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Hidden Escapes

As Christmas quickly approaches, women with drive begin to plan their escapes. Whether it is a romantic weekend away for two or an escape from reality, these three retreats are sure to offer rest, relaxation and a little bit of luxury.


Tumbling Waters Retreat

Perched on the edge of the Illawarra Escarpment overlooking the rainforest and ocean, Tumbling Waters Retreat is a hidden oasis.  Just one-hour drive south of Sydney CBD, the luxury accommodation has been designed for adult couples to escape the realms of city life.

Guests can choose to stay in the beautiful Ocean Suite, Bath House Eco Cabin, or Ocean Room.  Each room is completely self-contained and equipped with stunning ocean views, a private balcony, aromatherapy oils, complementary sparkling wine, a bathtub for two, and gourmet breakfast supplies sourced locally.  You can even request a masseuse to visit your room for a relaxing massage without having to step foot outside.

Try the “One night weekend stay and dine package” that includes one night in the Luxury Ocean Suite of the Bath House Cabin, a three-course dinner for two at the Dining on the Edge retreat restaurant, canapés and drinks on arrival and gourmet breakfast supplies. $845 for two.

Book here.


Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

Set in the Tweed Valley between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast hinterland lays Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat.  Located on 100 hectares, the retreat is bordered on three sides by the World Heritage National Park, providing postcard views for guests.

Aimed to provide the perfect romantic escape for couples, the rainforest bungalows combine privacy, comfort and luxury seamlessly in the one location.  The 10 bungalows are set discreetly apart so none are visible from each other.  Guests can select from six different types of accommodation including the Creekside Spa Cabins, The Tamarind Bungalow, Rainforest Canopy Bungalow, Glass Terrace Bungalows, Luxury Rainforest Lodge, or The Luxury Mountain View Lodges.

Stroll among the 400-year-old rainforest, sit back and relax in a hammock overlooking the scenery, and enjoy the gourmet food that is delivered quietly to each bungalow.

Try the “Getaway 2 Package” that includes two nights accommodation in the bungalow of your choice, breakfast for two each morning and dinner for two at the retreat’s restaurant.  Prices start from $870 per couple.

Book here.


Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is a conservation-based retreat located 2.5 hours from central Sydney in the Great Blue Mountains. This secluded escape is the perfect mix of quintessential Australian landscapes and serenity.

Guests stay in one of 40 freestanding accommodation suites, each with its own swimming pool, double sided fireplace and private veranda with sweeping views on the Wolgan Valley.  This retreat is the only one in Australia to offer both indoor and outdoor pools in every suite, so guests can enjoy a dip whatever time of year they visit.

Try the “Summer Retreat Package” available only through Mr & Mrs Smith. This includes two nights stay in the Heritage Suite King, a daily summer-inspired cocktail, two on-site nature activities per day, a select range of wines and beers with meals, and his and hers Sodachi spa pack. $1,480 per night per couple.

Book here.

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