Stretched out along the coastline north of Sydney, between Manly and Palm Beach, Sydney’s Northern Beaches combine urban sophistication with the laid-back lifestyle of the beach. From the art deco buildings of Manly, with its graceful sweep of Norfolk Pine-framed beach, to the busy surf breaks at Dee Why and Curl Curl, the Northern Beaches offer a perfect contrast to the frenetic life of Central Sydney. But just because you’re at the beach doesn’t mean you need to go without the finer things in life: luxury hotels and excellent eateries can be found all along the Northern Beaches.
Blocks of ritzy apartments, and five-star hotels overlook the cerulean waters of the Tasman Sea and the long sweeps of pure white sand. In the hinterland beyond the beaches, you can find all manner of bush walks in the vast wilderness of Ku-ring-gai Chase, Australia’s second-oldest national park. Fans of the TV show Home and Away can make a pilgrimage to Palm Beach: setting of the fictional town Summer Bay. Walking and cycling trails meander along the coastlines, and you will never be far from a café or bar where you can wet your whistle.
Below are currently available listings for Luxury Hotels on the Northern Beaches of NSW. Click on a hotel link below to view further details, view prices, or to make a booking.
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With stunning ocean views and a stylish design, Jonah’s Restaurant & Boutique Hotel is the perfect luxurious coastal getaway. The luxury hotel is perched on the side of a hill, overlooking the bright blue waters of Whale Beach. Within a five-minute drive there are multiple nature reserves, the Whale Beach Rockpool and Pittwater inlet.
With classic, sophisticated styling, the rooms at Jonah’s are reminiscent of the Hamptons. The neutral palate creates a relaxed atmosphere, and all rooms feature a walk out balcony on which guests can marvel at the natural beauty of the ocean. The large bathrooms have both a high-pressure walk-in shower and spa bath. Guests have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and movies, USB charger outlets, a Vittoria coffee machine, and automated curtains.
To provide a premium wellness service, Jonah’s has partnered with Purity Pacific to deliver on-site beauty and therapy services. The attentive staff at reception can assist with booking a wide range of luxe experiences including personalised in-room yoga sessions, a cruise up the Pittwater on 45ft private motorboat or luxury sailing yacht, and private meditation sessions.
Jonah’s is home to a multi-award winning restaurant. The seasonal menu uses the finest local produce to create fine-dining Contemporary Australian cuisine.
Barrenjoey House Palm Beach is a charming, luxury hotel getaway that is surrounded by stunning beaches and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Located at the entrance of Pittwater, guests only need to cross the road to be able to access the closest inlet beach. Within a five-minute drive of the hotel are the yellow sands of North Palm Beach, historical Barrenjoey Lighthouse and Palm Beach Rockpool.
The accommodation for the hotel is located on the second floor. Guests share access to an exclusive lounge and courtyard, where they can relax and mingle with one another.
The simple yet idyllic rooms are filled with natural light and have inviting timber flooring. The bespoke furnishings pay tribute to the classic beach house, and the marble bathrooms are equipped with designer bathroom amenities. Guests have complimentary access to the Wi-Fi, in room mini-bar and Netflix.
Below the rooms on the first floor is Barrenjoey House, an influential restaurant that is considered by the local community to be an iconic institution. Under the apex ceiling or out on the terrace, diners can taste high quality modern Australian cuisine. Seafood features heavily in the menu, a homage to the surrounding marine environment.
Discover the beauty of the Bilgola Peninsular and Sydney’s Northern Beaches at Metro Mirage Hotel Newport. Just 45 minutes from the Sydney CBD this luxury hotel overlooks Pittwater and one of its many marinas. Explore the natural charm and stunning views of the area by strolling along the Northern Beaches Coast Walk or simply relax at one of the many beaches nearby.
The light, airy rooms feature large windows through which guests can take in the view of the surrounding area. There are complimentary tea and coffee making facilities and a range of bed configuration options. Guests have access to Wi-fi throughout the hotel, onsite parking and a 24-hour reception.
The Metro Mirage Hotel Newport has a stunning rooftop terrace, perfect for holding private outdoor events with a view. Next to the water is the hotel pool and heated spa, ready for guests to relax in and while they enjoy the warmth of the Australian sun. The hotel also has its own private jetty where gorgeous photos can capture the moment.
At the Mirage Restaurant, diners can enjoy modern Australian cuisine. The high ceilings and luscious blue carpets ensure guests feel connected to the inlet views outside of the expansive glass windows.