Moreton Island : Where to Get Your Seafood Fix
Moreton Island is a beloved 4WD, camping, and outdoor adventuring destination. You won’t find any shopping centres or boutiques, but what you can enjoy an abundance of? Seafood. Fresh as seafood.
On our recent trip to Moreton Island, we were lucky enough to treat ourselves to some of the best seafood on the island. Here are our top 4 picks.
The Gutter Bar
Kooringal, Moreton Island
Located on the Southern-most tip of Moreton Island, The Gutter Bar is a fantastic location to enjoy some great seafood. Their outdoor casual beachside dining makes you feel a bit like a pirate. They serve fresh seafood with a small general store attached for quick stock-ups.
- Fresh local prawns
Moreton Bay Rock Oysters
Toulkerrie Track, Moreton Island
Also on the southern end of Moreton Island (slightly north of The Gutter Bar on the West side of the island) is Moreton Bay Rock Oysters. While this isn’t a sit-down restaurant, you can enjoy fresh, sustainably farm-raised oysters in this beautiful location.
Moreton Bay Rock Oysters also happens to be one of the biggest farms in Australia.
- Obviously, oysters
Castaways Café and Store
Bulwer, Moreton Island
Castaways is a glamping destination on the North West tip of Moreton Island with a general store and small café. If you’re looking for a low key, fantastic feed (land, sea, and plant options), this is your place on the North Side. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the café, and one of the more fully-stocked general stores on the island.
So grab some brekkie, stock the 4WD and get on your way after this little pit stop.
- Blue lagoon burger
- Fishermen's feast
The great open ocean
We kid you not, fishing off the beaches of Moreton island is nothing short of spectacular. If you’re lucky to snag a catch, the most common fish you’ll catch off the beach are tailor, bream, whiting, dart and flathead. Certain areas of Moreton Island are protected from fishing, so it’s important to know where to go to fish safely.