Located in the pristine waters of the Hawkesbury River – a 45-minute drive from Sydney CBD – is an opportunity for corporate groups to learn more about oysters, their farming methods, as well as learn the art of shucking them.
Sydney Oyster Farm Tour’s half-day experience includes a boat tour out to the oyster farm leases, where corporates can learn about the evolution of oyster farms and take a closer look at the current cultivation methods used to grow both Sydney Rock and Pacific Oysters. For over 15 years, these oysters have also been supplied to the Sydney Fish Market.
Participants will then get the opportunity to don waders, and disembark at Tank Creek, to enjoy freshly-harvested oysters that are shucked while they are standing at the in-water table.
Travellers need to be independently mobile to access and disembark the boat and tour sites.
The Immerse Yourself Package starts from A$195 (US$139) per pax, and corporate rates are provided depending on group sizes.
The Oyster Elegance Tour includes all of the activities above, and an additional gourmet seafood lunch at a secluded beach.
Sheridan Beaumont, founder of Sydney Oyster Farm Tours and third-generation oyster farmer, shared that the company regularly handles 40 pax corporate groups, but has plans to “expands into the hundreds” due to the space the area affords.
Sydney Oyster Farm Tours began in February 2020, one month before the pandemic. But due to Covid, tours were put on hold, but in the next year, Beaumont and her family also had to deal with heavy flooding that killed off most of the oyster stock. But she is optimistic about the future, and welcomes corporate enquires of all sizes.
The Sydney Oyster Farm Tour can be combined with a ride onboard a 30-minute seaplane ride with Sydney Seaplanes, which will take corporates right to the oyster site at Hawkesbury River.