Tea Gardens

7 Great Camp Sites in 1 Great Location

The Great Aussie Bush Camp facility near the coastal towns of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest, is situated within a historically unique and truly authentic Australian environment. Located near the pristine beaches of Port Stephens and the magnificent Myall Lakes, it’s the perfect outdoor education and recreation learning environment.

Curriculum Centred Programs and Activities

At Tea Gardens we offer schools and teachers tailor-made and curriculum-centred outdoor education based teaching and learning experiences. Depending on each school’s needs, different programs can be developed to achieve student outcomes from across all stages of learning and curriculum areas.

Our position as a leader in the outdoor education and recreation industry is reflected by the range of curriculum solutions we offer. These include Life Ready, Gold, Geography based Rainforest and Marine programs along with other alternate programs like Rock & Water, Anti-Bullying and Peer Support.

With seven sites to choose from and a variety of accommodation options available, planning and booking a Great Aussie Bush Camp experience at Tea Gardens is free from the stress and hassles normally associated with planning school camps.

Consistent 9.5 out of 10 Satisfaction Rating

The quality of service we provide from booking procedures to program delivery and our passion for what we do is why we consistently score 9.5 out of 10 on our school satisfaction ratings. Students, teachers and parents all love our family-friendly atmosphere.

All of our programs and activities are delivered by highly trained instructors who treat students like family and teachers like VIPs. It’s no wonder they receive so much fan mail.

The Widest Range of Programmed Activities

Every Great Aussie Bush Camp program at our Tea Gardens facility offers the widest choice of onsite and offsite activities available at any outdoor education centre in Australia. Whatever your school needs we’ve got it, either onsite or on our doorstep. From dolphin watching to rainforests, sand dunes to sacred sites, beaches to barbecues and high adventure, it’s all there just waiting to be enjoyed, explored and experienced. It’s simply “way too much fun”.

Activities include:

  • Team Challenge Trail
  • Rock Climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Lost Island
  • Pioneering
  • Fencing
  • Fossiling
  • Dual Flying Fox
  • High Ropes
  • Archery
  • Raft Building
  • Bushcraft
  • PLUS HEAPS MORE…to maximise student involvement.

Campsite Facilities and Services

  • Seven separate sites
  • Indoor sports hall
  • Dining hall/activity areas
  • Widest variety of activities
  • Our own private Lake Ivan
  • Separate teacher accommodation
  • Night time supervision


Booking a camp at our Tea Gardens site is free from the stress and hassles normally associated with planning school camps. Just go to our online booking form and send us a booking request and we’ll do the rest.