5 Unique Places to Stay in NSW in Winter for Families

Winter isn’t just about chilly mornings and hiding under the covers. This season is a chance for epic family adventures, cosy nights by the fire, and making memories that’ll have you all giggling long after the snow melts. So grab your beanies, pack your sense of adventure, and get ready to discover Unique Places to Stay in NSW in Winter for Families…

Location: New South Wales | Australia
Accommodation Type: Farmstay | Vineyard Accommodation | Snow
Price Range: Cabin/Hostel $ | Economy $$ | Mid-range $$$ | Luxury $$$$ | Super Luxe $$$$+
Bookings to: Booking.com | Agoda

1. The Woods Farm, Tomerong | Jervis Bay

Best for: Glamping and Cottages, Farmstay, Bikes, Playground, Pizza Oven, Fire Pit, Summer Pool

A crazy farm wonderland on 16 hectares of land in Tomerong Forest. Choose from gorgeous arty cottages or stylish glamping tents. You’re only 7 minutes to the famous Hyams beach of Jervis Bay. 

The Woods Farm is a popular winter destination for families, with lots of activities. You can play bocce, ride bikes, pick fresh produce, and feed the animals. The kids can have a blast in the playground, and indulge in yard games,

Get up close to the farm animals including cows, miniature horses, alpacas, highland steers, an exotic range of chickens, and ducks, and let’s not forget the adorable baby goats.

You can kick back and have a blast in the pergola/lounge and bar area, and stargaze around your own private fire pit. Have fun making wood-fired pizzas together!

Woods Farm Glamping - Unique Places to Stay in NSW in Winter for Families

The Spaces

At The Woods Farm, you’ll find a collection of cool glamping tents and restored cottages, each with its own distinctive style and décor. The cottages are named The Flowerhouse, The Greenhouse, The Stablehouse, The Birdhouse, The Henhouse, The Treehouse, The Farmhouse, and The Lakehouse.

Woods Farm Cottage - Unique Places to Stay in NSW in Winter for Families

Guest Review

A friendly peacock roams around and makes sure you’re okay. The bbq and glamping kitchen is well equipped. Freshly brewed barista coffee cart and a little shop for some essentials too.

Book your Family Break at The Woods Farm with Booking.com | Agoda

Cedar Creek Cottages Hunter Valley - Unique Places to Stay in NSW in Winter for Families

2. Cedar Creek Cottages, Wollombi | Hunter Valley

Best for: Vineyard Cottages, BBQ, Fireplace, Spa Baths, Breakfast Hamper, Kitchens, Cellar Door

Looking for a winter getaway that’s both fun and relaxing? Ditch the usual tourist traps and head to Cedar Creek Cottages in the heart of the Hunter Valley.

Picture this: rustic one and two-bedroom cottages with fireplaces, stunning vineyard views, and enough activities nearby to keep everyone entertained.

Cedar Creek Cottages Interior Hunter Valley

Places to See

Explore Redwood Park Wollombi, go wine tasting at Undercliff Winery or spot birds at Mill Swamp. Feeling active? The Wollombi ANZAC Reserve has tennis courts and a croquet club – perfect for family bonding!

The Hunter Valley isn’t just about wineries (though those are pretty awesome too!). Take a hot air balloon ride, delve into the region’s Aboriginal culture, or indulge in delicious eats at the Lovedale Long Lunch.

The Spaces

Back at the cottages, grill up a feast on the BBQ, or enjoy a coffee at the coffee shop. The comfy cottages come with all the mod cons, so you can relax in style. Plus, the super-friendly staff will make sure your stay is unforgettable.

Cedar Creek Cottages offers the perfect blend of modern comforts and exciting adventures, making it the ideal base for a fun family winter escape!

Book your family retreat at Agoda

Alpine Estate 5 Coolamatong Snowy Mountains
Unique Places to Stay in NSW in Winter for Families

3. Alpine Estate 5, Coolamatong | Snowy Mountains

Best for: Spacious Chalet for 10, Skiing, Snowboarding, Fireplace, Farm Animals

Crisp mountain air, snow blanketing the world outside, and your family huddled up by a crackling fireplace in the heart of Alpine Estate 5…heaven!

This isn’t just any chalet – it’s a winter wonderland waiting to be explored! This stylish and spacious 5-bedroom beauty sleeps 10, so bring the whole crew for an epic Snowy Mountains escape.

Alpine Estate 5 Coolamatong Snowy Mountains - Unique Places to Stay in NSW in Winter for Families

Hit the Slopes

While the chalet itself boasts farmhouse chic vibes and room for everyone to sprawl out, the real magic happens just outside your door.

Ski bunnies of all ages will rejoice – you’re just a snowball’s throw from the legendary slopes of the Snowy Mountains (11km away to be exact!).

Picture epic days carving fresh tracks, rosy cheeks, and laughter echoing through the crisp air. And when it’s time to unwind, unwind you will!

Après-ski at the chalet is all about hot cocoa by the fire, board game battles, and movie nights under a blanket of stars. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the resident farm animals – they might just become your new best buds!

Alpine Estate 5 Coolamatong Snowy Mountains - Unique Places to Stay in NSW in Winter for Families

So ditch the crowded hotels and experience the magic of a winter escape at Alpine Estate 5. Memories (and maybe a few snowball fights) guaranteed!

Book your Alpine Escape at Booking.com

Seal Rocks Lighthouse Cotttages

4. Seal Rocks Lighthouse Cottages | Seal Rocks

Best for: Historic Cottages, Kitchen, Beachfront, Myall Lakes, Dolphins

Calling all history buffs and lighthouse lovers! Ever dreamt of sleeping where seafarers once charted their course? At Seal Rocks Lighthouse Cottages, you can do just that!

