COFFS COAST TASTING TRAIL
Tempt the Tastebuds When planning a trip, many of us tend to have preferred trends: seeking a quiet haven to kick back and recharge while taking in the surroundings; searching for the ultimate buzz like jumping out of an aeroplane; or throwing the family in the car for a self-drive tour to somewhere you’ve never been. Regardless of your motivation, there’s one thing we all seek - good food - and for a growing number of us, simply consuming outstanding produce is not enough. We want to be a part of the whole gourmet experience. Do you remember thinking to yourself... ‘how did they get that créme so creamy?’; Wonder... ‘exactly what ingredients went into that super spicy salami?’; or wished you had the skills to make some fabulously fresh mozzarella. This guide highlights some of the region’s tasty treats, where you can watch them at work or if you so desire, roll up your sleeves, don your apron, and be a part of the culinary scene.
Contacts Visitor Information Centres Coffs Coast: Cnr Mclean St & Pacific Hwy Coffs Hbr. T: 02 66484990 Bellingen: 29-31 Hyde St, Bellingen. T: 02 66551522 Dorrigo: 36 Hickory St, Dorrigo. T: 02 66572486 Woolgoolga: Cnr Beach & Boundary Sts, Woolgoolga T: 02 66548080
Tasting Trail Arrawarra Mullaway
Woolgoolga Nana Glen
Coffs Harbour Jetty Dorrigo A1
Bellingen Raleigh Urunga
Produced by: Coffs Coast Marketing, Coffs Harbour City Council. June 2014 Enquiries: Coffs Harbour Visitor Information Centre. T: 1300 369 070. E: firstname.lastname@example.org Disclaimer: The contents of this guidebook are presented as source information only and in good faith on the basis that Coffs Harbour City Council and employees, are not liable (whether by reason of error, omission, negligence, lack of care or otherwise) to any person for any damage or loss whatsoever which has occurred or may occur in relation to that person taking or not taking (as the case may be) action in respect of any information given in this booklet.
Yarrawarra Cultural Centre
The bush tucker shack in Arrawarra offers damper, kangaroo pie and a bush tucker platter amongst other dishes inspired by native Australian cuisine. Alternatively book a â€˜fish trapsâ€™ tour or bush tucker tasting experience. Open 9am-4pm Wed to Sun
170 Red Rock Rd, Corindi Beach. T: 02 6640 7100 www.yarrawarra.org
The Cheesemaking Workshop A fantastic day and 100% hands on. Learn how to make soft cheeses such as Quark, feta, camembert, ricotta, yoghurt and more. Enjoy lunch and some take home treats. Bookings essential.
Emerald Beach. T: 02 6656 2335
Two Tails Winery Visit this quaint Nana Glen vineyard featuring grape vines for Chardonnay, Villard Blanc, Chambourcin and Jacquez. On-site tastings and morning tea are also available. Open 11am-5pm Tue to Sat and 11.30am - 3.30pm on Sunday
963 Orara Way, Nana Glen. T: 02 6654 3633 www.twotailswines.com
Pig in a Pickle Interested in preserving goods? These unique curing workshops teach you more than just how to make bacon, prosciutto and salami. Bookings and minimum numbers required.
Nana Glen. T: 0413 050 428 www.piginapickle.com.au
Carobana Come along and experience a family-run carob factory tour. Watch (and taste) as rocky road, honeycomb and other carob coated products are made on-site. Retail store and tastings also available. Open 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday
125 James Small Dr, Korora. T: 02 6653 6051 www.carobana.com.au
The Candy Kitchen The makers of colourful sweets is located at the Big Banana complex. Watch candy making demonstrations daily between 10:00am and 2:30pm where over 90 kilos of lollies are created a day. Open 9am-4:30pm
351 Pacific Highway, Coffs. T: 02 6652 4854 www.candykitchen.com.au
The Big Banana Australia’s first ‘big thing’ offers fresh and chocolate coated bananas and local produce. The World of Bananas theatre and banana plantation walk will share the history of the big banana and much more. Open 9am-4.30pm daily.
