Winter Escapes NSW at The Retreat

With Summer coming to an end and the hot weather starting to ease the thought of winter is actually exciting. Being able to rug up in a jumper, put on the UGG Boots and sit around a camp fire is soothing. Now is the time to plan your mid-year escape  with your family and friends.

Over the cooler months we all want to find the best winter escapes NSW has to offer. Port Stephens is just 2.5hr North of Sydney and an 1 hr from the Hunter Valley making it a very convenient location. Locally there is so much to see and do but this can be combined with a detour along the way or a day trip to the finest wine region in NSW means you can sample the seasons finest without breaking the bank.

2019 Winter Package Options

Couples & Families

Accommodation for up to 4 Guests including:Winter Escapes NSW - The Retreat Port Stephens

  • Complimentary Sweet and Savoury Hamper
  • 11am Checkout
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi

Package Options:

  • 1 Night  $180  (midweek only)
  • 2 Nights  $220
  • 3 Nights  $300
  • 4 Nights  $360
  • 5 Nights  $400


Accommodation for minimum 8 Guests plus

  • Complimentary Cheese and Savoury Selection HamperWinter Escapes NSW - The Retreat Port Stephens
  • 11am Checkout
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi

Package Options:

  • 1 Night  $80pp  (midweek only)
  • 2 Nights  $140pp
  • 3 Nights  $180pp
  • 4 Nights  $200pp
  • 5 Nights  $225pp
T&C’s – All packages above are available to stay between 1st May – 19th September 2019. Excludes 7th – 10th June 2019. 1 Nights stays midweek only. Accommodation options are subject to availability and number of guests. Couples and Families will be allocated in Cabins and Bungalows.Extra Guests are $45pp/pn. Groups will be allocated in The Ranch, Lodge and Duplexes with minimum numbers required for each. This is not valid with any other offers or discounts.

To book your 2019 Winter Escape Package call (02) 4982 1244 or email

Whats on in Winter

Port Stephens is known as the blue water paradise and popular with beach goers in summer. It’s also the go to destination in winter to see humpback whales and enjoy the great outdoors.

  1.  Port Stephens is all about nature, so bring a jacket, scarf, beanie and some comfortable shoes and get out and about!
  2. We have some of the best land-based whale watching spots on the east coast.
  3. If you want to get up close to the humpback whales join a whale watching cruise
  4. A walk to the top of Tomaree Headland is a must
  5. There are plenty of great fishing spots including beach, rock, estuary and offshore fishing.
  6. You can tee off at our many golf courses
  7. Bring your bike or hire one and enjoy a scenic ride along the beautiful bay.
  8. Exploring the Stockton Sand Dunes, the largest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. Go for a sand boarding adventure down the massive dunes or a quad biking tour along the 32km stretch of sand.
  9. Snow time in the gardens at Hunter Valley Gardens is only an hour away.
  10. Camel rides along Birubi Beach are a relaxing experience and photo opportunity.