Food, produce and markets
Taste the delights of beautiful Eurobodalla, from freshly shucked oysters and elegant wines to local cheeses, bush honey and gourmet treats. There are farmers markets, cheese factories, wineries and an enticing selection of places to eat in this deliciously wonderful region on the NSW South Coast.
Batemans Bay is the heart of Australia’s Oyster Coast, where Clyde River oysters are harvested in clean estuary waters. Other oyster-growing areas in Eurobodalla’s pristine waters include the Tuross estuary at Tuross Head and the Wagonga Inlet in Narooma, home of the Narooma Oyster Festival.
For oysters shucked at the farm gate, visit Wray Street Oyster Shed and the Pearly Oyster Bar and Farm in Batemans Bay. One of Batemans Bay’s best restaurants is On the Pier, which serves the famous Clyde River oysters. There are more waterfront dining experiences, such as The River Moruya.
One of the best growers markets in Australia is the SAGE Farmers Market, every Tuesday afternoon in Moruya, a popular destination for outdoor adventure such as skydiving and kayaking. To browse fresh produce stalls on Saturday, visit the Moruya Country Market or the Tilba Growers Market.
Eurobodalla is one of Australia’s oldest dairying regions, producing quality cheeses since the 1860s. Check out the Bodalla Dairy Cheese Factory and the Bodalla Dairy Shed in charming Bodalla. You can also buy cheese and other treats from the ABC Cheese Factory in Central Tilba, a heritage village.
Rich soils support a range of farms and vineyards. For wine tasting, visit the cellar door of Tilba Valley Wines at Lake Corunna near the foothills of Mount Gulaga, an extinct volcano special to the local Yuin Aboriginal people. The winery, a short drive from Narooma, has live music twice a month.
The annual Eurobodalla Agricultural Show is a traditional country show, with wood chopping, horse jumping, farm animals and competitions for local stock, including cows, sheep and goats. In the picturesque Moruya Showgrounds, enjoy fun carnival rides and entertainment for the whole family.