The Retreat Facilities

Covered BBQ areas are located around the property for the use of all guests. Offering free flat top BBQ’s, lovely large timber table setting this are the perfect way to enjoy the bush surrounds.

This is a great way for families and groups gather for meals and meet other guests staying at the property.

The Retreat Port Stephens - BBQ area

Open 8.30am – 8.30pm Daily (Closed over cooler months June – August) Our swimming pool is an in ground salt water swimming pool which proves very popular over the warmer months.

Our pools floor is very shallow at one end, ideal for little kids and this then graduates down deeper. Pool is 1.5m at the shallow end and 4.5m at the deep end.

Our pool area offers great sun loungers around the pool with umbrellas to offer some shade. This is a great area to sit back and relax. This is a no glass and no smoking area.

The Retreat Port Stephens - Pool area

Children are well entertained for hours with our playground area. Covered by a sun shelter the playground includes a rock climbing wall, slippery dip, and tunnels plus 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, children of all ages will love it. Tried and tested by many children and give the tick of approval for lots of fun.

The Retreat Port Stephens - Playground

Available with prior arrangement between 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.

The camp fires which are for your enjoyment so bring along your marshmallows because no doubt you will be sitting around one.

The Retreat Port Stephens - Campfires

There is plenty of parking areas available for buses and coaches at our group accommodation buildings.

Those with boats and trailers are also welcome with parking close to all accommodation buildings. A wash area is also available upon request. See reception staff for more details.

The Retreat Port Stephens

“Your bush hideaway beside the sand dunes” is exactly what we are. Surrounded by natural bushland on 4 acres there are beautiful gum trees, banksias, wattles and grevilleas throughout the property.

The surrounding bushland makes you feel like you are a million miles away from the world. Private, safe and naturally beautiful The Retreat is the ideal hideaway.

There are so many areas available to enjoy outdoor games. Get your family or a team together for a game of volley ball, cricket or football. These activities are all available to hire Free from the office.

Perfect for team building activities with groups and schools we can assist with organising fully facilitated onsite activities.

Games Room

Our games room is open from 8.30am -10pm Every Day.

With pool tables, table tennis and fuse ball there are plenty of competitive and friendly games to be enjoyed. Plus a TV with DVD player perfect for a movie night or to watch your favourite TV show this is such a fun place to hang out. There are 2 parts to the games room so there is plenty of room for everyone.

An additional hire option for this area is our indoor bowls matt. This includes the matt, mini bowl balls & scoring chart. We will set this up for you and give you the instructions as well as a general rules sheet.

The Retreat Port Stephens - Games Room

A display of brochures for local tours and attractions is available at our front office.

We can assist with the booking of the tours and attractions at the office or you are welcome to collect the information and book directly.

Also available are local maps, visitor’s guides and local publications of what’s happening locally.

The Retreat Port Stephens - Reception

Being set in a bushland setting The Retreat is always attracting plenty of wildlife.

Along with our resident possums we are also fortunate to have many echidnas wandering through the park.

During the warmer months you may see monitor lizards as well as kookaburras, lorikeets, and rosellas. At dawn and dusk we occasionally have kangaroo’s and wallabies passing through.

You’re welcome to bring along a torch to do some evening spot lighting.

We do ask however that you please do not feed the wildlife.

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