Outside Sydney

Hotels in Outside Sydney

Located on Watego Beach and surrounded by Cape Byron Headland Nature Reserve, this pink Mediterranean-style hotel is more like a luxury guesthouse.

Located on Hyams Beach, home to the whitest sand in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records, this colorful collection of seven former fishing cottages now hosts guests in 1920’s style with pastel walls, brass beds, electric fireplace, and double French doors leading to a verandah that

This BKH-designed luxury villa on the north coast of New South Wales attracts celebrities, surfers, and “discerning Bohemians” to its four bedrooms, floating kitchen, private deck, and wet-edge pool.

You’d never expect that the charming and secluded Q Station, at the entrance to Sydney Harbour, was once a quarantine base for ship passengers in the 19th and 20th centuries. Sydneysiders now flock to the seaside resort, just seven miles away in the suburb of Manly.

About 75 minutes by air from Sydney, Byron Bay has long been known for its pristine sands and stunning headlands. Set within a 45-acre rain forest, Byron at Byron Resort & Spa was designed by local architect Ed Haysom to blend into the natural canopy.

The property features 18 neutral suites and private patios over the water.

Guests can hire an indigenous guide to take them on a traditional search for pipi, the local mussels, which tend to be found on pristine stretches of snow-white beachfront.

Set on an achingly beautiful stretch of east-coast beach, this boutique hotel occupies what was once a private mansion aptly named Grandview.

Patterned after the original Government House, this Darlinghurst hotel in a Colonial Georgian residence was once a nightclub (the hotel's name comes from a Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Freeway because the band members were regular guests here).

Compact, designy, and set in an up-and-coming area right next to the gritty Kings Cross (read: red-light) district, Medusa attracts a young, arty crowd that’s too cool for chain hotels.

This small, five-star hotel set among vineyards in Australia’s Hunter Valley has 10 individually decorated lodge rooms emanating from a central, colonnaded courtyard and furnished with antiques, stained glass windows, tapestries, and recycled old timbers, as well as a separate dressing room and d

Set on a former shipping wharf in the eastern part of Sydney Harbour, this hip, industrial-chic hotel (the Taj Group’s first Australian property) manages to feel both removed from the bustle of downtown and in the middle of the action.

A Zen-inspired retreat with daily yoga classes near Byron Bay, co-owned by the actress-singer Olivia Newton-John.