How often do you skip town for a romantic escape with your significant other? While many people wait for special occasions like anniversaries or Valentine’s Day to plan a couple’s getaway, we don’t think you need an excuse to indulge in some well-deserved R&R with your special someone.
Whether you’re basking in the headiness of a new relationship or desire some solitude so you can reconnect with your long-time love, NSW has endless options when it comes to destinations that set the scene for a romantic sojourn.
Need some inspiration? We’ve rounded up 9 dreamy getaway spots that you’ll fall for at first sight – and will score you serious brownie points, too!
Reflections Shaws Bay is the perfect match for couples who need to check out of their busy lives for a few days. Perfectly positioned along the idyllic Richmond River, the waterside escape offers peace and solitude, encouraging couples to slow down and savour quiet moments together. There’s plenty of leisurely activities for lovebirds to enjoy together too, including strolling one of the area’s many coastal or nature walks or lazing on the golden sands of Shelly Beach.
Stay: For the ultimate romantic escape, you can’t go past our Premium Cabin for 2. The luxurious retreat is decked out with all the comforts lovebirds need, so they can cocoon indoors until it’s time to return to the real world.
Byron Bay is a holiday favourite for couples young and old – and it’s not hard to see why. Serving up breathtaking scenery, endless activities to enjoy, plus a charming laidback-luxe vibe, the coastal wonderland ticks all the boxes for a romantic escape. Reflections Clarkes Beach is located just beyond Byron’s buzzing centre, making it perfect for loved-up holidayers who crave calm but want to be near everything the hippy-to-hipster beach town has to offer.
Stay: Clarkes Beach-bound lovebirds are spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation. Try our retro-style Jayco Airstream for a unique holiday experience or the Superior Ocean View Studio for an ultra-luxurious stay.
Are your days a constant whirlwind, leaving little time to spend with your significant other? Why not escape to country NSW where you can go off-grid and truly relax with your loved one? With rolling green hills, clear sparkling waters and endless skies as your backdrop, Reflections Grabine Lakeside sets the scene for romance and quality time spent together. Rekindle that spark with a sunset picnic, snuggling by a campfire or stargazing under the twinkling night sky.
Stay: It may sleep 6 but our Deluxe Cabin is still our go-to for romantic getaways. A large balcony with sweeping views of the dam is a favourite feature, while spare beds are a godsend if your main squeeze is a snorer!
Whisk your partner away to beautiful Reflections Jimmys Beach in Hawks Nest for the dreamiest of getaways. Nestled in the Great Lakes district of NSW, the picturesque park offers the best of both worlds – its set amongst lush, leafy bushland but also steps away from calm blue waters and powdery white sand.
If you and your partner are content to soak up the serenity around you, kick back and settle in. Adventure-seekers might like to hike Mount Yacaaba, bike around the sleepy beach town, or catch the ferry to Nelson Bay for a day of sightseeing.
Stay: Cosy and with creature comforts galore, our stylish Tiny Homes at Jimmys Beach are ideal for couples planning a romantic rendezvous. Lovebirds longing for a more pared-back experience might like to try glamping in our Beach Tents.
Getting struck by Cupid’s arrow is a common occurrence for romance-seeking travellers driving into Seal Rocks for the first time. Greeted with a vista of sparkling turquoise water, a slash of white sand and forest-cloaked coastline, how could you not fall instantly in love with the small, secluded beach town?
Visitors are lulled into a slower rhythm of life while staying in the sleepy village, which is the key to any lover’s escape. Our suggested itinerary? Indulge in a lazy morning before heading off on a leisurely exploration of the unspoilt area. Finish the day with a romantic meal al fresco, with the sunset as your backdrop.
Stay: Step inside our Superior Cabin for 2 and you’ll instantly fall in love. The Hamptons-inspired retreat is designed with rest, relaxation and romance in mind. Our favourite features? The cosy fireplace, luxe rain shower and tub for two.
Romance and relaxation are on the cards for anyone staying at Reflections Red Rock. Tucked between the Corindi River and Red Rock Beach, this pristine coastal paradise is just 30 minutes from Coffs Harbour but, when there, it feels like you’re a million miles away. The crystal-clear turquoise waters, rugged coastline and beautifully wild landscape are a sight to behold. We recommend wandering hand-in-hand along one of the many walks winding around Red Rock. Visiting the Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the culture and history of Gumbaynggirr (which encompasses the area now known as Red Rock) and the Mirlagalgi People, the traditional custodians of the land, is also a must-do.
Stay: Overlooking the turquoise waters of the Corindi River, our Beach Tents offer some of the best views in the park. It has everything out-of-towners need for a romantic getaway, including a plush queen bed and deck that’s made for romantic dinners at sunset.
Love is always in the air at Reflections Burrinjuck Waters. Oh wait, that’s just the sweet country air travellers are treated to when they arrive at the natural wonderland. There’s loads to do with your partner in love and crime. Famous for its fishing, keen anglers might want to try their luck at catching Murray Cod, while adrenaline junkies will love spending the day water-skiiing or partaking in other water adventures on the lake.
Stay: Our Superior Cabin for 5 is the perfect romantic sanctuary to sneak away to. It boasts all the mod-cons you need for a breezy weekend (or longer) stay. The generous verandah is a standout feature and allows you the chance to star in your own cliché romantic movie moment: watching a dreamy sunrise or sunset with your special someone.
Breathtaking is one word that instantly springs to mind when thinking about Bermagui. The picturesque seaside village on NSW’s Sapphire Coast hugs the harbour, with Gulaga (Mount Dromadery) providing an equally scenic backdrop – and Reflections Bermagui has the best seat in the house. Romantic activities are aplenty, but our must-dos include taking to the waters on a whale-watching cruise, tasting some local oysters and, of course, taking a dip in iconic Blue Pool, conveniently just steps away from the park.
Stay: Our Superior Cabin for 2 is the perfect home away from home for road-trippers on a romantic escape. While it’s cosy indoors, be sure to explore and experience everything the charming town has to offer.
Reflections Moonee Beach is the perfect spot for starry-eyed couples who love the great outdoors. Located along the meandering Moonee Creek and with lush greenery surrounds, the park is a true oasis where you can let go of the stresses of everyday life and just be present with your partner. There’s plenty of activities for couples to enjoy together as well, from hiring a kayak to exploring the area by water to nature walks, bird spotting, hiking or discovering the thriving food and wine scene.
Stay: Tranquil, private and with calming water views, our cosy Tiny Homes are made romantic getaways with your special someone. Bonus: The retreats are dog-friendly too, making them ideal for couples with a fur kid.