Experience luxurious waterfront living at The Anchorage Port Stephens. Located next to one of the most scenic ports in Australia, this boutique resort features sumptuous accommodation, exquisite dining options, and indulgent services. Enjoy gorgeous Hamptons-style rooms and the opportunity to explore the region’s white sandy beaches, thriving aquatic life, outdoor activities, shopping, and fine dining. This is a perfect choice for couples, families and groups planning a peaceful coastal getaway or special occasion.
Only 2.5 hours from Sydney via car and less than an hour from Newcastle Airport, Port Stephens is the perfect place to enjoy a laid-back holiday away from the bustle of the city. Take in spectacular views of the town from Gan Gan lookout. Take part in a multitude of outdoor adventures such as whale watching, hiking, and fishing at the Tomaree National Park. If slowing down is your goal, then Nelson Bay is the ideal destination for shopping and dining. Also, don’t miss the Stockton Sand Dune, the longest moving sand dunes in the southern hemisphere.
A testament to the resort’s commitment to providing the ultimate in comfort and leisure, it has received accolades that include the ‘Luxury Spa Resort’ award for Australasia & Oceania at the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards. It also garnered the ‘Best Australian Resort Makeover’ from the Sydney Morning Herald’s Traveller after its most recent renovation.
When you stay at The Anchorage, you’ll find everything you want and need at your fingertips. There are two beautiful pools, one adults-only and one family pool, both with sun lounges perfect for cooling down with a drink on a warm day and just enjoying the views. You can also choose to dive right in to the pristine waters of Corlette Beach, conveniently located only a short stroll from the resort.
The onsite and acclaimed Spa Lucca offers a range of treatments to nourish and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Indulge in its selection of treatments and exclusive range of botanical skincare while skilled therapists ease you into a sense of well-being and calmness. You’ll love Spa Lucca’s range of treatments like hot stone massages, body polishes, thermal infusion facials, and more. While onsite for your treatment you’ll enjoy complimentary use of the other spa facilities which includes the relaxation and lounge areas with your choice of herbal tea. The spa is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm, allowing you plenty of time to unwind in bliss by the sea.
With two restaurants situated on the water’s edge, you’ll be savouring scrumptious meals with a spectacular backdrop. The Anchorage showcases locally sourced food and translates it into some of the region’s best dining experiences. Start your day with a delicious breakfast of fluffy pancakes, eggs, fresh fruit, or buffet at The Galley Kitchen. Then relax over a long lunch of wood-fired pizza and kangaroo loin, before heading to The Wild Herring for a romantic two-course seafood dinner that includes oyster tempura, blue swimmer crab, and kingfish fillet – all paired with a superb selection of wine and house beer.
For refreshments and after-dinner drinks head to the Whiskey Bar. Within this plush lounge boasting of rich mahogany, dark timber, and leather, you can sample some of the best single malt whiskies in the world including the internationally esteemed Port Ellen. The bar also serves an extensive menu of cocktails, wines, and craft beers that are complemented by a fine selection of bar appetisers.
The Anchorage also offers an exquisite setting for events and celebrations from weddings, parties and reunions, to corporate meetings, executive retreats and product launches. Its top-notch facilities include vast open spaces for big events, large windows, natural light, and terraces that overlook the amazing scenery at Port Stephens. Together with a dedicated events team, you’re assured of smooth-sailing for your celebration.
An on-site gym, concierge service, in-house movies, tour desk and Wi-Fi internet access complete the spectacular list of amenities on offer at the resort.
Of course, you will love the meticulous care that has gone into guest rooms, whether you choose the Anchorage Room, Glover Garden View Room, Loft Suite, or Captains Suite. Easily make the most of the uninterrupted views of the bay, port, and the pool from any of the rooms. Take in the fresh sea breeze on your private balcony while you enjoy your morning coffee. Settle down with a book on your comfy reading chair, unwind on your plush bed, or refresh in your spacious bathroom supplied with L’Occitane amenities.
Anchorage Rooms offer a choice of superior king or twin bedding and feature a furnished courtyard or balcony with views of the marina and the bay. They come with an ensuite that features walk-in showers and luxe amenities. With decorative touches and comfortable workspaces — for those who just can’t get away — this room is ideal for 2 adults.
Glover Garden View
Feel a sense of ease and comfort from the moment you step into these bright and airy garden rooms. The Glover Garden View rooms open out onto a private courtyard or balcony where you can soak up some vitamin sea and the views. They are conveniently located within reach of the adults-only pool, guest lounge, spa, restaurants and bars, yet in a quiet enclave, perfect for couples looking for privacy and seclusion.
These split-level loft suites offer an amazing alternative to a hotel room. They feature a mezzanine king bedroom that looks out to the marina and the waters of Port Stephens. Here, you can revel in a space that offers both comfort and privacy. Loft Suites are fitted with freestanding bathtubs, sofa beds, and feature a downstairs living area with French doors that open to a furnished balcony. This room type offers a luxury escape for up to 3 guests.
Superbly furnished with luxe fittings and furniture, this sun-filled one-bedroom suite boasts enough space for 3 guests. It boasts a king bedroom with an ensuite and walk-in shower, plus a living room and a courtyard that opens to expansive views of the marina and Port Stephens. Connect with an Anchorage room and it can accommodate a larger group or family on a holiday.
The Anchorage Port Stephens impresses with its fabulous accommodation, outstanding facilities and services, sumptuous dining options, and blissful spa treatments and, once you experience it, we reckon it will be tough to find a reason to leave.