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Tea Gardens & Hawks Nest Visitor Information Centre

The Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest Visitor Information Centre is located at the Singing Bridge end of Myall Street, about a 10 minute walk from the public wharf in Tea Gardens. Their friendly volunteer staff can answer any question you might have on what to do and where to go, along with historical information and walking maps. Opening hours vary throughout the year, best bet is to give them a call on the number below and speak to one of their lovely volunteers.

245 Myall Street
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
02 4997 0111

Tea Gardens CTC Community and Technology Centre

Tea Gardens CTC

The CTC is a Community Technology Centre located one street back from the public wharf in the small shopping centre opposite Tea Gardens Hotel. Helpful volunteers will provide you with information on local attractions and walking maps, plus beautiful history books on the area. They are open every Tues Wed & Thurs between 9am to 1pm (closed on public holidays). Their website is well worth a visit, lots of information on events, sport & leisure activities in Tea Gardens, markets and dining options.

Shop 4, 209 Myall Street
Tea Gardens  NSW  2324
02 4997 0749

Galleries in the Gardens

Tea Gardens & Hawks Nest has a thriving arts community including painters, photographers, sculptors and mixed media artists. Set within lush shady gardens opposite the Myall River waterfront, the Gallery showcases artworks by the renowned Galleries in the Gardens artists. Works include paintings, ceramics, drawings, sculptures, etchings and prints, photography, jewellery, art cards and more. Open Wednesday to Monday, 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesdays), the gallery is well worth a visit! For info on the latest exhibition check out the Gallery Facebook page.

81 Marine Drive
Tea Gardens NSW 2324

Lazy Paddles Guided Tours & Kayak Hire

Just a 5 minute walk from the ferry, and launching from Anzac Park on the Myall River, Lazy Paddles provide guided tours, kayak and SUP hire.  Experience the tranquility of the mangroves, learn about the river’s history and observe wildlife up close. Available 7 days, call Jessica & Darren to book ahead. The 2 hour guided kayak tour runs between 10am and 12pm, so catch the 8:15am out of Nelson Bay. Bring a picnic or dine along the waterfront once you’ve completed your tour, and catch the 2pm ferry back to Nelson Bay.

0412 832 220

Ezy Kayaks and SUP Hire, Hawks Nest

Too ezy! Kayak and SUP hire, plus guided kayak tours on the Myall River. If travelling on the 8:15am from Nelson Bay, request to be dropped at Hawks Nest, which is right next to where Ezy Kayaks launch. Otherwise it’s just a 15 min walk over the Singing Bridge from the public wharf in Tea Gardens. Safe sandy beach. Suitable for all ages. Experienced and Qualified Guides. Book ahead on the number below.

0414 337 246

Fish Co-Op, Tea Gardens

Go direct and get the best! Fresh catch of the day straight to you. Located at the Singing Bridge, it’s just a short stroll from the ferry. BYO Sauvignon Blanc. PS expect to make some feathered friends, it’s a popular hangout for the local pelicans.

4 Marine Drive
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
02 4997 0606

Marlin Fish & Tackle Shop, Tea Gardens

Great attraction for estuary hunters. Located one street back from the river front, these guys have all you need to catch your next brag. Fishing licenses available from here, plus local knowledge to help you hook a delicious dinner.

201 Myall Street
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
02 4997 0237

Tea Gardens Country Club

For lawn bowlers, Tea Gardens Country Club offers one synthetic and one Tifdwarf lawn, as well as indoor and outdoor dining. Visitors welcome, give them a buzz to organise their courtesy bus to pick you up from the public wharf in Tea Gardens. The bistro serves lunch daily, make sure you call ahead to organise for their bus to meet you when you arrive into Tea Gardens.

2 Yalinbah Street
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
02 4997 0250

Hawks Nest Golf Club

Just over the Singing Bridge is Hawks Nest Golf Club, a championship rated 18 hole course with great dining and amenities. Book ahead and their courtesy bus will meet you at public wharf either at Hawks Nest of Tea Gardens. For golfers catch the 8:15am departure out of Nelson Bay, and 4:30pm departure from Tea Gardens. Call the Pro Shop to book your courtesy bus pickup (must book in advance).

1 Sanderling Avenue
Hawks Nest NSW 2324
02 4997 0145

Tea Gardens Hotel family friendly dining in Tea Gardens

Tea Gardens Hotel

Located across from the ferry wharf on the Myall River, Tea Gardens Hotel is family-friendly with a great beer garden and bistro serving local oysters and contemporary Australian cuisine. Famous for their fish cone and calamari cone, you can’t go wrong at Tea Gardens Hotel. Mums and dads will love the giant sand pit & pirate ship playground out the back of the Hotel, where little ones can safely play. Open 7 days.

