Rock Oyster Week

Experience the Merroir of Rock Oyster Country | April 26 to May 10

Welcome to Rock Oyster Week, your gateway to a unique blend of adventure and culinary delights. Discover an array of experiences from serene kayak tours to engaging oyster shucking and tastings, set against the stunning backdrops of Rock Oyster Country’s vibrant waters and the South Coast’s enchanting estuaries. Join us for a journey that promises to invigorate your senses and deepen your appreciation for nature’s bounties.

Out of the Blue oysters

Out of the Blue Oyster Tours Wagonga Inlet

Explore Narooma’s Wagonga Inlet on an oyster punt and taste Rock Oysters directly from the lease with rock oyster farmer, Damon Fernihough. His personalised, flexible and intimate small group tours are suited to small groups of 2 to 4 people and run for 1.5 to 2 hours, including a visit to the family run oyster shed.

You can elevate your experience and arrive by air with South Coast Sea Planes or disembark at The Quarterdeck Restaurant for a special dining experience after your tour.

South Coast Seaplanes

Seaplane Estuary Tour

A bird’s eye view of Rock Oyster Country and be back in time for lunch at Quarterdeck Cafe.

Departing from Narooma’s Forsters Bay, your adventure includes a scenic flight over Tuross Lake, Wagonga Inlet and Punkally Creek, where more than 1.2 million oysters are grown each year. 

Your flights ends with a landing on Wagonga Inlet to disembark at the famous Quarterdeck Cafe.

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Oyster Tasting Kayak Tour – Batemans Bay

A farm gate culinary tour with a difference. Arrive at the Farm Gate on Wray Street by kayak!

The Clyde River is renowned for its top-notch oysters and there’s no better way to stir your appetite that with a guided paddle through the oyster leases. Meet Jade, a 5th generation oyster farmer and taste freshly shucked Rock Oysters straight from the water – there’s no better way!

Use the code ‘oysterfest’ for 10% off!

Narooma Charters

Visit Baranguba Montague Island

Experience the magic of Barunguba Montague Island Nature Reserve, a home to penguins, seals and a place rich in indigenous culture, maritime history and ecological wonder.

Narooma Charters are a family run local business with decades of experience and a deep connection to the landscape and the animals who live and migrate here. No trip tp Narooma is complete with out a visit to Baranguba!

Rock Oyster Country

Oyster Farm gates

A South Coast road trip is not complete without a visit to a farm gate to meet the farmers and taste their Rock Oysters. From Greenwell Point in the Shoalhaven to Wonboyn Lake on the Sapphire Coast – there’s a special merroir to discover at each one. 

Like the oysters they grow, each farmer has a unique story to tell. These passionate cultivators of the sea are not just farmers; they are custodians of an age-old tradition, guardians of the sea who work in harmony with nature to bring you the finest oysters.

Big Niles

Beer and Oyster Tastings

For years, oysters have seemingly been the perfect pairing for myriad grape-based drinks and spirits. Oysters and Champagne? It’s a party. Oysters and rosé? Summer perfection. Oysters and Sauvignon Blanc? Classic. Oysters and a Martini? Mr. Gatsby’s in the house.

But there is another beverage out there that shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to creating stunning pairings: beer.

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Navigate expeditions

Kayak and Shuck Tour near Eden and Merimbula

Combine two of the best experiences on Rock Oyster Country; a kayaking tour with a shucking lesson at Broadwater Oysters! 

Starting at the stunning Pambula River Mouth, surrounded by vibrant turquoise water and beautiful natural surroundings, this kayak tour is perfect for anyone, regardless of kayaking experience.

Narooma Library

Bidhiinja: Restoring our oyster reefs

The Australian National Maritime Museum has joined forces with the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), artists and communities like ours to share the stories of reef restoration, including Narooma’s own Wagonga Inlet where an Australian first is taking place. 

A free exhibition at Narooma Library.

Narooma Charters

Snorkel with the seals

Barunguba Montague Island is renowned as a world-class diving destination, offering surprises year-round.

Swim alongside friendly seals in pristine waters, with dozens of dive sites available in almost any weather condition. Custom boats ensure a top-notch diving experience, equipped with sit-down dive racks, twin ladders, air fills, and excellent onboard facilities.

In the cooler months, dive or snorkel with up to 1800 playful fur seals, or marvel at the spectacle of Humpback whales and dolphins. As warmer currents arrive, witness a multitude of tropical fish, pelagics, and unique marine life like Grey Nurse sharks and turtles.

NaR-oo-ma Cultural Tours

NaRooma Cultural Tours

Join Walbunja man Wally Stewart aboard his custom-made tour boat and experience Narooma and Wagonga Inlet like you’ve never seen it before – through the eyes of its first inhabitants, the Walbunja people of the Yuin Nation.

This two hour family-friendly tour celebrates Aboriginal dreamtime stories, rock oysters and bush tucker, music and dance with the Walbunja people of the Yuin Nation.

Batemans Bay Heritage Musuem

The Clyde Oyster: A tale of two valves

This exhibition connects the history of Clyde River oyster farmers, from First Nations and immigrant farmers to today’s diverse industry.

Discover growing techniques, recipes and plenty of salty tales as you journey with the oyster from a “cheap as chips and everywhere” snack to cultivated international best seller.