Oysters and Seafood Experiences
This is the place, the ‘meeting of the waters’, where two great ocean currents collide. The two systems – one from the Equator and one from Antartica – create a superhighway for thousands of species of marine life. And we are the winners. Pristine Sapphire Coast oysters and seafood!
The Rodely family have been farming their Sydney Rock Oysters in the pristine waters of Nelson Lake, in Mimosa Rocks National Park since 1988.
They are the only growers in this wonderful little estuary and have won over 180 awards for the oysters’ flavour and presentation.
Visit the shop in Tathra for a taste, and the learn how to open oysters or visit the website to view select city restaurants and the innovative mail order service.
Captain Sponge’s Magical Oyster Tours
Discover the secrets of beautiful Pambula Lake, learn about oyster farming, the river estuary, geology and more aboard Sponge’s oversized oyster punt.
Sample the world renowned Pambula Lake Sydney Rock oyster as fresh as can be – straight from the waters of the lake. Learn about oyster farming in the area, its’ history, modern techniques and biology. Get a crash course in oyster husbandry and inspect the native Angasi species of oyster which are also grown on the farm.
Once the oysters are aboard then it is time to set sail downstream to the scenic meandering Pambula river where ancient Aboriginal middens dot the steep tree-studded banks whilst White bellied sea eagles circle overhead. Another downstream stop to see how the catching of oysters is done before heading back to the jetty.
Tours take approximately 1.5 hours.
Private group charters by appointment. Minimum 6 persons, max 23.
Mumbulla Mountain, sacred to the Yuin people, forms the catchment for the pristine waters that feed Wapengo Lake. Wapengo’s native oysters have grown here for thousands of years and have been farmed since the late 1880s.
The clean waters that flow into Wapengo are filtered by the surrounding national parks, state forests and salt marshes.
We took the opportunity to marry the latest in sustainable aqua-culture techniques with the purest water quality and have created the first certified organic Rock Oyster farm.
Call to arrange a visit or drop into the oyster bar and gallery at Bermgaui.
Hazelgrove Oysters produces premium quality Sydney Rock Oysters in the pristine waters of Pambula Lake. Hazelgrove Oysters has received multiple awards for the condition, appearance, colour, flavour, richness, aftertaste, texture and fullness of its produce.
Enjoy Hazelgrove Oysters at the following local restaurants:
Vicolo Italian Restaurant, Merimbula; The Waterfront Cafe, Merimbula.
K&C Henry Wonboyn Rock Oysters
Wonboyn Rock Oysters is a family owned oyster farm on Wonboyn Lake, one of NSW’s most remote estuaries.
Kel and Caroline have been farming Sydney Rock Oysters for over 25 years. They harvest a range of award-winning oysters, from cocktail to plate, with a flavour that is ‘creamy and sweet with a very mild aftertaste’.
They are at the oyster shed most days, but phone ahead before your visit just to make sure.
Wonboyn estuary is around 40km south of Eden, and 25km north of the Victorian border, and one of the gateways to the Sapphire Coast’s most remote and wild national park, Nadgee Nature Reserve.
Join us for lunch or dinner at Wheeler’s Seafood Restaurant. Browse our gift shop, take home some beautiful fresh seafood or go on our oyster tour & try our famous oysters.
Browse the menu for seafood, hearty meals, salads, daily specials, asian flavours as well as the timeless classic – fresh fish & chips either with our famous Peroni Beer Batter or grilled.
Wheelers Oyster Farm offers the opportunity to discover the complete oyster story with a tour of our state-of-the-art factory plus, of course, a delicious taste of our oysters, straight from the lake.
Tours begin at 11am, from Monday to Saturday. Restaurant details here
Fresh oysters to sample lakeside at Pambula Lake.
Pambula Lake oysters have a smooth, subtle flavour influenced by the water they are produced in. The clean, clear waters of the lake are a combination of fresh water moving down the Pambula and Yowaka Rivers, and the tidal exchange from the Pacific Ocean – perfect for the production of the finest Sydney Rock Oysters.
Chat to the farmers, and see oysters being opened when you arrive to sample and buy from our lake side shed. Oysters are available in a range of sizes, opened, unopened or bottled.
We are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and Saturdays from 8 am to 2 pm
Mail orders: Email email@example.com or call (02) 6495 6704
Blue Wave Seafood – Bermagui
Blue Wave Seafood is located at the Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf complex, right next door to the Bermagui Fishermen’s Co-operative.
All fresh seafood is caught in local Bermagui and Sapphire Coast waters and processed on the purpose built premises. A highlight is seeing the catch unloaded, right out front!
Hours: seven days, 8am to 8pm.
Hooked on Seafood – Eden
Hooked on Seafood at Snug Cove, Eden has an extensive seafood menu for take away, or take home fresh.
Choose from the freshest local harvest, from mussels farmed in Twofold Bay to fish caught in the Bass Strait.
Walk around to the harbour to see which the boats are in during your visit.
Australias Coastal Wilderness Adventures
Australia’s Coastal Wilderness Adventures provide safe, enjoyable and insightful marine experiences for you. We operate on the stunning Far South Coast within close proximity to Eden, Pambula, Merimbula, Tathra and Bermagui.
Ocean to Plate
Our experienced local guides will provide all equipment, select the best sites and provide tuition on sustainable marine harvesting techniques required to collect your very own mussels, abalone, crayfish, and sea urchins. At the end of the day enjoy a cooking demonstration along with the finale, an unforgettable seafood smorgasbord including your own catch of premium Australian seafood served alongside local oysters, prawns and cheese platter and wine.
Immerse yourself in stunning marine nature with ACWA’s experienced local guides that will provide all equipment, guidance on the activity and insights into the marine environment. Snorkelling tours are available year round so take the plunge.
Prawn in the summer months
Discover a unique and exciting coastal activity. Prawning offers a unique opportunity to see interesting nocturnal marine wildlife and collect a feed of premium Australian seafood. ACWA’s guides will offer expert guidance, all equipment and insights into this unique coastal activity for you
Meet the farmer when you buy direct from the boat, the Maree-Eva, Monday to Friday!
Eden Mussels are grown in the nutrient rich waters of Twofold Bay, a natural spawning ground, and have been farmed for more than two decades. As filter feeders, they require no additional feed.
Eden Mussels are finalists in the Sydney Fish Market Seafood Awards and available from other local fishmongers and restaurants on the Sapphire Coast. Visit the website for recipes.
Eden Smokehouse is a popular stop for locals and visitors.
The man behind it all, Stan Soroka, is passionate about producing gourmet quality food that’s natural, healthy and sustainable. Browse the range of nationally acclaimed, artisan smoked seafoods including mussels, pilchards, trout, hoki, eel and atlantic salmon, much of it sourced from the rich waters of the Sapphire Coast, and Stan’s family recipe for Gravlax is amazing!
There’s also smoked garlic (incredible for cooking) and chicken breast.