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Feast your way throughout Moreton Bay Region in 72 hours: Local produce itinerary

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If you enjoy exploring with a fork in hand and a wine glass at the ready - Moreton Bay Region is the place for you!

It's a place where fresh, local ingredients are appreciated, community is valued and our farmers, bakers and makers cherished and treated as friends.

Lucky for us our fresh produce is paired with beautiful scenery and iconic views. Our restaurants, cafes, breweries, and bars are nestled in some of the most scenic bayside and hinterland locations.

On this long weekend journey, we first take you to the bayside, straight out of the bay and fresh off the trawler then we venture into the hinterland, for a scenic drive and a visit to some award winning restaurants.

So, clear your diary and put on your stretchy pants. Here's how to make the most of three days in Moreton Bay.

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Pick your own Strawberries at Rolin Farms

3PM - Knock off a little early on Friday and head towards Elimbah.

If you're like us and get a little giddy at the thought of chomping down into a sun drenched, freshly picked strawberry, straight from the bush then you will be berry excited for Day 1. Meet the farmer and walk alongside them as you pick your very own strawberries at Rolin Farms. As the closest farm north of Brisbane and just off the Bruce Highway, Rolin Farms is the perfect start to your long weekend. In less than an hour from Brissy find yourself frolicking in the winter sun, with a cane basket in hand and the smell of sweet strawberries in the air.

Short on time? Duck in and grab some freshly picked and packed strawberries, ice-cream, jam or honey from their farm shop.

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Watch the sunset and dig into dinner at The Oyster Shed

5:30pm - Relax with top notch seafood overlooking the Sandstone Point Jetty and Pumicestone Passage.

Kickstart the evening with a bevvy and a tray of oh-so-tasty oysters waterfront at Sandstone Point Hotel's very own The Oyster Shed.

Whether you prefer your oysters with a red wine vinaigrette, with ginger, chilli and lime, kilpatrick style or with a fresh lemon wedge, we promise you will be impressed when you shuck, sip and slurp Moreton Bay's best molluscs.

If you're not an oyster lover…don't stress. The Oyster Shed also serves fish and chips, crab, prawns, calamari and burgers too!

Stay overnight at the award-winning BIG4 Sandstone Point Hotel Resort located just next door.

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Head towards green pastures

9am: Source fresh from Blue Dog farm

When it comes to walking the walk and talking the talk, this farm favourite is doing Moreton Bay Region’s farmgate scene proud. Blue Dog Farm is a small market garden growing fresh produce naturally. They grow from locally sourced seed that is organic, open pollinated and often heirloom. Tended by hand, there are no artificial pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers used in the farming.

Stop by for some fresh fruit and vegetables before making your way five minutes down to road to Ocean View Wineries.

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Wine Time

12pm: Sample a drop (or two!) at Ocean View Wineries

Nestled in the green hills of Mount Mee, Ocean View Winery boasts stunning vistas, cellar door experiences, handcrafted wine, elegant food, beautiful tasting platters and craft beer. Ocean View Winery produces estate grown hand-crafted wines which can be paired with locally-produced artisan eats at the a la carte restaurant for a well-rounded hinterland experience. During the cooler months, step out onto their lawn for a vino by a fire pit (pictured above).

Don't get lost dancing in the vines and forget to visit the providore. The fun does not end there. Take a bottle home and enjoy an award-winning drop from the comfort of your own couch. We highly recommend the 2019 viognier, a subtle symphony of passion fruit and violets with bubbles to carry the fruitiness across the palette.

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Eat amongst the hills

6:30pm: Experience a hearty meal at the Samford Hotel

Spend a leisurely afternoon drive through the hinterland. We suggest stopping off at the small towns of Dayboro and Mount Glorious before making your way to Samford for dinner at The Samford Hotel.

The Samford Hotel, steeped in history, is a cornerstone of the Samford Village neighborhood, serving up top-notch beers in the HOPS bar and delectable nibbles in the Village Garden Bar & Grill.

End day two of your foodie adventure with a high quality hearty meal! As a landmark restaurant on the Moreton Bay dining landscape, The Samford Hotel is the heart of Samford. Ordering at the Samford Hotel restaurant is a breeze thanks to this well-designed menu with subsections! Start your meal with a delicious garlic pizza bread or a cheesy baguette before choosing from the starter menu. Moving on to the main courses, there's a great range of vegetarian and gluten-free options for individuals with special dietary needs, as well as carnivorous clientele who appreciate a fine lamb shank, veal cutlet, or traditional chicken parmigiana.

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Sunday by the bay

7:30am: Pick up some farm fresh produce from Redcliffe Markets

Sip on a juice, snack on a bagel and start the day ocean side at the Redcliffe Markets. Stroll down Redcliffe Parade and pick up some fresh produce to take home with you (make sure you have an esky or cooler bag handy). Choose from Moreton Bay local vendors selling fresh strawberries, mushrooms, honey, herbs, fruit, veges and baked goods.

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Brunch at The Oasis

10am: Feast on fresh and get your coffee fix at The Oasis on the Esplanade

Once you have worked up an appetite shopping your way down Redcliffe Parade pull out a chair at The Oasis for a wholesome breaky. Located in prime position, the Oasis has luxurious views of Redcliffe Jetty and Moreton Bay. The Oasis offers fresh, tasty meals all year round.

Be sure to whip out your phone and take a cheeky snap before digging in…their food is too pretty not to share with your friends!

Explore Redcliffe Seaside Village

Spend the morning exploring Redcliffe - take a walk along the Redcliffe Jetty and be sure to jive your way down Bee Gees Way, the outdoor museum dedicated to the Gibb Brothers who grew up in Redcliffe.

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Sensational seafood

1pm: Tuck into top notch seafood

You'll be hard-pressed to find seafood fresher than right here in Redcliffe. Enjoy some of the country's finest chefs who transform the seafood into mouth-watering culinary delights.

Straight out of the bay and fresh off the trawler, that's exactly how The Golden Ox serves up its seafood dishes in their award-winning Margate restaurant. Seafood lovers can't go past the seafood platters, with fresh prawns, oysters, scallops, crab and of course, Moreton Bay Bugs.

For a true trawler-to-plate offering, don't be shellfish and find out for yourself why Tempest Seafood Restaurant & Tepanyaki Grill are renowned for serving up the best seafood dishes. Enjoy a delicious seafood platter for two, as you overlook the Scarborough Marina.

If you're looking for some fish and chips to enjoy by the beach or in a nearby park, you can't go past the famous Morgan’s Seafood.

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We hope you enjoy your time exploring all the wonderful local produce our region the has to offer.

Share your journey with us on socials @visitmoretonbayregion and tag us with #visitmoretonbayregion in your posts, we would love to hear about your experiences in Moreton Bay Region!

Words by
Zoe Harvey

Zoe is a lover of sharing and exploring all things Moreton Bay Region has to offer. As a sunrise fiend, a foodie fanatic, cocktail connoisseur and keen ocean lover you can sure count on her to know what's on and what's hot in Moreton Bay and surrounds.

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