Feast on Western Australia’s fresh, succulent seafood
Western Australian seafood and freshwater fish is among the finest you’ll ever hook, cook and tuck in to. WA and Perth are blessed with some of the most biodiverse marine habitats and inland waters on Earth, providing a bounty of unique fresh flavours. Be sure to treat your tastebuds to Geraldton rock lobster, South West marron, yabby and trout, North West barramundi, Exmouth prawns, Rottnest scallops, Mandurah crab and Broome pearl meat, when in season.
Scrumptious seafood platters, some served with stunning waterfront views, await your senses at WA’s seafood restaurants. Perth hotspots include South Perth, Fremantle, Claremont, Scarborough, Mount Lawley and Mosman Park. During the pearl harvesting season in July and August, you may also get the rare opportunity to taste the highly prized and unique flavour of fresh pearl meat in Broome and Perth restaurants.
The finest fresh fish and chips
The biggest hook would have to be Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour, serving fish and chips fresh from the boat. Although you’ll also find a prize-winning deep-fried catch in Leederville, City Beach and even as far north as Broome.
Check out the latest award winning seafood restaurants on the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide website.
Take a farm or factory tour
Learn from the experts and follow the fascinating journey from the water to your plate on a guided tour of the facilities at a Western Australian seafood factory or freshwater fish farm. Head north to the rock lobster capital of Geraldton and Cervantes, and head south to sample delicate marron in Pemberton and Albany.
Hook your own dinner
If you'd rather catch your own, drop a line at one of WA’s top fishing spots, from deep sea, game and beach fishing in Exmouth, Kalbarri, the Montebello Islands, Rowley Shoals, Rottnest Island, Green Head and Leeman, to first-rate freshwater fishing on Walpole Inlet, the Fitzroy River and Blackwood River. Or join the local Bardi people at Kooljaman Wilderness Camp at Cape Leveque to try your hand at spear making and fishing, hunting for mud crabs in the mangroves and cooking your catch.
Shop for the catch of the day
If you'd rather leave fishing to the experts, but want something fresh to throw on the barbie, head for Perth's finest fish markets in Fremantle and Leederville to select your spoils.