Escape to a Luxury hotel nestled on the picturesque NSW South Coast.

Experience the ultimate romantic getaway in our luxe accommodations, boasting breathtaking ocean views. Unwind in style and indulge in an all-inclusive dining experience on the Edge of the Escarpment overlooking the Ocean.

Surrender to complete relaxation in our Day Spa, and unwind by the Retreat’s Saltwater Wet Edge Pool and Spa, which captures the sun all year round. 
Enjoy refreshing cocktails and stunning views at the Upper Deck Lounge and Bar.
Our luxury hotel is the perfect haven for couples seeking a romantic escape, boutique weddings, private group celebrations, and unforgettable getaways.
With the Royal National Park and South Coast Beaches at our doorstep, Tumbling Waters Retreat offers the ideal getaway to relax, reconnect and unwind. 
Open for accommodation arrivals on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Boutique Weddings Thursday – Sunday
Open Tuesday /  Wednesday for Private Group Bookings 



All inclusive Dining Experiences



One stop wedding destination



Private Functions Retreats & Events



31 Stonehaven Rd, Stanwell Tops NSW 2508, Australia

Our luxury boutique hotel near Sydney is just a one-hour drive south of Sydney CDB, perched on the Edge of the Illawarra Escarpment overlooking the Rainforest and the Ocean.

30 minutes north of Wollongong and 2.5 hours from Canberra.

Escape, relax and unwind, and experience an inspirational destination surrounded by nature with breathtaking Ocean views.

What They Say

Fiona M

Such a wonderful weekend at this retreat. Room was awesome and relaxing. 5 stars for me! The Dining on the Edge was just amazing and compliments to the chef! It was a successful getaway for the birthday man. Highly recommend this retreat to everyone.

Jon M

Recently spent 2 nights at Tumbling Waters Retreat, and could not have had a better experience. The room was lovely with an awesome view, and with everything you could wish for. the Dining on the edge was a master class of beautiful food, a wonderfully charismatic chef, and lovely views. The hosts (Sonja and Andrew) could not have been more helpful.. we will definitely be back.

Peter M

We had the privilege to have been a part of a magnificent wedding which was held at the Tumbling Waters Retreat. The location was absolutely smashing, this is a jewel in the Illawarra that you would never know it was there. The staff friendly and helpful, attentive and obliging. The wedding reception was well catered for, the meals were of good portions, great tasting and exceptional presentation. It was a great opportunity to have stayed at the Tumbling Waters Retreat and would recommend this to all my friends and family.

Victoria B

Loved our time at tumbling waters this weekend. The attention to detail within the room and decor was exquisite. Brekky and dinner was awesome spot on. It’s a very private retreat and one where you can just hide away and enjoy some time alone. Loved how peaceful and quiet it was. Thank you.

Marlyn P

My husband and I had our wedding at Tumbling Waters and we cannot recommend them enough! The food and accommodation was exceptional and the venue has such a breathtaking view. Sonja, Karen and the team are so friendly and accommodating and made our special day stress free. They offer a beautiful indoor ceremony alternative, overlooking the beautiful escarpment for those rainy days. Our guests were very amazed with this stunning venue. Tumbling Waters has really exceeded our expectations! We cannot wait to stay there for our Anniversary!

Kate M

Only an hr drive from Sydney, this place offered some very needed time for some relaxing days away.
Loved the self check in and self check out so time was not an issue.
Booked the massages and personalised dinner for the day and couldn’t of been better.
Thoroughly recommend it!!!