Where to find Australia’s best seafood experiences
As many globe-trotting foodies are already well aware, an Aussie holiday and world-class seafood go hand in hand. The incredible diversity of the waters that surround and run through it mean Australia’s best seafood experiences are second to none.
Here, you can skewer prawns fresh from the ocean and throw them onto a BBQ. Get stuck into freshly shucked oysters as you look out across stunning ocean views. Eat fish and chips from crumpled paper with the sand between your toes.
When it comes to amazing seafood experiences, there really is no better destination.
But with a staggering 35,877 kms of stunning coastline – and that’s just on the mainland – where are the best places to indulge?
We did the mouth-watering work on your behalf, scouring the map to bring you some of Australia’s best seafood experiences and destinations.
Take a look below and get ready to be inspired.
Set on New South Wales’ Sapphire Coast with its thriving marine life, Eden is the perfect spot to enjoy a range of wonderful seafood experiences. Snorkel the crystal clear waters where you can find mussels, sea urchin, Eastern Rock Lobster and Blacklip Abalone. With the aid of local guides, you can sustainably collect enough to make a fresh seafood feast after your foraging mission.
The Coral Coast is known for its white sandy beaches and untouched coral reefs. It is also a great place to try delicious rock lobsters, harvested fresh from the Indian Ocean. Head out at daybreak on a dedicated rock lobster experience so you can collect the crustaceans from craypots yourself.
Dine on fresh seafood year-round all around this stunning peninsula, freshly sourced from the cool waters of Port Phillip Bay. Buy sweet, salty mussels and oysters from Portarlington Pier, or head out on a fishing trip to catch southern bluefin tuna, King George whiting or snapper.
Try your hand at some traditional Aboriginal spearfishing on a cultural tour, learning about local culture and traditions as you catch mud crabs and mussels. If that sounds too strenuous, simply head to one of the many amazing seafood restaurants in the area.
Learn how to shuck an oyster yourself on the Eyre Peninsula Seafood Trail. This picturesque route will take you around the region’s best restaurants and seafood markets. A range of tours is also available to help you find out more about the vibrant local seafood industry.
Take a tour of the Freycinet Marine Farm at Coles Bay where you can savour delicate oysters and mussels plucked fresh from the sea and shucked as you watch. Buy your own oysters, mussels, rock lobster and abalone, or head out onto the water for your own fishing adventure.