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  • As the Tasman tirelessly shapes our shores,

    ...a gentle breeze caresses your soul at Melaleuca Seaside Retreat.

  • Nestled within the forest

    ...your privacy awaits.

  • From your home to our home

    Heed the call for the wild and let a journey unfold.
    Warmth and cosiness awaits at Melaleuca Seaside Retreat.

  • Tickle your toes

    ...and sink them deep in the cool wet sand as you greet the sunrise over the Tasman Sea.
    The ebb and flow welcomes you to Melaleuca Seaside Retreat.

  • We're all going somewhere in life

    ...so have fun along the way at Melaleuca Seaside Retreat.

  • Make your own tracks

    ...and carve your path until the next tide washes it away. The sandy shores welcomes you to Melaleuca Seaside Retreat.

  • Walk the walk

    ...and dazzle your visual senses with the interplay of light and shadows.
    The enchanted woods welcomes you to Melaleuca Seaside Retreat.

  • Seasons are a changin'

    ...and nature delicately unfolds at Melaleuca Seaside Retreat.

  • Where are all the pretty horses?

    No heaven can heaven be, if my horse isn’t there to welcome me (Anonymous.)
    Your horse will love the wide open spaces at Melaleuca Seaside Retreat.

  • Beyond the tree line lays thunder

    ...and the waves endlessly roar. Find your way back to the big ol' blue when you visit Melaleuca Seaside Retreat.

  • 'tis Time to surrender

    ...and let life catch you in a state of wonder.
    Do it this weekend at Melaleuca Seaside Retreat.

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Retreat by our seaside

Walk the endless shoreline with your soul mate while being comforted by the thundering waves and the sights of dolphins and the occasional whales journeying under the watchful eyes of seabirds. Melaleuca Seaside Retreat, a bush and beach ideal extreme. Imagine three self-contained modern cottages exclusively situated within 100 acre of beach front property surrounded by thousands of native trees protecting a richly diverse wetland ecosystems. The retreat is situated on Mitchells Island where the north arm of the Manning River enters the sea, just east of Taree, less than three hours drive from Sydney's northern suburbs and under two hours from Newcastle. A true hermit’s heaven awaits you.

Unique self-contained Cottages

Choose from three appropriately named cottages, each unique in their surrounds and naturally blending with the enchanted forest, Banksia, Bluegum and Paperbark. All three are constructed from western red cedar and have red iron roofs to create the atmosphere of a country cabin. A quaint Australian country design albeit fitted with modern luxuries, our cottages encapsulates a traditional look influenced by a blend of Australian Federation and Californian Bungalow. Each has a large timber deck with spa and gas BBQ. With about 100 metres between cottages the bushland setting provides almost total privacy in which to relax. All cottages are a short stroll of approx. 500 meters to the beach.

Welcome to Country

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, the Gathang-speaking people and pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who now reside in the MidCoast Council area. We extend our respect to elders past and present, and to all future cultural-knowledge holders.