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Schoolies Getaway Package NSW

Schoolies Getaway to Incredible Port Stephens Welcome to Schoolies at The Retreat where you simply relax and enjoy the company of your mates. Schoolies Getaway Package NSW has 5 days to spend doing exactly what you want. Watching movies, sitting around the pool, sleeping and exploring our beautiful region. We are not a party venue but more somewhere to get …

Elopement Packages Port Stephens NSW

Elope in a Private Bush Hideaway If running away secretly in order to get married sounds like the perfect wedding, then we have what you are looking. If you are looking for an easy, quick and affordable wedding then an Elopement Package is the perfect alternative. Our Elopement packages make your Wedding amazingly simple and beautiful. Our packages include accommodation …

Lay-By Holidays NSW

Lay By Your Next Holiday You never need to miss out on a holiday again. Lay-by options means you can pay off your holidays over time in small installments. Take advantage of our flexible payment plans to suit all budgets on bookings over $500, with no fees or hidden costs. Lay-By Holidays in NSW gives you the opportunity to book …

Corona Virus Preparations

Dealing with this as a Tourism Business Here at The Retreat we are keeping up dated regularly on the unfolding Covid-19 epidemic. As you know things are changing very fast and and we are doing everything we can to ensure that our Guests looked after. As part of our Corona Virus Preparations in Port Stephens NSW: All of our staff …

Midweek Escape Deal 2020

How to holiday without the crowds After being in the Tourism Industry for over 15 years I have had a major insight to how people plan, book and enjoy to holiday. We all love the Summer Holidays for a variety of reasons but everyone wants to go and do  the same things at the same time. The roads are busy, …

Holiday Here This Year in NSW Australia

Road Trip the East Coast of Australia With all the devastation of the bush fires that have ravaged through the country and the continuing drought the message is simple – Holiday Here This Year in NSW Australia. Through the toughest of times we have seen the best in our fellow Australians with the overwhelming donations. There are towns up and …

Christmas 2020 & 2021 Summer Offer

Summer Holidays Early Bird Special 2020/21 Get in Early with a Holiday you can pay off throughout the Year with some great Bonus Inclusions. Plan your 2021 Summer Holiday Special in Port Stephens NSW. We have the perfect package for Families and Friends to come away  together in a private and safe Holiday location. The Retreat Port Stephens offers the …

Port Stephens Holiday Accommodation

Looking for that perfect holiday destination in NSW? Well, look no further, we have found it! Port Stephens is an amazing and the perfect holiday destination, located on the NSW Mid North Coast, approximately a 3-hour drive north of Sydney and around an hour drive from Newcastle Airport. With beaches galore, world class golf clubs, an array of trendy dining …

What’s on these Summer Holidays in Port Stephens

Here is are some local events happening on all the details you need for whats on this summer in Port Stephens Whats On Local Markets around Port Stephens    No matter where in Port Stephens you are there are Markets available close by.  Our top pick of markets with great products, food and entertainment are the Sacred Tree markets which …

What’s on these October School Holidays in Port Stephens

Spend some much-needed quality family time in Port Stephens these October school holidays. There are so many activities happening in the Port Stephens area this Spring.  Leave your devices at home, get back into nature and create memories that will last a lifetime What’s on d’Albora Marina Nelson Bay Running from 28th September to the 13th October – Daily fish …

Family Holiday Packages NSW

Value packed Family Holiday Packages We are all looking for the cheapest and best  value family holiday packages NSW has to offer. It can take hours of searching through the many websites comparing and searching for what you want.  To save you the time of researching we are giving it to you straight. Trust me everyone is thinking the same …

Food and Wine NSW

August the Month celebration of Seafood Be amazed by the local catch at LOVE SEA FOOD TASTES PORT STEPHENS this August! Port Stephen’s month-long celebration has arrived! The renowned Port Stephens events, Love Sea Food and Tastes at the Bay, have joined in 2019 to create one of the biggest events on the winter calendar in Port Stephens. You are …

Country Music Festival Port Stephens NSW 2019

June Long Weekend 2019 This June Long weekend, The Bluewater Country Music Festival brings the Country to the Coast. Celebrating some of the best Australian country music and artists. This family friendly Country Music Festival is held each June Long weekend in Port Stephens NSW. The Bluewater Country Music festival has been running since 2006 and the region really comes …

Winter Holiday Package NSW

Couples & Family Winter Money Saver Ok so the weather is cooler over Winter and we need to rug up of an evening but through out Winter the days can be stunning. The great thing about getting away and exploring regional areas such as Port Stephens over our Winter months is: Less traffic so exploring the area is much easier …

Port Stephens Holiday Packages

Port Stephens Holiday Packages Offering the best value Port Stephens Holiday Packages available with great inclusions. If you are looking for a relaxing weekend, Food and Wine experience or Full Adventure we have a package to suit. Perfect for Couples, Families, Groups and Schools there is a great range of Tours and Attractions included. The accommodation at The Retreat offers …

Easter Holiday Activities Port Stephens NSW

Easter Blues and Brews at Murray’s Brewery 2019 Have an excellent time this long-weekend at Port Stephens’ annual Easter Blues & Brews festival. Award winning local craft beer and spirits maker, Murray’s Craft Brewing Co, is putting on a family-friendly show for the senses, running all long-weekend. A great way to cover all your Easter holiday activities in Port Stephens …

Sail Port Stephens NSW 2019

It’s family friendly, affordable and fun! An easy 2½ hours drive north of Sydney with sparkling blue water and majestic sand dunes. Plus a choice of 26 beaches and great restaurants. Port Stephen is the perfect sailing and holiday destination. Held in the gorgeous waterways of the Port Stephens Marine Park,Sail Port Stephens is an annual yachting regatta hosted at …

Girls Weekend Getaways at The Retreat

The Ultimate Girls Getaway Package We all need our time to spend with our friends to catch up and relax away from our daily routine. To be able to get away to enjoy some amazing food, music and lots of laughs is the ultimate right. The Retreat Port Stephens is only 2.5hrs North of Sydney and if you are travelling …

2019 Winter Escapes in Port Stephens

Winter Escapes NSW at The Retreat With Summer coming to an end and the hot weather starting to ease the thought of winter is actually exciting. Being able to rug up in a jumper, put on the ugg boots and sit around a camp fire is soothing. Now is the time to plan your mid-year escape  with your family and …

NSW School Camp Venue 2019/20 Packages

School Camp Packages Our packages for 2019/20 Primary and High School camps have been released. There are a great range of packages available to suit all budgets. Specially designed to give students the best school camp experience that they will remember forever. With a great emphasis on Outdoor Education, Team Building and Wellness Primary Schools High Schools   NSW School …

Family Reunion Accommodation Venue NSW

Planning the Ultimate Family Reunion To reconnect with our families at a family reunion is the perfect way to keep in touch. Over the years as we are all growing and changing. It is the perfect time to celebrate your families achievements, new additions, birthdays and history. With families being separated through out the country and world, The Retreat offers …

Conference Retreats NSW – The Retreat Port Stephens

Inspiring and Fun to get the job done When you are planning Conference Retreats in NSW it can be confusing on how to best organise and plan for the event. Here at The Retreat we can do all the hard work for you in the planning. The Retreat offers a venue perfect for the small to medium size businesses that …

Newcastle V8 Supercars 2018

Coates hire Newcastle 500 It is on again for the second year the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 Supercars. The Newcastle V8 Supercars 2018 event is set to be bigger and better with the city a buzz with excitement. This is a new track to most of the drivers and is being called one of the hardest. Only at Newcastle V8 …

Unique Corporate Events NSW

An Awesome Team Experience Planning a Corporate Event can be challenging. Especially when creating something different. Our unique corporate events in NSW offer a private venue with awesome team experiences. East Coast Experiences are offering a fresh approach to Team building. With the latest in alternative and dynamic team developing events. Perfect for small and large groups.  East Coast are the experts …

