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6 luxe Airbnbs in Kangaroo Valley to return to nature this winter

From treehouse retreats to waterfront delights primed for stargazing.
Robinson's Run via Airbnb.

Nestled between the Southern Highlands and the New South Wales south coast, Kangaroo Valley is one of the eastern state’s hidden gems abundant in verdant rainforests, wildlife and rolling farmlands.

An idyllic weekend getaway two hours from Sydney and Canberra, potter about the village’s craft shops and tea rooms, picnic by Hampden Bridge or explore the spoils of the river by canoe or foot.

So that you can escape to the green in this winter, we’ve curated an edit of some of the best Kangaroo Valley Airbnbs imbued with luxury – from treehouse retreats to waterfront delights.

The best Kangaroo Valley Airbnb set in the bush

The Lair, Kangaroo Valley

With high ceilings, birch ply walls and polished concrete floors with heating, this architecturally designed house is a bright Scandi escape. Set on 14 acres of bushland overlooking the Kangaroo Valley itself, The Lair boasts pristine views through its extensive use of glass – including a seven-metre breezeway that joins the living and sleeping areas with a citrus and herb atrium.

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The best Kangaroo Valley Airbnbs with a pool

Robinson’s Run, Budgong

Less than 40 minutes from Kangaroo Valley on 70 acres of bucolic land laden with walking trails, landscaped gardens, a creek and BMX bike track, lies Robinson’s Run. A luxury retreat that spares no cost, this unique holiday stay features a three-level main house made with a range of materials that has a media room, arcade, an infinity edge pool and spa, two alfresco entertaining areas and a fully-equipped kitchen with a butler’s pantry – it’s perfect if you’re looking to hire an in house chef. Plus, there is a separate self-contained ‘excutive shed’ set 50m away from the main house so that you can really get some alone time.

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Rea Rea Lodge, Barrengarry

Contemporary residence and sublime mountain views converge at Rea Rea Lodge set on 89 acres of Kangaroo Valley hinterland on a north-facing hillside. Framed by rolling lawns, landscaped gardens and native forest, the two self-contained pavilions sleep up to 10 guests and feature gourmet kitchens and elevated furnishings. Read in the winter sun around the 12-metre swimming pool before jumping in the jacuzzi or firing up the pizza oven as the sun goes down.

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The best Kangaroo Valley Airbnb with an outdoor bath

The Treehouse, Kangaroo Valley

If you’re not quite the camper nor even the glamper, why not compromise with a luxe treehouse Airbnb? Nestled in the Kangaroo Valley’s heart, The Treehouse offers a restorative space to return to nature surrounded by eucalyptus and by a babbling river. Especially cosy come winter, curl up by either the indoor fireplace or outdoor fire pit after a soak in the outdoor bath.

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The best waterfront Airbnb in Kangaroo Valley

Equanimity, Kangaroo Valley

Just a short stroll to the picturesque Kangaroo Valley village and overlooking one of the best swimming holes in the region, is Equanimity. Kayak or take a wintry plunge in the river at the bottom of the stairs, share a bottle of vino on the balcony, stargaze or just soak up the abundance of greenery in the privacy of this primely positioned getaway.

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The best tiny home Airbnb in Kangaroo Valley

Arabella eco cabin and award-winning glass bathroom, Beaumont

Run on solar power with an award-winning mirrored capsule bathroom, Arabella is surrounded by dense bushland in a forest clearing where you may encounter wombats, echidnas, kookaburras and lyrebirds. Set on 140 acre farm overlooking the Kangaroo Valley on the fringe of the Cambewarra Ranges, this nature retreat is a Romanticist’s escape.

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