Food & Wine
Experience some of the best boutique food and wine at the Coast.
Our Coast is awash with some of the best local produce in Australia. In particular the main rivers from Batemans Bay to Wonboyn are renowned worldwide for their delicious farm fresh oysters. Visitors from far and wide are attracted to these sweet plump aphrodisiacs. To celebrate these delicacies, the Narooma Oyster Festival holds an annual extravaganza each year on the shores of the stunning Wagonga Inlet where visitors and locals get to indulge in a variety of estuary farms tasting the sublet differences between each. Likewise EAT Merimbula is a celebration of the local chefs and produce of Merimbula and surrounds.
Another foodie highlight of the Coast is the dairy industry. Bodalla has been producing cheese for more than 150 years and now houses a modern boutique cheese factory and retro café. Kids and adults can get up close and personal with the poddy calves which are bottle fed daily. In the historic village of Central Tilba, the ABC Cheese Factory which was established in 1891 and was the first cheese co-operative in New South Wales. Tilba Real Dairy owns gorgeous jersey cows and produce some of the creamiest milk you will ever drink which is popular in many of the boutique cafes and eateries in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Bega Cheese has been synonymous, for decades, with quality dairy products and is one Australia’s largest producers. Visit the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre and sample some of their award winning cheeses or enjoy a milkshake on the veranda overlooking the stunning Bega River.
The Coast also offers a cornucopia of fresh produce, exotic fruits, honest farm-fresh vegetables, eggs and meat. Handmade chocolates, ice-cream and the can be discovered at the many restaurants, farm gates, wharves, markets, and cafés. The Canberra Region Coast is also home to award winning farmers markets like the SAGE Farmers Markets located on the banks of the Moruya River in picturesque Riverside Park. There are numerous markets in the Eurobodalla and Sapphire COAST region offering something unique most weekends.