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    Wanderers Retreat

    One Mile Beach 7 Koala Pl, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2316, Australia
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    Overview
    • Excellent67%
    • Very good18%
    • Average8%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “eco toilet” (10 reviews)
    “tree house” (30 reviews)
    “mile beach” (27 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Kitchenette
    Spa
    Free Wifi
    3.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 101 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The location is good with good access to the beach and market. Though setup in a secluded, peaceful environment, you won't really feel the privacy with cabins close by and quite visible from your room. The compost toilet wasn't a good experience at all.

    Thank peterthankachan
    Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

    What a lovely little find! We are frequent travellers up and down the highway between home and family with a three year old. It was lovely to stay at this place to take a break and enjoy some time to ourselves. Great layout ensures privacy...More

    2  Thank jody834
    Reviewed 28 May 2017

    Just perfect. A knowledgeable owner with so much great local information. Stayed in a cabin and fed the friendly possums, short walk to a beautiful beach. Would highly recommend for a rejuvenating break , well and truly worth booking a stay for more than one...More

    1  Thank taroona2017
    Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

    This was a surprise stay as my son booked it for me and my mum. We were greated by Ian and Julie given some great tips to see and do things and were shown to our eco cabin. Everything you need is there (yes a...More

    1  Thank Da_Dutchy_64
    Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

    We visited the retreat for two nights as two couples and it was lush. We booked a spa cottage but we received an upgrade to the house on our arrival which was a lovely surprise!! Fabulous hosts and the house was great, clean, comfy beds....More

    2  Thank Aimee H
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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Spa
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$101 - US$270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 15
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    • Location
    • Australia >
    • New South Wales >
    • Greater Newcastle >
    • Port Stephens
    • Also Known As
    • Wanderers Retreat Hotel Anna Bay ,
    • Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens, South Pacific - Australia
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    Room Tips
    "The tree house rooms if you want a truly remarkable experience."
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    "Tree houses look great!"
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    "Retreat has various options of cottages and lodges, some ground level, some on poles with stair access. Car..."
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    "The tree houses are nice and private."
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