wetlands showing boardwalk paperbark cottage banksia Cottage
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the Pool the Tennis court
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Melaleuca Retreat is part of a 100 acre beach front property which is being progressively returned to coastal rain forest. Thousands of native trees have been planted in recent years to regenerate the forest environment surrounding the original wetland areas.

long beach frontage - Click to enlargelooking north to Harrington - Click to enlarge


The Manning River enters the sea at Manning Point to the north of the retreat, and at Old Bar to the south of the retreat.


Beach looking south The property has an 800 metre frontage to the sand dunes behind the beach which extends for 4km to the north and 6 km to the south. Easy access to the beach from the top of the dunes is provided via an observation platform and stairs. Beach looking North- click to enlarge

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horse riding on the beach

If you bring your favorite horse, the 10km beach is a perfect place to ride.

For those who like swimming, a 12 metre pool is located close to the cottages.

Close by the pool is a full sized tennis court and with only three cottages to share it, it should always be available when you feel like a game.

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The accommodation can only be described as "rustic luxury". All three cottages are constructed from western red cedar to give that country cabin appearance but on the inside all the latest materials and facilities have been used.

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All cottages have large undercover spa pools convenienty located on each deck

private spa pool on the decks
Numerous tracks and trails meander across 100 acres of bush and wetland with various types of bird life seen in the trees, soaring overhead or patrolling the wetlands.

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the wetlands

From the observation platform located on the top of the sand dunes many types of sea birds can be seen in addition to frequent sightings of dolphins and occasionally sightings of whales.

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Beach fishing is very popular and with 10 kms of beach available, there is plenty of space to find the best fishing spot.


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