Romantic Coastal Couples Retreat & Wedding Venue near Sydney & Wollongong, NSW

Whether you are in search of a quick getaway, a special occasion, birthday celebration or an anniversary… rekindle a romance, or start a new one, fall in love at Tumbling Waters Retreat.  Stay in luxury accommodation, indulge  Dining on the Edge, spectacular ocean views, a romantic cliff edge setting.   A quintessential Aussie experience. Relax by the retreat guests salt water wet edge pool & spa overlooking the Ocean, the northerly aspect captures the sun all year round.  Surrender to the beauty of nature …..escape, less than an hour south of Sydney.

 The perfect couples getaway.


Luxury accommodation with ocean views



Perfect for special occassions



A unique and contemporary venue



An inspirational destination



31 Stonehaven Rd, Stanwell Tops NSW 2508, Australia

Just a one hour drive south of Sydney CDB, we are situated on the iconic Illawarra Escarpment overlooking rainforest and the ocean.

Surrounded by nature with breath taking ocean views, featuring luxury accommodation. Indulge in 'Dining on the Edge' overlooking the ocean, a truly unique all inclusive dining experience.  A destination wedding venue, garden ceremony, reception and accommodation all at the one location.  Treat your delegates to the perfect venue for a corporate workshop, event or executive retreat. Escape, relax and  unwind, experience and enjoy a unique and inspirational destination close to Sydney.


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!!!