Dining in the Northern Rivers

The Northern Rivers region of NSW is a foodie heaven.

The rich coastline and bountiful hinterland provide a feast of seafood, fresh veggies and artisan goodies. The abundance is clear at the region’s many farmer’s markets (there’s one on almost every day of the week).

“From sampling fresh prawns straight off the boat in Yamba to mingling with the locals at the Mullumbimby markets, a visit to the Northern Rivers wouldn’t be complete without sampling some of the region’s fantastic local produce,” Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said.

Seafood galore

Yamba deserves its title of ‘prawn capital of Australia’. The local prawns are rightfully famous and can be found in many local cafes and restaurants. You can buy some of your own at the popular Clarence River Fisherman’s Co-operative.

For delicious, sustainable seafood check out Fins at Salt Village in Kingscliff. The restaurant has been serving up sustainable seafood for more than two decades.

Catch your own feed at Tweed Endeavour Cruises, which take you out to hunt for the famed Tweed River Mud Crab.

Feeling fruity

Learn about your jackfruits and jaboticabas at Tropical Fruit World. Or check out the native bush food orchard at Buck’s Farm in Chillingham. Buck produces famous finger limes, many of which are destined for some of Australia’s top restaurants.

Fantastic dining

There are so many fabulous dining options in the Northern Rivers, you’ll have a hard time making a choice. Fleet in sleepy Brunswick Heads and Town Restaurant & Cafe in Bangalow both showcase some of the best local produce.

Harvest in Newrybar should be on the list for any wine lover. Its wine list won Best Small Wine List at the Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards 2017. The restaurant also boasts beautiful views of rolling green hills from its veranda.

If you’re not sure where to start, Tasting Plate Tours offer a range of gourmet full day tours. You’ll visit farms, breweries, providores and more.

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