8 romantic getaways in the Hunter Valley

These chateaus, retreats and cabins are dreamy couples retreats you'll never want to leave.

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A few hours out of Sydney is New South Wales' famous Hunter Valley wine region. With its rolling hills and world-class wineries, it's a peaceful and indulgent place. So it's little wonder it's a magnet for lovers.

If you're in that love boat then we've got the chateaus, retreats, hotels and private stays to impress your better half.

Our top romantic accommodations in the Hunter Valley

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1. Block 8

Set on a secluded Hunter Valley vineyard, Block 8 is a treasure for couples seeking to get off-the-grid but still indulge in those tipples the region is so well known for.

  • Star rating: 4 stars.
  • Romantic features: Wine tours, farm animals, wild wallabies and kangaroos roaming the property and views of the Broken View Range and Barrington Tops mountain ranges.
  • Why do we love it? There are only five cabins available, all of which are adults-only.

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2. Spicers Vineyards Estate

Choose from 12 luxury suites and let your cares melt away as you sink into the hotel's Jacuzzi, treat yourself at the beauty centre or swan around the outdoor pool.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: On-site dining, open fireplace and spa bathtubs in every suite, wrap around balconies and views of the private vineyard from your accommodation.
  • Why do we love it? The on-site Restaurant Botanica delivers only the freshest meals with ingredients picked that morning and dishes perfectly paired to the Hunter Valley's wines.

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3. Somewhere Unique

Stray away from the main Hunter Valley hub of Pokolbin and you'll discover this beauty. It's near the historic town of Wollombi and is made up of two private couples-only retreats that have been eco-certified for a sustainable peace of mind.

  • Star rating: 4 stars.
  • Romantic features: Two person bath and gas log fireplace in each retreat.
  • Why do we love it? Each retreat has a generously sized private deck where you can shoot the breeze amongst your peaceful surroundings.

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4. Cedars Mount View

With stunning views, friendly staff, deck chairs on your verandah and top-notch food, Cedars Mount View ticks all the right boxes. There are four luxury self-contained spa villas to book across a 94-acre mountain valley.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Mountain views, two person spa baths and fireplaces.
  • Why do we love it? Cedars Mount View has walking trails and picnic spots right in its own backyard. To get out further, you can really make a splash by ordering a personalised helicopter from your front door.

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5. Bonn Abbey

Located in Broke, this stone cottage will charm the socks off you. Inside it boasts cathedral high ceilings, exposed timbers, double spa bath and an antique claw foot bath. Naturally, it has all your modern comforts as well including a TV and Wi-Fi access.

  • Star rating: Not rated.
  • Romantic features: Double spa bath, mountain views and a fireplace.
  • Why do we love it? Unlike other romantic getaways, this one is ideal for large groups or families seeking to make a trip of it. Across four bedrooms it can accommodate 12 guests. The property has a dog-friendly area as well.

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6. The Edge Villa

Modern and spacious, The Edge is a one bedroom retreat perched on the edge of a creek. During summer you can soak up the sun while catching mountain views from your deck while over winter, cuddle up to the fireplace or sink into a warm spa bath inside.

  • Star rating: Not rated.
  • Romantic features: Spa bath, gas log fireplace and enough lawn for helicopter pick-ups and picnics.
  • Why do we love it? The fully equipped kitchen and verandah makes for the perfect excuse for a romantic dinner for two.

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7. Corunna Station Country House

Gone are the days when a farm stay would be a tiny shack at the back of the property. These days the game has been glammed up and Corunna Station is the home to prove it. This property has three renovated homes to rent.

  • Star rating: Not rated.
  • Romantic features: Cottage feel, wide hallways, outdoor verandahs, period features and local wildlife on your doorstep.
  • Why do we love it? These homes are on a working farm where you can meet the livestock, explore the original architectural buildings and learn about life on the farm.

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8. Chateau Elan at The Vintage

No Hunter Valley accommodation list would be complete without Chateau Elan. In 2013 it won the NSW Tourism Awards "Best Luxury Accommodation" Gold Award and is a popular choice to host weddings.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Award-winning spa, Greg Norman-designed golf course and in-house restaurant serving local food and drink.
  • Why do we love it? The luxury spa is the ultimate in relaxation. With 17 treatment rooms it's one of the largest private spa facilities in the country.

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How did we pick these Hunter Valley stays?

Our editorial team selected these Hunter Valley 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 Hunter Valley to make recommendations.

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