The Botanic Gardens at Heatherbrae are close to the township of Raymond Terrace, Port Stephens. We visited the gardens on a warm Sunday as it was close to where we live and stress free. The gardens are rather bland this time of year, coming into Winter, but we viewed bird life and kangaroos close by. Huge variety of fauna. There is a little cafe which serves lovely scones and tea/coffee plus light lunches and snacks. There is also a gift shop. Quite a nice, relaxing afternoon and recommended for visitors to the area. There isn't an entry fee as such but you have to purchase a token (only a couple of dollars) to exit the car park, and donations are appreciated.