6 romantic getaways on Central Coast NSW

Let cupid work his magic on the Central Coast.

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Away from the busy cities and large coastal resorts, you'll find a smattering of love-centric getaways in the picturesque peninsulas and sweeping bays of the Central Coast, NSW.

Whether you're looking for maximum beach time or something tucked a little further into the rainforest, check out these spots that are just over an hour's drive from Sydney.

Our favourite romantic getaways on the Central Coast

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1. Lasal Yacht, Hardy's Bay

Let the sea soothe you to sleep on board the Lasal Yacht in Hardys Bay. Guided by a qualified skipper, you'll be whizzed off to some of the Central Coast's secluded bays before enjoying the sunset and a glass of bubbly on deck and an overnight stay onboard.

  • Star rating: Unrated
  • Romantic features: Seafood dinner, sunset sailing, cheese and wine package, and stargazing on board.
  • Why do we love it? In the evening, your skipper will leave you to enjoy the sunset, clear night sky and perhaps a midnight dip.

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2. Bells at Killcare, Killcare

Just a stone's throw from Bouddi National Park and an abundance of idyllic bays, there's enough to keep you busy in Killcare for weeks. This adults-only boutique resort offers a number of private residences with lake views and relaxing spa suites.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Romantic features: Massage services, beauty centre, bicycle hire, private gardens, bedroom fireplace, spa and gourmet food packages, and room service.
  • Why do we love it? The Sneaky Sunday Package at Bells gives you the perfect excuse to go off-grid for just one night of pure indulgence.

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3. Glamping, Glenworth Valley

Get back in touch with nature in one of these luxury bell tents. Just bring yourself, your partner and a bottle to pop as these guys will provide everything you need for a comfortable stay in the valley.

  • Star rating: Unrated
  • Romantic features: Campfire, marshmallows, star-gazing and private bell tent.
  • Why do we love it? Go back to basics and cook dinner for two over a campfire in the open air.

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4. Pretty Beach House, Pretty Beach

Four private, open plan, light and spacious houses are surrounded by the picturesque Australian bush and private sandy beaches at Pretty Beach House. The towns of Terrigal and Woy Woy are just a few kilometres away, but you probably won't want to leave this luxury property.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Romantic features: Spa services, infinity pool, elegant dining room, champagne on arrival, private pool, hiking paths and mountain bike trails.
  • Why do we love it? With only enough room to accommodate eight guests at a time, you're guaranteed 5-star bespoke hospitality here.

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5. Kim's Beachside Retreat, Toowoon Bay

Sitting just about as close as you can get to the sea, expect to spend plenty of hours soaking up the glorious sunshine and sampling some of the Central Coast's freshest seafood. With a backdrop of a bamboo rainforest, you can enjoy an island getaway feel without leaving 'straya.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Romantic features: Wood burning fire, seafood restaurant, jacuzzi, spa baths, sauna, cocktail lounge, couples massage treatments and private pool.
  • Why do we love it? Opt to stay in one of the two-floor luxury villas for stunning views over the ocean, Yukatas gowns to swan around in and a volcanic limestone plunge bath to enjoy.

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6. The Stable, Holgate

A hit with couples, this stylish, one-bedroom retreat is an oasis of luxury tucked away in the Central Coast's bush. The self-check-in facilities and helpful hosts allow for a seamless transition from city life to country living.

  • Star rating: Unrated
  • Romantic features: Lazy hammocks, two-person bath with a view, sun deck and outdoor shower.
  • Why do we love it? Each room is north facing and features floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing you to make the most of the day's sun no matter what time of year it is.

How did we pick these Central Coast, NSW stays?

Our editorial team selected these Central Coast, NSW stays on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences in Central Coast, NSW to make recommendations.

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