Ferry Services between Nelson Bay and Tea Gardens

Port Stephens has a couple of ferry services operating between Nelson Bay and Tea Gardens. The ferry is not only a quick and easy way to get across the bay, but also provides wonderful views of Port Stephens and a good opportunity for dolphin watching.

 

Port Stephens Ferries

From Nelson Bay

Departs Daily from Public Wharf, Nelson Bay

All Year Round

8.30am - 12 noon - 3.30pm

All School Holidays

8.30am - 10am - 12 noon - 3.30pm

Boxing Day to Australia Day

Easter Long Weekend

8.30am - 10am - 12 noon - 2.30pm - 3.30pm

 

From Tea Gardens

Departs Daily from Wharf opposite Hotel (Marine Drive)

All Year Round

10am - 2.30pm - 5pm

All School Holidays

10am - 11am - 2.30pm - 5pm

Boxing Day to Australia Day

Easter Long Weekend

10am - 11am - 1.30pm - 2.30pm - 3.30pm - 5pm

Telephone Port  Stephens Ferries for more information on 0412-682-117 or on the ferry 0419-417-689

 

MV Wallamba - "The Wally"

Enjoy a relaxing trip across Port Stephens, hear a brief commentary on Port Stephens and see bottle nose dolphins swimming in the bay.

Return Fares: Adult $20, Concession $18, Child $10 (under 5 yrs old free), Family $50 (2 adults, 3 children). Group discounts.

One way fares available.

Pay on board or pre-pay at Hawks Nest Newsagency.

Departs from public wharves.

Private charters available.

Telephone 0408-494-262. Email: wallamba1@bigpond.com
 

Tea Gardens - Hawks Nest - Nelson Bay Service:
 

From Tea Gardens

Departs Tea Gardens 9:30am and 2.30pm
 

From Hawks Nest (phone to confirm pick-up)

Departs Hawks Nest 9.45am and 2.45am
 

From Nelson Bay

Departs Nelson Bay 11:15am and 3.45pm

 

If you are looking for a place to stay in the region, look at our Port Stephens accommodation options and book online.