11 romantic getaways on the South Coast of NSW that are love at first sight

These destination and accommodation picks on the South Coast are sure to make sparks fly.

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Looking to spend some time away with your partner? Well, we're here for love, and we've found some of the best places to ignite romance on the New South Wales South Coast. From beach bungalows to secluded lodges in the middle of a rainforest, these places will be everything your heart desires and more.

Our favourite NSW South Coast romantic getaways


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1. Mollymook Retreat

Where is it? Mollymook, 3 hours south of Sydney.

With Mollymook Beach and a plethora of restaurant options just a five-minute drive away, the Mollymook Retreat offers the perfect mix of bushland hideaway and coastal proximity. Surrounded by eucalyptus flora, you and your special someone can enjoy the privacy of the trees without missing out on wineries, award-winning restaurants and a golf course all within the same area.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Fireplace, daily à la carte breakfast and chocolates with wine served upon arrival.
  • Why do we love it? Enjoy a two-night stay in a luxury boutique-style property that has its own heated, private pool.

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2. Bannisters by the Sea

Where is it? Mollymook, 3 hours south of Sydney.

You'll find this slice of paradise surrounded by coastal rocks and the frothing white sea at Mollymook Beach. After a day of trying the local seafood at Rick Stein, come back to your own private balcony that looks out to sea, have a drink at the poolside bar or unwind with a full body massage.

  • Star rating: 4.5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Spa, facials, massages and body treatments.
  • Why do we love it? Not only do you have an infinity pool to enjoy on lazy afternoons, but you also have a selection of relaxation services to choose from.

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3. Wilderberry Cottage

Where is it? Broughton, 2 hours south of Sydney.

Sat atop a hill in Broughton, the Wilderberry Cottage offers unbeatable views of the surrounding bushland. You'll find the quaint town of Berry just seven minutes down the road where you can indulge in a variety of country cafes and restaurants. Once the sun has gone down for the day, we recommend heading outside for a moment of stargazing bliss.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Two-person bath, fireplace and wine.
  • Why do we love it? Share a glass of bubbly in the deluxe bath overlooking lush greenery outside.

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4. Huskisson Beach Bed and Breakfast

Where is it? Huskisson, 2.5 hours south of Sydney.

At this cute B&B, not only are you just a stone's throw away from Huskisson Beach, but you'll also have the city centre right on your doorstep. In your downtime, take your pick from hanging out on the balcony with a coffee or unwinding in the jacuzzi spa.

  • Star rating: 4 stars.
  • Romantic features: Breakfast provided and a jacuzzi.
  • Why do we love it? You'll be walking distance from all of Huskisson's attractions, including the beach and town centre.

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barefoot

5. Barefoot Beach House

Where is it? Culburra Beach, 2.5 hours south of Sydney.

Waterfront luxury doesn't get much better than the Barefoot Beach House. Situated in Culburra Beach, your living areas all host impeccable views of Curleys Bay. Whether your ideal night is spent watching the telly by the fireplace or having dinner under the stars, this stay has got it all. Don't forget to bring your canoe or kayak, as you'll have direct access to the water.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: King-sized bedroom and close proximity to the Berry Mountain wineries.
  • Why do we love it? With the fantastic view you get through the windows, it'll barely feel like you're inside.

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6. The Treehouse Kangaroo Valley

Where is it? Kangaroo Valley, 2 hours south of Sydney and 40 minutes from Kiama.

Enjoy a change of pace with a hideaway among the trees. Nestled in the canopies of Kangaroo Valley, The Treehouse hosts a bedroom that looks right onto Australian bushlands. Your stay comes fit with a deck, an outdoor dining area, a BBQ and a fire pit.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: In-house spa treatments, wine upon arrival and a double bath.
  • Why do we love it? Dinner out on your patio will also be met by the sounds of rushing water from the Kangaroo River.

silo

7. The Silo at Merribee

Where is it? Numbaa, 2.5 hours south of Sydney and 15 minutes from Nowra.

Unique is just one word to describe the beauty of The Silo. You'll find this spot near Nowra in Numbaa. This cylindrical stay offers four levels with a cloakroom, master bedroom, bathroom and lounge. Its shape ensures you'll get those 360-degree views of the impeccable Merribee gardens below.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Garden view, privacy and bathtub.
  • Why do we love it? You can wander through the perfectly manicured gardens of Merribee.

riversong

8. River Song

Where is it? Pambula Beach, 6 hours south of Sydney and 1 hour from Victoria.

