Australia Day 2020 @ Neil Carroll Rotary Park, Fly Point
Jan 26 @ 7:33 am – 8:33 am

Celebrations begin at 9am with Parade to Fly Point where celebrations continue until 4pm.+

9am – Australia Day Parade – Starts at Laman Street, finishing at Fly Point.

9.30am Hunter School of Performing Arts marching band

10.00am Robyn Yvette School of Dance

12.00pm Salute to Australia

1.00pm Formal presentations

Port Stephens Game Fishing Club Billfish Tournament – 2020 @ Weighing Station, Public Wharf, Nelson Bay.
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day
Port Stephens Game Fishing Club Interclub Game Fishing Tournament – 2020 @ Weighing Station, Public Wharf, Nelson Bay.
Feb 20 – Feb 24 all-day
Clean Up Australia Day 2020
Mar 2 @ 7:43 am – 8:43 am

Be part of Clean Up Australia Day.

It’s easy to get involved, simply go online and nominate your site, or volunteer at an existing one

Trailerboat Sportsfishing Tournament 2020 @ D'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day


Join over 1,000 fellow anglers, with a large number being junior competitors, and over 400 boats at Port Stephens, for the Club Marine Trailer Boat Fishing Tournament. It is now amongst the largest and definitely the most enjoyable family fishing tournament in Australia.

It is truly a wonderful weekend for family and friends to experience on one of the most beautiful waterways in the world

Daylight Savings Ends
Apr 5 @ 3:00 am

Put your clocks & watches back one hour. Remember, Spring forward, Fall back!

ANZAC Day Services 2020 @ Apex Park, Nelson Bay
Apr 25 all-day

5.30am  Assemble at Apex Park in Nelson Bay CBD


5.25 am Dawn Service in Apex Park followed by breakfast at Wests Nelson Bay Diggers

10.30am March assemble at Nelson Bay Bowling Club for

10.40am Main march down Stockton St to Apex Park.

10.50am  Main Commemoration Service begins at Apex Park

Noon. Luncheon at Diggers for sub-branch members, uniformed personnel and partners.

2020 NSW Longboard State Tiles @ One Mile Beach
Apr 30 – May 2 all-day

The  Longboard State Titles will consist of 3 days of action to crown multiple champions across ALL longboard and log divisions at Port Stephens.

The event will bring the best NSW longboarders to one location to surf for their position in “TEAM NSW”.  This year, Surfing NSW will be running all Longboard divisions within the event – Juniors, Opens & Overage divisions in conjunction with the Port Stephens Surf Festival.

The event is being held at One Mile Beach only a 400 metre walk from Wanderers Retreat.

NSW SUP State Titles 2020 @ One Mile Beach.
May 2 @ 7:14 am – May 5 @ 4:00 pm
The 2020 NSW SUP State Titles will consist of 4 days of action to crown multiple champions across ALL surf and race divisions at Port Stephens.
The event will bring the best NSW SUP Competitors to one location to surf for their position in “TEAM NSW”.
Port Stephens Triathlon Festival 2020 @ One Mile Beach
May 9 all-day

Wanderers Retreat is located only 400 metres from One Mile Beach where the Tri Port Stephens Triathlon Festival’s starting line.  The 10km run passes our front door.

Whether you’re a spectator or an athlete come stay with us and walk directly to the event.  No parking problems.  Book early as accommodation fills fast for this major event.

The Tri Port Stephens Triathlon Festival features is a 1.5/40/10 standard distance triathlon as well as shorter options for novices and juniors.   The 1.5km swim leg will be held at the southern end of One Mile Beach. Despite being an open water swim, the waters are usually calm and protected.  The 40km cycle leg consists of a three lap flat to undulating ride and the 10km run consists of a three lap course.

Right at our front door.  Come stay with us …

Happy Mothers Day 2020
May 10 all-day

Happy Mothers day.  Looking for something extra special this year.  Why not surprise and delight your Mum with a weekend stay in Treehouse.  With the cooler weather almost upon us treat her to evenings beside the fireplace with a glass of wine in our Bush Spa Cottage after a day of watching whales.  We can provide customised “Gift Certificates” to your choice.

”The whales have started”
May 12 all-day

From May to November is whale-watching season.

Come stay with us and take advantage of our 15% discounts for whale watching cruises.  Pre-season cruises commenced in May.

Experience one of the great natural wonders of the world, the annual migration of majestic whales along the spectacular coast of Port Stephens.   Spot these magnificent marine mammals from the near by headland at Boat Harbour where the whales come in close to the shoreline.  Or get up close on a special boat cruise.

Come stay with us.  Our Bush Spa Cottage and Beach Spa House now have a gas fired log fireplace.  Ideal for the cosy couples or family getaways.  Relax and cozy up by the fire in the evening and reflex on an enjoyable day of whale watching.