We used to go camping at Melaleuca all the time when before we were married and had kids. Due to the location and the use of the shared cooking facilities we used to ignore the car noise from the road that goes along the camp site.This was our first trip to try out camping again with our 3 month old baby. And we were very surprised to be charged $18 per night for our baby - the full adult rate!!! So for the three of us to go camping for 2 nights it cost us $108!!! Our friends came along and a couple with a three month old baby (one night), and another friend who had a two year old (two nights). So in total as a group we spent $234 for a weekend camping trip. We could have hired a cabin at that price and saved ourselves the set up and pull down of tents. We were also late checking out and were reminded that check out was 10:30am. On past camping trips at Melaleuca we were told it was ok to stay longer in off peak times as there was no one waiting for our spot. And on Sunday when we were packing up the place was empty. We were very disappointed and won't be going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Melaleuca is an architecturally designed adult backpackers retreat set upon 6 acres of natural Australian bushland and located five minutes’ walk from the sparkling waters of One Mile Beach in Port Stephens.The boutique style accommodation has been created using wood and glass to maximise light, space and harmony with nature. Sliding walls open to balconies with views to the stars, stay in a cabin or camp out in bushland with the local wildlife.A tranquil property in a natural bush setting with accommodation ranging from cabins, dormitory rooms, car free camp ground, tent hire (Dec-Apr)and Kombi van sites.For our guests the magnificent main building houses double kitchens, with all crockery and cutlery, a lounge area with Wi-Fi and internet access, television and DVD. Decked areas surround with tables, chairs and free barbecues. A laundry and clothes line is available for guests.If you’re looking for some fun try one of the Melaleuca tours; including a sand boarding adventure or relax on the winery and brewery tour.Only 3 minutes drive to the village of Anna Bay and the amazing Stockton Bight sand system in Worimi Conservation Lands; the largest moving Sand mass in the Southern hemisphere; or 7 minutes drive to beautiful Nelson Bay, we are the only hostel to operate an animal rehabilitation facility on site. We are also home to a large variety of native wildlife including Koala's, birds, sugar gliders and possums. Plenty to see and do, don't forget your camera. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melaleuca Surfside Backpackers South Pacific/Port Stephens, Australia