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The five most wishlisted Airbnbs in New South Wales

Try and snag a booking at one of these popular Airbnbs near Sydney

Written by
Alannah Le Cross
Contributors
Alex Floyd-Douglass
&
Camila Karalyte
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Venture out of the city and explore the other incredible places New South Wales has to offer. For a truly unique and fun experience, book a stay at one of the five most bookmarked Airbnbs in NSW – they're popular for a reason! From luxury homes nestled in the heart of the rainforest to cosy treehouses and clifftop caves where you can reconnect with nature, these eye-catching retreats all make for a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. What are you waiting for?

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Most wishlisted NSW Airbnbs

The Treehouse in the Blue Mountains
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1. The Treehouse in the Blue Mountains

Live out your luxe George of the Jungle fantasy (sans young Brendan Fraser) at this secluded treehouse-style accommodation set amidst 600 acres of private wilderness in the Blue Mountains. Don’t be fooled by the ‘No Grown Ups’ sign with its scrappy painted font – this one-of-a-kind cabin is for couples only, no kids, and comes complete with a spa, kitchenette, queen bed, fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows to soak up those views of Bowen's Creek Gorge and rare Blue Mountains rainforest. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Ethereal paradise. 
Location perks? In the heart of the Blue Mountains, above the treetops. Magic.
Budget range? Spenny as heck.

The Bodhi Treehouse in Byron Bay
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2. The Bodhi Treehouse in Byron Bay

This idyllic three-story treehouse sits amongst 17 acres of subtropical rainforest and organic gardens, surrounded by fruit trees, native animals, and views of both the ocean and rainforest. It is “ideally suitable for couples” but sounds like there’s room for more guests if you and bae really want to share the experience. There is an outdoor stone bath on the lower level you can fill with naturally filtered rainwater, optional yoga classes, and modern appliances, and yet there are eco-friendly and recycled appointments throughout down to the “state-of-the-art waterless and odourless resource-saving toilet”. Tip: we rounded up eight more gorgeous Airbnbs in Byron Bay over here.

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? A whole treehouse romance.
Location perks? Byron Bay... What's more to say? Sun, sea, surf, sand... It's all you need to unwind.
Budget range? Suuuuper affordable.

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The Gawthorne's Hut in Buckaroo
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3. The Gawthorne's Hut in Buckaroo

 

This luxurious, architect-designed, off-grid eco hut is perfect for pairs and solo travellers looking for peace and privacy with stunning views. Less than 15 minutes from Mudgee, you can enjoy a sense of isolation while you’re not far from wineries and the other delights of the Mudgee region. This corrugated iron-coated slice of luxury might not be airconditioned but it does include a king bed, a big bath, and a fire pit for romantic nights. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Art meets eco-luxury.
Location perks? Nestled in the core of the Australian countryside, complete with stunning vistas and a true sense of seclusion.
Budget range? Pricey, as you'd expect for such a unique stay.

The Apple Orchard Escape in the Blue Mountains
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4. The Apple Orchard Escape in the Blue Mountains

 

Ranking in the top three most wishlisted Airbnbs in the whole of Australia, this Blue Mountains getaway is located on the oldest remaining apple orchard on Shipley Plateau. This tastefully restored machinery shed has all the bells and whistles for a romantic couples’ stay, complete with not one but two freestanding bathtubs – one indoors, and one outdoors with sweeping views of the Kanimbla Valley and cliffs – and a canopy of fairy lights adorning the ceiling.

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Farm life eat-your-heart-out.
Location perks? Rural farm life with a healthy dose of luxury – there's so much to explore nearby.
Budget range? High-end but worth it.

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The Enchanted Cave in Bilpin
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5. The Enchanted Cave in Bilpin

 

This enchanting accommodation is the only cave for a couple available in the Blue Mountains overlooking the world heritage area national park – that anyone knows of. With a small, round wooden door that wouldn't be out of place in Hobbiton, this clifftop cave is built onto a natural rock platform. It boasts a built-in spa bath, a fireplace, unrivalled views and a rustic, Flintstones-esque vibe – but when they say back to nature, they mean it, brace for some bugs. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? It's giving Flintstones.
Location perks? You're in a literal cave, surrounded by the elements. It's a true test of character, that's for sure.
Budget range? Probably the most expensive cave to stay in – but the best.

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