Top things to do in Tea Gardens & Hawks Nest

Top Choice French in Tea Gardens & Hawks Nest


Long-time Francophiles Kerry and Peter Hodges serve a fabulous three-course French lunch (book ahead in summer) at this old rustic riverside beauty, where you can kick back with roast chicken with olives and a glass…
Indian in Tea Gardens & Hawks Nest

Curries & More

Amrit and Rachana Poudyal are known for their authentic kitchen at this friendly place, nestled in a less-than-glamorous shopping strip. Indian standards such as butter chicken, pork vindaloo, coconut prawns and dah…
Cafe in Tea Gardens & Hawks Nest


Start the day with well-done coffee, a healthy smoothie and a big breakfast, or stop by for seafood paella and a glass of wine at lunch on the lovely deck watching the pelicans glide in. Check the website for monthl…
Beach in Tea Gardens & Hawks Nest

Jimmy's Beach

Blinding white sand and glassy water faces out to Nelson Bay at this tranquil sheltered beach. Great for kids.
Beach in Tea Gardens & Hawks Nest

Bennett's Beach

This beautiful long and secluded stretch of beach is perfect for romantic walks and dolphin spotting.
International in Tea Gardens & Hawks Nest

Benchmark on Booner

Choose between a casual wood-fired pizza or a schnitzel dinner, or go for the large sharing platters of ribs, salmon, pork belly or slow-cooked lamb shoulder. Pizza delivery is also available.