We're excited that New South Wales can once again experience the joy of travel in our own backyard.
Why not switch off at a luxury lodge, surrounded by the bush and calls of wildlife, or tour some of the state's most-acclaimed food and wine hotspots. The holiday you’ve been dreaming of is right here in New South Wales.
And because the Travel Associates team takes great pride in curating the best of the best, we've hand-picked these incredible weekend escapes that you can book and enjoy right now. For a little taste of what's on offer, explore some of our favourites below.
The Ultimate Luxury Roadtrip departing Sydney
Start your journey at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, an all-inclusive luxurious retreat hidden in the marvelous landscapes of the Blue Mountains. This is the place for an uber-luxe escape, complete with decadent gourmet and spa experiences. Try a bush walk and meditation session, private yoga, a rainforest eco tour or a prestige wine, cheese and chocolate experience.
Then, venture two hours inland to Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley where you'll stay in an elegant and spacious freestanding private villa featuring a cosy fireplace, private pool and deck. Enjoy all of your gourmet meals included, embracing a garden-to-table philosophy, and delight in the region's very own gin creation. Embark on a horse riding adventure, go on a guided bush walk or escape to the indulgent spa and feel your body release every stress.
Finish your journey in the heart of the Hunter Valley at Spicers Vineyards Estate. The 5-star retreat features 12 beautiful suites, each with a fireplace, and the resort's own Restaurant Botanica is well-known for its delicious cuisine. Your Travel Associates adviser can organise a range of amazing experiences, like private wine tours, a picnic in the vineyards or a 9 course degustation lunch | Explore the Itinerary here »
Newcastle Luxury & Watering Holes
We can no longer hide our longing for a good pub lunch. Embark on a historical tour of four of the most iconic watering holes in Newcastle, each with their own fascinating stories. Rest your head at the 4.5-star Rydges Newcastle in King Harbourside Suite and breakfast daily | 2 nights from $399pp*
Sydney Weekend Foodies Delight
Treat your tastebuds on a 6-hour Taste of Sydney tour where you'll experience a long list of food, wine, craft beer and gin hotspots around town for tastings and pairings. When your belly is full, your stay at the award-winning Pier One Sydney Harbour will be your haven |
2 nights from $789pp*
Port Stephens Culture & Adventure Weekend
If you're craving excitement, hop on a guided quad bike tour where you'll ride to large sand dunes on Stockton Beach. At the top, be treated to 360 degree views of the lands and hear about the traditional occupation and uses of the land, as well as the aspirations of today's local Aboriginal people. Return to relax at The Anchorage Hotel & Spa in your luxury suite | 2 nights from $849pp*
Blue Mountains - Capture the Moment
Make your next holiday one to remember. Relax at the 5-star Lilianfels Resort & Spa hidden in the breathtaking Blue Mountains, with an award-winning restaurant and renowned spa. Then enjoy a two hour photoshoot with a local photographer in the spectacular surrounds included in your stay | 2 nights from $1065pp*
The Ultimate Romantic Sydney Weekender
Escape to the beautiful Spicers Potts Point for a stay in the heart of Sydney, then marvel at the iconic landmarks and harbour on your own private Sydney Twilight Campagne Cruise. Love will well and truly fill the air of you and your special someone. Enjoy a complimentary room upgrade and late check-out, exclusive to Travel Associates | 2 nights from $1709pp*
Talk to your local Travel Associates adviser about creating a beautiful New South Wales holiday for you.