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10 Best Instagram-Worthy Airbnbs in New South Wales

Tayla Nova

Are you dreaming of a romantic weekend getaway? Or a scenic girls' trip for the books? There’s something special about packing your bags for a trip away and leaving the everyday behind. Whatever the occasion, from anniversaries to much-needed technology-free detoxes, to birthdays or for no reason whatsoever (somehow these are usually the best trips), venturing to a new destination is a welcomed reset and recharge away from the hustle and bustle of your Monday to Friday.

From scenic houseboats to sustainable tiny homes, our collection of dreamy Instagram-worthy Airbnb’s has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for beachfront sunrises or rural sunsets, a stay from this list is guaranteed to provide you with memories, interior design inspiration (and we’ll admit it a little bit of envy) and of course, best of all — ample photo opportunities!

While there’s something to be said for a boujee hotel stay, the interior-loving side of us can’t help but feel that an Airbnb provides a more personalised, cosy and unique experience. With so many spaces to choose from, there’s an aesthetic Airbnb to suit every style.

So, if you are looking to find the best Airbnb New South Wales-wide, you are in just the right place. Check your calendar and prepare to expand your wishlist as we guide you through our carefully curated list of Instagram-worthy Airbnbs scattered across New South Wales. 

The Salty Dog: A Houseboat in Newport

If you are looking for the best Airbnb NSW for your next holiday, The Salty Dog is definitely a top contender. Surrounded by open waters, this wooden houseboat has been transformed into a romantic getaway for two. The houseboat comes equipped with a ladder with direct access to the ocean, a large opening skylight window and a dinghy with oars for your convenience.

Ligo: A Tiny Home in Wolgan Valley

Sometimes we all need a little pampering and Ligo invites exactly that, with the dreamiest outdoor bathtub, a firepit for long star-lit conversations and unbeatable views. Just two hours from Sydney, this award-winning tiny house is surrounded by the Greater Blue Mountains. Whether you admire the natural beauty of your surroundings up close with a stroll around the area or enjoy the natural scenes from the comfort of your accommodation, this scenic space promises a weekend of rejuvenation. 

Gwen: A Loft-Style Stay in Milton

Gwen is a newly built structure that pays homage to its origin story as a tin shed by incorporating pieces of the old building into the new design. This aesthetic Airbnb has an eclectic style, effortlessly combining aspects of old-school style with contemporary pieces. This cosy stay is complete with an outdoor bath, for true, rustic relaxation.

Aframe: A Bushland Escape in Barrengarry

This Aframe structure Airbnb is located by the Kangaroo Valley, a cosy haven surrounded by 16 acres of Australian bushland. With plenty of low-key entertainment options, including a private creek, a wood-fired hot tub under the night sky, or a calming indoor fire, there is no better place to wind down. The minimalist furnishings further add to the laid-back and natural vibe.

Mayfield: A Luxury Farmhouse in Mayfield

If you are seeking the best Airbnb NSW-wide for a group booking, the Mayfield property might just be the stay you have been dreaming of. This idyllic property sleeps ten, making it the ideal getaway for your friendship group or extended family. Surrounded by dairy farms as far as the eye can see, the interiors of this farmhouse provide a high end, ornate contrast to the rural surroundings. Complete with a fire pit for winter and a pool for the warmer months, Mayfield makes for the perfect year-round stay.

Hilltop Eco Cabin: Energy-neutral Cabin in Jindabyne

The Hilltop Eco Cabin presents a Scandinavian-inspired, energy-neutral cabin that’s located on 100 acres on the outskirts of the Snowy Mountains. Ideal for snow season, this cabin is only 35 minutes from Australia’s most celebrated ski resorts Perisher and Thredbo, and the cabin itself also sees snowfall from time to time. You can keep warm by the indoor fire or rug up and take in the scenery from the outdoor deck.

 

Gawthorne's Hut: An Off-Grid Eco Hut in Mudgee

Gawthorne’s Hut is the proud winner of the 2021 Airbnb Host Awards Australia for ‘Best Unique Stay’. And it’s not hard to see why. This triangular-shaped tin-cladded hut is the ideal off-grid stay for two. Surrounded by Mudgee’s gorgeous country views, this architect-designed home is complete with a luscious bathtub and outdoor fire pit.

Ground House 107R: A Modern Concrete Studio in Tintenbar

Ground House 107R is the ultimate contemporary aesthetic Airbnb. The concrete design with overhanging rooftop greenery looks like a design plucked straight out of an architectural coffee table book. Each minor detail has been deeply considered to create the perfect modern escape for two. Completed with a magnesium soak tank that is heated in the cooler months, ensuring year-round relaxation.

Friday Hut: A Studio Retreat in Byron Bay 

The Friday Hut is a modern farmhouse-style studio in the heart of Byron Bay. Despite its proximity to the beaches, this contemporary space is not your usual surfy stay. The premium minimalist furnishings create a cosy haven for you to wind down in after a day in the vibrant town of Byron. Complete with a private outdoor bath and plant-filled backyard, it is ideal for slow mornings or relaxing evenings.

Wallaringa Farm: A Country Retreat in Wallaringa

Wallaringa Farm is the perfect farm stay for you and your loved ones. This country home is located in the Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s scenic gems. This farmhouse sleeps eight, has a massive chef's kitchen for wholesome shared meals and comes equipped with wholesome entertainment for everyone including a record player, board games and the country classics — an acoustic guitar and a fireplace.

So, which is the best Airbnb NSW-wide? We can’t pick! Every single one of these Instagram-worthy Airbnbs is being added to our wishlist. We’ll get back to you with a conclusive answer once we’ve put in the hard yards of testing them all in person…

Whatever your next getaway looks like, we hope you enjoy exploring a corner of beautiful New South Wales. From hiking the Blue Mountains to surfing along the NSW coastline. Each of these unique Airbnb stays offers something special, whether it’s an outdoor bath, a picturesque setting, or enviable interior styling. We hope your stay will be one to remember (and to capture) as you enjoy all of the little details. 

If you are, like us, a smidge interior-obsessed, it’s likely that scrolling through these dreamy Airbnb images will have you inspired to give your own home a little refresh, or perhaps to work on an Airbnb project yourself. We don’t blame you, these well-thought-out spaces are designed to inspire. 

Luckily, bringing a touch of Airbnb magic to your home is easier than you might think. By taking styling cues from these spaces, you can transform your home in no time. For more interior inspiration, be sure to check out our previous blog posts: Top 24 Instagram accounts we will be turning to for Interior Design inspiration in 2024! and 10 Interior Design & Home Decor Blogs You Should Be Reading

Tayla Nova
Tayla is a Brisbane-based freelance writer with a background in fashion design, a passion for sustainability and a knack for storytelling. As the host of one of Brisbane's Best Airbnb's ( Thanks Urban List), Tayla has a passion and talent for interior design and home improvement. This is something she picked up studying for a bachelor of fashion design at ESMOD in Paris, the world's first fashion school. A digital nomad — she can be found occasionally working from far-away surf camps with sunglasses on to combat the sun on her screen. When at home in leafy green Paddington, she's a table-setting aficionado and has one too many books on her bedside table.