On your next romantic getaway, leave the city behind and cruise 90 minutes north to the Central Coast, where sun, surf and a sea of sumptuous dining awaits. With its beautiful beaches, lush hinterland and sprawling national parks, this stretch of coastline is as scenic as it gets. Bounce from one beach town to the next, or don’t – either way, you’re in for a blissful break. Here’s where to stay for the ultimate romantic getaway on the Central Coast.
Secluded in nature, you'll fall in love with the Central Coast hinterland with a weekend stay at The Outlook Cabana. From the lush king bed and swimming pool, to the outside log fire and leafy outlook, this dreamy romantic getaway provides true indulgence. Looking to explore the local area? The Outlook Cabana can also organise your personalised itinerary, from wine tours to food tastings, so you and your love can sit back and enjoy everything the Central Coast has to offer.
256 Scenic Highway, Terrigal
This quaint retreat provides the ultimate destination for a weekend of romance. The Writer's Retreat is a beautiful 1920's cottage that is situated right on the water's edge. Cosy and soul-warming, you'll be sure to feel right at home amongst the eclectic furnishings and alfresco spaces. Ocean views and easy water access aside, this beach shack has a lot of character and will be sure to add colour to your romantic escape.
From $450 per night
Killcare (exact location shared upon booking)
Sitting on eight acres of immaculate gardens, this boutique hotel is – in a word – luxe. There are 25 private rooms on offer, and the one-bedroom cottages, king and spa suites, and lakeview villas are adults-only. The best bit about this romantic sojourn is that you can do as much, or as little as you want. Spend your stay roaming the gardens or relax by the pool. The choice is yours.
From $520 per night
38 Lauffs Lane, Wyong Creek
The Copacabana Beach House is the perfect romantic getaway on the Central Coast. Just over an hour’s drive from the city, the serene outlook and peaceful surrounds will you make feel you are days away from Sydney. Although this is a coastal stay, don't feel you need to book this gorgeous beach house in summer. The wood fireplace and warming outdoor firepit make it an even cosier stay in winter.
From $450 per night
Copacabana (exact location shared upon booking)
On the shores of Toowoon Bay, this adults-only, luxury resort was made for couples getaways. Every lodging is private, from the timber bungalows to the upscale spa villas, you'll be in holiday heaven. If you can tear yourself out of bed and into the great outdoors, make the most of the beautiful, secluded beach and take some time to explore the tropical rainforest surrounds.
From $270 per night
16 Charlton Street, Toowoon Bay
For laidback luxury, book a weekend at this beautiful boutique stay, The Boathouse Hotel Patonga. With one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments available, all with water views of Patonga Bay and a private balcony, you'll find yourself feeling miles away from home at this perfect couple's getaway locale.
From $300 per night
6/8 Patonga Drive, Patonga
This luxe four-bedroom designer retreat is as idyllic as it gets. It’s quintessentially Australian, with a coastal-chic fitout, open-plan living areas, and a deck that overlooks the ocean. Picture this: watching the sunset with your lover over a bottle of Prosecco.
From $900 per night (Minimum 3 days)
Macmasters Beach (exact location shared upon booking)
Perched on the fringe of Bouddi National Park, Pretty Beach House is a beautiful retreat made up of guesthouses, a restaurant and spa. The notoriously glamorous guesthouse is just remote enough to feel completely unplugged from the Sydney hum, but flawlessly appointed with every convenience at your fingertips. With all meals included at the guesthouse created with produce locally sourced (or even straight from the kitchen and herb gardens), and heavenly spa treatments available, you’ll have all the time in the world to get swept up in the romance of it all.
From $2,000 per night (minimum two night stay)
83 High View Road, Pretty Beach
Make this stylish hacienda-style house in Patonga your base for a weekend of romance. Steps from the beach, the three-storey house has panoramic views of the ocean and Broken Bay. Catch the sunset from the jetty, and then enjoy a chilled out afternoon on your balcony. The house does have five bedrooms, so you can change-up the traditional couples getaway and make it a group holiday with all your couple friends.
From $400 per night
Patonga Beach (exact location shared upon booking)
Inspired by our favourite romantic getaways on the Central Coast and looking to book in a weekend away? The Central Coast offers everything for weekend travellers; from scenic walks and beautiful beaches, to a burgeoning foodie scene. Be sure to head to our Central Coast content destination to check out everything you need to know about the coastal region before booking your own holiday.