Home to idyllic bays and beaches, beautiful national parks, areas of outstanding natural beauty, and some of the best vineyards and wineries in the country, it’s little surprise that weekend getaways in NSW for couples are popular. From Riverside retreats to romantic resort accommodation, there’s something for every couple.

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway to celebrate an upcoming anniversary or milestone occasion or simply to make new memories together, here are just a few of the best places to stay in NSW.

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Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley

Located just a 45-minute drive from Sydney, Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley brings the Hawkesbury River and the Blue Mountains into full focus. With more than 100 stylish rooms and suites to choose between, this one-of-a-kind 4.5-star hotel combines elegance, comfort and indulgence that is made for romantic stays and weekend getaways in NSW for couples.

Experience a winter lakeside fire pit every Friday and Saturday until the end of August, or indulge with a visit to Villa Thalgo Day Spa  for a soul-soothing couples massage and signature spa rituals. For a romantic wine-focused experience, why not spend the day tasting local sips at Tizzana Winery, and sampling the offerings from Karu Distillery.

Reconnect and celebrate your love in luxury accommodation, lose yourselves in king and queen beds, enjoy the atmosphere with elegant yet stylish decor, and access everything you need for a comfortable and memorable stay. When it comes to the best places for couples to escape to, Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley is hard to beat.

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voco Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley

For couples who love nothing more than disconnecting from life and reconnecting with a bottle or two of award-winning local wine, the Hunter Valley is unbeatable. Home to internationally renowned wineries, vineyards and cellar doors, as well as an established and cherished food scene and luxury accommodation, romance is always on the cards in the Hunter Valley.

Wake up and smell the roses, literally, when checking into voco Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley. With a variety of modern, stylish and comfortable rooms and suites overlooking the manicured grounds, fragrant rose garden or the valley itself, coffee on the balcony has never looked so good. A popular and romantic activity couples can enjoy at voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley is a decadent and elegant high tea in a sun-filled conservatory overlooking the gardens and brokenback ranges.

When looking for a romantic couples escape in NSW during the winter, be sure to pay a visit to Epoche Lounge bar. Share a wood-fired pizza and sip on delicious crafted cocktails or local wine in front of the open fire, right in the heart of wine country – the perfect date night.

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Crowne Plaza Terrigal

Nestled in the heart of Terrigal, Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific provides premium accommodation with beautiful views of the Central Coast and beyond. Relax in ocean view rooms, with all of the creature comforts you need for a perfect couples weekend in NSW. Fall asleep to the sound of waves lapping at the shoreline, with an amazing pillow menu, aromatherapy products, premium bedding and a private balcony to enjoy.

Also within the hotel is the Lord Ashley Bar & Lounge, which is the perfect place to enjoy crafted drinks with ocean views. Enjoy light bites and drinks, with an extensive list of sparkling, white and red wine, craft beers, ciders, cocktails and mocktails.  Inside your room or out, will find plenty of opportunities to relax, connect and create new memories.

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Cape Byron Retreat

Cape Byron Retreat is made for couples who appreciate the beauty of wilderness escapes. Nestled amongst towering, foliage-covered mountains, this rolling hinterland sanctuary gives you the feeling of being whisked off to some far-flung tropical paradise. Spend a weekend losing yourself in a mix of outdoor spas and pools with a truly secluded romantic getaway in Byron bay.

When choosing a place to stay, the villa retreat with a couples bath sets the tone for a romance. Step inside your own Balinese-style villa with a private courtyard, king-size bed and freestanding couples bathtub. Outdoor hot tubs with gorgeous views over the hinterland are the perfect way to watch the sunset, glass of wine in hand. Other activities include spa and yoga sessions in the great outdoors.

A variety of breakfast boxes, platters and lunch feasting boxes with a curated selection of ingredients designed to satisfy the hungriest of appetites perfect for an alfresco picnic within the retreat grounds. In an area with stunning cliff-top walks, cascading waterfalls, and some of the finest bars and restaurants in Byron Bay, Cape Byron Retreat is a must for an intimate couples weekend in NSW.

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Anchorage Port Stephens

Couples who are drawn to oceanside escapes and beachside breaks will love Anchorage Port Stephens. Spend a weekend with views overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful ports, Port Stephens, while enjoying unrivalled 5-star excellence, exquisite culinary journeys, indulgent spa experiences and much more.

Choose between the Glover Garden View Room, Anchorage Room and Loft Suites for a variety of accommodation options perfect for getting cosy together. Enjoy neutral nautical decor and Hamptons-style luxury with bright and airy rooms, private verandahs and terraces, spacious walk-in rain showers, sumptuous soft beds and beautiful views. When it’s time to venture out of your room, grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant & bars, with  the award-winning The Gallery Kitchen, The Wild Herring and Moby’s Bar, ideal for fine dining, inspired cuisine and whisky on the rocks with a view.

Finish with an indulgent couples experience at Spa Lucca, an exclusive oceanside sanctuary with four treatment rooms, a steam room, a whirlpool and a private relaxation lounge. Be pampered with luxury Australian products from Multi, Sodashi and La Gaia and enjoy being rubbed, scrubbed and buffed to perfection.

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With so many fantastic destinations perfect for a romantic couples weekend away in NSW, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation, facilities and experiences.  Why not begin your journey at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley and make your way through the list over the next year?

Discover the range of accommodation and rooms on offer at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley and book your stay today.