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Port Stephens Ferry Service provides daily ferry cruises between Nelson Bay & Tea Gardens. With informative commentary from the crew, along with panoramic views of beautiful Port Stephens, crossing the bay is a must for visitors to this blue water wonderland. Dolphins sighted on 95% of every cruise! Land riverside in Tea Gardens & jump onto our Beach Bus for a short guided tour of the stunning Myall Coast beaches, bays & villages! 

We provide daily ferry cruises 7 days a week between Nelson Bay and Tea Gardens. With informative commentary from the crew, along with panoramic views of beautiful Port Stephens, crossing the bay is a must for visitors to this bluewater wonderland. Dolphins sighted on 95% of cruises! BOOK TICKETS ONLINE


Y-Knot Cruises & Private Charters

The Y-Knot is a locally-owned, purpose-built catamaran that offers exceptional stability whilst providing wide open floor space, generous outdoor decks and stunning 360-degree panoramic views.   She is fully fitted out with two bathrooms a full galley and bar.   Our experienced crew are on hand to ensure smooth sailing.


The Commercial - Morpeth

The Commercial Hotel Morpeth is an historic hotel situated in the heart of beautiful Morpeth, located opposite the Morpeth Bridge and overlooking the Hunter River. The Commercial is family owned and operated. It is a hotel where you will be greeted warmly and before long your name will be known.
Go upstairs, sit & linger on their famous deep shady balcony with river views & enjoy! 


Hillview Herb Farm - Gloucester

Hillview Herb Farm is a boutique, family-owned herb farm on the Barrington Coast, Gloucester NSW. They practice organic and sustainable farming and have fresh herbs, potted seedlings and microgreens for sale.

Their range of artisan herbal and farm-produced products are hand-crafted using herbs and fruits grown in the Hillview garden. They are available at our farm gate stall, local farmers markets, and soon to be online. Be inspired by their extensive knowledge of herbs, good food, beautiful views & country hospitality.

Beer Toast

Paterson Tavern & Yabbies Bistro

After hearing terrifying headless tales in historic Paterson - head to their most popular destination to relax & recover!

Offering cold draught beer, great bottled beers, & a wide range of local wines, enjoy casual dining in Yabbies Bistro with a menu to suit everybody. Built in the late 19th century & first known as the Commercial Hotel, the stone building became the coach depot & a popular stop for weary travellers. Today, over a century later, locals & travellers are still drawn to this fine establishment for a drink & a great local meal!


Alum Mountain - Bulahdelah

Alum Mountain dominates the Myall River floodplain. It is significant to the local Worimi who call it Bulla Della, meaning 'the Great Rock'. It is a volcanic extrusion, later named after a rare alunite deposit was discovered there in the late 1800s and subsequently mined until 1952. In 1917, this alunite deposit was reported as one of only three deposits in Australia and the largest in the world. Other features include an Aboriginal scatter site, scarred trees, old tramway, mullock heap, boiler wall and clay brick crucible. Book our Myall Coast Lakes & Day Trip Guided Tour today & hear the stories & secrets!

Blueberry Muffins

Myall River Bakery Cafe

Award-winning pie & pastie maker Milton Churchill & his family & friendly staff run this amazing bakery!

Tantalize your taste buds with their assortment of savory & sweet pies, breads (including his famous sourdough), and tempting cakes plus the best coffee. 

Galleries in the Garden

Galleries in the Gardens Inc. is a  non-profit community collective of artists from Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest & the Myall River region. Artists’ works (painting, sculpture, photography) can be seen & bought at the Gallery & in a number of local businesses. Visitors can also spot art installations, from murals to sculptures to mosaics & poems along the Myall River Art Walk. Jump on the beach bus as part of the local guided tour@

Fresh Oysters

Hamiltons Bar & Restaurant, Forster - Tuncurry

Hamilton's Oysters is a locally owned and family run business using fresh produce and more importantly our own harvested oysters, fresh from our farm on Wallis Lake. A destination like no other, their amazing team will show you how to shuck, prepare & enjoy oysters, as well as best pairings.

This stunning riverside restaurant also offers a relaxed All Day Dining Experience for those long lazy lunches or dinner. 

We take you here from Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest & surrounds!

Mesh Bags

Hive & Gobbler - Mindful Creativity at Dungog

Hive & Gobbler is a destination hub in the Hunter Valley promoting creativity and slow-living. They are committed to sharing knowledge, and specialise in sourcing high quality products that are as environmentally-minded as possible, and plastic-free...enabling everybody to achieve light-footprint creativity! They aim to improve your understanding of how things are made, what they are made of, and inspire you, or someone special, to be confident and creative in your home, garden or on your sustainable living journey. Unleash your creativity - we take you here from Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest & surrounds!

The Crepe Myrtle Tea & Coffee Rooms - Stroud

A splash of colour, easy listening music, unique shopping, great coffee and food is what you discover at The Crepe Myrtle Tea & Coffee Rooms. 
A little bit of fancy with a kick-back welcoming feel!
Walk through the gate and up the lavender lined path into our place where you simply slow down. Easy listening music plays all day, and they guarantee you’ll know the words to some of the songs from their classic rock playlists.

The menu is varied but the freshly baked, jam & cream Devonshire Tea is to die for. Be a snob in Stroud - we take you here from Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest & surrounds!

My Point Of View

The Avon Valley Inn - Gloucester

Gloucester's local Pub and its history (bushrangers and all!) are part of the history and folklore of the town and if you don't visit the Pub - well it's hard to say that you really visited at all! Wander the historic streets & parks & get lost in Gloucester & end up in their stunning new outdoor & function spaces. Select great local food from their updated menu (the light creamy Nutella cheesecake is amazing).


The Plough Inn - Bulahdelah

After exploring Bombah Point, the mysterious Alum Mountain, & Bulahdelah village, step back in time to 1862 for a fabulous meal overlooking the beautiful Crawford River, in the Plough Inn. A lunch destination, it is a family run hotel offering the perfect setting for a cold drink & freshly cooked meal in the bistro or the outdoor beer garden.

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