Ultimate Appellation Oyster Experience

Join John Susman or Paul West and a local oyster farmer for the ultimate oyster masterclass that will educate you on all things oysters and tantalise your tastebuds on the 5 pit stops of flavour.

Set on the waterfront at The Inlet restaurant in the festival precinct, enjoy a 45-50 minute tasting session of Rock Oysters from 4 NSW South Coast estuaries. You’ll also taste different species including a Pacific and an Angasi oyster. Enjoy sparkling wine on arrival before sipping on the award-winning Borrowed Cuttings Picpoul Blanc, a wine variety considered to be a perfect match with oysters.

On departure you’ll receive a special take away gift from Appellation Oysters including one dozen Rock Oysters, a festival knife, cool bag and tasting notes. Proudly supported by Appellation Oysters and our major festival partner, Australia’s Oyster Coast.

Things to note: 

  • excludes general admission ticket, please purchase separately
  • there is no seating allocation
  • over 16s only

Champagne Oyster Cruises

A Festival highlight is getting out on the water aboard the Wagonga Princess, quite possibly the oldest commercially operating vessel in Australia for a 50 minute Champagne Oyster Cruise. Built in 1905 and made of Huon Pine, the Wagona Princess will cruise past the oyster leases and farms, while you enjoy Wagonga Inlet oysters, cheese and biscuits and a piccolo of Pommery Champagne or a craft beer from local brewer, Big Niles. Departing from the jetty behind The Inlet restaurant at the southern end of the Festival site, please arrive ten minutes before your scheduled departure.

Departing from the Jetty behind The Inlet restaurant at the southern end of the Festival site. Arrive 10 minutes before scheduled departure.

Whale Coast Realty Long Table Dinner

Set on the shores of the famously blue Wagonga Inlet, the Whale Coast Realty Long Table Dinner is one of the most popular events on the festival program.

Join us and kick off your festival experience with a sensational waterfront dinner at twilight.

Hosted by local chef and oyster lover, Paul West, you’ll enjoy a 4 course menu including canapes, entree, mains and dessert with regional wines and craft beer included.

Themed ‘from the Southern seas’, this dinner will be a culinary delight for seafood lovers with the menu featuring oysters, abalone, tuna and locally caught fish (however we do have a meat dish to keep everyone happy).

At 8:30pm, enjoy a spectacular firework display over the waters of Narooma. Proudly supported by Whale Coast Realty.

Things to note: 

  • this ticket includes Friday night gate entry
  • this ticket does not include general admission on Saturday
  • this is a predominantly seafood dinner. A lamb option is available as an alternate main course dish
  • Bookings are limited to groups of no more than 6
  • Seating is allocated based on your group – due to Covid-safe planning requirements there is no exception to this, please book as a group with your friends to avoid being disappointed
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Should you happen to miss out on tickets, we are hoping to release tickets to a second bespoke dinner on the Friday night. This dinner is more suitable for meat lovers and vegetarians. Stay tuned for more details.

For the Love of the Land Dinner

Proudly supported by the Rural Recovery Support Service, NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Friday, 30 April | 6pm to 9pm

Chefs Nick Gardner and Dave Campbell are two good mates who have won four hats between them. They have featured in the cooking program at the Narooma Oyster Festival over the years showcasing their skill and passion for South Coast produce.

Join them for one night only as they collaborate to bring you a four course menu showcasing the very best land based produce of the region, in celebration of our rural landholders and their resilience through drought and bushfires. Of course there will be Oysters on arrival – it’s an oyster festival after all – and your ticket includes local craft beer and regional wines.

Please note:

  • Friday night admission is included
  • This is a long table style dinner, with pre-allocated seating.
  • If you order multiple tickets as a group, you’ll be seated with them.
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