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Australia's Oyster Coast

The pristine waters of the Sapphire Coast have been producing award-winning oysters forever. Why? This is the place where two great ocean systems -€“ one from Antarctica, the other from the Equator - converge and mix with the pristine waterways flowing to the coast. Oysters from the Sapphire Coast are an exquisite blend of creaminess, sweetness and saltiness and you can taste them from Bermagui to Tathra, Merimbula, Pambula and Wonboyn.

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Bega Local Produce Sapphire Coast

The Sapphire Coast has long been famous for its beef and dairy produce and sublime oysters. Now, the region is emerging as a major food destination with plenty of delicious options for anyone who enjoys good food and wine. You'll find the unspoilt natural beauty of this region is more than matched by the flavour and quality of produce from mussels and prawns, wine and cheese, olives and chillies, exotic fruits and farm-fresh vegetables, eggs and meat.

Award-winning oysters have long been synonymous with this unique area and you can taste them at any number of locations - at the wharf and oyster shed, at markets, and in cafes and restaurants. Try freshly-shucked Sydney rock oysters from Tathra Oysters which sells Sydney rock oysters grown in the pristine waters of Nelson's Lake in Mimosa Rocks National Park. Broadwater Oysters sell Pambula Lake Oysters, while at Wheelers Oyster Farm, you can taste oysters and take a tour to learn about oyster-growing. Other suppliers are The Oyster Pot at Tathra, Wapengo Rocks at Bermagui, Hazelgrove Oysters at Pambula, K&C Henry Wonboyn Rock Oysters, JJ Oysters at Pambula, Merimbula Gourmet Oysters at Milligandi.

Farmers' markets are also plentiful in the region, offering the chance to try local produce in the one location. Stock up on local wine, meat, olives and olive oil, fruit and vegetables, honey, herbs, jams and preserves, eggs, fresh flowers and plants, soaps and salves, crafts and so much more. Visit Eden Smokehouse for multi-award-winning artisan smoked seafoods. More gourmet Sapphire Coast produce not to miss includes Disaster Bay Chillies, Towamba Station Olives, Sandy Creek Olives & Finger Limes at Bemboka, Brogo Permaculture Gardens and fine olive oil from the Candelo region at Savelle Farm. 

Enjoy local seafood straight from the boat at cafes and restaurants in the region. You'll find plenty of good options for eating out from Bega and Bermagui to Eden, Pambula and Merimbula.

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Whales at Eden
Oyster Farming in Merimbula