• Recently renovated, fresh, clean & stylish rooms!

The Karuah Gardens Motel ensures comfort and class and prides itself on friendly customer service.  100% family owned and operated, your hosts  Lisa & Damien will ensure your stay is as pleasurable as possible.  Set on over 2000 square meters of land there is plenty of room to relax and unwind. Perfect for every traveller.  Our front desk is open 24 hours for your convenience so late check in is easy.

Check in is from 2pm      Check Out is by 10am 


All our rooms are furnished with the finest mattresses, flat screen televisions, air conditioning, heating, complimentary tea & coffee, free wifi, large bathrooms, seating, outdoor seating and plenty of comfort.  Our rooms will be transforming over the next few months to further satisfy our customers delights.


The gateway to Port Stephens.  Karuah is ideally situated, only 40minutes from Newcastle and the beautiful Nelson Bay area and 20 minutes from the stunning towns of Tea Garden and Hawks Nest.  Karuah is the ideal place to set up base as you explore everything Port Stephens, Great Lakes & Hunter regions have to offer.  Weather it’s whale watching, wine tasting, or trying some kayaking.  You can do it all from here!

Karuah itself is famous for its oysters.  The world’s best oysters are available at one of the many oyster sheds along our famous Karuah River which attract fishermen from all around the state.