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Oysters on the Sapphire Coast

Tuross Boatshed & Cafe, Tuross HeadCREDIT: Destination NSW

Enjoying fresh oysters and wine at Tuross Boatshed & Cafe at Tuross Head, on the NSW Sapphire Coast.

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Oysters on the
Sapphire Coast

Tuross Boatshed & Cafe, Tuross Head CREDIT: Destination NSW

Enjoying fresh oysters and wine at Tuross Boatshed & Cafe at Tuross Head, on the NSW Sapphire Coast.

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Some of the world’s best oysters are grown in the waters around Tathra, Merimbula, Pambula and Eden, on the New South Wales Sapphire Coast south of Sydney. Here’s where to try them. 

Taste the famous Tathra Oysters 

Just outside the seaside town of Tathra, a six-hour drive south of Sydney, Gary and Jo Rodely, along with their son Sam, own and run Tathra Oysters, growing multi-award-winning Sydney rock oysters in the pristine conditions of Nelson Lake. The lake is in the middle of Mimosa Rocks National Park, connected to the ocean via a sheltered lagoon. The oysters are simply spectacular, offering a crunchy creaminess and that lingering aftertaste for which Sydney rock oysters are revered. You could taste these beauties in high-end Sydney restaurants Bennelong, Saint Peter or Cafe Sydney. Or you can buy them from the farm’s shop in Tathra, freshly shucked in front of you. 

Go organic at Wapengo Rocks 

Also in Mimosa Rocks National Park, Wapengo Lake is home to spectacular certified organic oysters grown by Shane Buckley. His Wapengo Rocks Wild Organic Oysters have picked up numerous awards, and are produced using sustainable practices. These include stress-free and low-impact growing techniques and the use of recycled and recyclable materials. Plump and creamy, the oysters are big favourites with chefs, but can also be bought on site, fresh from the lake.  

Try the subtle flavours of Broadwater Oysters

 A half-hour drive south of Tathra, Pambula Lake has been home to oyster growers for more than 100 years. Here, the clean waters of the Pambula and Yowaka rivers combine with the tides of the Pacific Ocean to produce the smooth, subtle flavour of Broadwater Oysters. Owners Greg Carton and Sue McIntyre are rightly proud of their award-winning oysters, which you can buy opened, unopened or bottled, direct from the source.  

Tathra Oysters, Tathra CREDIT: Destination NSW

Freshly opened Sydney Rock Oyster at Tathra Oysters.

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Tathra Oysters, Tathra CREDIT: Destination NSW

Freshly opened Sydney Rock Oyster at Tathra Oysters.

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The historic Tathra Wharf. CREDIT: Destination NSW

Tathra Wharf with coastal views across Boulder Bay, Tathra.

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The historic Tathra Wharf. CREDIT: Destination NSW

Tathra Wharf with coastal views across Boulder Bay, Tathra.

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Take a tour with Captain Sponge 

Go behind the scenes on Pambula Lake, between Eden and Merimbula, with Captain Sponge’s Magical Oyster Tours. Brett Weingarth, AKA Captain Sponge, will take you out on a fun (as well as educational) two-hour tour in which you’ll learn all about oyster farming, and get to shuck and taste Sydney rock oysters fresh from the lake. You’ll then cruise down the Pambula River, where ancient Aboriginal middens — piles of shells — offer evidence that oysters have been popular here for a long time.  

Taste creamy and sweet Womboyn Rock Oysters 

Womboyn Lake, a 30-minute drive south of Eden, is one of the most remote Sydney rock oyster estuaries on the New South Wales South Coast. Kel and Caroline Henry have been farming oysters here since 1990, and place a big emphasis on environmentally sustainable practices. Their award-winning Womboyn Rock Oysters, creamy and sweet, with a mild aftertaste, are available from their oyster shed, where you might get a shucking lesson too. 

Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours, Pambula CREDIT: Destination NSW

Freshly farmed in Merimbula by Brett Weingarth, owner and captain of Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours.

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Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours, Pambula CREDIT: Destination NSW

Freshly farmed in Merimbula by Brett Weingarth, owner and captain of Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours.

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Captain Sponge's Magical Oyster Tour, Pambula River CREDIT: Destination NSW

Couple enjoying a tour with Captain Sponge's Magical Oyster Tours on Pambula River, Pambula.

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Captain Sponge's Magical Oyster Tour, Pambula River CREDIT: Destination NSW

Couple enjoying a tour with Captain Sponge's Magical Oyster Tours on Pambula River, Pambula.

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