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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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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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Sydney
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

My parents came from Brazil to spend few months with me and my sister, we were looking for a great place to stay and have a great and a relax time with my family and found it! Wanderers Retreat is an awesome place, my family just love it. Everything was perfect, the amazing wildlife, my family loved the koalas, Kangaroo... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

the hosts were very friendly and very helpful but unfortunately this couldnt help with the poor rooms. we stayed first night and had a decent rooms. the couch and the tv looked modern and the rest rather dated. didnt mind the eco-toillet at all but we didnt want to stay another night as we found it way too expensive for... 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): $$
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Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens/Anna Bay, Australia

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Wanderers Retreat is a property dedicated to providing our guests with the highest quality stay with modern amenities whilst maintaining a very low ecological footprint. We provide accommodation with ratings between 3 and 4.5. From 2 bedroom cottages, studio style Treehouses and one bedroom Bush Cottage (both with private spas) to the Beach House with 4 bedrooms and 8 person spa. Situated just 400 meters from One Mile Beach and 7 km from the marina in Nelson Bay. We are set in bushland within koala habitat and frequently have koala on the property. All cottages are sited for privacy and talking/seeing your neighbour is largely a decision you will make. Being an Eco retreat does not mean depriving yourself of the comforts of home, indeed in a lot of our cottages you will exceed or at least equal them. As for the unique nature of Wanderers Retreat? Come and experience that for yourself. ... more   less 
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