Sydney to Brisbane road trip Idea

The Legendary Pacific Coast   In NSW this stretch of highway has been a very popular driving holiday for so many of the years. The M1, as it is best known, offers a very direct link between two of Australia’s major cities. The Sydney to Brisbane road trip Idea is not new but it has just become so much more than …

Fly and Drive Port Stephens NSW Experience Ideas

Flying into Port Stephens Itinerary No matter where you are located in Australia or the world, being able to travel to regional destinations is easier than ever. When travelling throughout the world we are faced with so many choices for where to go, what to see and eat. Port Stephens is really open to the world to explore with Newcastle …

Sydney Port Stephens Hunter Valley Itinerary NSW

The Classic Triangle Itinerary Planning a holiday is such a fun time with all the research of what to do, where to go and where to stay.  A popular Itinerary that is requested is a Sydney, Port Stephens and Hunter Valley itinerary for NSW. With the easy travel distances between the 3 regions and very different offerings it is exciting …

$10,000 Wedding NSW – The Retreat

Planning an amazing Wedding for $10,000 Planning a $10,000 Wedding in NSW is actually really easy to achieve. With some careful planning, creative DIY and some helpful friends you will be well within budget.There are a few costs that you can not get past but for most of the major costs there are some simple alternatives. Creating a $10,000 Wedding …

Creating a $50,000 Wedding at The Retreat Port Stephens

The Wedding with all the bells and whistles Planning a wedding is planning the party of a life time. All your wishes and dreams all coming together with the best of everything you have ever imagined.For those that are lucky enough to have a free and easy spending budget then you can create the most amazingly, special and customised wedding …

Allocating Beds and Room costs for Private Functions

Exclusive bookings and breaking up costs Congratulations on booking The Retreat as your venue of choice for your Function. A feature of booking The Retreat is that the whole property is booked exclusively to you and your guests. The Retreat is the perfect location for a private function. Having the whole property for your family and friends to stay means …

TreX Triathlon Port Stephens NSW – Local Accommodation

2019 WORLD CHAMPS QUALIFICATION RACE TreX series is coming to Port Stephens NSW. Based in the beautiful Fingal Bay and Tomaree National Park on 22-23 Sept 2018 the TreX Triathlon Port Stephens NSW is coupled with Trail Run Australia. Boasting some of Australia’s most spectacular beaches and scenic, rugged coastlines this provides the perfect backdrop for a weekend of off road …

High School camp packages Port Stephens NSW – 2018/19 Itineraries

Best Value Packages High School packages The best value High School camp packages in Port Stephens NSW are at The Retreat Port Stephens. Our property backs onto the largest living sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere in a private bush hideaway. Located 2.5hrs North of Sydney and only an hour from the Hunter Valley. Port Stephens offers everything that High …

Gourmet Food Hamper Packages – The Retreat Port Stephens

Your holiday starts the second you arrive Here at The Retreat we have a range of Gourmet Food Hamper Packages to choose from. These can easily be added to any reservation and are available in your room on arrival for you to prepare and cook at your leisure. No need to spend time at the supermarket once you arrive, you …

Nature Experiences Port Stephens NSW – Top 10 must do’s

Port Stephens Top 10 Nature Experiences Our Coastal Region of Port Stephens is located on the East Coast of Australia. We are home to Tomaree National Park as well as an amazing Marine Park. There are nature experiences available in Port Stephens and festivals to celebrate all elements of our beautiful region. On the Water Nature Experiences Port Stephens NSW 1. …

Swim with Dolphins Port Stephens NSW – Dolphin Swim Australia

First of it’s kind in the World! You can Swim with Dolphins in Port Stephens NSW thanks to Dolphin Swim Australia. This is the first and ONLY permitted wild dolphin swim in NSW. Our wild dolphin swim is also the first of its kind in the world! As featured on various national Australian television shows such as:   Getaway The Living …

Whats on these Winter Holidays in Port Stephens NSW – Naturefest

Naturefest 2018 The top question that everyone is asking right now “Whats on these Winter Holidays in Port Stephens NSW? NATUREFEST 2018 PROGRAM DETAILS  There is truly so much to see and do in Port Stephens plus the Winter festival of Naturefest. Mo ther Nature has provided Port Stephens with so many attractions. Our Marine Park comprising of: 26 beaches …

Unique Conference Venue with Accommodation NSW – The Retreat

Conference with The Retreat & C3 Our property offers a laid-back private bush setting. Our facilities are ideal to provide creative inspiration and relaxation for your delegates. To keep your team focused you can book the property exclusively for the duration of your conference. Finding the perfect location for a Unique Conference Venue with Accommodation in NSW has become a …

Bargain Travel Deals Port Stephens NSW – August 2018 at The Retreat

Name Your Own Price – August 2018 promotion When looking for the best bargain travel deals in Port Stephens NSW we have the ultimate deal for you. Whenever you are looking for the best travel bargain we always want to get the best possible price available. The Retreat has the best possible deals available for the month of August in …

Stem Education NSW Australia – The Retreat training

STEM WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS What is Stem education NSW Australia and why is it important? STEM education is the learning of: science technology engineering mathematics Students benefit from STEM by learning about innovation and further developing problem-solving skills.  To be able to deliver stem education NSW Australia, training can enhanced understanding of how it can be used in the real-world. This …

STEM Courses for Teachers NSW – Sydney Newcastle Hunter

STEM Training for Teachers What is STEM:Digital Technologies Design Thinking and why is it important? STEM education is the learning of: Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Students will gain and apply knowledge, deepen their understanding and develop creative and critical thinking skills. Our series of workshops not only highlight the roles Digital Technologies Teaching & Learning play in STEM Design Thinking but …

School Holiday Camps Port Stephens NSW – The Retreat

School Holiday Programs at The Retreat Juggling work and school holidays is always a challenge. This has been taken care of with School Holiday Camps Port Stephens NSW at The Retreat. Offering fun filled day for kids aged 5-14yrs We all just want our kids to have a great school holidays filled with great memories and fun. Our school holiday …

Same Sex Wedding Venue Port Stephens NSW – The Retreat

Love is Love Love is Love no matter who it is and we want to celebrate everything Love. We are a proud Same Sex Wedding Venue in Port Stephens NSW. Located only 2.5hrs North of Sydney in the stunning blue water paradise known as Port Stephens. The Retreat is located in a uniquely private part of Port Stephens backing onto the …

Group Holiday Packages NSW

Check out our Group Packages Planning a getaway with a group is a hard job and congratulations for taking on this job. I bet not many others offered to take on this big job. But it is actually a really fun thing to do. Organising your group holiday and creating packages is really easy . With per person priced packages …

Winter Holiday Escape NSW Port Stephens

Planning the Perfect Winter Holiday Escape With the cooler months once again approaching, it is time that we all need to start planning our winter holiday escape NSW and Port Stephens has it all. Yes there are plenty of beaches to go for long walks, boats to go out and see Dolphins but Port Stephens is so much more than a …

Mobile bar service for Weddings Port Stephens NSW – The Airstream Social

Mobile Bar Service with Style   We would like to introduce you to The Airstream Social, a vintage 1973 Airstream Safari. Imported from the US, she’s been completely refurbished and modernised inside to be utilised as a  pop up mobile bar service for weddings in Port Stephens NSW. With her iconic aluminium mirror like finish, our Airstream is perfect for corporate …

School Group Adventure Camps Port Stephens NSW

Fun Outdoor Adventure Camps The most private, safe and enjoyable school group adventure camps Port Stephens NSW has to offer are right here at The Retreat Port Stephens. When I think about school camps, my fondest memories are all to do with the activities and games.  Lots of fun, laughs and team work. That is our aim at The Retreat. …

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The Ultimate Port Stephens Holiday Package  Are you looking for a holiday package in Port Stephens to explore and feast your way around the region? Well we have put together this amazing package to do just that. Including our very own top secret guide to the very best eateries, shopping and beaches in the area. Whats included 3 nights accommodation …

