First up, congrats on getting married. Epic times ahead – including your honeymoon if you’re choosing to have one.
Queue a quick Google search, and you might find yourself overwhelmed with incredibly beautiful places to honeymoon at, just within NSW alone. So, to help you narrow down your search, we took on the very fun task of doing our own research for you. Here are our top NSW honeymoon stays. Pre-warning: some of them are seriously sexy. Which we suppose is kind of the point.
Featured Airbnb – Arrabella Tiny House, Kangaroo Valley
Not only are tiny houses one of the most Grammable stays you could think of, but they’re also super cosy and romantic. This one is particularly fine. Think an outdoor fire pit for roasting marshies and a bathtub enclosed in its very own glass cube to help you connect with the natural surroundings (and your significant other). We’d summarise this place in one word: lush.
That water has us excited already. Pittwater’s Mackerel Beach is home to this original timber and sandstone Fisherman’s cottage that’s been lovingly restored on a secluded beach, surrounded by bush hideaway. Basically, it’s a couple’s retreat.
Just five minutes from the town centre, you’ll find Strikes 1 and 2, which are two stand-alone eco-friendly, architecturally designed self-contained luxury cottages. It’s worth clicking through just to see the views.
How’s the serenity? Top notch, we’d say. Set on a winning combination of farm and native bush land, this luxurious contemporary cottage boasts a show-stopping view out to Kangaroo Valley’s escarpment, meaning the sunsets are second to none. What’s more, the interiors can’t be faulted, the fire pit is begging for your marshmallows and there’s no shortage of walks on the property – including one to a private rockpool.
Mexico? Bali? No, no, just beautiful Byron Bay. This cute little villa (or should we say loft?), is located above Byron Bay’s iconic Spell Store and is a little sanctuary featuring an inground private pool, outdoor shower and plenty of places to lounge.
Pop open the complimentary Prosecco and soak in the surrounding views (all the way to the ocean). Perched high amongst the trees in 10 acres of private rainforest, this award-winning home offers peaceful luxury and oozes romance.
If nature feeds you and your partner’s soul, then do check out this little hideaway. Sitting pretty on Morning Bay on the Northern Beaches, this special place is made for those who enjoy the beauty of nature (and privacy).
So we’ve shared some quaint, and cosy options. But is spreading out more your style? If space if your thing – along with whale-watching from the comfort of a couch – this architect-designed contemporary home overlooking the ocean could be just the ticket.
Sink into French linen sheets and munch on complimentary local produce for breakfast at this luxurious resort-style cottage, featuring a stunning valley-view backdrop.
Pet-friendly, check. Hot-tub, check. Private beach, check. Stunning waterfront views, chic Hamptons styling, checkity-check. You get the point. This newly built joint is found on Dangar Island, just one hour from Sydney and is seriously romantic.
Tell us the idea of staying on your own private ranch doesn’t make things tingle. With nightly snuggles around the firepit, days spent skinny-dipping in the freshwater creek, and all the wineries you could possibly ever need right on your doorstep, this is a vacay we promise you won’t ever forget. Don’t get us started on the interior styling *drool*.
Grainy wood walls, leafy garden patio and alfresco soaking tub make up this gorgeous Byron Bay suite. I mean, would you just look at that bath? Plus, it’s just a few streets back from Byron Bay’s best beaches.
Dedicated to couples only, this stunning rural retreat overlooks rolling green pastures and magnificent ocean views (you’re getting the best of both worlds here). Plus, can we just take a long look at that pool and sunset combo? Heaven.
It’s no secret that Kimo Estate is one of our favourite places to honeymoon at (oh, and wed at too). You’ll find their pretty little huts nestled on a hill, featuring 360-degree views of the Murrumbidgee river flats. Our favourite part? You’re totally off-grid, and using solar power to provide light and water and you have total, utter privacy.
This hobby farm x apple orchard will provide you with the most unique and sort after farm stay experience possible. Stay in complete luxury, while soaking up your own private Blue Mountains views. Our favourite time to honeymoon here? Winter, with a glass of wine in hand. FYI, the property also hosts 10 boutique day weddings per year if you’re hunting for a venue.
Taking its cues from the humble lean-to, there’s nothing ordinary about this luxurious couples retreat. Set high on a hill of a private farm with panoramic regional views, it’s peaceful, private and just minutes away from Mudgee’s charming town centre, along with local wineries. We’ve got this on the must-do list.