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Port Stephens Ferry Service

Nelson Bay Public Wharf, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
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Relaxing cruise with great views.

A great way to see Port Stephens is by taking the ferry service between Tea Gardens and Nelsons... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
roldenburg
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Nowra, Australia
Nelson Bay to Tea Gardens Ferry trip

Absolutely loved the ferry trip across to Tea Gardens! Good value for money with great scenery... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
pudz24
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Newcastle, Australia
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“the pub” (17 reviews)
“myall river” (6 reviews)
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Nelson Bay Public Wharf, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

A great way to see Port Stephens is by taking the ferry service between Tea Gardens and Nelsons Bay. A very relaxing cruise where you can see dolphins at play and take in fantastic scenery along the way.

4  Thank roldenburg
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved the ferry trip across to Tea Gardens! Good value for money with great scenery along the way.. Nice walk around Tea Gardens with great fish and chips to eat along the shore and a great little icecream/lolly shop there too. Will definitely do...More

2  Thank pudz24
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Really enjoyed our trip over to Tea Gardens to see friends for lunch (at the Boathouse). The ferry staff were delightful. Book ahead if you can, as you get priority boarding! Saw plenty of dolphins and they slowed down so you could get a good...More

2  Thank Helen Y
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

We went on this ferry ride to Tea Gardens. It was a beautiful day and the trip there and back was a wonderful experience, the waters were calm and we spotted a number of dolphins - the skipper kindly slowed for photos and a closer...More

2  Thank Beryl R
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Having taken this cruise previously, we had expected a replica trip, nut unfortunately this was not to be. Because there were so many passengers, we had to travel on a larger ferry. Personally, I felt that this beautiful old tub should have been retired some...More

1  Thank Yvonne W
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We booked a return trip to the Tea Gardens through Port Stephens Ferry Service. After reading that these trips are mostly empty, we were pleasantly surprised to see the ferry full. Even so, it was quite enjoyable. The staff looked after everyone and provided historical...More

1  Thank deepsat
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

What a lovely way to see the Bay and it's surrounds. Such a pleasant trip. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a nice day out.

2  Thank Joansey2
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

The return boat trip was an hour each way, passing incredible scenery including the mangroves and hill peaks. Annie, the deckie / tour guide was a wealth of knowledge on local information, friendly and able to recomend good places at Tea Gardens.

Thank Janet B
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Well, it is a ferry that goes from Nelson Bay to Tea Gardens, and back. Tick - cant go wrong. Its an hour trip, slow but scenic.

Thank PJB1965
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

We took the ferry accross to Tea gardens a relaxing well commentated hour run and lunched at the pub before catching the ferry back again.No commentary on the way back and the ferry was quite full but there was room to move about and get...More

Thank Stephen W
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ROBERT F
1 October 2016|
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Response from Lisa Gai P |
Just a little walk
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ROBERT F
30 September 2016|
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Response from Grades69 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Robert, The ferry wharf is only about 50 metres to the pub and all flat. The wharf is ramped so no dramas with a wheel chair.
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