Near the Myall Lakes National Park these aren’t your average beach shacks – choose from the Head Keeper’s Cottage, fit for a crew of eight, or the cosy Assistant Keepers’ Cottages, each sleeping six.

History and Sea

All nestled under the watchful eye of the operational Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, you’ll be steeped in rich maritime history – shipwrecks, fishing lore, and the tales of the local communities all come alive here.

Enjoy sunsets so fiery they’ll paint the sky, the dance of the lighthouse beam against a star-studded night, and waking up to the gentle whoosh of waves lapping at the shore.

By day, explore pristine beaches, spot dolphins and whales frolicking in the ocean from your private verandah, and maybe even unearth some hidden treasures (seashells definitely count!).

Each cottage comes with a fully equipped kitchen for whipping up feasts and a private bathroom for post-beach rinses.

Seal Rocks Lighthouse Cottages – your gateway to a unique coastal escape where history meets unforgettable family fun!

Be a Lighthouse Keeper on your next holiday. Book with Booking.com

Seal Rocks Lighthouse Cotttages
Unique Places to Stay in NSW in Winter for Families

Bombah Point Eco Cottages - Unique Places to Stay in NSW in Winter for Families

5. Bombah Point Eco Cottages | Bulahdelah

Best for: 1-2 Bedroom Cottages, Deck, BBQ, Kayaks, Bikes, Table Tennis, Chickens, Spa Pool, Summer Pool

This isn’t your average winter stay at Bombah Point Eco Cottages – it’s a symphony of cosy vibes for the whole family!

Bombah Point Eco Cottages neighbour the Myall Lakes National Park – talk about a prime location! This sustainable haven boasts chickens, a veggie garden bursting with goodness, and an orchard overflowing with juicy treats.

Feeling adventurous? Lace-up your boots and hit the hiking trails that weave from your cottage door. Grab the kayaks and explore the stunning waterways, or cycle through the lush surroundings.

Bombah Point Eco Cottages

Guest Review

Kids loved the spa in the bathroom with the bath products. Pool was perfect and the kids loved being able to visit the chickens and collect eggs. A highlight was seeing a python and a large goanna. I loved morning runs down to the lake. Hosts were lovely.

On rainy days, snuggle up to the crackling fireplace, with the pitter-patter of rain on the roof. The kids are cuddled up with board games, or relaxing in the hammocks. Cook undercover in any weather on the BBQ on the big deck.

While the outside world might be chilly, Bombah Point turns up the warmth. Each cottage is a private haven, with a fireplace that’ll have you roasting marshmallows and telling stories like nobody’s business.

Bombah Point Eco Cottages Pool - Unique Places to Stay in NSW in Winter for Families
Bombah Point Eco Cottages Summer Pool

Plus, the hot tub is the perfect antidote to a crisp winter day. Forget the usual tourist traps – Bombah Point is all about quality family time, with the added bonus of being surrounded by stunning Aussie bushland.

Book your eco stay at Booking.com


FAQ: Unique Places to Stay in NSW in Winter for Families

Q: Isn’t NSW in winter freezing?

A: It can get chilly, especially in the mountains! But that’s part of the charm. Think nights by the fire, rosy cheeks from winter adventures, and snuggling up with hot chocolate. July is the coldest month.

Q: Won’t the kids be bored?

A: No way! NSW in winter offers a wonderland of activities. Hit the slopes for some epic skiing or snowboarding, explore national parks with stunning winter scenery, or visit charming towns with winter festivals and events.

Q: What should we pack?

A: Layers are key! Pack thermals, warm jackets, beanies, gloves, scarves, and waterproof boots. Don’t forget sunscreen and sunglasses – the winter sun can be sneaky!

Q: Where should we stay?

A: This blog post is here to help! We’ve got unique accommodation options that go beyond your average hotel room. Imagine staying in a cozy eco-cottage with a fireplace, a historic lighthouse keeper’s cottage with ocean views, or a spacious chalet steps away from the ski slopes!

Q: What are some fun winter activities for families?

A: The options are endless! Here are a few ideas:

  • Hit the slopes: NSW boasts some incredible ski resorts perfect for all ages and abilities.
  • Explore national parks: Rug up and discover stunning winter landscapes with hiking trails, waterfalls, and lookouts. Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Blue Mountains National Park, and Dorrigo National Park.
  • Go on a wildlife adventure: Spot whales migrating along the coast, cuddle up with koalas in a wildlife sanctuary, or see playful penguins at a colony.
  • Embrace the snow: Build a snowman, have a snowball fight, or go snow tubing for winter fun.
  • Cosy up by the fire: Whether it’s at your unique accommodation or a charming local cafe, enjoy some quality family time with board games, hot chocolate, and storytelling.
  • Explore winter festivals: Many towns hold winter festivals with activities, live music, and delicious food.

Q: Any tips for keeping the kids entertained on long journeys?

A: Pack some travel games, download some movies or audiobooks for the car, and plan some rest stops along the way. Involve the kids in planning the trip – let them choose some snacks or music to keep them excited.

Bonus Tip: Embrace the slower pace of winter. NSW has some beautiful towns with unique shops, cafes, and museums – perfect for exploring at your own pace. Visit Orange, Mudgee, Katoomba, Bathurst and Berrima.

With a little planning and the right attitude, your NSW winter holiday with the family can be an unforgettable adventure! Now get out there and make some memories!


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