351 Pacific Highway, Coffs. T: 02 6652 4355 www.bigbanana.com
K’pane Artisan Bakery Artisan pastries, sour dough breads, cakes and gourmet pies. This quaint bakery with delicious delights is located at Coffs Harbour Jetty and Coffs Central. Open 7am - 5.30pm weekdays and 7am 12.30pm on weekends
35-63 and 361 Harbour Drive. T: 02 6658 0085 and 02 6651 9978. www.kpane.com
Coffs Harbour Fishermans Co-op The freshest place to pick up your seafood. The ‘Coop’ is owned by 45 local fisherman who pull in their catch daily - come and watch them unload. Fresh, cooked and wholesale available Open 9am - 6pm daily
69 Marina Drive, Coffs Jetty. T: 02 6652 2811 www.coffsfishcoop.com.au
Artisti Coffee Roasters A boutique roastery offering unique blends and extraction methods including cold drip, syphon, V60 pour over and aero press. Also offering barista training. Roasting Mon and Tue. Open 7am - 4.30pm weekdays and 7am - 2pm Saturday
37 Vernon St, Coffs Harbour. T: 0434 700 910 www.artisti.com.au
Red Sparrow Tea Teas from across the world are lovingly blended to create the best herbal, black and green teas. You can even create your own blend or try the daily taste tester. Open 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday
Coffs Central, Harbour Drive T: 02 6652 5774 www.redsparrowteacompany.com.au
Coffs Coast Growers Market Every Thursday growers and farmers from across the region come together at the growers markets to share their fresh produce and hand made product. Open 10am - 4pm Thursdays
Harbour Drive, Coffs City Centre T: www.facebook.com/coffsgrowersmarket
Raleigh Vineyard & Winery An award-winning Winery producing Villard Blanc and Chambourcin as well as ports and brandy creme. Enjoy a tasting platter and some wine overlooking the stunning Bellinger River. Open 10am - 5pm Wednesday to Sunday
36 Queen St, Raleigh. T: 02 6655 4388 www.raleighwines.com
Bellingen Growers Market A great range of freshly picked produce, certified organic fruit, vegetables, salad greens, nuts, flowers, condiments, hand-made soaps and non- hybrid seedlings.... direct from local growers, Open 8am1pm on the 2nd & 4th Sat of the month
Bellingen Showground. T: 02 6655 4388. www.bellingengrowersmarket.com
Bellingen Brewing Company Award-winning Darkwood Ale, harvest Ale and Black Pig Porter, brewer Richard Jennings operates a boutique, home-based brewery. Enjoy the fruits of labour at the Federal Hotel or No. 5 Church Street, Fiasco, Sarong Bar.
Bellingen. T: 02 6655 9171 www.bellobeer.com.au
Hearthfire Wood-fired sourdough bakery in the heart of Bellingen. Organic sourdough breads, pastries, cakes, pies and savoury tarts are all made on-site. But trust me... get in early. Open 7.30am - 5pm weekdays, 7.30am-2pm on Sat and 9am-2pm Sun
73 Hyde St Bellingen. T: 6655 0767 www.hearthfire.com.au
Northbank Community Gardens Just outside town 100 fruit trees, medicinal herbs and rare vege gardens are lovingly tended. Visitors can wander through, join a workshop and pizza night or help with gardening. Take home your pick for a gold coin donation. Open daylight
Northbank Rd, Bellingen. T: 0410 532 272. www.northbankgarden.org.au
Amelia Franklin Fairtrade Coffee 100% fair trade and multi award winning organic coffee roasters offering espresso bar, barista and coffee enthusiast courses. Coffee cupping and single origin taste testing sessions are also available. Open 7am-3pm Wed-Sat
2/44 Hyde Street, Bellingen. T: 1300 720 799 www.ameliafranklin.com.au
Red Dirt Distillery The local red-soil sebago is the hero at the only potato based vodka distillery in Australia. Taste a range of herb, flower and fruit infused vodkas while watching the fermentation process. Open 8.30am4.30pm weekdays and 10am-2pm Sun
51-53 Hickory St, Dorrigo. T: 02 6657 137 www.reddirtdistillery.com.au
The Honey Place Bee-delighted as you learn about the life of a bee. Kids can watch honey being made in a glass enclosed hive so there is no chance of being stung. Taste test a range of Australian pure honeys. Open 8.30am-5pm daily
8147 A1, Urunga. T: 02 6655 6160 www.facebook.com/TheHoneyPlace