Dolphin and Whale Watch Cruises

Depart from Tea Gardens on a daily basis.  In the appropriate season A truly unforgettable experience to see friendly dolphins and whales at play.

For tours contact:

MV Argonaut Phone: 0427 942 103


Dolphins can also be seen whilst enjoying a relaxing trip on the ferrie that ply between Tea Gardens and Nelson Bay.  The trip takes about 60 minutes and crosses Port Stephens.


Naturally Amazing Tours - Local Tour Guide



Koalas are important to the Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest environment and tourism.  The Koala area is located on the left after crossing the bridge into Hawks Nest.  If you look carefully you may also see Koalas in the trees in the streets  and avenues of the two towns, but predominantly are found in the Hawks Nest area.

Sighting of Koalas cannot, however be guaranteed.



The Myall Waterways are a fisherman’s delight offering River and Beach fishing all the year round. Game fishing can also be found off the coast. There are a number of businesses in Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest who supply bait and tackle. Purchase Fishing Licence



Recreational Fishing Activities and Compliance

Port Stephens Fisheries Centre - General Information phone 1300 550 474

Marine Park Information Sanctuary Zones -

Information - -

Recreational Regulations - Saltwater Crab and Bait Nets


Fishing licences are available from NSW Waterways Office (Saturdays only), Tea Gardens Garage, the Tea Garden Boatshed, Hawks Nest Newsagency and online at Tea Gardens CTC.

Local waterways maps and fishing guides are available at the Tea Gardens Boatshed, the Tea Gardens Marine Centre and Garage as well as the Visitors Information Centre.


Water Activities

Canoe or Kayaking tours and hire of craft are available during the summer.


¨ Lazy Paddles Kayaking Tours and Hires established here in Tea Gardens in 2002 - Bookings and enquiries 0412 832 220  -

¨ Ezy Kayaks Hawks Nest  — kayak hire, kayak + fish, Stand-up-paddle board hire and guided kayak tours. The most experienced kayak guides on the Myall River. Contact 0414 337 246 for Bookings. All details at


Walking Trails

There are many walking trails in the Mungo Brush area of the National Park. For further information visit the Visitors Information Centre.

Tea Gardens - Hawks Nest Community Information Service