Kangaroo Valley Accommodation: The Best Hotels and Stays In 2023
Within the Shoalhaven region of NSW, just over two-and-a-half hours drive from Sydney, sits Kangaroo Valley. Teeming with rolling farmland, waterfalls and rainforest, as well as the winding Kangaroo River which intersects the landscape, it’s a welcome getaway destination for those looking to escape the bustle of city live.
Although the verdant surrounds steals the spotlight, the valley is home to some of the region’s most spectacular lodging, spanning plywood-clad micro-cabins to posh holiday rentals complete with wraparound decks and plunge pools.
Below, we list seven sumptuous holiday accommodation options for your next south coast trip.
Black Star Kangaroo Valley
Black Star Kangaroo Valley is set across five acres of land and looks out onto the Barrengarry Mountain. The grand house has four bedrooms, four ensuites and ample space both inside and outside. Black Star caters to travellers at any time of year, with a central fireplace, swimming pool and bi-fold doors that open up to an impressive wraparound deck. Inside, the master bedroom has its own log fire and stand-alone bath. The kitchen boasts a SMEG three-oven cooker, and to top things off, the leasing agents can arrange a private chef or masseuse to pay you a visit during your stay.
Book: Black Star Kangaroo Valley via Kangaroo Valley Escapes
Just five minutes from Kangaroo Valley village sits Saddle Ridge manor, comprising five bedrooms and six bathrooms on 42 acres of land. Previously home to the horse riding school, the property is surrounded by national park and mountain ranges which you can admire from the deck, by the firepit or on a lounge chair by the swimming pool. In the cooler months, sit by the fireplace in one of the living rooms or hang by the island in the vast kitchen with a glass of wine. There’s also an option to add on a two-course dinner, prepared and delivered by neighbourhood service The Valley Table, which works with local farmers to create gourmet home-cooked meals. After walking the grounds, finish the day with a long soak and wash with Salus products in the large bath tub.
Book: Saddle Ridge via Kangaroo Valley Escapes
Cabn – Arabella
Go off-grid at Arabella, a Cabn-run tiny home on a 56ha former dairy farm near Kangaroo Valley village. The plywood-clad cabin includes the essentials – a two-burner stove, microwave and outdoor gas barbecue near an abundant herb garden – in a minimalist, designer shell. Looks can be deceiving, though; Almost every wall is a cupboard, filled with concealed supplies like a head torch and games. Climb up to the mezzanine level where you’ll find a cosy king-size mattress, while the ground floor consists of a kitchen, shower, and king single daybed. In a nearby structure, you’ll find the bathroom hidden in a mirrored cube-like building. Settle into the deep tub for ultimate relaxation in the bushland.
Book: Arabella via Airbnb
You hardly need to leave Braeside house to feel immersed in the landscape; the luxury four-bedroom rental has 160-degree views of the surrounding valley. Inside, guests can kick back in the open-plan living-dining area and make the most of mealtime thanks to a Hamptons-style kitchen with butler’s pantry.
The five-acre property has an outdoor fire pit rimmed with Adirondack chairs and a generous swimming pool – take your pick. Make sure to look out for kangaroos, wombats, echidnas and wallabies during your stay.
Book: Braeside via Kangaroo Valley Escapes
Wildes Boutique Hotel
Escape into the wilderness without compromising on luxury at Wildes Boutique Hotel in Kangaroo Valley. Book your own fully-serviced space such as the Lorikeet Suite, which fits five people and includes a private courtyard, a 50-inch HD Smart TV, Chromecast and more. The pool is also heated to 23 degrees Celsius between June and September. Recently, ASX-listed Elanor Investors Group acquired the hotel, adding to the $411.8m hotel fund portfolio.
Book: Wildes Boutique Hotel via Booking.com
Eyrie House is a family home designed and built with the environment in mind, complete with solar panels, vegetable gardens and the use of local materials such as spotted gum timber. The property won the prestigious award as “Highly Commended” in the 2019 NSW Architecture Awards in the Country Division.
Just 10 minutes from Kangaroo Valley village, the house rests on a private 2.5 acres and is surrounded by 100 acres of bushland. Spotted gum timber is prominent on the exterior and interior of the home, as seen in the flooring and ceilings. The lower level hosts two bedrooms with built-in robes, a main bathroom with a bathtub and shower, and a laundry underneath the staircase. Upstairs, there’s a light-filled open plan living and dining area with floor-to-ceiling double-glazed glass windows, a media room, a kitchen and walk in pantry as well as an additional powder room. During the chilly winter months, a freestanding slow combustion fireplace is at your disposal.
Book: Eyrie House via Airbnb
Nestled in the mountainous ranges of Kangaroo Valley is Equanimity, a luxurious, peaceful abode among the trees. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house is located on a quiet cul-de-sac, just a moment’s stroll into the village. Lap up the views on the spacious deck, enjoy a BBQ and listen in to the native wildlife that surrounds the property.
Whether you choose to escape for a solo-break or be among up to eight of your friends or family, there’s plenty of space. The main bedroom offers its own private balcony, king-size bed and ensuite while the second bedroom has a king bed and double day-bed, and the third has two king singles. Better yet, the property has direct access to the Kangaroo River — which the owners have deemed “one of the best swimming holes in the valley.”
Book: Equanimity via Airbnb
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