By Car……...


Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest are located an easy 2.5 hour drive north of Sydney. 


Just follow the Pacific FREEWAY to the end, and then take the Pacific HIGHWAY all the way to the Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest turnoff—about 10 minutes north of Karuah. 


The turn-off is just north of the famous "Rock" Service Station (in the shape of Ayers Rock).  Hawks Nest is about 7mins from the Highway.

….From Newcastle Airport

Please click here to go to the Newcastle Airport website.

By Public Transport……...


Trains are available to Newcastle, Maitland and Taree.

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Bus transport is available from these train stations and from Raymond Terrace. 

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By Boat ...


Vessels coming by way of Port Stephens need to be aware that the Singing Bridge presents a height clearance issue for sailing vessels. 


Deep draught vessels should be cautious of shallow patches in the Myall River.


A public wharf is available at Hawks Nest (suitable for shallow draft at high tide only) or at Tea Gardens (all tides).


For information, contact NSW Maritime or the Myall Waterways Aquatic Club.

More transport information can be found at the  Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Community Website...

By Ferry ...


“The Wally”

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Ferry Service

Departs Tea Gardens at 9.30am and 2.45pm

Drop off and pick up now available from Hawk Nest Wharf

Please phone to arrange pick up

Departs Nelson Bay at 11.15am and 3.45pm

Phone:  0408 494 262

Wild Side Festival

Celebrating the natural environment of the Myall Coast