Cnr Maxwell St & Marine Drive
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
02 4997 0203

Mumms on the Myall

Nestled right on the rivers edge next to the Singing Bridge, Mumms serves amazing fresh local seafood 7 days a week. Their private wharf is also a very popular destination for the local pelicans. The outdoor dining area provides a lovely view where you will often spot dolphins fishing at the base of the bridge. Book ahead in the summer months.

46 Marine Drive
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
02 4997 1162

Tea Gardens Boatshed Restaurant

Sitting over the water on Myall River, The Boatshed has beautiful views and a fantastic menu. They are fully licensed and open for breakfast and lunch 7 days per week. You can also hire a runabout to explore further up the river! For boat hire visit their website. No bookings necessary for lunchtime dining.

110 Marine Drive
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
02 4997 0307

Tillermans Restaurant french inspired in Tea Gardens

Tillermans Cafe Restaurant

Hosts Kerry and Peter Hodges delight in showcasing local and regional produce. During summer you can enjoy a beautiful 3 course French inspired set menu from $35 per head, includes a glass of wine! Open for lunch Thur – Sun from 8:30am – 2pm . Bookings recommended.

77 Marine Drive
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
02 4997 0138

Hook n Cook Takeaway Fish Chips in Tea Gardens

Hook n Cook Takeaway Fish Shop

This is no ordinary takeaway fish and chip shop! Eclectically decorated with marine antiques and oddities, there’s plenty to keep your attention while you wait for your delicious cooked-to-perfection seafood. Locally sourced, fresh, clean and sweet! Dine in or takeaway, beat the crowds and head straight to the shop to get your order in, then stroll across the road to one of the public outdoor shelters and enjoy!

71 Marine Drive
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
02 4997 1899
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Myall River Bakery in Tea Gardens

Myall River Bakery

Local bakers Milton & Sophie are renowned for their award winning pies, as their vast collection of awards in the window front with attest! Myall River Bakery is a short stroll up from the public wharf where you can enjoy a delicious coffee and lunch in their outdoor sitting area. Mid-week (Wednesdays) you can grab a hot roast lunch for only $10! Bookings not required, dogs welcome in the outdoor area.

79 Marine Drive
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
02 4997 1099
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Seagrass Cafe Tea Gardens

Seagrass Cafe

The Seagrass Cafe is a family owned business located on the shores of the beautiful Myall River. Dine inside or outdoors, lunch is served 12pm to 2pm Monday to Saturday. A great menu that changes regularly, check their specials boards for daily offerings. Grab yourself a BYO bottle of wine and enjoy the view!

83 Marine Drive
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
02 4997 0666
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Tea Gardens Ice Cream Shack

Step inside this delightful Willy Wonker style store and be tempted by a delicious range of over 40 ice creams, gelato, lollies and treats! Their cafe also serve gourmet sandwiches, burgers, wraps and crepes. Open 7 days, no bookings required.

79 Marine Drive
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
02 4997 1990
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Ellas Boutique Tea Gardens

Ella’s Boutique

With top labels including Marco Polo, Goodiwindi Cotton, Verge, See Saw and Yarra Trail, to name a few, Ella’s has a fit for any taste! The staff offer personal “old fashioned service” and will help you style your purchase with their beautiful range of accessories. They are located one street back from the river front, to the right of the main intersection on Myall Street.

Shop 2, 195 Myall Street
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
02 4997 2711

Vitamin Bead Bohemian Spirit Boutique in Tea Gardens NSW

Vitamin Bead Clothing & Homewares

A gorgeous shop featuring hand-picked treasures from around the globe. Under new management, Maxine and the girls would love to welcome you to their happy abode. Open 7 days, drop in after lunch and find something special for yourself or a loved one.  Now stocking Rubyyaya and accepting online orders through their new website “Bohemian Spirit”. Link below.

79 Marine Drive
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
0409 985 299

Circle of Friends bohemian clothing and homewares boutique in Tea Gardens NSW

Circle of Friends Tea Gardens

Located one street back from the river front (opposite Tea Gardens Hotel) Circle of Friends has a beautiful array of crystals and mineral specimens, as well as bohemian clothing, leather handbags and homewares. Truly worth a visit!

203 Myall Street
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
0448 077 705
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