Sail Port Stephens 2018 NSW

Port Stephens Annual Sailing Regatta Sail Port Stephens 2018 NSW regatta is on again and will run  9-15 April 2018. This is the 11th Year for this amazing spectacular which is an event not to be missed. Sail Port Stephens is an annual yachting regatta held in the gorgeous waterways of the Port Stephens Marine Park, with the regatta centre …

Outrigger State Titles Port Stephens NSW 2018

NSW State Titles, OC6 Regatta 8 Port Stephens OCC, Welcome to the Outrigger State Titles Port Stephens NSW 2018 The 2018 AOCRA NSW Zone OC6 State Titles will be held in the beautiful Port Stephens, over the weekend of 24-25 March, 2018. The meeting location will be at Shoal Bay Beach. Port Stephens is a great location which provides a …

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What are the benefits of outdoor learning? Outdoor learning is beneficial to students because it makes them healthier and happier, and they do better academically. The various benefits include: Those students who get to experience an outdoor learning environment tend to be more attentive and, therefore, have a better recollection of the information that was shared. Consistent exposure to nature …

DIY Wedding ideas Port Stephens

DIY: Different ways with cactus – Wedshed Who knew that such an unaffectionate plant could become so popular, especially in the world of weddings. Now however, these resilient fellas are the inspiration behind a whole range of awesome DIY decorations. DIY Wedding ideas Port Stephens Take a peek below to discover some playful, cactus DIY projects that we promise are easy as …

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What are the values of School camps?  Our students of today are the future of tomorrow. It is our place to ensure that we are guiding them in the best possible way with character building school camps NSW . We have all been in their shoes at some stage and can appreciate the great emotions that students go through. School …

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Creating the Ultimate Aussie Experience When planning to showcase the best of Australia with the ultimate Australian holiday experience NSW has it all. Port Stephens offers the most interactive holiday experience for locals and overseas guests to enjoy. Recently we have hosted a number of overseas guests which has been an amazing experience. To be able to see our beautiful …

Snorkeling Broughton Island Port Stephens NSW

Snorkeling Day Trip Adventure A new one to add to your bucket list is Snorkeling Broughton Island Port Stephens NSW. A day filled with snorkeling, swimming and exploring Broughton Island is simply to good to pass. Cruising to this protected pristine National Park while taking in the spectacular coastal scenery is a must do activity when visiting Port Stephens this …

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5 NIGHT SUMMER SPECIAL DEAL    The best value Summer package has finally arrived and getting away with the kids is now more affordable then ever. Explore our beautiful area, swim in the clear blue waters and relax in our private bush hideaway. Summer holiday deal NSW Port Stephens 5 Nights In A Cabin For $650 OR A Bungalow For …

Port Stephens Food and Wine Weekend

TASTES AT THE BAY 2017 Tastes at the Bay is Port Stephens Food and Wine Weekend offering a festival for the senses. We invites you to savour the flavours with 3 days of Fun, Food, Wine and Jazz. The festival is located in the Nelson Bay CBD and Apex Park with the event running from 3rd -5th November. So why not come …

Top 10 free things to do in Port Stephens

Free things to do in Port Stephens Here at The Retreat we understand that a budget is super important while on holidays. I am a mum and know exactly what it is like, especially when you have kids, all the extra costs just to entertain everyone add up fast. Port Stephens offers an amazing range of activities for all seasons …

Camp fire The Retreat Port Stephens NSW

Changes to Camp fires We all enjoy a camp fire at The Retreat Port Stephens NSW but there are some important changes that we need to advise all guests, past and present. There have been some changes to the camp fire at The Retreat Port Stephens NSW. Due to total fire bans between the months of Oct – April and restrictions. …

Spring NSW school holiday packages Port Stephens

SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 25th Sept – 5th Oct 2017 Get The Kids Off The Mobile Devices And Back To Some Good Old Fashioned Holiday Fun. We are offering families of all numbers savings of up to 28% with a 3 night midweek package throughout the spring NSW school holiday packages in Port Stephens. Nestled in the bush land next to the …

Gourmet Food Wine and Beer Port Stephens

A Foodies getaway dream The best gourmet food, wine and beer Port Stephens has to offer just minutes away. Great itinerary suggestions to help with planning your foodies getaway. A food escape to Port Stephens is a delicious minibreak! Discover the flavours of our coast road food trail and unforgettable dining experiences of fresh local produce, artisan beer and our …

Gourmet Foodie Getaway NSW

LOVE FOOD…LOVE PORT STEPHENS A food escape to Port Stephens is a delicious winter mini break! And the ultimate gourmet foodie getaway NSW has to offer is all available right here. Every August in Port Stephens is “Love Seafood” month. This is to celebrate coastal cuisine with live cooking demonstrations, educational talks, signature dinners, seafood lunch specials, meeting the growers, kids …

Sunrise photography tours Port Stephens

Port Stephens Photography Tours PSWD Sand dune Photography Tour Enjoy the picturesque sunrise on 32km of beachfront and leave the 4WD to the experts. The PS4WD team pride themselves on showcasing our unique landscape to all customers locally, nationally and internationally. What better way to show off our backyard then with quality pictures of Tin City and the sand dunes. …

Shutterfest photography competition Port Stephens 2017

Ready Steady Snap Join Shutterfest photography competition Port Stephens 2017 with great prizes to be won in four categories: On-the-land On-the-sand On-the-water Below-the-water Competition starts Thursday 1st June to Sunday 16th July. PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION It’s time to focus on nature and take your best shot!  Get snapping and ENTER HERE. Capture the best nature shot in Port Stephens – whether it’s …

Best winter getaways from Sydney

UNWINTER IN PORT STEPHENS The only blues you’ll find here are the brilliant blue skies, sparkling blue bays, fresh blue swimmer crabs and the sounds of twelve bar blues!  We have the best winter getaways from Sydney for you. Shake off the winter blues and escape to Port Stephens Winter is the ideal time to experience the flavors of our …

DIY Wedding The Retreat Port Stephens NSW

Blake & Sarah Taylor 22.10.16 This beautiful couple brought together a magical day filled with love, laughter and many happy memories. A small and intimate occasion matching their personalities this DIY wedding was simple and superb. Sarah & Blake had a clear vision from the beginning. An outdoor waterside wedding at Pearson Park, this is the same location that Blake …

June long weekend at Murrays Brewery Port Stephens

WINTER BLUES & DARK BREWS JUNE LONG WEEKEND MURRAY’S BREWERY PORT STEPHENS Saturday 10 – Monday 12 June Port Stephens’ multi-award winning brewer, Murray’s Craft Brewing Co, promises to warm things up this June long weekend. With some sure-fired winter repellents – weird and wonderful limited edition dark beers, finger lickin’ rib specials, and FREE live blues concerts. 4 new …

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Lets count our Resident Dolphins Join us for one hour on Sunday 4th June. From designated viewing sites along the waterfront or on the water for the annual Port Stephens Dolphin Census. The information recorded allows us to monitor and track the health of our resident Bottle-nose Dolphin population. This is a great activity for the whole family and a wonderful …

Port Stephens Naturefest Human Whale

Be part of this World Record Attempt The human Humpback is making a comeback…. Save the date… July 15th the human Humpback is making a comeback….at an all new location! Join all the fun as the mammoth mammal takes shape on the sand of Fingal Beach. Port Stephens Naturefest Human Whale Come along and get some porpoise in your life. …

Naturefest Port Stephens July school holidays NSW

Naturefest Port Stephens 1 June – 15 July 2017 This is natures playground so let’s celebrate all things Mother Nature… Welcome to Naturefest 2017 Naturefest is a celebration of everything to do with Nature and exploring our amazing area. Port Stephens is surrounded by so many nature offerings so it’s little wonder we attract so many nature lovers to the …

Educational Dolphin Cruises NSW – The Retreat Port Stephens

Educational Cruising Classroom Offering the best Educational Dolphin Cruises NSW has available. Moonshadow TQC’s Educational Cruising Classroom is an interactive and fun educational experience. An enthusiastic Education Officer will accompany the students for a 30-45 minute lesson on your chosen topic prior to the departure of your cruise.Programs include worksheets combining classroom theory with outdoor studies. The worksheets have been designed …

