Babymoons are officially a thing – and so they should be! After carrying around a tiny human for a trimester or two, you’ve earned the right to escape for a holiday and be pampered from head to toe. Here, we round up the best babymoons in NSW.
With treehouses, lush greenery, native flowers and wildlife, Billabong Retreat feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It offers a bunch of all-inclusive wellness retreats and its Pre-Natal Package is an optional add-on for all stages of pregnancy, focusing on lowering stress and relaxing the mind and body through breathing techniques, massage and yoga.
$230 (Add onto wellness package)
41 McClymonts Road, Maraylya
The 7-day Belongil Birth Retreat is ideal for pregnant women of all stages, as well as their partners. Run by professional midwives and birth educators, the retreat aims to help parents feel empowered, and make informed decisions about their pregnancy and childbirth. Along with interactive talks, the retreat has guest speakers on nutrition, pregnancy yoga, meditation, relaxation and visualisation.
Don’t want to travel too far from Sydney? Spend a couple of hours at the Yummy Mummy Day Spa. This chic spa lavishes pregnant women with attention, and the therapists are well-schooled on the safest, most natural products to use. They offer massages, pigmentation treatments, facials, waxing and tinting. You’re guaranteed to walk out feeling like a new person!
2/195 Clovelly Road, Clovelly
On the Central Coast, Bells at Killcare is the go-to weekend getaway spot for Sydney locals. For parents-to-be, it is the perfect NSW babymoon destination. Their pre-natal package includes overnight accommodation, dinner for two, a 60 min signature Kodo massage and a beautiful complimentary gift pack to take home. So relaxing, you will never want to leave.
107 The Scenic Road, Killcare Heights
If crisp mountain air, rolling hills and cosy fireplaces are more your scene, Lilianfels in Katoomba has a brilliant NSW babymoon package for expectant parents. Along with overnight accommodation and a full buffet brekkie, the package offers a spa treatment for mums, a Gentleman’s Oasis treatment for dads, and a three-course dinner at Darley’s, a hatted restaurant.
5/19 Lilianfels Avenue, Katoomba
Tucked away in Mollymook, Bannisters by the Sea has a great NSW babymoon package. Set aside two nights for pampering, because the package includes mocktails on arrival, massages, an organic gift pack for your bub, and $100 credit to spend at Rick Stein's Bannisters Restaurant. In between these indulgent activities, head to the infinity pool and soak up the sunshine.
191 Mitchell Parade, Mollymook Beach
Led by two yoga teachers (one of whom is also a midwife), this one-day retreat helps women to physically and mentally prepare for childbirth, bond with their baby, and spend time with other mums-to-be. It takes place at Mother Nurture Yoga, a beautiful rural yoga studio, and involves yoga, meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), and group discussions over tea.
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