Wonboyn Rock OystersWonboyn Lake oysters have been notable since the 1800s, with government gazettes expounding their full, creamy flavour. The estuary produces around 50,000 dozen oysters annually and the Henry family has earned several awards from the Sydney Fine Food Show. It’s no wonder, they are grown in one of the most remote and untouched Sydney Rock Oyster producing estuaries on the coast with more than 90% of the catchment managed for conservation or forestry.
Kel and Carolyn Henry have been working this waterway for more than 25 years, and apply husbandry methods which preserve and improve the estuary health. You’ll likely find them or their daughter Adele at the shed at Myrtle Cove, down near the water’s edge and boat ramp at Wonboyn. Pop in for a tasting and shucking lesson, with unopened oysters available in all grades.
Wonboyn Lake is 30 kilometres south of Eden via the Princes Highway and Wonboyn Lake Road.
Things to do nearby
Explore Wonboyn by car or by boat.
Picnic, swim or bushwalk in Nadgee Nature Reserve. Experienced hikers can challenge themselves on the 50 kilometre Nadgee Wilderness Walk.
Visit Eden and Twofold Bay, the southern hemisphere’s second deepest harbour.