Wanderers Retreat

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About Wanderers Retreat

On a quiet beach, surrounded by koala-inhabited bush, Wanderers Retreat offers peaceful accommodation in relaxing surroundings in NSW, Australia.

There are 15 en suite, air-conditioned rooms in various categories, featuring flat-screen TV with DVD player and a balcony. There are also equipped kitchenettes, hair dryers, free toiletries and ironing facilities. Some rooms have spa baths. Some have free Wi-Fi. Weekly housekeeping is provided.

This family-friendly property offers some free Internet access and free parking. There’s a seasonal outdoor pool on site as well as outdoor tennis courts, a garden and a picnic area. The front desk keeps office hours, offering tour/ticketing services, express Check-in/Check-out, luggage storage, library and laundry facilities. A golf course is nearby.

The resort offers self-catering facilities for guests to dine in.

There a number of points of interest within a six mile radius of Wanderers Retreat, including Salamander Bay Shopping Centre, Toboggan Hill Park and Nelson Bay.

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bungalows
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Direct beach access
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Peaceful and serene

This resort has a serene, peaceful atmosphere which leaves the visitor feeling renewed, relaxed and refreshed. In such an atmosphere, it is possible to get great views of wildlife, even though the elusive koalas are usually hiding. Possums are easily seen as they are a lot less shy. Kookaburras are usually singing nearby in the mornings. Sometimes kangaroos come close. This place is great for wildlife enthusiasts say guests.

Great amenities and staff

Although in a remote location, the amenities in the rooms are excellent. Guests enjoy the sense of peaceful luxury which comes from having amenities like flat-screen TV, DVD player and spa bath in such a peaceful setting. The staff here is also very helpful.

Great location

Guests have discovered that even though the location is quite remote, the spot is actually quite accessible for the surrounding areas, which makes it all very convenient. A peaceful retreat with access to the outside world when it is desired or needed. There's a beach nearby with a coffee shop and Port Stephen in the nearby area has tourist facilities, shops, restaurants, cruises etc.

Negative Reviews

Bugs and insects

Being close to nature, the accommodation has its share of bugs and insects. Guests advise taking adequate precautions against harmful insects, particularly mosquitoes.


Since this location is off the grid,  guests might miss their Wi-Fi. There is a Wi-Fi signal on the property, but some of the guests found it a little difficult (and frustrating) to catch it.


The location strives to be in harmony with nature. Some guests, however, find the eco-toilet a bit off putting with no flush. Others didn't mind.

Rating Overview

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8.7 /10
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8.7 out of 10 based on 185 reviews