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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Captain Sponge’s Magical Oyster Tours
Discover the secrets of beautiful Pambula Lake on a 2 hour cruise 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. Get a crash course in oyster husbandry and inspect the native Angasi species of oyster which are also grown on the farm.
The estuary is also the site of ancient Aboriginal middens and home to white bellied sea eagles who nest in gum trees right above the farm.
Private group charters by appointment. Minimum 6 persons, max 23.
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 protected] or call (02) 6495 6704
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.
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.
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.
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.
Southland Fish Supplies Factory Tour
Southland Fish Supplies unloads approximately 1900 tonnes of fish a year from local and visiting fishing vessels. The professional fish processing team at Southlands fillet approximately 200 tonnes of value added product a year.
You can also visit the Southlands Fish Shop shop in Imlay Street.
Visit Southlands Tuesday to Friday between 9:30 and 11:30 am to learn more about modern fish processing and watch the experts at work.
Australias Coastal Wilderness Adventures
Australia’s Coastal Wilderness Adventures specialise in safe, enjoyable and insightful marine experiences for you.
Ocean to Plate (Wet or Dry) Collect your very own mussels, abalone, crayfish & sea urchins and celebrate with an unforgettable seafood smorgasbord including local oysters, prawns and cheese platter and wine. You can choose to stay dry watch us do the work too!
Snorkel: Immerse yourself in stunning marine nature with ACWA’s experienced local guides.
Ben Boyd National Park Explorer: Explore this stunning coastal park and finish with a snorkel at a secret bay.
Bitangabee Bay Bounty Bitangabee Bay is an underwater wonderland, explore & harvest a seafood feast.
Prawn in the summer months: See interesting nocturnal marine wildlife and collect a feed of premium Australian seafood.