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Pot to Plate Gourmet Cruise


Tweed Eco Cruises

Onboard this exclusive 4 hour cruise, retrace the traditional hunting steps of the region’s first inhabitants on the stunning Tweed River in the North Coast region of New South Wales. Immerse yourself in this hands-on experience – hunt for mud crabs, pull up commercial crab pots, feed the pelicans and seabirds and try your luck at yabbie pumping before feasting on a sumptuous seafood harvest presented with the freshest Tweed produce.

Insights into your experience

A unique 4 hour Australian Pot to Plate Adventure. 

Led by Yugambeh Aboriginal man, Luther Cora, retrace the footsteps of our Aboriginal elders and learn more about traditional hunting versus today's commercial practices. Bamboo spears are provided as you wade through the mangrove forests to hunt for mud crabs, stingrays and fish, wearing the waterproof waders provided. Enjoy alfresco sand bank dining (tide permitting), while the mornings catch is cooked on a bonfire and celebrate the local Aboriginal culture as you enjoy Yugambeh stories and didgeridoo playing. 
Re-embark the vessel and cruise through the oyster leases, taste freshly shucked oysters, pull up commercial crab pots, feed the pelicans and seabirds and try your luck at yabbie pumping and fishing. Feast on freshly prepared seafood including mud and spanner crabs, prawns, oysters, salads, bread and fruit complimented with a cheese board and unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks.


Aboriginal guide
Cold drink
Tea and coffee

You should bring

Spare clothing

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Things to know

Tour departs every Wednesday at 9:30am from the Tweed Marina, 2 River Terrace Tweed Heads place.

*Note that Start time is based on local New South Wales time (AEST).

  • This is a half-day tour with a duration of 4 hours
  • This is an all-inclusive experience

Cost includes:

  • 4 hour Pot to Plate Adventure
  • Cruise through the Tweed River system
  • Morning tea served alfresco on the sand bank
  • Traditional hunting versus commercial techniques showcased throughout the tour
  • Aboriginal experience including Yugambeh stories, didgeridoo playing and bonfire on traditional land
  • Spear hunting through the mangrove forests 
  • Yabbie pumping (bait collecting on sandy islands) 
  • Fishing
  • Trapping for mud crabs
  • Eat freshly shucked oysters at the oyster farm
  • Seafood feast includes mud crabs, prawns, oysters and spanner crabs
  • Local produce fresh from the farms
  • Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks
  • Maximum 16 passengers
  • Personalised guide
  • Waterproof waders to wear

This tour is suitable for all ages and requires basic fitness levels.

Please note this cruise walks amongst the mangroves, please wear appropriate shoes and clothes.

Meeting point

230 Kennedy Drive, Tweed Heads, New South Wales. *Note that Start time is based on local New South Wales time (AEST).


The Tweed Marina, 2 River Terrace, Tweed Heads, NSW. We are located 5 km from Gold Coast Airport or 40min by car from Surfers Paradise.

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