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Published July 14th 2015
Oyster Lovers' Heaven
On our recent trip to Tasmania, we stumbled upon Freycinet Marine Farm whilst on our way to Wineglass Bay in the Freycinet National Parks.

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Early oyster feast!


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.



Freycinet Marine Farm 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!

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Can I take your order? I will have ..... Everything!


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.

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1/2 dozen Oysters with smoked salmon, Brie and chives $15


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!

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Hot smoked oyster soup & roll $10


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.

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Oh... so tempting delicious


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.

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Slurp it down ... Drool


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.

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Enjoying our oyster spread!


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.

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All gone... :(


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.

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Natural Oysters by the Wineglass Bay!


Freycinet Marine Farm 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.

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Cheap and delicious! Worth the effort~


Freycinet Marine Farm 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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Why? For fresh juicy large Tasmanian Oysters
When: 9am - 5pm
Phone: (03) 6257 0140
Where: 1784 Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay TAS 7215
Cost: $15
Your Comment
I don't eat seafood, but had a wonderful boat trip to Wineglass Bay a couple of years ago - champagne, cheese and oysters were served. The cliffs were exquisite along the way, and there were so many seals! The beach itself is just incredible.

Thanks for bringing back the memories of such a stunning region. Love TAS!
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1129) 1075 days ago
The oysters look fabulous
by Steve Hudson (score: 3|1242) 1075 days ago
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