Pambula Beach is where you'll find this romantic escape. It's one of the few stays that provides ocean views right from your bed through the surrounding windows. We suggest waking up a touch earlier to watch the sun rise over the ocean.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Breakfast included, waterfront views and plenty of privacy.
  • Why do we love it? Whether it's from your deck or your bedroom, you won't be able to avoid those Merimbula Bay views.


the cove

9. The Cove

Where is it? Sunshine Bay, 4 hours south of Sydney and 10 minutes from Batemans Bay.

Mornings don't get more perfect than waking up to the ocean glistening in the sun's early rays. Now what if we told you that this is the view from your bed? Nestled in Sunshine Bay on the South Coast, you and your partner can choose to take it all in from your deck or be down on the beach within a few moments. You'll only be a seven-minute drive from Batemans Bay and just a couple of minutes from the Batehaven cafes.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Two-person spa bath, complimentary breakfast for the first morning and uninterrupted views of the ocean from the bedroom and lounge windows.
  • Why do we love it? The views don't get much more perfect than this. Snuggle in by the fireplace as you watch the day melt into night.

guest house

10. The Guest House

Where is it? Foxground, 2 hours south of Sydney and 20 minutes from Kiama.

Tucked away in Foxground, The Guest House offers a mid-week escape from reality. After a day of tasting the finest South Coast wines or seeing what Kiama has to offer, come back to a swim in your very own infinity pool and watch the sun melt down beneath the horizon. The Guest House is also perfect for those chilly winter nights, equipped with a fire pit that pairs perfectly with a bit of stargazing.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Infinity pool, outdoor fire pit and floor to ceiling bedroom views of the hillside.
  • Why do we love it? Catch the sunset as you lay on the edge of the pool that overlooks the hillside.

infinity

11. Infinity on Willowvale

Where is it? Willow Vale, 1.5 hours south of Sydney.

With large windows adorning almost every room, you won't be able to miss that countryside view. Enjoy that post-dinner food coma on one of the comfortable lounges that overlook the Willow Vale hillside.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Outdoor fire pit, cozy interior and wine and bread upon arrival.
  • Why do we love it? Finish off the evening by the fire as the stars come out above you.

Our favourite short tours of the NSW South Coast

Make a trip of it while taking all the planning out of the equation with a short tour of the South Coast.

Batemans Bay.

Bushfire Recovery Giveback Trip: #EmptyEsky 4 day NSW South Coast

Where does it visit? Bermagui and Batemans Bay.

Couple your romantic getaway with a good deed by supporting the local South Coast community on this bespoke EmptyEsky trip. It visits local communities and townships that were badly affected by the Australian bushfires and gives you the chance to meet the locals and purchase their products to help them get back on their feet.

  • Departure/Return point: Sydney
  • Accommodation included: Two nights at Bermagui Motor Inn and one night at Mariners on the Waterfront Hotel
  • Romantic features: Visit the Millhouse Art Gallery, riverside township of Moruya, fishing harbour at Bermagui, browse the Nowra Farmers Market and eat fresh local seafood at Sandbar REstaurant.
  • Why do we love it? It's a complete trip with a charming, local feel and stacks of free time for you and your loved one.

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Where should I stay on the NSW South Coast for a romantic stay?

The South Coast covers quite a chunk of New South Wales, so we've brought together our favourite spots:

  • Jervis Bay: Whether you want waterfront views or just to be close to the beach, Jervis Bay is on the money. The bay is home to a wide variety of beachside properties as well as the Booderee National Park.
  • Ulladulla: Alongside its coastal appeal, there are also plenty of wine tasting opportunities, historical sites to check out and nature walks to explore in the region of Ulladulla.
  • Berry: The perfect location if you're after that countryside escape. The town itself hosts a plethora of cafes and local stores that you can spend your weekend exploring.
  • Kiama and surrounds: You could choose to stay close to the attractions (e.g. Kiama Blowhole, Bombo Headland Quarry and the coastal walk) but we recommend checking out stays in the nearby areas of Gerringong, Broughton Village and Foxground. Although a little further out, they offer unforgettable views of the countryside.
  • Batemans Bay: Surrounded by mostly bushland and national parks, Batemans Bay is a coastal town that will redefine serenity.

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