NSW Holiday Gift Vouchers – The Retreat Port Stephens

The Gift of a Holiday We all love to get away to relax, unwind and rest right? Whats a better gift than a holiday which is totally flexible. You don’t need choose or lock in any dates you can leave that to the lucky giftee.  We all have different ideas on how we like to spend our holidays. I personally love to enjoy …

Mothers Day Cruise Port Stephens

The Perfect Mothers Day Gift How hard is it to find that perfect Mothers Day gift?  To choose something that offers great memories and happy times is the perfect gift. Forget the slippers, chocolates and pajamas we have something so much better. Mothers Day Cruise Port Stephens This Mothers Day Cruise Port Stephens with Moonshadow TQC. This is a fantastic gift and the whole …

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We have a Circus next door this Easter School Holidays are here once again, how fast do the week go by. This Easter we have Stardust Circus in Port Stephens NSW and just next door to The Retreat. The perfect family holiday these April school holidays with packages available. About Stardust Circus Stardust Circus is Australia’s largest animal circus. Our animals …

Whale Watch Packages NSW

Whale Watch Experience Have you thought about taking a Whale watch cruise? Do you want to see Whales but not sure about going on a boat? Not matter how you prefer to see the Whales Port Stephens is the best place to see them. Port Stephens is a top spot to see Humpbacks and Southern right whales passing during their …

School Camps Mid North Coast NSW

School Camps for all Stages So your looking for a School Camp venue on the Mid North Coast NSW to host your large group of Students? Are you looking for a one stop shop for all your camp needs? Onsite activities to keep your students entertained? You have just stumbled upon the answer to all the questions. Here at The Retreat we …

Wedding venue curfews: why they exist and how to get around them

Curfew. It’s a word we’ve all never really associated with good things. It probably stems from teendom – curfews hung over your head, signalling the impending end to fun times, as well as cranky parents if they were abused. Then, for a glorious period, curfews disappeared. You became a grown-ass person and you got to call the shots on when …

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Australian Supercars Newcastle 500 Have you heard the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship finale  is in Newcastle? 24th to the 26th of November 2017 Replacing the Sydney 500 which was held at Sydney Olympic Park for the past 9 years, Newcastle is going to come alive with this great new event to the region. Already being described as “the Monaco of the southern hemisphere”and compared …

Port Stephens Country Music Festival NSW

Port Stephens Country Music Festival NSW Thousands of music lovers will boot-scoot their way to Port Stephens for the Bluewater Country Music Festival, this June Long Weekend. Thursday 8th until Monday 12th June 2017 Nelson Bay comes alive over 5 days with festival fun. Including line dancing shows and competitions, live music, whip cracking, busking challenges, horse and carriage rides. …

Triathlon Festival Port Stephens

Port Stephens Triathlon Tri-Series Calling all Super Heroes and the want to be a Super Hero’s among us. The 2018 Triathlon battle will be fierce so lets see if any of this years Super Hero’s has the power to rise above the penalty box.  Who will it be to reveal their powers across the finish line? Port Stephens offers athletes a …

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Port Stephens Inaugural Sailing Regatta Right here in Port Stephens we have the an amazing Sailing Regatta that we want you all to witness. Sail Port Stephens is an annual yachting regatta held in the gorgeous waterways of the Port Stephens Marine Park, with the regatta center hosted at d’Albora Marina, Nelson Bay. 2017 is the 10th Anniversary for this event and …

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Music Entertainment Weddings and Private Functions Ok so trying to find musical entertainment in Port Stephens NSW is different from person to person. There are so many questions that come up: Do I want a DJ or a Soloist? Do I want a Trio or a Duo? What about lighting for the dance floor? How do I know they will …

Food and Wine Itinerary in Port Stephens NSW

Food & Wine Itinerary Experience Picture yourself sitting at a funky eatery over looking the sparkling waters of Port Stephens. We do it all the time here come an join us. Or relaxing in the local vineyard and brewery sampling the seasons finest drop. Yeah do that all the time. After savouring the amazing mouthful of deliciousness you have just indulged …

Marine Studies Port Stephens School Camps NSW

School & Youth Camps – Package 1 – Marine Studies We have created this very unique and specific package for schools that are offering  Marine Studies as a subject. With Port Stephens having an amazing Marine Park which protects many species of fish life your students will be amazed and see sea life like it should be seen. Our Marine …

Marine Studies School Camp Port Stephens

Do you offer marine studies as a subject? Have you thought about doing this if you don’t? Enjoy the calm water of the Bay and meet with the local resident Bottle-nose dolphins before cruising to one of the many offshore islands. Our favorite snorkelling spots are light house cove on Fingal island and the Western side of Cabbage Tree Island. …

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Port Stephens Beach and Bay Guide Port Stephens has a great range of Beaches and Bays to enjoy the waterways of our beautiful region. Here is a guide to all the best beaches and Bays which detail those which are patrolled by Surf Life Savers, pet friendly location and 4WD accessible. All of these locations are within a short drive …

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Summer Entertainment guide To assist with know what is on when and where here is the summer entertainment guide port stephens nsw. With lots happening locally there is always something see or do. The Retreat has accommodation perfect for couples. families and groups and all the local tours, attractions and activities are all close by. [gview file=”https://theretreatportstephens.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/lovesummerlovenelsonbay1617_eventscalendar_final.pdf”] To book your …

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Beach Vehicle Permits All vehicles entering the Worimi Conservation Lands must be registered and display a valid Worimi Conservation Lands vehicle permit. The Worimi Conservation Lands (WCL) is considered a road related area and road rules apply under Road Transport (General) Act 2005. If your planning on visiting the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes all vehicles need to be road registered …

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BYO Cellars mates rates Our great mates at Anna Bay BYO Cellars have given The Retreat an exclusive offer on your beverage purchases for functions, wedding and events. With a great range of beers, wines and spirits to choose from there is something to fit all budgets and tastes. Once you have booked and secured your dates for your Function, …

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Australia Day 2017 Australia Day is one of those Public Holidays that you always want to be a long weekend to keep the BBQ sizzling and the party going. Perfect excuse to head to beach, make another quick getaway and be with your family and friends. As a special offer for Australia day 2017 packages Port Stephens NSW The Retreat …

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Venue Theming, Decorating & Hire With A Beautiful Occasion the name says it all and The Retreat Port Stephens is so proud to be able to work along side this amazing duo. Amy and Sara are two very passionate and family orientated people who love everything about those special occasions that happens in life which they believe truly deserves to …

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Jessie D Images at The Retreat   In August 2016 The Retreat joined forces with a few local suppliers for a collaborative photo shoot to showcase a glamping celebration themed wedding which is perfectly suited to our natural bush land setting.  We were lucky enough to have Jess from Jessie D Images be the photographer and working with Jess was …

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STAGE 3 Travel Subsidy Great news school camps looking to visit Copeland top state conservation area for Gold and Rainforest To enquire for your school camps Copeland top state conservation Port Stephens nsw call (02) 4982 1244 or email bookings@theretreatportstephens.com.au

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Cinematography @ The Retreat Anchored Cinema compose wedding films that are honest and heartfelt. They capture all of your beautiful moments that make unforgettable memories. They have a very relaxed and candid approach to  film making to ensure you have a fun wedding day that is stress free and full of amazing memories. Anchored Cinema would like to create and tell your story through …

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Murray’s has risen from the Ashes Just last month Murrays brewery Port Stephens NSW suffered a terrible loss with the main cellar door and restaurant burning down. With many devastated local and visitors to the area Murrays brewery have been quick to make the return to business as quick as possible…………..and they have   So when you are in Port …

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PAY 2 STAY 3 Now available at The Retreat Port Stephens is this great offer for all midweek bookings (Sunday-Thursdays) in Cabins, Bungalows or The Ranch. Midweek breaks offer everything and more than a standard weekend. Everything is less rushed, fewer crowds, shorter wait times, lower stress factor, money saving and breaks up the week. This simple offer can also …

