Family owned bush retreat

The Retreat Port Stephens is a family owned and very unique property which backs directly onto the largest living sand dune system in the Southern Hemisphere.

Our holiday park is set on 4 acres and offers self-contained accommodation for groups, schoolsfamilies and couples. The Retreat is an ideal for a mid-week or weekend trip.

We are located in Anna Bay, Port Stephens NSW with the local shops just a 2 minute drive. We are central to all the activities and attractions that Port Stephens has to offer, but with the secluded and peaceful nature setting of the bush.

We can assist with planning your itinerary and book local attractions and facilities.

All of the attractions and facilities are within a 10 minute travel time which means that many activities can be planned for a day.

Eat, Play and Stay

The Retreat Port Stephens has appeared recently on the Eat Play and Stay YouTube channel


4 Cabins that can sleep 5 people


3 Bungalows that sleep 6 people


2 Duplexes that sleep 8 each


The Ranch can sleep 8 people


The Lodge sleeps up to 24 people


Our facilities include

  • Covered BBQ areas
  • Salt water swimming pool
  • Camp fires
  • Kids play ground
  • Volley ball net
  • Games room
  • Tours booking office
  • Pet friendly buildings (see site plan)
  • Walking access to the sand dunes
  • Wildlife day and night

Great location for functions

The Retreat has an abundance of native wildlife which lives and visits on a regular basis. There are the possums, goannas, echidnas and a large array of Native birds. Make sure the kids bring a torch for possums spotting at night.

The Retreat is a unique setting for weddings. You can have your wedding in the gardens with a beautiful bush back ground or out on the spectacular sand dunes and then your reception and entertainment onsite. No need to hire cars or guests travelling home after your reception.

Bring bikes and boats

All buildings have private parking and there is also room for boats, trailers and buses.

The Retreat is the perfect place to bring the kids to enjoy themselves while you relax and enjoy the tranquil setting.

We offer a great play ground area and large grassy areas for ball games. There is a game’s room for a game of pool, table tennis, Air Hockey, cards or just a casual place to have a drink and chat.

You can also bring along your push bikes and ride around the property and along the many bike tracks in the area.

Pets welcome

Pets are also welcome, as they are also part of the family. We have 3 pet enclosures, which are secure and located close to the specific buildings.

These are limited and must be advised when booking. We do have a strict pet policy read this for more details.

There are plenty of places to take your dog while on holidays such as to Birubi Beach, Dutchies beach and out on the sand dunes.