Pot to Plate Gourmet Cruise - Private Charter

4 Hours
Tweed Heads, New South Wales
Catch & Cook
Year Round
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Private charter of the Pot to Plate Gourmet Cruise for your group. Onboard this exclusive 4 hour cruise, retrace the traditional hunting steps of the region’s first inhabitants on the stunning Tweed River. 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.


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.

What to expect

A unique 4 hour Australian Pot to Plate Adventure. This is a Private Charter - exclusive for your group of friends, family or colleagues.

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.

What is included

Tour departs 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
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Cost includes:

Private charter of the 4 hour Pot to Plate Adventure
Minimum 10 guests; Maximum 16 guests
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)
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
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

The Tweed Marina - 2 River Terrace, Tweed Heads, New South Wales. *Note that Start time is based on local New South Wales time (AEST).

What to bring

Spare clothing


Tweed Eco Cruises

Tweed Eco Cruises (TEC) is privileged to have its roots deeply embedded in a region the rest of our nation refers to as Australia’s holiday playground.

TEC, a second-generation family owned and operated business is fully staffed by proud long-term Tweed and southern Gold Coast residents who are committed to promoting the region known as The Northern Rivers.

The NSW Northern Rivers holds a significant natural beauty and the Tweed in which run our cruises boasts long stretches of untouched pristine beaches, world-class surf and reef breaks, natural turtle habitats and whale watch from the crowning headlands of Fingal and Cabarita.

The Tweed Valley is a natural amphitheatre recognised alongside the Daintree and Kakadu as being one of the three most bio-diverse regions in Australia. Formed millions of years ago by a large shield volcano, the crowning glory of the region is Wollumbin Mt Warning. Dominating the landscape, it’s the first place to see the sun on the east coast of Australia. The Tweed River, a 78km waterway on which we cruise, runs through the heart of this ancient landscape.

Ecotourism is central to our philosophies and practices at TEC, our mission is to be a benchmark for other tourism businesses operating in the Tweed region. We aim to inspire and assist other local businesses within our region to protect and promote our pristine natural environment, the Tweed through the provision of unique and educational activities with a minimal environmental footprint and sustainable operations.

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