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Little Nel Cafe and The Retreat The Retreat has partnered up with The Little Nel Cafe, a popular little cafe in Nelson bay with a great following of regulars. This highly sort after cafe is much loved but the locals as well as those who regular the area. Always bustling with excitement and amazing food The Little Nel is a must …

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Fingal Bay November 2016 Port Stephens council proudly presents round 3 of Summer of Surf for 2016/17. Hosted by Fingal Bay SLSC Event Details Location: Fingal Bay, Port Stephens, NSW.Dates:  Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th November. Entries: Click here to register Click here for bulk entries (download and email to laura.mcglone@summerofsurf.tv) OPEN Competitors $51.00 U 17 Competitors $27.00 Beach Competitors $27.00 …

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The Best Christmas present ideas The Retreat gift vouchers Port Stephens NSW, are the perfect gift for your family and friends.Our vouchers are available to the value of your choice offering a very  unique and exciting gift to give. Better still you can purchase a voucher package with our great range of packages available all year round which offer plenty of …

School Camp Venues NSW

School youth camps 2017 Get in early to avoid disappointment for your 2017 School youth camp. The Retreat has some great all inclusive packages ready to go or we can customise an itinerary to suit your camp. SCHOOL PACKAGES CUSTOMISED PACKAGE EXAMPLES No matter the purpose of the camp, all your school camp venues NSW requirements are available at The Retreat Port Stephens and …

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Hair and Makeup with Fresh Salon at The Retreat The wedding is booked and preparations are well under way for your amazing life time memory for your wedding day at The Retreat Port Stephens.  There are great wedding hair makeup port stephens nsw packages available through Fresh Salons which are available onsite at The Retreat. Hair and makeup are a huge part of …

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The Roaming Eagle at The Retreat Now available for all functions, weddings and events at The Retreat Port Stephens is this amazingly beautiful and unique mobile bar called The Roaming Eagle. Inspired by the underground glamour of back-alley speakeasies, secret passwords and false store fronts The Roaming Eagle is the perfect solution for a unique, sophisticated and hassle-free drink service …

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Oktoberfest at Murray’s Brewery The world’s biggest festival is coming to Port Stephens, with the launch of Oktoberfest at Murray’s Brewery this October long-weekend. And the celebrations will continue all month! The world’s biggest festival is coming to Port Stephens, with the launch of Oktoberfest at Murray’s Brewery this October long-weekend. And the celebrations will continue all month! • 3 special festival …

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Our new look Office and Games room Over the past few months there have been a few great new changes at The Retreat that we want you all to know about. We have a brand new front office which is much bigger and brighter offering lots of information on local tours and attractions. While you are checking in for your stay …

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Certificate of Excellence 2016 winners For the second year running The Retreat has been awarded the TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence which is a great achievement. With some great reviews and encouraging feedback we are always striving to offer the best holiday experience and value for money. TripAdvisor is a great way to search, read reviews and share your holiday experiences. …

Midweek Wedding Packages Port Stephens NSW

Midweek wedding Packages Who said that weddings had to be on a weekend?? Be unique and different by opening your options up to a midweek wedding. Your wedding will offer a great reason to your guests for a midweek break as well as being about to keep  the whole function personal and private. 7 reasons to get married midweek The price alone …

Midweek Getaways NSW Port Stephens Packages

Midweek Getaway Package Experience Port Stephens midweek away from the weekend crowds with the beaches less crowded, best seats in the restaurants and  the kids are all at school. Enjoy the peaceful bush surrounds of The Retreat midweek while enjoying the top 2 experience in Port Stephens. We have this great value package now available for all midweek stays to …

Golf Packages NSW Port Stephens

Horizons Stay and Play The stunning Horizons Golf Course is located just minutes from The Retreat Port Stephens.  We have teamed up to offer an amazing stay and play package available for the full 18 holes including a share cart. Packages for Couples and small groups Packages for groups of 10+ Guests Horizons has attracted some of the best professional golfers in the world …

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Love Seafood This August A brand new feature event is about to begin in Port Stephens to take care of all your coastal cuisine nsw port stephens seafood requirements. For the whole month of August with the Pristine waters of Port Stephens there will be the freshest seafood’s and celebration at D’Albora Marina. With cooking demonstrations with our local chefs …

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School and Youth camp Packages 2017/18 The Retreat’s all inclusive packages for 2017/18 are bigger and better with more options, inclusions and evening activities. We have all your school group camps excursions packages NSW Port Stephens ready for you to simply select your dates and book. Working with a great range of local operators to create an amazing and educational experience …

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The Retreat’s guests 24/7 gym Exclusive to our guests at The Retreat is access to igym Salamander Bay while you are staying onsite with us. iGym 247 is a 24 hour gym, with a unique Card Entry, allowing you to come & go from the gym as you please at any time of the day or night, fitting into your …

Hens and Group packages Port Stephens NSW – The Retreat

The Ultimate packages Planning any getaway for a group of people is not an easy task. I am always to one given the job to organise with my group of friends. It can be seen as a daunting task with the planning of where to stay, what to do and then getting everyone to agree. Then the hard job begins …

Bucks Group Packages NSW Port Stephens – The Retreat

Blokes and Bucks all Inclusive Packages Here at The Retreat Port Stephens we have put together 3 of the best and most asked for bucks group packages NSW Port Stephens. These great packages make planning your next bucks or blokes weekend away a really easy and simple process. All packages include accommodation, an activity, food packages, voucher for use on beverages …

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Port Stephens – Perfect for School Groups We have something to suit all School Students and being an easy two and half hours north of Sydney, and a 45 minute drive from Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, Port Stephens is an ideal location for your next School Trip. Port Stephens gives your students the ultimate educational experience! It is nestled away …

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Free Form Marquee’s at The Retreat These truly beautiful and different marquees offer everything that the traditional marquee can but with a unique look. All weather purpose and is set up to suit the conditions on the day of your outdoor garden wedding or function. No matter where or when you plan to hold your wedding or private function, a …

Holiday Deals NSW Port Stephens

HOT AUGUST SPECIAL OFFERS Here is the best deal in town for holiday deals NSW Port Stephens.  2 Hot Deals are available for families and groups offering amazing value and great bonus’s.   HOT DEAL 1 – Families The Retreat has the family package available starting for 2 guests and kids (4-14yrs) stay FREE. All paying guests then receive a Crest Birubi …

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Unique Bonbonniere with Wedding Honey Well you have found the unique wedding venue at The Retreat Port Stephens and to complete the package we have the most unique and sweetest bonbonniere gift around with Wedding honey.  Wedding honey Port Stephens bonbonniere are perfect with winter weddings really starting to be the season of choice this is the perfect guest gift. Wedding Honey …

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All inclusive School Camp packages The Retreat Port Stephens offers educational and fun school camps nsw for all stages that cover the curriculum requirements. Offering a private, unique and fun school camp nsw venue where your students can enjoy all the facilities and activities of The Retreat. With a great range of all inclusive packages available or the ability to …

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Shutterfest Port Stephens 2016 Shutterfest is a photography competition, which runs through out Naturefest Port Stephens this Winter, is to capture the best of Nature through “your eyes”. This fantastic Photography competition port stephens nsw is open to 3 age divisions 8-13yrs, 14-18yrs & 19+yrs The image needs to reflect the “Natural Environment of Port Stephens” and here at The …

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Naturefest Port Stephens 2016 Naturefest Port Stephens is on again with so much to celebrate, see and do on the calendar. Officially running from 1st June – 13th July Naturefest Port Stephens is a fantastic opportunity for the whole family to visit Port Stephens and explore the region. This is a brilliant winter school holidays activities nsw option to keep …

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Winter 2016 special offer With winter just around the corner it is time to  book you winter holiday special Port Stephens NSW. The Retreat has a very special offer this winter which is amazing value for everyone. Enjoy an extended weekend or have a midweek getaway taking in the beauty and sites that Port Stephens has to offer. As part …

