Love Sea Food

When it comes to seafood in Port Stephens both residents and visitors alike are spoilt for choice. From prawns, fish and oysters to crabs, lobsters, and shellfish the mouth-watering quality and range of seafood is unique to this region, the envy of other regions throughout the state.

From the trawler to the table, your catch of the day is as fresh as it gets. Port Stephens is renowned for sensational seafood all year round with Hunter River estuaries and Myall Lakes and River bursting with sweet prawns and plump oysters, Blue Swimmer and Mud crabs and lobsters. This August we will celebrate coastal cuisine with live cooking demonstrations and tastings, educational talks and displays, oyster and tasting shucking.

This August we will celebrate coastal cuisine with live cooking demonstrations, educational talks, signature dinners, seafood lunch specials, meeting the growers, kids activities and much more.

So join us as we share our love for seafood.


Love Sea Food Program 2017


Gala Dinner

Friday 25 August - Broughtons at the Bay, D’Albora Marina Nelson Bay

From prawns, fish and oysters to crabs, lobsters and shellfish the mouth-watering quality and range of seafood is unique to this region and one of the reasons we attract top chefs from around the world.

This celebration of coastal cuisine begins with freshly shucked oyster by the grower accompanied by a glass of First Creek Wines Sparkling served upon arrival.

Leading local chefs Ben Way (Little Beach Boathouse), Ludovic Poyer (The Poyers) and Matt Keys (The Little Nel) will prepare a three-course Port Stephens seafood delight whilst all perfectly match to First Creek Wines’. Throughout the evening each chef will introduce their dish being served sharing their inspiration for their creation.

Purchase Tickets Here

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Farmers of the Sea

Saturday 12 August - D'ALBORA Marina, Nelson Bay

10am - 2pm

Oysters have been farmed within the pristine waterways of Port Stepehens by generations of families. Whilst they can be an acquired taste, there is no doubt that we prodcue the frestest and tastiest oysters along the New South Wales coast.

Come and join our Farmers of the Sea and learn all about our local oyster industry, the difference in taste based on location and the all-important secret to shucking.


  • Oyster 101 - Who / When / Where / How?
  • Oyster Shucking Competition
  • Tastes & Purchase your oyseters straight from the farmer
  • Growers Trail of Port Stephens Oysters
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Fish to Dish

Local restaurants and cafes are celebrate with lunch and dinner seafood specials during the month. Whether it is freshly shucked Oysters, a King Prawn Salad or local market fresh fish, our local restaurants and cafes will not let you down when it comes to fresh and local Port Stephens seafood.

Find out what's on the menu

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Trawler to Table

Enjoy a delicious seafood inspired meal over lunch or dinner with our local producers as you learn about the local industry and hear tales of the past.

Participating Restaurants


  • The Little Nel (Friday 25th August)
  • The Galley Kitchen (Friday 25th August)


  • Wharf Restaurant (Saturday 19th August)
  • The Greenhouse Eatery (Saturday 26th August)
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Fish & Fun

Love Sea Food 'FISH & FUN' Weekend (Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 August)

Hosted at D’Albora Marina Nelson Bay on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th this will be the signature weekend with a program of activities from Celebrity & Local Chefs providing cooking demonstrations and masterclasses, seafood tastings, Kids Fun Zone of interactive displays, touch tanks and fish feeding.

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Our Local Seafood

With generations of fishing and oyster farming families watching over their precious ”farmland” to ensure future generations can enjoy the lifestyle and visitors can continue to enjoy the freshest and tastiest seafood on the coast - the Port Stephens seafood and aquaculture industry is in safe hands.

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Port Stephens Prawns

Event Partners

Huon Aquaculture Commercial Fisherman's CooperativeNSW Department of Primary IndustriesD'Albora Marina Nelson BayPort Stephens Council Destination NSW - Visit NSW

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