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Wanderers Retreat

7 Koala Place | One Mile Beach, Anna Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2316, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just returned from 7 nights with 8 family members. We booked the beach cottage which has 4 big bedrooms, all but one with verandahs. This cottage was beautiful, spacious and well kept. The retreat is only a very short walk to a very beautiful and safe beach. The retreat grounds itself are lovely and peaceful with a pool. A bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We have just returned from Wanderers Retreat, spending 6 nights there. We met Ian the owner who was extremely helpful in giving us tips for attractions. The lodgings were a pleasant surprise, set up in the gum trees, we were greeted nightly by possums and during the day a kookaburra visited. Short walk to the beach, we found the retreat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Nice quiet place. Hosts were very friendly & helpful. Rooms were nice. Except we stayed in an Eco Cottage which had pit toilets and we were not happy specially because there was no mention of it on the website. Overall very nice place just 10mins away from Nelson Bay

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Went up to beautiful port Stephens for a few days with my wife a baby daughter as a spur of the moment thing . Found wanderers online and looked nice . The owner was extremely helpful and pleasant to deal with . We stayed in one of the tree houses . Location is very nice up in the trees and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

We were not told about the pit toilet and there was no information on the website. We were greeted by a stinking, bug infested bathroom and a power blackout. After the owners instructed us on how to reset the power we settled to watch tv and enjoy the "platters" provided. We saw 4 chocolates, a plate of Jatz and Coon... More 

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Gooloogong, NSW
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We spent 3 nights in this quaint resort. The hosts were very friendly and extremely helpful. The cabin was very basic and small. Was not used to sleeping in a double bed and wouldn't have booked it if I had realised it was only a DB. The chest of drawers was so close I worried about hitting my head all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Our family of 4 spent 2 nights in this lovely,peaceful spot that is a short and scenic walk to One Mile beach. although we'd recommend the 5 minute drive over to Birubi Beach which sits at the beginning of the sand uses of Stockton Beach. The cabins are fairly basic but adequate and set amongst beautiful trees. We were lucky... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Wanderer's retreat is one of the best places we have stayed in Australia. You are in the bush still 5 minutes walk to the beach. Very peaceful away from all the hustle and bustle of the city, perfect for those weekend getaways. Ian and Jane, the hosts, are simply amazing, they helped us heaps with very handy tips. Nelson bay... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The hosts were great and very welcoming. However the website gives an appearance of luxury accommodation within bush surroundings. This was not consistent with the actual appearance which is basic and somewhat run down and in need of some repair and a good facelift. There were moments when the eco toilet emitted an odour. If it were advertised in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

We (2 adults and 2 kids) stayed in this place for 3 nights. We loved it from the first moment. The owners are very friendly and great hosts. We received a friendly introduction on the place and beaches to visit and the were so nice coming to our bungalow when they saw a Koala or a Kangoroo. Every morning there... More 

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Address: 7 Koala Place | One Mile Beach, Anna Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2316, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Anna Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
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