We spend the night there with our campervan, because we were told it is quite cheap (ca. 10 dollars). When finally got there late at night I was too stunned and tired to turn around when I heard the price. We had to pay 36 dollars for the two of us. Without even having power. Even in top locations we never had to spend so much money for getting so little value. To get the same experience (Kanguroo, which wasn't there) we had more nights for free in the bush. So my tip just park your van somewhere in the area where it is not forbidden and you get more value for less money. By the way they have some caged birds. In case you have not seen yet a Cuckaburra or a Cuckatoo, which are abundant as free birds around here, you can look at their caged ones...
The area itself is quite nice, but so is the bush around the Backpackers...
- Also Known As:
- Melaleuca Surfside Backpackers South Pacific/Port Stephens, Australia
- 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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