Nestled alongside the serene waters of the Myall River, Tea Gardens is a hidden gem located just a short ferry ride away from Nelson Bay or can be reached by a 15 minute drive from the Pacific Highway.
I can highly recommned visiting Tea Gardens as a day trip from Nelson Bay. Embarking on the old ferry is a delightful way to start your adventure . The old ferry glides across the shimmering Port Stephens Bay and makes its way up the picturesque Kuruah River. You'll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Keep your eyes peeled, as you may be greeted by a playful pod of dolphins or the majestic sight of an eagle soaring overhead.
Once you arrive in Tea Gardens, you'll be greeted by a laid-back atmosphere that sets the perfect tone for a relaxing day. Find a spot along the riverbank, spread out a picnic blanket, and enjoy a leisurely lunch while overlooking the serene waters.
For the more adventurous, hire a kayak and paddle along the river's meandering waterways. It's an excellent way to get even closer to nature and immerse yourself in the calmness of the surroundings.