Shoalhaven and Crookhaven Rivers

At the northern gateway to Australia’s Oyster Coast, the Shoalhaven and Crookhaven rivers make their way from high in the Great Dividing Range to the sea near Nowra, 160 kilometres south of Sydney. The rivers meet at Greenwell Point, just to east of Nowra. As the sixth largest coastal catchment in New South Wales, these rivers have an extensive estuary system with large areas of significant wetlands.

Succulent oysters have been farmed here for more than a century. Today’s AOC growers are committed to rigorous environmental management systems. Protecting these estuaries will ensure their industry has a sustainable and healthy future.

Estuary grown Pacific Oysters have a unique lingering sweetness, while local Sydney Rock Oysters are creamy in flavour. Both species can be sampled direct from some AOC growers along the riverbank at Greenwell Point. Located in the heart of a thriving region with fabulous food and fine wines, freshly harvested oysters can be enjoyed at many top restaurants nearby.