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Published April 22nd 2010
Petrol may not make the nicest sauce to go over nice fresh prawns but in order to enjoy the 35 kilometres of the Seafood Discovery Trail, petrol is a handy side dish. Traversing the coastline from Currumbin to Cabarita the Seafood Discovery Trail highlights the variety of fresh seafood available in just this small section of Australian coastline.
Starting from Currumbin on the Gold Coast, the Seafood Discovery Trail has plenty of stops for bait and other fishing supplies, relaxing places to sit by the sea and watch the world go by and a plethora of venues to have your fill of seafood if you're a gourmand rather than an angler. The Seafood Discovery Trail winds its way along the southern Gold Coast coastal roads with slight inland detours to enjoy canals and lakes, and ends at Cabarita on the Tweed coast and takes around 45 minutes to drive (and longer if you stop for lunch).
If you'd like to get up close and personal with your seafood, arrange a dive with Palm Beach Dive Centre or hire a boat from Gecko Party and discover the waterways and their inhabitants. For fisherman, Cushy Fishing Charters at Tweed Heads offer deep sea fishing off the southern Gold Coast and Tweed region.
The Seafood Discovery Trail can be an afternoon meander or make a weekend of it – discover Queensland's seafood on the Saturday, enjoy a meal at any of the regions enticing seafood restaurants and stay overnight. On Sunday explore the seafood and wines of the Tweed region before returning to normal life.