Melaleuca Surfside Backpackers

Backpackers and Hostels

Melaleuca is an architecturally designed, owner-operated backpacker retreat, located five minutes walk from the sparkling waters of One Mile Beach in Port Stephens.

The boutique-style accommodation has been created using wood and glass to maximise light, space and harmony with nature. With views to the stars, stay in a cabin or camp out in bushland with the local wildlife. They are a Land for Wildlife property, no domestic pets are allowed.

A tranquil retreat in a natural bush setting with accommodation ranging from cabins (one to five share), dormitory rooms (four or six share), and “car free” camping to shaded Kombi van sites.

Available for all guests, the magnificent main building houses double kitchens with all crockery and cutlery, a lounge area with free Wifi, television and DVD. Decked areas surround by tables, chairs and free barbecues. A laundry is available for guests.

If you’re looking for some fun, try one of the many local tours, or hire a snorkel or surfboard and explore the local area.

Professional tour companies welcome, catering options and Sand Dune and other tours available upon request.


Barbeque Camp Kitchen Carpark Communal Kitchen Communal Lounge Communal Refrigerator Communal Shower Family Friendly Games or recreation room Gas Laundry Outdoor Dining Area Outdoor Furniture Radio/Stereo Tour Desk

Internet Access

Free Wifi


Birdwatching Walks

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for limited mobility


Backpacker Operators Association NSW Inc Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation




There are four rooms of six share (bunk style) accommodation. Linen supplied including sheets, pillows and blankets.

Each room has three sets of bunks, refrigerator with freezer, heater, and wall-mounted fan.

Balcony Barbecue Blankets DVD/Bluray Player Dining Area Dryer Full Kitchen Heating Internet Access Iron Kettle Linen supplied Lounge/Dining Area Microwave Outdoor Dining Area Outdoor Furniture Radio/Stereo Refrigerator Shower Stove Top Tea/Coffee making facilities Toaster Unpowered Site Washing Machine Wi-Fi Internet Access

Architecturally designed western red cedar cabins, each with private veranda, table and chairs. There are a refrigerator with freezer, fan, and heater in all rooms.

Bunk style accommodation includes one double bed and three single beds, in one room. Maximum capacity five people.

Cabins are not self-contained, they are located about 10 steps from the amenities building with toilets and showers.

Balcony Blankets Refrigerator Heating

Camp out under the stars in the shaded campervan area. There are no powered sites available. No caravan sites. Full use of all facilities.

Barbecue Refrigerator Tea/Coffee making facilities Television

Camping is in a tranquil setting on six acres of natural bushland. The camp ground is wonderfully car free, and you choose where you would like to camp.

Campers also have full use of all communal facilities. No powered sites available. They have a supply of wheelbarrows to move your camping equipment from the car park to your sites.

Tents, kombis, vans, and camper trailers welcome. Tent hire including beds and linen is available in the summer months. Bookings only essential for tent hire.

Barbecue Blankets Dining Area Dryer Full Kitchen Internet Access Kettle Kitchenware Linen supplied Lounge/Dining Area Microwave Outdoor Dining Area Outdoor Furniture Tea/Coffee making facilities Toaster Unpowered Site Washing Machine Wi-Fi Internet Access
From AU$25.00

Subject to change and availability. Minimum stay requirements on Long weekends and Public holidays. Bookings essential

Trading Times

Check In: 2:00 pm
Check Out: 10:30 am

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