Destination guide

Explore Tea Gardens in holiday homes to rent

With pristine waterways, fresh-caught oysters and outdoor cafes, Tea Gardens is a lovely spot for a relaxing destination in the Great Lakes region for all types of travellers. The vibrant natural landscape has been an inspiration for artists and poets for years, but it's also an adventure playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Holiday homes to rent in Tea Gardens offer a little something for everyone.

Things to do

Things to do near Tea Gardens holiday rentals

Tea Gardens has numerous attractions to enjoy during your trip. Holiday homes can be found near places like Myall Lakes National Park, a coastal area with beaches and campsites near a historic lighthouse, and the Myall River, a freshwater barrier estuary for boating and fishing. You may also enjoy Broughton Island, a small, rugged island teeming with bird and marine life, and Cabbage Tree Island, a nature reserve with stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife.


Sightseeing in and around Tea Gardens

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Tea Gardens a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hawks Nest Golf Club (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Nelson Bay Golf Club (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Karuah and District Golf Club (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Port Stephens Winery (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Bulahdelah Golf Club (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
Day trips

Best excursions near Tea Gardens holiday homes

The Great Lakes region offers an array of day trips for holiday goers. Tea Gardens holiday homes are close to many exciting destinations, such as Forester and its fishing, sailboarding and dolphin cruises, and Pacific Palms, a small town with seaside amenities and premier surfing. The Wallingat National Park, a vast parkland with an abundance of wildlife, and Hawks Nest, a scenic area with gorgeous headlands, are also great to visit.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Tea Gardens

Tea Gardens is famous for its beautiful gardens and stunning river views. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Tea Gardens is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Myall Lakes National Park (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Myall Park (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Bennetts Beach Hawks Nest (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Winda Woppa Reserve (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Nelson Head Lighthouse (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Fly Point Marine Reserve (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)

Beach locales near Tea Gardens holiday homes

The beaches in Tea Gardens are one of the more attractive draws to the area. Holiday homes are available near sandy locales like Jimmys Beach, a sheltered cove with calm waters for children to swim and long stretches of sand for walking, and Bennetts Beach, an expansive white-sand coastline for romantic days out. Dutchmans Beach is another great family shore with shallow waters for swimming, and Bagnalls Beach has a serene atmosphere for sunbathing and sunset views. You may also enjoy Sunset Beach, a sandy space with a wooden jetty for taking in the spectacular surroundings.

How to get there

Transport to and around Tea Gardens

The nearest airport is in Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), located 22.4 mi (36.1 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Tea Gardens holiday homes

Tea Gardens is easily accessed from all over the Great Lakes region and New South Wales. You can drive in from Sydney on the North Coast or fly into the Taree Airport from various destinations and use taxi services to Tea Gardens. Car hire and bike hire are available to explore the area at your own pace, though walking to and from your holiday accommodation is a popular option for many travellers.

Food & drink 

Must-try foods in Tea Gardens

Though Tea Gardens is known for its fresh oysters and various seafood restaurants, it also features many of the delicacies of New South Wales. Restaurants in the area offer a range of multicultural cuisine options, such as African- and Asian-inspired dishes, as well as local staples like John Dory, whiting, snapper and yellowfin tuna. Many fine wines are available in New South Wales as well, perfectly complementing the range of authentic recipes. Whatever your craving, you’ll find a range of options to suit your tastes near your holiday accommodation.


Events near Tea Gardens holiday rentals

Tea Gardens offers exciting events to enjoy during your trip. Holiday rentals give you access to fascinating experiences like whale-watching cruises between May and November to enjoy the migration of the humpback whales, and the Myall River Festival in the fall, which features kayaking and guided tours of the area.

Where to stay near Tea Gardens?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,370 holiday rentals near Tea Gardens. From 590 Houses to 622 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Tea Gardens is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Tea Gardens?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Tea Gardens. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Tea Gardens-Hawks Nest Bridge: 1,371 holiday rentals
  • Dutchies Beach: 1,369 holiday rentals
  • d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay: 1,368 holiday rentals
  • Nelson Head Lighthouse: 1,368 holiday rentals
  • Toboggan Hill Park: 1,368 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tea Gardens listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Tea Gardens?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 590 Houses in Tea Gardens. Our other popular types of Tea Gardens holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 622 holiday houses
  • Villas: 25 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 19 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Tea Gardens?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 311 holiday homes with pool available in Tea Gardens. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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