Instead of a quick trip to the day spa, when you really need it, why not choose an overnight or weekend getaway? Incredibly relaxing spa retreats are scattered all around NSW, in perfect distance from Canberra for a weekend trip, whether you’re riding solo, as a couple or group.

Bannisters Hotel Mollymook

A well-known hotel amongst Canberrans who take regular trips to the South Coast, Bannisters at Mollymook has the full package for a luxurious weekend away. Book a quiet stay and make full use of their day spa and make wellness and self-care a priority. Spa by the Sea offers guests a space to unwind and restore harmony to both body and mind, with lavish treatments including massages, facials, and hands and feet, using only the finest products. Paired with breathtaking ocean views, a pool and day beds, and Rick Stein’s iconic seafood restaurant, can’t you already feel the tension release in all the right places?

Milton Park Country House Hotel and Spa

Set on a secluded hilltop woodland just east of Bowral, Milton Park Country House is a five-star hotel offering luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine, a beautiful open garden and a wellness spa. Known as one of the top spas in Australia, The Wellness Spa delivers pure indulgence to enhance the mind, body and soul. Featuring six private treatment suites, a couple’s suit, a Vichy shower and a garden pavilion, let one of the hotel’s intimate suites become your sanctuary for the weekend.

Osborn House

An impeccably designed five-star luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the Southern Highlands, let your worry wash away at the secluded Osborn House. In between walks around the national park, drinks at the lounge, afternoons by the fireplace, laps in the indoor pool and an exquisite seasonal dinner in the restaurant, the hotel’s spa is a must-try, unforgettable experience. With each breath take in the country air and experience a truly transformative session with a selection of massages, facials and packages to choose from.

Spicers Sangoma Retreat

Perched on the eastern edges of the dramatic Blue Mountain ranges, let Spicers Sangoma Retreat release you from all responsibility. The ultimate romantic hideaway, let time slow down and indulge in a couples massage in the spa tent. Embodying the essence of the Australian bushland, escape to a place where nature provides the space to disconnect from the busy world. Promising to leave you feeling well and truly rejuvenated, guests may also fill the day sipping cocktails by the pool and joining a wine and watercolour art class before ending the day with dinner at the hotel’s hatted restaurant Amara.

Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

A world-class hotel located just outside of Sydney, Bells at Killcare is perfect for a romantic retreat or quick city escape. Bringing Hampton elegance to an Australian beachside setting, retreat to Bells Day Spa for a range of massages and facials using 100% Australian-owned products to suit your needs and desires. Then, once you reward your mind and body, reward your soul with dinner at their restaurant The Wild Flower Bar & Dining.

Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa

Surrounded by the spectacular Snowy Mountains, Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa offers a unique range of boutique accommodation, activities, facilities and dining options to fully enjoy one of Australia’s most stunning natural playgrounds. If you’re not heading up to the mountain, find the resort’s spa and wellness centre and enjoy one or more of their wonderful treatments. From deep tissue massages that relieve the aches and pains of mountain adventures, rejuvenating facials, manicures and pedicures, myotherapy and skin rejuvenation, you’ll be spoilt for choice and might have to come back on day two of your weekend getaway.

The Langham Sydney

Stay in luxury at The Langham Sydney and enjoy a more slow-paced trip to Australia’s biggest city. Seclude to the hotel’s serene wellness sanctuary and enjoy a range of treatments. Guests may choose a massage and/or facial at The Day Spa by Chuan, or a relaxing swim at the tranquil 20-metre indoor pool. Then, of course, be spoilt by the many dining options the hotel has to offer.

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