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Retreat to Port Stephens for a Whale of a Weekend

July 8, 2013 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

The Retreat campfirePort Stephens, 2½ hours north of Sydney, is enjoying a record whale-watching season, with more than 15,000 whales cruising by on the ‘Humpback Highway’, and The Retreat Port Stephens is offering a winter weekend package for couples and families to see the majestic mammals this winter.

Nestled in natural bushland 10 minutes from Nelson Bay and backing onto the biggest sand dunes in the southern hemisphere, the aptly-named ‘The Retreat Port Stephens’ offers self-catering cabin accommodation, barbecues, camp fires, a pool, a games room and a playground area.Whale at Port Stephens

The Retreat’s ‘Wild Weekend Getaway’ package – part of Destination Port Stephens’ ‘Go Wild’ whale watch campaign – includes three nights in a cabin, breakfast hamper on  arrival, a three-hour whale-watch cruise and unlimited sandboarding on the nearby dunes from $500 per couple, with children aged four to 14 $120 extra each, children under four, $10 extra, and others over 14, $145 extra. Valid to October 1, 2013. Conditions apply.

The Retreat Port Stephens hammockPort Stephens is one of Australia’s premier whale-watching venues, with 50,000 visitors flocking to the region from May to November each year, injecting $10 million into the local economy.

To book the package, visit or call The Retreat on 02 4982 1244.

For general information on accommodation, attractions, dining, events, maps and holiday deals, visit the official website for Destination Port Stephens –

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