From spearfishing for barramundi in Arnhem Land to shucking fresh oysters in Sydney, from fly fishing for trout in Western Australia and dining on the best seafood ACT has to offer. There is an abundance of opportunities to sample Australia’s world famous seafood, all around the country!
The Northern Territory is home and most famous for wild barramundi. You can pick up locally sourced ingredients such as much crabs, the barramundi and mussels at the Darwin Fish Market. Here they can also teach you how to prepare your purchase with its in house cooking program and free tasting demonstrations on the weekends. If you are feeling particularly lucky, on the far north coast you can fish for your own barramundi, longtail tuna and Spanish mackerel.
Western Australia’s seafood and freshwater fish are some of the finest you will ever have the luxury to taste. The limestone chalets in the Southern Forests region are the perfect base for fly fishing fans who are wanting some new adventures and want to explore nearby lakes in search of trout. If you aren’t much of an adventurer, head to Fremantle and dig into classic fish and chips at the Fishing Boat Harbour.
There is an abundance of fish species that can be caught in the lake regions of Victoria, including, flathead, snapper, John Dory and silver dory. It is a fisherman’s paradise all over Victoria! Local charter boats run boat trips from Queenscliff, Portsea and Portland to show keen fisher the best spot to find just what they are looking for!
The climate of far north Queensland is perfectly suited to saltwater barramundi, along with tiger and Crystal Bay prawns. People flock to Queensland for their outstanding prawns and amazing Moreton Bay bugs! Join boat tours that take you out into the Moreton Bay region, or even join a tour to Port Douglas for a session of catching mud crabs, mussels and some spearfishing. Sara from Pacifica trading says touring around the Port Douglas area will have you hooked on fishing before you know it!
Make sure you don’t eat for a week before heading to South Australia. In port Lincoln, challenge yourself to eating a one kilogram oyster at the Port Lincoln Hotel, where you can also see where oysters are grown nearby. You can also follow the Eyre Peninsula Seafood Trail from Whyalla to Streaky bay and take in all the culinary pleasures.
The ACT is known for their nautical themed restaurants, and the high quality of food in these restaurants. Visit the ACT and let your tastebuds soar as they are spoilt with seafood served ways you would never imagine.
Head to Sydney Fish Market to see oysters freshly shucked, then take to the waterside to enjoy a platter of fish and chips cooked to order. You can learn to cook seafood at the Sydney Seafood School, or simple enjoy what Sydney seafood has to offer!