Freycinet Marine Farm

Freycinet Marine Farm

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Posted 2015-07-15 by GiGi GMV follow
On our recent trip to Tasmania, we stumbled upon whilst on our way to Wineglass Bay in the Freycinet National Parks.



It was an 'accidental' discovery as we were lured into this charming Marine Farm by all the huge street signs placed along the highway; however it was one of the highlights of our trip as it resulted in a great breakfast indulging in large, juicy freshly shucked oysters.



has plenty parking for cars, caravans and campers and when we arrived, we saw professional oyster shuckers working through a large pile of oysters.

Immediately we knew we were in for some serious delicious Tasmania's seafood, such as mussels, scallops, abalone and rock lobster. The specialty here was undoubtedly the oysters!



We were informed these fresh daily harvested oysters came from the marine farm to our plates directly. They can be bought by the dozen, natural or kilpatrick style.



However, I was instantly drawn to the oysters with smoked salmon, Brie and chives ($15.00/1/2 dozen). The combination sounded alluring and divine when the oysters were placed under a grill to quickly melt the Brie cheese. As if that does not sound decadent already!



My friend's sharp eye caught the Special of the Day - Hot smoked oyster soup & roll ($10.00). It was a cold winter morning and the thought of a warm hearty soup sounded ideal. Instinctively we placed an order for it immediately.

The sun was out and the weather was crisp, so we settled in at one of the wooden tables and benches on the deck and waited with high anticipation for our meal to arrive.



It did not take long for our Baked Oysters with Smoked Salmon & Brie and chives to arrive. The brie cheese was only lightly melted on top whilst maintained the fresh juicy oysters underneath.



In fact, we could taste the clean waters of Tasmania with every oyster that passed our palate. It was easily a 5 star contemporary dish with an amazing rich taste.



The hot smoked oyster soup was another outstanding dish combining two of my favourite foods, smoked oysters and seafood chowder soup. Besides being delicious, the thickened creamy soup was hearty and warmed our soul instantly.

We devoured it and even used the crusty bread to mop up the last drip with the soup. It was that delicious.



Unfortunately, we did not bring any fancy wine or gourmet salad with us, otherwise they would go very nicely with our oysters.

Nevertheless, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and we even got a half dozen natural oysters to go, so we can enjoy them on the beach later.



is also one of the few places where you can take a group tour through the oyster farm and experience the entire process of growing and processing oysters. Group tours need to be pre-arranged.



is located on the Freycinet Peninsula, 2.5 hours drive North East of Hobart. The quick detour is worth your while!

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