About Us

Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest is situated in the eastern end of the Barrington Coast area, approximately two and a half hours drive north of Sydney, off the Pacific Highway. The twin towns of Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest are separated by the Myall River that feeds the majestic Myall Lakes system.

The quaint village of Tea Gardens derives its name from the hopes of its early settlers. The town was settled in the 1800s when the Australian Agricultural Company unsuccessfully attempted to graze sheep for their wool. Chinese farm hands not only grew vegetables for the A.A. Co. but attempted to grow tea – hence the name Tea Gardens evolved

On the ocean side of the river, Hawks Nest was named for just that – a hawk’s nest that rested in a tall, distinctive tree. Early sailors used the nest as a navigational marker.

Timber was the area’s main industry up to the mid-1900s and Winda Woppa on the Hawks Nest side still bears the remnants of this vibrant industry.

The Barrington Coast has plenty of amazing hidden gems to discover with Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens being a coastal town with a certain charm and warmth we are certain you will want to come back again and again.

Tea Gardens Real Estate Holidays

Established in 1997, Tea Gardens Real Estate has grown from managing a small number of holiday properties to a well-diversified portfolio of just over 100 active properties. In November 2020, the opportunity to merge with Ray White Tea Gardens, a well-respected local name in real estate, arise and we became the area’s largest agency.

We see the importance of having user friendly technology and offer an online booking system to allow our guests to book and pay online instantly. Our system also allows us to publish your property onto various online portals to achieve the maximum amount of exposure to the market.

Located on Marine Drive, the heart of Tea Gardens, our office is in a prime position to receive an abundance of foot traffic. We also ensure our social media presence is updated with our latest listings and upcoming community events.

Tea Gardens Real Estate Team


Hospitality is Sam’s absolute passion. Living in Tea Gardens all of her life has given her an in-depth knowledge of the Myall River, our beaches and all the best places to eat and relax. Sam’s caring nature ensures holiday guests have the very best accommodation to suit them. Nothing is to much trouble for Sam and she continually provides solutions to guest requirements. Tea Gardens Real Estate is most fortunate in having Sam as part its hospitality team…..try dropping Sam an email Sam@teagardensrealestate.com.au