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Laser Tag comes 2 U at The Retreat The Retreat is joining forces with Laser Tag 2 U to bring to our guests an incredible fun experience for everyone to enjoy. Our laser tag group accommodation Port Stephens NSW options are unbeatable and exclusive to The Retreat. While staying onsite at The Retreat Port Stephens in our group accommodation or our …

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Giant Tipi-Style and unique Hamptons style Marquees The Retreat offers a very unique venue for weddings with a very private and peaceful bushland setting but to make your special day even more unique and memorable you can not go past the beautiful Tipi style marquees. A Tipi-marquee wedding nsw port stephens will set your wedding apart from the others in a relaxed, …

School Camp NSW Port Stephens Packages – The Retreat Port Stephens

School Camp packages At The Retreat Port Stephens we have taken all the hard work out of school camps and created a great range of school camp packages to suit all school stages. School Camps NSW  in Port Stephens offer all inclusive packages as well as customised packages for specific needs. School Camp NSW Port Stephens Packages Why Choose Us? …

Holiday package Port Stephens winter accommodation

Winter Foodies 2 day Adventure This winter spoil your self and enjoy a couple of nights in Port Stephens relaxing at The Retreat Port Stephens. On arrival a delicious hamper will be in your room filled with lots of goodies including some yummy cheese and crackers, marsh mellows for toasting on the camp fire and chocolates to indulge in. Enjoy …

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Sailing Regatta Port Stephens Sail Port Stephens 2016 will be held from the 11th – 17th April 2016 Sail Port Stephens is now firmly established as an annual event on the national regatta calendar – organised by the Corlette Point Sailing Club in partnership with Events Port Stephens, an initiative of Port Stephens Council. Enter NOW for Sail Port Stephens, …

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Amazing photography by Natalie at NKD NKD Photography and The Retreat have joined force to offer a photography experience and finish that you will forever be grateful for. Natalie is forever the professional and has a keen eye for detail. NKD is our wedding photographer Port Stephens of choice. A recent wedding photo shoot at The Retreat with NKD photography has …

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Retreat’s recommended Local Suppliers Planning a wedding is a huge event to plan and when you are having your wedding away from your normal surrounds this can become some what or a daunting task. You may find yourself asking: “Who are the local wedding suppliers port stephens nsw and how do we know they are the best or offering what …

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Love Port Stephens Wedding magazine Edition 1 The first Weddings Port Stephens NSW Australia magazine has been released. This magazine is absolutely stunning and really show cases some of the most beautiful wedding options available in Port Stephens including The Retreat as an “Eco chic” venue.  The Retreat offer both options for an outdoor or indoor garden Eco theme.  This makes The …

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Penrith Panthers Under 20’s preseason Bootcamp Early January 2016 saw the Penrith Panthers Under 20’s preseason training camp at The Retreat Port Stephens. This was a much different style of camp compared to the Wests Tigers NRL side which was held in late 2015. The Penrith Panthers Bootcamp was a 24hr intense training which started the moment the Port Stephens …

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Wests Tigers 2016 preseason training camp  at The Retreat  The 2016 First grade Wests Tigers group stayed at The Retreat is late November for a top secret pre-season training camp. The planning for this trip was planned down to the finest details and we had to remain tight lipped right until the day of departure. To allow total privacy to the …

Winter Weddings Port Stephens

Winter Weddings at The Retreat Port Stephens  Make your wedding Unique and different from everyone else and have a Winter wedding. The season itself offers so many beautiful themes to choose from as well as many other benefits such as: Different outfits to choose from Cheaper rates Suppliers are more available Best of all cooler weather Think camp fires, blankets, hot chocolate …

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Early-bird Winter Package 2016 You will need to get in early with The Retreat Port Stephens winter holiday packages NSW Port Stephens. This Early-bird package offers amazing value and extras to make your Winter escape a relaxing time and a very affordable rate. While staying at The Retreat in your cosy self contained cabin you can make use of the …

Xmas in july port stephens nsw – The Retreat packages

 2016 Xmas in July Packages Xmas in July (also known as Yulefest) is a great way to get family,and friends together. July is generally the coolest month of winter so Xmas in July celebrations emulate the atmosphere of the Northern Winters. December is hectic for everyone, trying to catch up with family and friends in between Christmas parties and Christmas …

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RETREAT’S SUMMER SPECIAL OFFER This is The Retreat Port Stephens holiday package special offer for summer 2015-16. Already featured in the Sunday Telegraph this package is proving to be very popular. Book your package by calling (02) 4982 1244 or email bookings@theretreatportstephens.com.au  BREAKFAST AT THE BEACH AND EXPLORE THE BAY CRUISE 2 nights’ accommodation in a self contained Cabin A …

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EXCLUSIVE – Swim with Wild Dolphins The Retreat Port Stephens  has joined forces with Dolphin swim Australia Port Stephens NSW to bring to you the most amazing experience of a lifetime. Have you ever dreamt of swimming with WILD dolphins – on their terms and in their own environment??  DOLPHIN SWIM AUSTRALIA (DSA) has developed a way to make that dream …

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Hens and Bucks getaways NSW packages The Retreat Port Stephens offers a great range of options for all hens and bucks night options. No matter what you are looking to do on your hens bucks nights Port Stephens nsw has it covered. The Retreat offers a great range of accommodation options with Cabins and Bungalows for smaller more private accommodation through …

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The Retreat’s Holiday packages Port Stephens Great value packages are what we are all looking for. The Retreat has been working closely with some tour operators to bring you the best value packages available in Port Stephens. No matter what type of holiday you are looking for we have it covered from lazy mornings with breakfast at the Beach or …

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The Retreat School Camp Packages NSW 2016 Located in a Natural bush land setting in a private and safe location backing onto the Largest living sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere, The Retreat is the ideal location for your next school camp. The Retreat has a number of all inclusive packages available or we have a customised package option for …

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Oktoberfest NSW 2015 at Murray’s Brewery Launching this October long weekend and running for the Month of October at Murray’s Brewery is the forever traditional Oktoberfest. Murray’s Brewery offers a fantastic venue for the whole family for a long lazy lunch amongst the vine yards, with open spaces for kids to run around and have a game of cricket, soccer, …

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Group special rate Spring school holidays 2015 $40 pp/pn What better way to spend the school holidays but with a group of friends at The Retreat Port Stephens. To make booking and planning easier we have a very special price of $40 per person per night to stay in one of our group accommodation buildings. There is plenty for everyone to do …

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The Retreat Port Stephens Food Packages Available for all group bookings at The Retreat Port Stephens are these food packages. On arrival the food packages of your choice will be in your booked accommodation house ready for you. Priced per person these food packages make the whole budgeting for your group holiday simple and easy with a great range of …

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Spring School Holidays super value offer For $300 twin share stay 3 nights and Kids stay free (3-16yrs) The Retreat has loads of Port Stephens spring holiday deals but this is by far the best value option for the Spring School Holidays. Stay in a self-contained Cabin with all the comforts of home while exploring all the natural beauty of The …

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Top 10 activities to do these school holidays Here is a list of things to do in Port Stephens NSW during the school holidays to entertain, thrill and excite the whole family. While staying at The Retreat our office staff are happy to assist with all activity bookings and additional information is available. 1.Irukandji Shark & Ray encounters A short 5 minute …

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Amazing Spring special offer Take advantage of this amazing womens weekly spring offer with a weekend or midweek escape to Port Stephens. Breakfast at Crest over looking the most spectacular beach and sand dunes then head out with Tamboi Queen Cruises on a Whale watch cruise. Includes: 2 Nights accommodation in a Cabin Breakfast voucher for each guest valued at …

Port Stephens waterfront Accommodation- Nelson Bay

Port Views on Magnus – Nelson Bay Apartments Our waterfront apartments in Nelson Bay are a great addition to our accommodation options, Port Stephens waterfront accommodation. With just 2 Apartments in the Block, Apartment 1 is ground Level and Apartment 2 above. With the same owners as The Retreat Port Stephens these apartments offer a different location but with the same staff and …

