This was an 'accidental' discovery, but was indeed one of the highlights of our trip as it resulted in a long afternoon indulging in sweet Australian prawns and freshly shucked oysters.
At Holberts Oyster Farm, you can watch the professional oyster shuckers at work through large windows from the customer area, then purchase a selection of prawns and oysters to enjoy on the lawns overlooking Cromarty Bay.
Freshly shucked Pacific or Sydney Rock oysters can be bought by the dozen, natural or kilpatrick style. You can also buy un-shucked oysters and large cooked Australian prawns with various sauces for the perfect accompaniment.
That's about all that you can buy at Holberts Oyster Farm, so if you want anything else to go with your prawns and oysters (such as some crusty bread, maybe a nice wine, or a little salad) you'll need to bring it with you (there are no other shops or facilities around Holberts Oyster Farm).
Holberts Oyster Farm is a family-owned business and has been operating over five generations. They are a key commercial supplier to local restaurants and seafood outlets around the Port Stephens area and throughout NSW, and is also one of the biggest processors of oysters in NSW.
Holberts Oyster 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.