Thou Walla Sunset Retreat

2 Ridgeway Avenue, Soldiers Point Port StephensNSW 2317Australia
Show more hotels

About Thou Walla Sunset Retreat

Located in Soldier’s Point, Thou Walla Sunset Retreat offers tents and cottages on the coast of New South Wales. Guests are steps from the coast and local eateries, and just minutes from the attractions of Port Stephens.

Furnished tents allow visitors to feel the outdoors without sacrificing comfort, while cabins provide travellers with their own private getaway. All lodgings include en-suite bathrooms, queen or king beds, and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded cottages add kitchens and spa tubs.

Guests can relax at the outdoor pool, enjoy the communal barbecue, or book a massage treatment. Staff provides tour services and boat rentals as well. The Community Hall is available for retreats and other functions.

Just a few local eateries include The Point Restaurant, Soldiers Point Bowling Club, and Shoreline Steakhouse.

Thou Walla Sunset Retreat is within five miles of Salamander Bay Shopping Centre, Toboggan Hill Park, and d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay. Port Stephens Winery is 12 miles away.


2 Ridgeway Avenue, Soldiers Point , Port Stephens, NSW 2317, Australia
Telephone: +61 249880990 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Washing machine

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Television


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Kids' club

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Clean, cosy, and restful accommodations.

Guests stated that the tents and cottages are modern, private, and generously-sized. Others added that the accommodations are well-equipped with good kitchens for self-catering, and that the cabins are nice and quiet allowing for a restful stay.

Relaxing location in Soldiers Point.

The retreat is situated near the coast in Soldiers Point and is tucked in a nice tranquil area away from the noisiness of the tourist zones. Visitors also enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and great views as well as being within walking distance of many great restaurants.

Courteous and helpful staff.

The management and retreat staff were praised for their friendliness and professionalism. Visitors reported that the employees were quick to respond to any problems that arose and that the establishment is noticeably well-run.

Negative Reviews

Local fauna can be a bother.

While many guests enjoyed the surrounding wildlife, people also experienced some annoyances with the local fauna. Travellers reported that birds in the area can make a lot of racket in the evenings and that bugs can be a problem in the warmer seasons.

Not a great place for families.

Visitors were disappointed to discover that the retreat no longer allows small children, a recent policy change that does not make the establishment ideal for young families. Others noted that there are a number of rules that some found unnecessarily restricting.

Some amenities need attention.

A number of reviewers noticed some comfort issues in their rooms that they felt held the place back a bit but could be easily fixed. Frequent problems included spotty Wi-Fi, fussy or noisy air-conditioning units, and overly firm beds.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 307 reviews across the web
8.7 /10
  • Expedia
    8.8 /10
    9.1 /10
  • other websites
    8.3 /10
8.7 out of 10 based on 307 reviews