About Our Area

About Our Area

Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest are the gateway to the Myall Coast, a spectacular unspoiled beauty ready for you to enjoy.

Ten minutes off the Pacific Highway from the Myall Way turnoff, through a beautiful tree lined road with green farmland either side, enter a new world of pristine beaches, rivers and lakes. The Great Lakes water playground has 145 kilometres of stunning coastline and crystal clear waterways based on the impressive Wallis, Smiths and Myall Lakes.
Imagine a lifestyle including kayaking, boating, beaching, fishing, sporting, cafes and award winning restaurants. Good schooling with direct buses for those choosing private and alternate education, real estate prices still attainable for families, couples and retirees. Investment opportunities are positive, permanent rentals are in demand and holiday rentals are a popular alternative for those looking for their own piece of paradise with the benefits of tax breaks.

6 nautical km’s to the marina at Nelson Bay, a trip made easily via ferries leaving at convenient times during the day, or via your own boat launched from a choice of boat ramps or moorings. Common sites on the water include the graceful and amazingly peaceful dolphins, pelicans and plentiful fish, touch base with the locals for the pick of the “fishing” holes. In March the majestic whales begin their migration north to have their calf’s which they bring back beginning October. Lucky tourists and residents of Port Stephens have had the privilege of viewing Migaloo the famous white whale on a few of these migration trips.

Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest have a Doctor’s surgery each with visiting health services including pathology, podiatry, counselling services, x-ray, hearing clinics etc. There is community transport available for pensioners to the area needing outside services. Four large hospitals including Newcastle’s teaching hospital John Hunter are within an hour’s drive.

Port Stephens and the Myall River are spectacular waterways