About Us
Location

Wanderers Retreat at One Mile Beach, is set in 1.2 hectares of rainforest, just 2.5 hours from Sydney and 25 minutes from Newcastle Airport.

You can also catch a Port Stephens bus and travel directly from Sydneys Central Railway Station and be dropped off right to our front door. 

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

Our various styles of cottage and treehouse accommodation are sited for maximum privacy. We have tried to balance the requirements of the rainforest environment with the luxury and amenities that will make your holiday one to remember.

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, the sights of Tomaree national Park, the bay and the facilities of Nelson Bay.

Background

Our names are Vivienne and Barry and we became the proud owners of Wanderers Retreat Eco Retreat, Port Stephens in November 2017. After 18 months of searching, Wanderers Retreat and Port Stephens, provided the essential answers to our much sought after life style sea change.

When we inspected the property for the first time we were taken by the natural beauty and tranquility of the setting in a melaleuca rainforest with immediate access to the magnificent One Mile Beach. Our choice was easy. We gratefully accepted stewardship of this wonderful property from the previous owners Ian and Jane and have now made it our home. 

We invite you come stay with us, be our guest, and enjoy the unique holiday experience of Wanderers Retreat and Port Stephens..

We would like our guests in their brief stays with us to enjoy the delights of this wonderful property and location. Wanderers Retreat Eco Resort is a very special place. Situated in 1.2 hectares of tranquil 100 + years old growth melaleuca rainforest, a natural koala habitat, with walking access to the beautiful One Mile, Boat Harbour and Kingsley Beaches. Our unique location is just 2.5 hours from Sydney and 25 minutes from Newcastle airport.

Port Stephens is the perfect getaway destination. A pristine blue water harbour paradise, two and a half times the size of Sydney harbour, 26 beautiful beaches, filled with fantastic restaurants, cafés, wineries and breweries just waiting to be explored.

Enjoy an evening of fine dining or unwind with an alfresco brunch and a cup of coffee, the choice is all yours. Stockton Beach, nearby, has 32 km of the longest moving sand dunes in the southern hemisphere. These truly awe-inspiring dunes reach heights of over 40 meters with slopes up to 60 degrees to form a majestic, moonscape.

Go whale and dolphin spotting from our local beaches or take a cruise. One Mile Beach and Boat Harbour provides excellent vantage points to watch the annual whale migration, which runs from March to early November each year.

Port Stephens is a play ground with so much to do; Tomaree Head lookout; 5 golf courses; cinema; bushwalking; cycling; surfing; sand boarding; shopping; marina; medical facilities; clubs and pubs; markets; restaurants; winery and brewery; ferries; harbour cruises; take a camel ride; ten pin and lawn bowls; tennis; jet skiing; kayaking; cafes and the list goes on…

Do a day trip to the nearby Hunter Valley and partake of the famous wine district or explore the spectacular World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park. Wanderers Retreat is ideal for short to medium stay getaways.

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

We have the perfect location for a weekend away or a relaxing holiday escape for the busy lifestyle of today.  We invite you to come stay with us.

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 that are exclusive to each cottage. Experience the tranquility of the rainforest setting.  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 (sleeps up to 9), self contained cottages and tree houses,
  • Free WiFi, chromecast to TV, DVD player, laundry, off street parking
  • A short walk to beautiful One Mile Beach, Boat Harbour Beach or the secluded 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….

Look for the discounts we offer through our Tourism Partners on our Activities page.