is a locality in the Great Lakes Council Local Government Area
, located near the southern extremity of the Mid North Coast
and the northern extremity of the Hunter Region
in New South Wales
At the 2006 census, Tea Gardens had a population of 2,094, with most of the population resident in the village of Tea Gardens at the southern end of the locality.
extends along the west bank of the Myall River
from Port Stephens
approximately in a north-north-easterly direction. In the west it reaches the Pacific Highway
. The village of Tea Gardens
is located at the southern most end of the locality, on the northern shore of Port Stephens on the west bank of the Myall River, which connects the Myall Lakes
to the port. It is located directly across the river from Hawks Nest
and a two lane traffic bridge connects the two. Tea Gardens is located almost north of Sydney
, about southeast of the Pacific Highway on the southern end of the Ramsar Convention
listed wetlands of the Myall Lakes.
Due to a number of anthropogenic threats to the wetlands, residents of Tea Gardens have established a website to promote the sustainable use of local wetlands. These wetlands are well recognised as the foundation for the village's valuable fishing and tourism sectors.
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