the river for an invigorating wild swim. Alternatively, take your tandem kayak out to explore the sandstone cliffs, then moor at a secluded bay or beach for a romantic picnic. From the lodge, you can head out on foot for a wander along the Great North Walk through serene eucalypt forests in search of Aboriginal rock art sites.
The lodge’s guest packages focus on different themes, such as gourmet dining or relaxation, so you can design your ideal couple’s getaway to suit your personal wishlist. You can treat yourself to gourmet flavours with the Deluxe Degustation package, where you’ll chat to the on-site sommelier about wine pairings while your Michelin-starred chef-in-residence prepares a seven-course degustation meal. If peace and pampering are the ingredients of your weekend of choice, the Luxe Lovers package lets you wake up to a lazy Sunday brunch on the waterfront and take in an hour-long couples massage.
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