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.
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.