How to get to Tea Gardens & Hawks Nest by car, train, coach or plane.

By car

Getting to the twin towns of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest on the Myall River is easy, follow the signs and you can’t miss them.

1. Pacific Highway

From the Pacific Highway exit ramp north of Karuah, the journey to Tea Gardens via the Myall Way is 10 km and takes about 10 minutes.

Crossing the Myall River via the Singing Bridge into Hawks Nest is a further 2 km and takes less than 5 minutes.

2. Bombah Point Road and Mungo Brush Road


If coming from the north, the journey from Bulahdelah via Bombah Point Road and Mungo Brush Road is very scenic. This route to Hawks Nest is 41 km and takes about 40 minutes.

Crossing the Myall River via the Singing Bridge into Tea Gardens is a further 2 kms and takes less than 5 minutes.

By train

The nearest railway stations are Broadmeadow and Taree which are on the main northern rail line from Sydney to Brisbane. There are several XPT trains per day in both directions.

Download the train and coach timetable here.

The car journey north to Tea Gardens from Broadmeadow railway station is 76 km and takes about one hour 5 minutes.

The car journey south to Tea Gardens from Taree railway station is 114 km and takes about one hour 15 minutes.

XPT train – Northbound daily:

Northbound To Casino (Service #033) / To Grafton (Service #035) / To Brisbane (Service #031)

  • Sydney Central 07.08 / 11.41 / 14.41
  • Broadmeadow 09.33 / 14.04 / 17.04
  • Dungog 10.43 / 15.15 / 18.11
  • Gloucester 11.37 / 16.22 / 19.04
  • Wingham 12.27 / 17.12 / 19.53
  • Taree 12.40 / 17.25 / 20.08

XPT train – Southbound daily:

Southbound From Grafton (Service #036) / From Brisbane (Service #032) / From Casino (Service #034)

  • Taree 09.52 / 14.41 / 01.31
  • Wingham 10.06 / 14.55 / 01.44
  • Gloucester 10.56 / 15.44 / 02.33
  • Dungog 12.06 / 16.38 / 03.25
  • Broadmeadow 13.19 / 17.52 / 04.28
  • Sydney Central 15.44 / 20.12 / 06.50

By coach

Private bus companies service this region.

By plane

Newcastle is the nearest public airport. It services Jetstar, Qantaslink, Virgin Australia, Regional Express (REX) and Fly Pelican with flights across Australia and seasonally to Auckland.

The journey from Newcastle airport to Tea Gardens is 55 km and takes about 45 minutes.

Crossing the Myall River via the Singing Bridge into Hawks Nest is a further 2 km and takes less than 5 minutes.