Foodie Affair

The Great Lakes region may be best known for its stunning natural beauty and beaches but it also offers a delightful fusion of coastal charm, fresh produce, and culinary experiences that showcase the best of the area. Whether you’re a seafood lover, wine enthusiast, or simply enjoy exploring local flavors, this region has something to satisfy every foodie’s cravings.

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Local Producers

Burraduc Buffalo Mozzarella Bungwahl

Burraduc Buffalo Dairy

Specialising in ethically raised water buffalo producing delicious buffalo milk products. Stop off at the gazebo on The Lakes Way to pick up some creamy award-winning mozzarella, decadent gelato, buffalo sausages & more.

Topi Open Range Mayers Flat Bungwahl Great Lakes

Topi Open Range

A holistically managed family farm that focuses on the humane production of wholesome food. They supply local wholesome produce straight from their farms to your fridge via Farm To Fridge, with the lowest possible food miles in the Mid Coast.

Monin Seafood Forster Tuncurry NSW

Monin Seafoods

Monin Seafood offers a huge range of fresh, local and sustainable seafood from prawns, lobsters, crabs, oysters, fish fillets, mussels, marinara mix, whole fish to speciality items like smoked trout & salmon, Tasmanian scallops. Pick up from the shops or have delivered.

Coastal Brewing Forster

Coastal Brewing

With a passion for exceptional beer, the Coastal Brewing Co. combine traditional brewing techniques with a creative twist. Their diverse range of handcrafted brews, from hoppy IPAs to smooth stouts, offers a refreshing taste of the coastal lifestyle.

Farm To Fridge

To order produce from these and many other local producers, browse the produce and make the order online at Orders can be collected at nearby Topi Open Range any day from 10am to 6pm. Topi Open Range is 15 minutes from the property just off the Lakes Way. If you’re coming from Sydney you can easily pick it up on the way.

Farm To Fridge Great Lakes Food Producers

Casual Dining Options

The Good Food Store Smiths Lake NSW

The Good Food Store

The Good Food Store is for people serious about their coffee. Eat-in for a wholesome, healthy and fresh breakfast or lunch or you can take away. They use a lot of local produce and the delicious treats you’ll see on display are created by another clever local, Nadine The Cake Queen. They’re also dog friendly.

Single Fin Coffee Lunch Seal Rocks NSW

Single Fin Coffee

Single Fin Coffee is on the headland between Number One . We love Single Fin for the consistently great coffee, tasty baguettes, toasties for the kids and other counter-style treats. Take a seat on the headland over the road for a delicious lunch with stunning views of Boat Beach.

Pacific Palms Recky Elizabeth Beach

The Recky

On the shores on Wallis Lake in Elizabeth Beach is The Recky (or Pacific Palms Recreation Club). Great for bistro-style food for lunch or dinner. Grab a table on the lawn, on the balcony or inside in the Bistro. You can order the courtesy bus but check their website for times and booking conditions.

Frothy Coffee Boatshed Smiths Lake NSW

Frothy Coffee Boatshed

Frothy Coffee Boatshed is great for classic cafe-style food with views of the beautiful Smiths Lake. They serve breakfast and lunch on a wrap-around verandah over the water.

Kembali Cafe Blueys Beach NSW


Kembali is the place to head for flavoursome Bali-inspired fare. Its a relaxed cafe at Blueys Beach with fresh and healthy food infused with flavours from Indonesia.

Hueys At Blueys Beach Pizzeria Great Lakes Pacific Palms

Hueys At Blueys

For delicious wood-fired pizza, Hueys At Blueys is where to go. You can dine-in (with limited seating) or take it down to Blueys Beach for a picnic.

Farmers Wife Gin Distillery On The Way To Bungwahl Seal Rocks

Farmer’s Wife Distillery

If heading up from the south, a great stopover is The Farmer’s Wife Distillery in Allworth, about 45 minutes north of Newcastle and 1 hour south of Bungwahl. Its a beautiful gin distillery that also offers seriously delicious food for lunch and friendly service in an industrial style setting. It’s popular so you’ll probably need to book. And just remember, you’ll need a designated driver to get you from there to Bungwahl so it may be best to buy the gin from the gift shop and enjoy it once you get to the property. For those non-gin drinkers, this is your chance to try the locally produced Coastal Brewing Co. beer which is available on tap.

Finer Dining Options

Pet Friendly Beaches Seal Rocks, Blueys & Boomerang Beach

33 Degrees

Located on Wallis Lake in Tuncurry, Thirty Three Degrees is the go-to for oyster and seafood lovers. The star of the menu is the Sydney Rock Oyster farmed and cultivated right there in Wallis Lake.

Sips At Moby's Boomerang Beach Pacific Palms

Sip’s At Mobys

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sip’s showcases fresh, local produce at Boomerang Beach. Enjoy a bite or cocktails & craft beers with some live tunes. They also do takeaway for a grab & go option.

Spice Monkey Restaurant Forster

Spice Monkey

Add a little spice to your culinary adventure. Spice Monkey is a popular Asian fusion restaurant in Forster that offers share plates so you and your family or friends can get the full experience of what the menu has to offer.

The Sicilian Restaurant Forster NSW

The Sicilian

Located across the road from Main Beach in Forster is The Sicilian. Fresh ingredients, hearty flavours and the heart of nonna’s cooking, makes this Southern Italian-inspired restaurant a local favourite for special occasions.

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Cooking At The Property


The house has a fully functional kitchen equipped with electric oven and cooktop, microwave, espresso machine, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and sandwich press.
We keep a supply of food staples in the pantry for guests to use. These include olive oil, plain flour, self raising flour, white sugar, brown sugar, ground coffee, instant coffee, tea leaves and tea bags.

Kitchen Bungwahl Accommodation Myall Lakes

Harvest Garden

We grow fruits and vegetables in our Harvest Garden for guests to use. During their growing seasons (and dependent on conditions) you’ll find tomatoes, cucumber, rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, spinach, snowpeas, strawberries, celery, zucchinis, capsicum, basil and chilli. On fruit trees throughout the garden you’ll find apples, pears, plums, apricots, lemons, oranges, limes and ruby grapefruit.

Harvest Garden
Personal Private Chef Sarah Wilton Pacific Palms

Your Personal Chef

Private Chef Sarah Wilton can come to the house and cook for your special occasion. Sarah uses fresh and local ingredients to create wholesome delicious meals.

To avoid disappointment, we recommend booking her in as soon as you can as her availability fills quickly and she needs at least a week’s notice to prepare.