Local Tastes in the Moreton Bay Region

Delight in the diverse tastes of the Moreton Bay Region; home to exceptional local produce both from the bay and farms all year round. Enjoy fresh local produce and paddock to plate experiences, feast on fresh seafood straight from the trawlers and prepare to chat to the locals at roadside stalls and farmers markets

Moreton Bay Bugs and Seafood

Moreton Bay is the home of fresh seafood and the Moreton Bay Bugs.

Found on menus all over the world, the internationally famous Moreton Bay Bugs are caught right here in Moreton Bay. Head to Bribie Island or Scarborough to feast on the freshest seafood straight off the trawlers or available from outlets throughout the region.

Try a recipe for Beef and Bugs, a sumptuous modern Australian dish with an Asian twist - What more could you want? This fresh, flavoursome, surf n’ turf sensation has been generously provided by Tempest Seafood Restaurant & Teppanyaki Grill.

Local Produce

The Moreton Bay Region is synonymous with fresh produce and has attracted some of the country’s finest chefs who transform the freshest locally sourced produce into mouth-watering culinary delights.

Home to a wide range of fantastic places to wine and dine, you will be spoilt for choice with your surroundings from beautiful restaurants in rainforest settings, quaint cafes, historic country pubs, value for money dining experiences and casual beachfront dining.

Sample fresh Moreton Bay specialities and stock up the picnic basket on your leisurely drive through the region as you pass roadside stalls selling freshly harvested produce from nearby farms and at weekly farmers’ markets.

Boasting some of the best coffee shops in the country as well as a selection of boutique craft breweries and wineries, pull up a chair and enjoy the local specialities, participate in a guided tour or take a taste of Moreton Bay home with you.


The Moreton Bay Region has an intimate relationship with the strawberry industry with more than 80% of Queensland’s strawberries grown right here in our backyard. There are a number of strawberry farms located in region’s north where you can pick your very own fresh and juicy strawberry during the season (June – October). It’s a fun and delicious activity the whole family will love.

Foodie events

The region dishes up some truly awesome foodie events throughout the year. Plan your trip to coincide with one of the food-inspired festivals including the annual Strawberry Festival, Moreton Bay Food & Wine Festival or Oyster Festival. Check out What's On page for more events.

Ocean View Estates

Ocean View Estates is a multi-award winning tourist destination, wedding ceremony venue, restaurant and a member of the Queensland Tourism Awards Hall of Fame. Learn about the aspects of wine-making and brewing on a guided tour, enjoy the delicious food, beer and wine pairing experience in the restaurant.

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Looking for more things to do and see? Pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres, the volunteers have a wealth of local knowledge.

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.