Closest hostel to the beach in Port Stephens! Melaleuca is an eco-friendly, owner operated, architecturally designed hostel set on 6 acres of natural bushland and is just a 5 minute stroll across the road to the fabulous One Mile Beach and national park, . Our boutique style accommodation has been created using wood and glass to maximise light, space and harmony with nature and provides a home to a large variety of native wildlife including koala's.
Accommodation styles include cabins (4 share or double/twin) and our fantastic dorm (max. 6 share). All rooms have a fridge/freezer, fan and heater (in Winter months). We also have camping available - pick your own site in our bush setting and make use of our great facilities. Kombi's/Vans are welcome - we have lovely shaded spaces set aside - please note that sites are not powered. For those that wish to experience the camping experience but have no tent, please contact us regarding our tent hire (Summer months only).
Our purpose built main building is for all guests use. It has a fully equipped double kitchen, with a lounge and dining area and free BBQ's on surrounding decks.
Your friendly hosts can arrange all your activities and tours for you - choose from sandboarding on the magnificent Stockton sand dunes, a surf lesson across at One Mile, dolphin cruises all year around and whale watching from May to November. Do as much or as little as you wish...
BY CAR - Take the F3 Freeway from Sydney to the end (past the Newcastle exits) and turn RIGHT at the roundabout following the signs to Hexham and Pacific Hwy. Merge with the New England Hwy and follow the signs to Taree & Pacific Hwy that will take you over the Hexham Bridge. Turn RIGHT at the first road signposted Tomago and Williamtown (Tomago Road) Follow this road to the end. Turn LEFT at roundabout onto Nelson Bay Rd. Follow Nelson Bay Rd until you reach Anna Bay and at the roundabout to the Anna Bay shops turn RIGHT into Gan Gan Rd. Follow Gan Gan Rd to One Mile Beach (approx. 3 kilometres) and turn LEFT at the new roundabout into Koala Place. Our carpark is on the Righthand side.
TRAIN - Trains are available to Newcastle Station. Buses connect with the trains for transfers to Port Stephens from Stand 3 at the station.
COACH - A coach service departs Eddy Ave, Central Station Sydney daily at 2.00pm for Port Stephens. If you tell our friendly Port Stephens coach drivers you are staying at Melaleuca they will drop you off at the property.
BY AIR - Flights are available daily to Newcastle Airport, Williamtown (25 minutes drive to Port Stephens) from Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Coolangatta, NSW North Coast (Taree, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour).
Internet Access, Laundry, Bicycle Hire, Linen Included, Towels, Luggage Storage, Travel Desk/Travel Info, Common Room, Bike Parking, BBQ Area, Free Carpark, Breakfast Not Included