Escape the city and head to regional NSW

Regional NSW

When we think a ‘regional’ vacation, some of us think of the ultimate road trip and think about where to sleep later. Most of the time I end up sleeping in the back seat, on the floor camping or at a caravan park in a tin accommodate with spiders everywhere, and I mean everywhere!

Well those who enjoy a glamping over camping, luxury over budget, comfortable bed over a hammock. Regional NSW have up the ante and has seen an increase of luxury accommodation. Travellers now have the chance to relax and recharge and bespoke accommodation.

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said, “There is a demand for luxury accommodation in Regional NSW, particularly travellers whom enjoy the state’s food, wine, beach destinations and are after something a little bit stylish to switch off and feel refreshed. Travellers to NSW are always on the hunt for great accommodation, be it luxury, eco, unique, or in an impressive location. I’m delighted that visitors to NSW now also have these stunning properties to choose when booking a getaway.”

Here are five new luxury boutique accommodation you got to check out in regional NSW:

Goonoo Goonoo Station, Tamworth
On a working cattle station outside Tamworth, an impressive refurbishment of the 19th century heritage-listed and pastoral village been turned into luxury accommodation. The seven private cottage have been beautifully restored and capture the history of the station while still providing guests with all the luxuries they need – heated swimming pool, tennis court, guest lounge, luxurious beds and linen, Wi-Fi and even heated floors in the bathroom. Goonoo Goonoo Station also includes a purpose-built restaurant, focused on using local produce, coupled with floor to ceiling glass windows offering incredible views over the rolling hills and the distant Liverpool Range.


Kimo Estate, Gundagai
Set on a 7000 acre working farm, Kimo Estate has built three luxury eco-huts that sits proudly on the hills with 360 degree views over the Murrambidgee River flats.  The architecturally designed huts provide a quiet spot to refresh and features solar power, rain water, wood heater and a beautiful bathroom and gourmet breakfast. The property’s two 100 year old workers’ cottages have also been lovingly and stylishly refurbished to provide the perfect stay, with sweeping verandahs and luxurious touches. The renovated Shearers Quarters combines original features and modern touches to create a novel experience with a communal mess hall and wash house for an authentic rural feel.


The Houston, Wagga Wagga
A bespoke luxury guesthouse, The Houston offers stylish self-contained accommodation in the heart of Wagga in the beautifully refurbished historic 1868 Belmore House. Oozing style and history in a neo gothic building, the ten designer self-contained suites offer an ultra-luxe stay. The Houston is the latest from the team at Fox & Co Hotels, who have renovated and operated six hotels in regional NSW including Perry Street in Mudgee.


Sierra Escape, Mudgee
Sierra Escape provides a new luxury glamping experience near Mudgee. A spacious and luxurious canvas safari style tent, Sierra Escape offers private and magnificent views over rolling farmland and features a king size bed, a floor to ceiling glass wall, free standing deep bath, rain shower and a fireplace for those cool country nights. The tent is completely off-grid, yet still offers all the comforts of a luxury hotel and is within easy driving distance to many award winning wineries and restaurants.


Admiralty Apartments, Lord Howe Island
The newest luxury accommodation on Lord Howe Island, Admiralty Apartments offer two stylish and private self-contained apartments with ocean views through a tropical palm forest. Adjacent to Neds Beach and surrounded by beautiful gardens, the apartments feature luxurious touches including plush king sized bed, deep soaking bath, large private deck and a short 2 minute walk from your apartment to the beach.


Would love to hear about where you stayed in regional NSW, comment below.


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