Wonboyn Lake is the southern gateway to Australia’s Oyster Coast. This large and remote estuary system is located approximately 35km south of the historic whaling port of Eden at Twofold Bay and is not far from the NSW/Victorian border. With Ben Boyd National Park just to the north, the catchment is fringed by the Nadgee Wilderness Zone and extensive state forests.
The lake itself is fed by the Wonboyn River and is fully tidal, running into the rolling surf via a narrow channel at Disaster Bay. Harvested from crystal clear waters in the heart of this untouched wilderness area, Wonbyn’s oysters are super creamy and fruity.
From the tiny Wonboyn village, which is nestled in a bush setting, coastal walks lead to panoramic vistas and untouched beaches. Wonboyn Lake, its estuary and beaches were declared a recreational fishing haven by the NSW Government some years ago, putting the area off limits to commercial fishing.