River and Ocean. Surf beaches and calm bay beaches, river and estuary are all within 5 minutes drive. Waves and water are where you find them here on the Myall Coast. Myall Lakes are the second largest in NSW.
The beaches stretch for miles whether you want ocean waves on Bennetts Beach or the kid friendly calm waters of Nelson Bay at Jimmys Beach, there is swimming, sun bathing and surfing to suit your family.
Nelson Bay Tea Gardens Ferry -
Servicing the Port Stephens and Myall Coast community for over 25 years, Tea Gardens Ferry Service aim is to restore the iconic vessels to their heritage glory. Vessels our community can take pride in and ensure these historic ferries are available to enjoy for generations to come. Take this relaxing 1 hour ferry ride to Nelson Bay. Over 90% of trips enjoy a view of Nelson Bays dolphins.
Just 800m walk along the river is our favorite breakfast and lunch spot. Great Coffee!
TEA GARDENS BOATSHED Ph (02) 49970307
MUMMS ON THE MYALL is 1.1 km away and recognized as a premium restaurant with a seafood focus. Great wine list. Special 3 course menus Wed and Thurs are $50 pp.
One of our regular haunts that is an icon of Tea Gardens. With several bars, including the lounge looking over the Myall River and a range of wines, standard and craft beers, its a favourite with aBoathouse Resort guests. Highly recommend the pizza coming from their own woodfired oven. Try taking your greoup on a Thursday night and play Trivia for a fun time led by publican Ben.
Dine at an award-winning restaurant on the shores of the beautiful Myall River. On the weekends start the day with a hearty breakfast (or a healthy one); enjoy rich aromatic coffee and home made scones with locally made jams.
Evening meals are always a memorable experience at Tillermans restaurant, where the menu is driven by fresh local and seasonal produce.
Artisan baking and the absolute best pies north of Sydney. Don't miss out on these tasty delights. Ideal for your lunch or breakfast items. Buy up for your road trip to the national park or 4WD trip along the beaches. Short walk to the bakery on Myall Drive.
Come May and the giants of the sea start passing through the waters off Hawks Nest and some even enter Nelson Bay for a curious look. If you have not seen whales up close here's your chance - they are in abuncance from May to September. Take a ride with our partner Moonshadow Cruises.