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Wanderers Retreat

7 Koala Place, One Mile Beach, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2316, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met by the lovely owner Jane on our arrival and she took us directly to our spa cottage surrounded by beautiful Australian native bush and gum trees. Flora and fauna aplenty and each evening of our 3 night stay had us spotting for Koalas, bush tailed possums, kookaburras flying squirrels and a tawny frog mouth to name but a few.... More 

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Wamberal, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Weve just returned from three wonderful days staying at Wanderers.we were very active during the day and found it very relaxing to return to the tranquillity of our lodge hidden away in the trees in the evening . Well appointed (we had a brand new bathroom which my wife and daughter loved) and clean.One afternoon we even spotted a koala... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

I can't recommend this place any higher. We have been twice and wish we could have stayed longer or more often. Perfect for nature lover's looking for a relaxing weekend - think bbq, books, beer and no phone (because you can't get reception anyway!). Absolute paradise. Not the place if you don't like possum's as they invite themselves onto your... More 

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The Entrance, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

The staff were very lovely and helpful, made sure we had everything we needed upon arrival. Provided us with maps and brochures of the area we were staying in. Although I had an issue with booking, my booking stated I was staying and payed for a tree house but ended up in one of the spa bath cottages. The floor... More 

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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We spent 2 nights in one of the Eco lodges on our way from Brisbane to Sydney and it was great fun! Both Ian and Jane were so helpful and friendly from the moment we arrived on site, from telling us about the area to showing us round. The accommodation was perfect for a family of four with a double... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Spent a wonderful long weekend at Wanderers Retreat in cottage 8. This lovely self contained cottage for two had everything we could possibly need and many lovely extras we did not expect. The spa bath is huge with a restful bush outlook and the hot water is plentiful. The cottage is surrounded by very beautiful tall paper bark trees and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We stayed in an eco-cottage, i.e. not a tree house. Location is absolutely fantastic - the coastline is a short walk away and spectacular in all weathers. We had some lovely walks, daytime and night-time by moonlight. Really like the ethos but sadly the cottage was dark and gloomy in the winter light (though could see that in the summer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

My husband suprised me with a mid-week anniversary get away to this wonderful secluded and quiet tree house. We couldn't have asked for more. The endless hot water, the kitchenette (giving no reason to leave if we didn't want to) the information provided to us about the area and the beach just a short stroll away. Highly recommend and would... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very compact cottage hidden away amongst the trees. Lovely spot for nature lovers not so good for the shoppers. Very quiet but cabins would be small if you had 5 people. You need a car and there is no phone or internet connection

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Wanderers Retreat a couple of weeks ago for the second time. We love the place i'ts like staying in a rainforest. Its very natural and peaceful. We even saw a koala. The owners Ian and Jane are very friendly and helpful. We stayed in a tree house and the decor was lovely. The pool... More 

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