The Tea Gardens are small holiday resort town on the opposite side of Port Stephens from the larger Nelson Bay. Tea Gardens are an exact opposite to Nelson Bay. Nothing crass or mad development at Tea Gardens. Tea Gardens is a diversion trip off the Pacific Hgy when traveling the Raymond Terrace and Bulahdelah.

There is no ready explanation to the name Tea Gardens, but the name of the town is quite enchanting.

Tea Gardens extends along the west bank of the Myall River approximately 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) in a north-north-easterly direction.

It is located directly across the river from Hawks Nest and the two lane Singing Bridge connects the two.

Due to a number of anthropogenic threats to the wetlands, residents of Tea Gardens have established a website to promote the sustainable use of local wetlands. These wetlands are well recognised as the foundation for the village's valuable fishing and tourism sectors.

That said Tea Gardens is a ‘young’ town and don’t expect heritage factors to be apparent.

The pub is a tavern/motel.

The War Memorial is located in the Anzac Park. This is a quite nice acknowledgement.

The congregational churches are all modern. The old Anglican Church would most likely be the oldest building in the town.

Although Tea Gardens conjures a paradise type of town, sadly this is not so. This is a nice place to visit but not one to plan.





Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course