NSW Seafood Retailers
The NSW coast is dotted with fishing towns, cooperatives, oyster shacks and delicious seafood restaurants; travelling this stretch of coastline is truly a seafood-lover's dream.
Over 50% of seafood sold through the Sydney Fish Market auction comes from NSW suppliers, with many of those suppliers being fishers’ cooperatives like those at Wallis Lake, Newcastle, Ulladulla, Bermagui, Coffs Harbour, Ballina and the Clarence River. The seafood you can purchase from these local businesses is as fresh as it gets; if you time your arrival well, you'll even get to see it being unloaded from the local fleet.
Not only are you able to enjoy incredibly fresh, high-quality seafood in these fishing towns, but you also know that you are directly supporting local businesses. Regional NSW has taken a huge hit throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with the tourism many businesses rely upon being reduced to almost none. There's nothing better than knowing that you are directly supporting friendly, family-owned businesses, after such a tough time.
We have created the ultimate NSW seafood road trip itinerary to give you all the information you need to find the best spots to eat local seafood in NSW. Whether you plan your entire road trip around these stunning locations, or just pop a couple into your itinerary, you're guaranteed to find some of the best seafood of your life in these places!