Tea Gardens Ferry

Join Tea Gardens Ferry aboard the Y-Knot Catamaran and cruise across the bay. Transfers available to and from Tea Gardens, 7 days a week.

With friendly commentary and panoramic views of beautiful Port Stephens, crossing the bay is a must for visitors to this blue water wonderland.

The one hour ferry ride between Nelson Bay and Tea Gardens will take you straight through the heart of Port Stephens Marine Park. Cruise across the bay and up the Myall River to Tea Gardens, spot dolphins, hire a kayak, visit the local art gallery, browse bohemian boutiques, and enjoy lunch at one of the eateries along the waterfront.

Tea Gardens is a lovely destination with a long and rich history.

The Great Lakes Marine park’s diverse marine life is abundant with dolphins, green sea turtles, fish and seabirds. Bird watchers will delight in the vast array of shorebirds that live and forage along the shores of the Myall River.

Hawks Nest Golf Club is a championship 18 hole course with modern club facilities. Enjoy a morning cruise from Nelson Bay to Hawks Nest, where the Club courtesy bus will pick you up. They will return you to Tea Gardens pub after your game for your return ferry trip. Bookings essential.

Nelson Bay and Tea Gardens are popular transfer points for cyclists journeying up or down the east coast. We can carry small or large cyclist groups, if you’re looking for a quick and easy transfer across the Bay, please ensure you book in advance. Bookings essential.


8.15am || 11am || 3.15pm


9.45am || 2pm || 4.30pm

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Tea Gardens Ferry

Dock C, D’Albora Marina 6 Teramby Road Nelson Bay NSW 2315

Cancellation Policy

Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. No-shows will be charged the full price.