Luxury travel New South Wales
Sydney, Blue Mountains & Byron Bay
Framed by the Opera House and the iconic Harbour Bridge, Sydney serves up world-class restaurants, galleries, shopping and contemporary culture. Fringed by golden beaches and surrounded by pristine National Parks, Sydney also delivers outdoor adventures in equal measures. Hike, sail, swim and learn to surf without leaving the city.
The sparkling and stylish harbourside city is also the gateway to the beautiful Blue Mountains World Heritage wilderness, buzzy and bohemian Byron Bay that attracts A-listers from around the world, and still so much more…
Sip award-winning wines in the Hunter Valley and uncover delicious local foodie finds, or discover equally rewarding wine trails less-travelled in Orange, Mudgee and beyond. Hop across to World Heritage Listed Lord Howe Island – one of our favourite hidden gems.
Follow the north coast to explore an endless string of golden beaches and halcyon days; or travel south from Sydney to enjoy life’s simple pleasures as scenic sandy coves and tranquil seaside towns unfold on the coastal route connecting Sydney and Melbourne. Alternatively, the inland route to Melbourne takes in the nation’s capital, Canberra, and the scenic Snowy Mountains high country.
Luxury Destinations New South Wales
Explore a selection of our favourite locations
Luxury accommodation New South Wales
Experience some of our favourite places to stay
Luxury Experiences New South Wales
Discover a few of our favourite activities
These itineraries have been designed to inspire you with a small selection of the many unique adventures to be had in this beautiful region. Once you have a feel for the destinations and experiences that best resonate with you, we will tailor every element of your perfect luxury travel itinerary, exclusively for you.
Escape the city for a few days of fine wines and fabulous wilderness.
Head for the Hunter Valley Wine Country just north of Sydney to enjoy two nights of fabulous food and wine, staying at the wonderfully inviting Spicers Guest House. Explore the boutique cellar doors and world-renowned labels that are dotted throughout Australia’s oldest wine growing region. Sample great wines and fresh regional produce. We’ve also included a private cellar door experience to take you behind-the-scenes at one of the Hunter’s finest wineries.
4 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Spicers Guesthouse Hunter Valley and 2 Spicers Sangoma Retreat including breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinners per person. Behind-the-scenes Hunter Valley winery tour and tasting, Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover).
Spicers Sangoma Retreat is an adults-only retreat and is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Dial up the luxe and indulge yourself with world-class wines and refined wilderness experiences on Sydney’s doorstep.
4 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Spicers Vineyards Estate and 2 nights Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley including daily breakfast, 2 lunches and 2 dinners per person. Behind-the-scenes Hunter Valley winery tour and tasting, Selected activities and touring at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover).
Waterways and wilderness, whales and wineries, there’s so much to explore so close to Sydney’s back door.
4 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Bannisters Port Stephens, 2 nights Spicers Vineyards Estate Hunter Valley) including daily breakfast. Behind-the-scenes Hunter Valley winery tour and tasting. 3-hour whale or dolphin watching cruise watching cruise in Port Stephens (shared basis). Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover).
A grown-ups’ getaway bringing together great food, fine wine and fabulous nature.
7 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Bells at Killcare, 2 nights Spicers Guesthouse Hunter Valley and 3 nights Spicers Sangoma Retreat including breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners per person, behind-the-scenes Hunter Valley winery tour and tasting, private half-day guided hike in the Blue Mountains. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover).
Spicers Sangoma Retreat is adults only and is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Enjoy a diversity of landscapes and experiences, from the Capital to the Coast.
6 nights’ accommodation (2 nights QT Canberra, 2 nights Coast Resort Merimbula, 2 nights Paperbark Camp Jervis Bay) including 4 breakfast and 2 dinners per person. Exclusive tour of the Australian War Memorial. Shared whale / dolphin watching cruise. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover).
Sparkling waterways, sensational wines and spectacular wilderness
7 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Pretty Beach House, 2 nights Spicers Vineyards Estate and 3 nights Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley including daily breakfast, 5 lunches and 5 dinners per person VIP pearl farm cruise and tour, behind-the-scenes Hunter Valley winery tour and tasting, selected activities at Pretty Beach House and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover).
Pretty Beach House is an adults-only (13yrs+) retreat unless the property is booked for exclusive use.
Beaches and boutique accommodation, waves and wildlife,
7 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Bannisters Port Stephens, 4 nights Byron at Byron and 1 night Sails Port Macquarie) including daily breakfast and a signature cocktail at Byron at Byron. 3 hour dolphin kayaking experience in Byron Bay. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover).
Go wild in NSW with a wildlife adventure the whole family will love!
6 nights’ accommodation (2 nights in an animal-view room at Taronga Wildlife Retreat and 4 nights at Arajilla Retreat) inclusive of dinner and breakfast daily. Light lunches, pre-dinner canapes and selected beverages are also included at Arajilla Retreat. 2-Day Taronga Zoo entry and exclusive guided sanctuary tour. Private transfers to Wildlife Retreat and to/from Sydney airport (to locations within 10km of Sydney CBD). Lord Howe Island touring: half-day guided North Bay Nature and Turtle Tour, self-guided glass bottom kayak experience and return airport transfers.
Return flights between Sydney and Lord Howe Is. are NOT included.
Explore the extraordinary outback in our own backyard
6 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Broken Hill Outback Resort, 1 night Mungo Lodge, 1 night Warrawong on the Darling, 1 night The Underground Motel, 1 night Eldee Station). Daily breakfast, 5 lunches and 6 dinners. 5 days’ private touring. Outback Astronomy Sky Show Experience. Private return Broken Hill accommodation-airport/train station transfers.
Travel to / from Broken Hill is NOT included.
Enjoy an in-the-know introduction to off-the-beaten track top drops, great eats and boutique stays in Mudgee and Orange.
3 days touring in a luxury vehicle with private driver/guide, 2 nights’ accommodation (1 night Sierra Escape EcoLodge and 1 night Byng St Boutique Hotel), winery visits and tastings in Mudgee and Orange, 2 lunches, return dinner transfers from Sierra Escape.
Sierra Escape is adults only. This itinerary is designed for travelers over the age of 18 years.
Go all out!
Luxury lodgings, fabulous food, spectacular scenery and exclusive experiences This is living the luxe life (without any long-haul flights!)
5 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort, 2 nights’ Pretty Beach House and 1 night InterContinental Double Bay), all touring and transfers as described (including return airport transfers, one-way helicopter Sydney-Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains 4WD tour and transfer Wolgan Valley-Central Coast, VIP pearl farm tour, one-way seaplane Pretty Beach HouseRose Bay and return road transfers InterContinental Double Bay-Billich Gallery), private tour, portrait sitting and dinner at the Billich Gallery. Daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 5 dinners.
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