Throughout The Retreat are covered BBQ areas with free flat top gas BBQ’s for all guests to use.

With solid timber tables these areas are ideal for groups & families to gather for a great BBQ and a great way to meet the other guests staying.


Open 8.30am – 8.30pm Daily ( Closed over cooler months June – August)

Our swimming pool is an in ground salt water swimming pool. Our pool floor is very shallow at one end which is ideal for little kids and this slowly graduates down. Approximately 1.5m at the shallow end to 4.5m at the deep end.

Our pool is very popular during the warmer months with great sun loungers located around the pool area with umbrellas available for a bit of shade. This is a great area to sit back and relax.



We have the kids covered with our great playground area.

There is something for everyone in this great area for young and young at heart. Our brand new moduplay playground is ideal for hours of fun which is covered by a sun shelter and includes a rock climbing wall, slippery dip, tunnel and more. Plus we have a huge monster swing which can hold a few people at a time.

As well as the classic swing set, baby swing, monkey bars and cubby house this area offers many hours of fun.



Available between April – September with prior arrangement.

The Retreat offers camp fire pits which can be hired and placed in designated areas for your enjoyment.

These are a contained fire pits which is available to use April – September subject to weather conditions.

Our camp fires are a great way to get everyone together and to entertain the kids. Everyone is memorised by camp fires and they are especially popular during the cooler months.

So bring along your marshmallows because no doubt you will be sitting around one of our camp fire.


Winter camp fire

Kids enjoying winter camp fire toasting marshmallows


Set on 4 acres of land there is also loads of room for buses to park around the group accommodation buildings as well as boats and trailers.



Well off the main road and surround by natural bushland The Retreat is always very quiet and peaceful.

Being just out of town we do not get people just walking in which is great and offers that extra privacy.



Besides the games room is our volleyball net area for a fun game of volleyball. A full sheet of rules and instructions on how to play are available from the office as well as FREE hire of volleyball.

Also there are plenty of open areas around the property to play ball games. Complimentary hire of cricket set, footballs and outdoors are available from the office.

The Duplex driveway is always used as a cricket pitch, behind the Duplexes is a large grassy area ideal for balls games or team building activities and also behind the Cabins and Bungalows is a large flat area ideal for a game of football or more team building activities.

The sand dunes behind us are also another great area to play Frisbee or ball games with large groups.


Our games room is open from 8.30am -10pm every day.

With pool tables, table tennis, fuse ball,  flat screen TV and DVD player this is such a fun place to hang out. This is great area to have a friendly game, watch a sporting event as a group on the tv or to have a movie night. There are 2 parts to the games room so there is plenty of room for everyone.

Additional hire options for this area is our indoor bowls matt which can be hired for $20 an hr. This includes the matt, mini bowl balls & scoring chart. We will set this up for you and give you a games instructions sheet as well as our general rules sheet for the use of the matt and equipment.

The recreational hall and new dining hall can also be hired for private functions, events and occasions at an additional cost. Please see the Weddings & Functions pages for more details.


Visit our reception desk has a  great display of brochures with all the local tours, Activities and Attractions available in the area.

We can assist with booking most tours at The Retreat office or you are welcome to collect the information and book directly.  Also available are local maps, visitors guides and local publications of whats happening locally.





The Retreat being set in a bushland setting is always going to attract plenty of wildlife.

There are many resident possums, echidnas, goannas, kookaburras, lorikeets, kangaroo’s, wallabies, rabbits and more.

Bring along your torches to go spot lighting at night and see how much wildlife you can spot. Please do not feed the wildlife.

The Retreat Port Stephens - possum