Couple and Family holiday packages

Hot Deals for 2015-16 Spring /Summer Couple and Family Holiday packages for 2015-16 season are the best yet and with loads of added value you would be crazy to not have a look. There are 4 packages to choose from which range from the super adventurous through to a more low key soft adventure options. We have created these fantastic packages …

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Continental Breakfast at The Retreat Due to high demand The Retreat now offers a continental Breakfast option which can be added to bookings for couples and families which will be in your room on arrival. Continental Breakfast packs contain the following: Multi-grain bread Butter and a Selection of spreads Cereal Juice Piece of fruit Milk Tea & coffee Cost is $6.50 …

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GROUP ADVENTURE GETAWAY PACKAGE The Retreat has put together this brilliant package for the Adventure seekers. Experience the best of Port Stephens at an affordable rate with this package, ideal for groups of Adults for a weekend getaway, team building exercise or celebration. FROM $118 PP/PN Inclusions: 2 Nights accommodation in a Group building 1hr Quad Bike adventure with Sand Dune Adventures Retreats Breakfast …

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Port Stephens Boot camps Offering the perfect location for all styles of Bootcamps, workshops, Health and Fitness Retreats NSW Port Stephens and much more. The Retreat offers everything that you require for those looking to facilitate all of these types of weekends, midweek escapes and week long events. Outdoor and indoor activities can be held in a number of locations …

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Native animal display at The Retreat Port Stephens Everyone loves our treasured Native Icons of Australia especially overseas guests and travellers. What better than being able to pat a koala or hand feed a kangaroo?? You can do all this and more all at one great location, The Retreat Port Stephens. The Retreat’s native animal experience Port Stephens NSW is a brand new product …

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Port Stephens Floating Classroom with Tamboi Queen Cruises While on your Retreat Port Stephens school camp a great activity with educational benefits is a Floating classroom cruise with Tamboi Queen cruises. Your Floating classroom is located at D’Albora Marina in Nelson Bay just a 10 drive from The Retreat Port Stephens your school camp organisers. The Retreat Port Stephens offers school …

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Indigenous educationWorkshops Port Stephens School Education Workshops Murrook Culture Centre is located a picturesque 20 minutes drive from The Retreat Port Stephens and is the perfect location for indigenous education nsw port stephens. They offer a full day programme (10.00am-2.00pm) for primary and high school students of cultural workshops. With a great choice of cultural activities to choose from your students will …

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Shutterfest Port Stephens Junior Photography Competition Shutterfest is a brilliant way to allow your Junior photographers to be creative and imaginative while taking in the natural beauty of Port Stephens. The judges are looking to see the best of Nature through a junior photographers eyes which reflects the “Natural Environment of Port Stephens”. Running from 1st June – 12th July …

Winter deals Port Stephens NSW – Special offer

The Retreat Port Stephens Winter offer 2015       BOOK NOW $399 per couple              Normally retails for $505 per couple   3 Nights with breakfast at Crest Cafe overlooking the dunes, dolphin watch cruise and $30 voucher at Murrays. What do you get when you combine nature, gourmet food, crackling camp fires, a bush …

Port Stephens sand dunes – Worimi Conservation Lands

Worimi Conservation Lands Did you know The Worimi Conservation Lands the largest living sand dune system in the Southern Hemisphere? When next visiting Port Stephens you can not leave without visiting the Worimi Conservation lands. Also known as the Stockton sand dunes, the sheer size and expanse of this amazing natural creation is truly amazing. Starting at Stockton and ending at …

Guided nature tours Port Stephens – Harmony Visions

Harmony Visions guided tours July School Holidays 2015 What a great way to keep the kids entertained these school holidays in Port Stephens, on a guided Nature and History Tour around the spectacular waterfront of Port Stephens. Guided nature tours Port Stephens is not only a fun way to spend a afternoon but also offers great information and education benefits …

NSW School Excursions – Hands on fun at Oakvale

Oakvale Farm – bottle feed baby animals, pat Koalas & Hand feed Kangaroos Located just 15 minutes from The Retreat Port Stephens, Oakvale Wildlife Park is situated on 25 acres of natural bush-land and is well equipped to cater for your next NSW school excursions. Oakvale farm offers so much to see and do with a great range of animals. There is: A …

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2015 Winter school holidays Port Stephens Naturefest programme These winter school holidays are going to be so much fun in Port Stephens with a full programme of amazing fun, walks, talks, cruises and more…. Get back to nature and enjoy the great outdoors these holidays in Port Stephens. A great variety of accommodation is available at The Retreat Port Stephens. …

Shark and Ray Encounters Port Stephens – Educational fun

What is  Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters Port Stephens all about?? Irukandji is a unique interactive aquarium that allows visitors to experience ocean life in a new and exciting way at an affordable price. Irukandji’s purpose is to be a recognized leader in connecting people to our natural world. Education on conservation plays a major roll at the attraction with visitors passion …

Winter in Port Stephens- What is there to do?

20 Things to do this Winter in Port Stephens Port Stephens is best known for our beautiful blue waters, beaches and summer holidays but the hot weather is not all year round. Winter in Port Stephens offers plenty to do over the cooler months making Port Stephens a great winter getaway destination. Whatever kind of holiday you are looking for everyone can …

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Barramundi fish farm Port Stephens….Interesting, educational and fun Tailor Made Fish Farms, Cookabarra Restaurant & Function Centre located at Salt Ash. Just 15 Minutes from Nelson Bay Enjoy a great meal, take a tour of our world leading sustainable Barramundi farm and feed big Barry the largest Barramundi you have ever seen!!! They have a great range of Education Programs for schools …

Newcastle airport Australia – Destination Port Stephens

Arrive at Newcastle Airport Australia and hit the beach in minutes… Newcastle Airport is an easy 25 minute drive from the beautiful beaches of Port Stephens, on the east coast of New South Wales in Australia. Fly direct into Newcastle Airport with Jetstar, QantasLink, Regional Express or Virgin Australia and you can spend more time at your destination; not travelling …

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 Inspiring, Educational and Enjoyable Experiences  Outdoor learning with NSW National Parks and Wildlife service Are you looking for inspiring, educational and enjoyable experiences to engage your students in extending their classroom learning outdoors? Then curriculum-based excursions to a National Park is your answer- they are guaranteed to enthuse, engage and inform your students. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife service …

Murray's Brewery Port Stephens Winter Long weekend – Whats on

Murray’s Brewery Port Stephens Winter Long weekend 2015 A day at Murray’s brewery is always a great time for the whole family and groups. Delicious food, amazing beers and wine, entertainment and lots of fun games and activities for the kids. No matter the weather everyone has a great time in the covered entertaining area, out in the gardens or …

Murrays Brewery Port Stephens Bus service – From The Retreat Port Stephens

Murrays Brewery Port Stephens Bus service from The Retreat Port Stephens  While staying at The Retreat Port Stephens on your family or group getaway, Murrays brewery Port Stephens, offers a brilliant bus service. Brilliant idea by Murrays brewery allowing everyone to enjoy the beverages and atmosphere that Murrays Brewery Port Stephens offers and no one needing to be the designated driver. While …

Indoor bowls Port Stephens-Available to hire at The Retreat

Indoor bowls a great entertaining games for everyone Now available to hire while staying at The Retreat Port Stephens is our Henselite indoor bowls mat with bowling balls, score chart and instruction booklet. This game is a great option for wet weekends or if you are looking to stay onsite and relax enjoying our facilities and games room. A Game …

NSW School Camps – Educational camps

Curriculum associated School Camps NSW  The Retreat Port Stephens is Number 1  School Group accommodation venue in Port Stephens offering a variety of accommodation options to suit all group numbers. The Retreat offers a private, safe and friendly environment with lots of onsite facilities to keep all students entertained. NSW School camps are a great way to get out of the …

Easter school holidays special- Family special

Easter school holidays special Families can stay and save at The Retreat Port Stephens during the Easter School Holidays, with a special new offer enabling kids to stay for just $12 per night in family cabins and bungalows. Ideal for families or groups and nestled in natural bush land 10 minutes from Nelson Bay, The Retreat Port Stephens offers self-catering …

