About Us - Wanderers Retreat Accommodation Nelson Bay Port Stephens NSW
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About Us


Wanderers Retreat at One Mile Beach, is set in an area of 1.6 hectares of bushland just 2.5 hours from Sydney.

We have the perfect location for a weekend away or a relaxing holiday escape for the busy lifestyle of today.

We have tried to balance the requirements of the environment with the luxury and amenities that will make your holiday one to remember.

Our various styles of cottage accommodation are sited for maximum privacy and avoid the feeling of living in a fishbowl.


Jane and Ian commenced to set Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens up in 1997 following their family’s extended road trip throughout Australia. It was during that trip that the idea of a high quality, fully self contained independent cottages was born.

The choice of Port Stephens was easy, being where they had friends, education and medical facilities for the family and close by the opportunities that Australia’s 6th largest city, Newcastle, offered. All this only a couple of hours from Sydney on a continually improving road network.

Unique attractions

Our unique location offers walking access to beautiful One Mile Beach, koala habitat and ready access to the sand dunes of Stockton Beach and the facilities of Nelson Bay.

Cottage styles

Wanderers accommodation consists of a unique selection of one to four bedroom individual private cottage accommodation.

Relax at the property which features a 12 meter freeform saltwater pool and barbecue facilities at each cottage. Experience the tranquility of the bushland setting Maybe get a visit from the possums or spy a koala from your verandah.

Play or just soak up the sun at the pool, go snorkelling, fishing, take a surf lesson, ride a bike or walk on one of the many tracks within Tomaree National Park just 400 metres away.

Treat yourself to a truly unforgettable high quality escape with unique character marked by picturesque surroundings and great accommodation.

Great, friendly hospitality is the normal routine you’ll receive at Wanderers Retreat, but here are some of the other features:

  • 1, 2 and 4 bedroom, self contained cottages (sleep up to 9),
  • Free WiFi, DVD player (library at reception),laundry, off street parking
  • A short walk to beautiful One Mile Beach, Boat Harbour or Kingsley Beach
  • Ideal for short to medium stay getaways
  • Easy access to: airport; transport; Tomaree Head lookout; golf; cinema; bushwalking; cycling; surfing; shopping; marina; medical facilities; clubs and pubs; markets; restaurants; winery and brewery; ferries; harbour cruises; ten pin and lawn bowls; tennis; jetskiing; kayaking; cafes and the list goes on….

More things to do can be found on the Port Stephens Tourism website