Port Stephens Holiday Parks: The Retreat, Our Family Review

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Where to begin when looking at Port Stephens holiday parks?  There are literally dozens in the Port Stephens area (click here for post about Things To Do at Port Stephens)!

Well, let us help by telling you all about a recent weekend stay at The Retreat Port Stephens at beautiful Anna Bay.

Port Stephens Holiday Parks The Retreat

The Retreat offers cabins, bungalows and larger group accommodation


Port Stephens Holiday Parks The Retreat

There’s a lovely bushy feeling at this Port Stephens holiday park


Port Stephens Holiday Parks The Retreat

There is lots of space to play; this is the footie pitch and you can see the sand dunes behind


Here’s an image showing you where The Retreat is in relation to the whole of Port Stephens.  At the end of this post you will find the interactive Google map which shows a much closer up view.

The Retreat is in Anna Bay, just a few minutes away from the shops and village centre and from beautiful Birubi Beach with all it’s attractions.


Things To Do At The Retreat

For families, I think that the facilities at a holiday park are as important as the sleeping spaces.

At The Retreat there’s a good playground, much enjoyed by my daughter.


Port Stephens Holiday Parks The Retreat

There’s also an outdoor pool, I had a chase around with the kids there and enjoyed reading in a lounger too, all too briefly.

Port Stephens Holiday Parks The Retreat

Port Stephens Holiday Parks The Retreat

Beside the pool is a terrific indoor Games Room with pool tables, table tennis, fuse ball and more.

Below you’ll see the volleyball area, and outdoor table tennis.

From April – September you can enjoy camp fires too.

Port Stephens Holiday Parks The Retreat

The Retreat is a fairly small holiday park, this is great when you have kids as it’s easier to keep an eye on them than at some huge holiday parks.

There’s still plenty of space to run and play at The Retreat though. Also, we really enjoyed feeling as if we were in the bush itself, the grounds are kept well.

Port Stephens Holiday Parks The Retreat

Port Stpehsn holidays parks The Retreat BBQs

This is one of the covered BBQ areas at The Retreat, great spots for friends and family to get together and enjoy cooking and eating together.

Port Stephens Holiday Parks The Retreat

Accommodation at The Retreat

We stayed in one of the bungalows which have two bedrooms, plus a very spacious kitchen and sitting area. The bungalows sleep up to six guests. There are also cabins which are great for couples, though they can sleep up to five.

Port Stephens Holiday Parks The Retreat

Port Stephens Holiday Parks The Retreat

This is The Lodge which sleeps up to 24 guests in six bedrooms, it is an old school house and has loads of character.

There are two Duplexes which sleep 16 guests each too, plus The Ranch which sleeps 6 – 10 guests.

Click here to read about all options at The Retreat.

holiday parks port stephens

Photo provided by The Retreat: next time this will be me

Port Stephens Holiday Parks The Retreat

Photo by The Retreat – much prettier than my photos of the pool!


The Retreat Port Stephens – The Details

Address: 4302 Nelson Bay Road, Anna Bay NSW 2316

The Retreat Port Stephens website is here

The Retreat Facebook page is here

Check out 15 Things To Do At Port Stephens With Kids here.

Coming soon: Things To Do With Kids On A Weekend Away At Port Stephens


Do you agree that holiday parks make great accommodation?

Pools and playgrounds – can they be beaten?

Happy holiday planning,

Seana xx


We stayed as guests of The Retreat Port Stephens, and would like to thank everyone there for their warm hospitality. All opinions are our own.



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Posted on: November 30, 2017

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