School holidays special offers- Free cinema

School holidays special offers Easter school holidays are just fast approaching which is hard to believe. Just get them back to school and then before you know it you are planning what to do for the next school holidays. The Retreat has it covered to make this planning process easy and super cost effective with our school holidays special offers. …

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 Whats on Port Stephens 2015  @ The Retreat and locally Port Stephens as a region always has plenty going on. We have put everything here as your guide to make sure you don’t miss out an any special events that you may like to know about.So Whats on Port Stephens 2015: At The Retreat Port Stephens  The Retreat’s Autumn/Winter Packages revealed- 1st April Easter …

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Last Minute Summer filler deals The silly season has just passed and there is still a couple of weeks of school holidays to get through. So we have the perfect solution for you to get away and entertain the kids these holidays. These specials for available till 27th January 2015. These are our hot accommodation deals nsw GROUPS Get a groups …

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Port Stephens School holiday activities 2015 The 2015 Summer Coastal Activities are now available to book and reserve your places. There is a great variety of activities, guided tours, clinics and walks there really is something for everyone and the whole family. While staying at The Retreat in our great variety of accommodation options for Families, Couples and Groups you …

Christmas Holidays – 2014 message

Happy Christmas Holidays everyone 2014 has been an amazing year for The Retreat and it all would not happen without all of our wonderful guests. This year has been another eventful and inspiring year for everyone as we grow and evolve our business.   We have had a record number of bookings in 2014 with: 6 weddings 20+ school camps …

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The Retreat’s school packages and onsite activities You have just found the school group accommodation nsw venue in Port Stephens. The Retreat Port Stephens has been hosting school camps for over 15 years which has given us a great in sight to what schools are looking for as far as accommodation requirements, meals, activities, curriculum requirements and costs. The Retreat …

Christmas Gift ideas – Gift Vouchers

The Retreat’s Gift Vouchers What a better gift than a holiday at The Retreat Port Stephens to enjoy this amazing region as a Christmas Gift ideas. You can choose $50, $100 or $200 vouchers or  book a weekend away or week if you are feeling generous. No need to set the dates the recipient of the voucher can call and book …

Newly renovated accommodation rooms – 2014

2014 Renovations and Upgrades The Retreat has had an action packed year with lots of renovations, improvements and upgrades taking place. Our aim to is offer you, our fabulous guests, an amazing holiday experience in a comfortable and stylish accommodation property. Our Newly renovated accommodation rooms are looking fantastic and the feedback has been amazing. The Lodge has been a large …

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Amazing packages available at The Retreat  The Retreat has been working closely with many local tour operators to great the most amazing accommodation packages nsw has seen. We have created packages to suit everyone including families, couples, groups and educational based packages for schools. Each season we create packages to maximise your holiday dollar, time and experience of this wonderful …

Group activities-Theme Nights, Team Buildings and Group activities

Onsite Group Activities now available The Retreat is proud to announce that we now have group activities available onsite as well as some activities offered to be hosted using the local area and beaches. There are great options for all groups, conferences, functions, events, school camps and Retreats. With a huge range of options available there really is something for everyone. …

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Port Stephens Clans Festival Clans on the Coast is Port Stephens very own Celtic Festival which is held on the 3rd weekend in September each year. This event is growing each year and with it the crowds are also becoming more intrigued as to what this is all about. Held at The Tomaree Sport Complex No.1 oval which is our …

group getaways nsw – Retreat bootcamp weekends

Winter Boot Camp Weekend This winter The Retreat and HQ Fitness Studio’s are teaming up to offer those of you wanting to get moving this winter. We have created a weekend package which is full of great exercise classes, information sessions, stretch & relaxation classes, delicious and healthy meals as well as a goodie bag with training shirt, water bottle and …

Conference venues Regional NSW- New Venue

Port Stephens Conference venues Regional NSW  The Retreat Port Stephens is now offering the ultimate venue to the Corporate, Incentives, meeting & Team building scene. Unlike most of the usual conference venues regional NSW  has to offer The Retreat Port Stephens is surrounded by beautiful bushland and offers a venue which is very private secluded and very relaxed. With a choice of …

Group Holiday Houses NSW – The Retreat Port Stephens

THE RANCH – The Retreat Port Stephens latest group holiday house The Ranch is the latest building to become available as one of our group holiday houses NSW. The Ranch is one of our Group holiday houses NSW which is designed to accommodate families, couples or a small group. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms a huge open plan living/dining area, …

Family Friendly holidays NSW -The Retreat's new playground

Brand New Playground at the Retreat Our brand new playground and large swing has finally arrived and been installed just in time for the school holidays. Thanks to Moduplay and the installation team we now have a fantastic playground for all ages as well as a huge net swing The Retreat has a huge variety of business coming through and a …

The Retreat work experience-work experience letter

School work experience- Work experience Letter My week at The Retreat Port Stephens By Melissa Keeley – Kandos High School   I have been coming to The Retreat Port Stephens  for holidays for many years. This year in school we get to have a week’s Work experience so what better than to find out how a Holiday Park runs than here. …

family holiday accommodation

 HOLIDAY PACKAGE IDEAS FOR FAMILIES, GROUPS AND COUPLES The Retreat Port Stephens offered accommodation packages for family holidays, group holidays and school camps. With such a variety of accommodation options for couples holiday accommodation,  family holiday accommodation, group holiday accommodation nsw and school camp holidays we really do have something for everyone. We have put together some accommodation and activity packages …

Accommodation Port Stephens – Blue Water Country music festival

Port Stephens Annual Blue Water Country Music Festival One of the country’s premier music festivals returns for 2014 We all look forward to the long weekends to make the June long weekend even better Port Stephens host the Annual Blue Water Country Music Festival FEATURES:The inclusion of Blues acts for the first time. Over 50 artist performing across 20 outdoor and …

Accommodation Port Stephens Triathlon

Port Stephens annual triathlon Just a quick trip up the coast from Sydney, Port Stephens offers athletes a brilliant weekend destination and the bonus of a completely closed bike course. Get ready for some great racing action with Olympic, Sprint and Enticer events. The annual triathlon is called the  which is held  in One Mile Beach and Anna Bay area. The triathlon has …

Accommodation Port Stephens – Places to Eat

You have found your accommodation Port Stephens now for somewhere to eat out. There is cuisine from all parts of the world to choose from it is just a matter of deciding what you feel like really. I know when I go away that a little bit of local knowledge always helps so I have put together a list of …

Pet Friendly accommodations – The Retreat

Pet friendly accommodations are always so hard to come across in any area but in Port Stephens we are one of a few that are happy to offer this facility to our guests. Due to this being in such high demand we have had to limit the number of pet friendly buildings that we have to offer. But this is …

School camp holidays – The Retreat Port Stephens

The Retreat has hosted many school camps and every school has had an awesome time. Set well off the main road and surrounded by natural bush land The Retreat is the ideal school camp holidays location. Our group buildings are an ideal way to keep all the students together and secure of an evening. The Lodge can sleep up 24 guests in 6 …

Accommodation Port Stephens – Bush walks

Port Stephens Bush walks are a great way to see the most beautiful parts of Port Stephens The Retreat Port Stephens is surrounded by Tomaree National Park which has many great bush walks. There are tracks for all ages and fitness levels.This is great holiday activity that costs you nothing to do only your time and a good pair of walking shoes. Wreck …

Markets in Port Stephens

Are there any markets in Port Stephens? Great question to ask as we have Markets on every weekend in Port Stephens which are held as different venues around the Bay. It just depends where we are on the calendar as to where they are located. Here is the run down for you: Anna Bay Gateway Church holds Saturday Markets on …

Rainy Day Activities in Port Stephens

What to do in Port Stephens on a Rainy Day So you are on holidays and the weather has decided to be wet. The beach is just not an option but you want to make the most of every day. While keeping everyone exploring our beautiful region has just been made easy. Our List of Rainy Day Activities in Port Stephens …