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Celebrate Rock Oyster Country

Set in the heart of Rock Oyster Country on the Yuin Nation, the Narooma Oyster Festival celebrates South Coast NSW oysters and the region’s slow food movement and produce, local and visiting chefs and rich artistic and cultural talents.

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Friday Night, May 5

Picnic vibes and sunset skies, a casual evening before the big day on Saturday.

  • Narooma Rocks Oyster Bar
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Selected food vendors
  • Premium dining experiences
  • Fireworks

Saturday, May 6

A huge day of tastings and exploring the full festival site.

  • Oyster Alley
  • Ultimate Oyster Experiences
  • Cooking Program with celebrated chefs
  • Australia’s Oyster Shucking Championships
  • Australia’s Biggest Oyster
  • Champagne and Oyster Cruises
  • Music and busking
  • Rock Oyster Lounge
  • Premium dining experiences
  • Local shuttle bus
  • Coaches from Batemans Bay and Bermagui

2022 Highlights

Whale Coast Realty Long Table Dinner

Friday evening, May 6 | 5pm to 9pm


A waterfront, twilight dining experience that shares the earth to sea origin stories of our favourite South Coast foods. Hosted by Paul West, the experience includes freshly shucked Appellation rock oysters and canapés followed by a formal four-course long table dinner showcasing local produce and matched NSW wines and craft beer. Saturday General Admission is included in this experience, if you have already purchased General Admission please contact us with your order number for a refund. Proudly supported by Whale Coast Realty, an independent boutique real estate and holiday accommodation agency.

Southern Phone Rock Oyster Lounge

Saturday, May 7 | 11am to 5pm


There is no better way to enjoy Narooma Oyster Festival than with exclusive access to the Rock Oyster Lounge. The lounge is an adults only space on the waterfront close to all the Festival action. Think delicious locally sourced snacks, three complimentary drinks and a private bar with a lounge area to recharge, rest and refresh in between festival experiences. Australia’s Oyster Coast will pop up regularly to dry shuck oysters especially for you.  It’s the ultimate chill-out zone. Tickets to the Rock Oyster Lounge include Saturday General Admission, if you have already purchased Saturday General Admission please contact us with your order number for a refund. Proudly supported by Southern Phone, one of the largest providers of fixed line, mobile and Internet communications services in regional Australia. Your ticket purchase includes Saturday General Admission.

Sydney Royal Ultimate Oyster Experiences

Saturday, May 7

A transformative tasting experience showcasing some of the best oysters from the 2022 Sydney Royal Aquaculture Competition. Hosted by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, with farmers and Sydney Royal judges, guests will explore different oyster species from four estuaries, including the rock, pacific and angasi, before unpacking the merrior associated with their unique environments. Sessions run for around 50 minutes and by the end you’ll understand the importance of shucking your own and be an expert in the five pit stops of flavours – the oyster tasting bible. Guests are offered a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, with matched wine or craft beer included with each tasting. General Admission tickets are also required and available here. Proudly presented by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.

Narooma Rocks After Party 

Saturday evening | 7pm to 10pm | $100

A new event, the Narooma Rocks After Party will be a relaxed way to farewell the festival for 2022. Set in a luxe pop-up on the grassy foreshore of the inlet, the After Party will have live tunes, small and large bites and braziers to keep away the autumn chill. Guests receive a complimentary drink on arrival, with small and large bites flowing throughout the evening. The Narooma Rocks spitfire bar will be offering a range of craft beer, NSW wines and limited cocktails for purchase.  Saturday General Admission tickets are not required for this event. Proudly presented by Narooma Rocks, home of the Narooma Oyster Festival.

Seafood Social, presented by Merivale

Saturday, May 7 | 11.30am to 2.30pm 


Join us for lunch at the long table with a menu designed for seafood lovers by Merivale’s Jordan Toft, executive chef of mimi’s and Bert’s Bar & Brasserie. From seafood boils to special dishes, enjoy the best and freshest of Narooma in what’s set to be the ultimate seafood feast. Your ticket purchase includes Saturday General Admission.
Proudly presented by Merivale.

Champagne and Oyster Cruise

Saturday, May 7 |  11am to 5pm


Board the Wagonga Princess for a one hour Champagne and Oyster Cruise on the famous inlet. Glide by oyster farms and the festival fringe while you enjoy oysters grown in the inlet, local cheese and biscuits and a piccolo of champagne or a craft beer. Built in 1905 of Huon Pine and sporting whisper quiet solar electric engines, this is a delightful way to explore the inlet and festival fringe. Cruises leave from within festival grounds and a Saturday General Admission ticket is required, see all tickets here.