The Ultimate Moreton Bay Seafood

Love seafood? Staying in Brisbane? Keen for a day trip? Alana Lowes, The Flying Foodie, has the ultimate foodie experience for you. She has compiled the best seafood taste-testing itinerary for you to enjoy.

With local trawlers selling seafood off the back of the boats daily, the freshest of fish and chip’s, white sandy beaches, family fun and an island easily accessible by car – is Bribie Island the ultimate day trip destination?

Only 1 hour from the Brisbane CBD, Bribie Island is luring more than just huge snapper and king prawns.  Day-trippers have uncovered the secret and travelling north to experience everything, the once sleepy island, has to offer.

I have put ogether the ultimate seafood tasting itinerary for you to sample the best Queensland has to offer:

For the real ocean to plate experience, hit the M1 bright and early, the prawn trawlers arrive into the Bribie Island Marina as the sun lifts above the horizon, selling directly from their boats.  If early mornings aren’t for you, the day’s catch can be sampled at Savige’s Seafood, a family-run seafood shop on the Island. Fresh buckets of prawns and cold platters of Moreton Bay Bugs with oysters are on offer along with traditional fish and chips, all easily shared by the waters edge.

If you feel your seafood urges still haven’t been satisfied, Sandstone Point Hotel has a dedicated Oyster Shed.  Grab yourself a mojito from the Mojito Bar, a plate of oysters.  The chef serves interesting flavours of balsamic and tomato salsa or wasabi and Japanese soy.

Make your way back towards Brisbane hugging the coastline towards Redcliffe. Pop into Neli Coffee Roastery for a specialty roasted coffee. Grab an award winning signature blend, brewed from some of the best beans from around the globe. Roasted on site, the blend provides plenty of punch with a smooth caramel finish.

From coffee to more seafood. Tempest Restaurant is nestled among the trawlers at the Redcliffe Marina. Colourful driftwood is on view with all the local trawlers lined up at the waters edge, highlighting the specialty dishes of the menu – seafood!

Sashimi grade tuna with a soy and lime dressing keeps it light and local, but there are other famous ocean catches on the menu such as Tasmanian salmon.  Crisp skin fillet of salmon, split local prawns on top of a creamy risotto is a classic.

Bribie Island and Redcliffe provide the ideal day trip to the Moreton Bay Region from Brisbane, grab a hire car and set off on a great day out exploring the coast.

Alana Lowes was a guest of Visit Moreton Bay Region and Virgin Australia.

Words by Alana Lowes - Published December 2016
Quick Facts 
Population Approx 1.9 million
Area 1326.8 km2
Time Zone GMT +10
Languages English (official)
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
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