No matter what time of year you travel along The South West Edge, you’ll never be short of indulgent fresh produce and gourmet delights.
From vineyards, wineries, distilleries and cideries using local botanicals and fruits, to restaurants and cafes serving locally grown ingredients, nature’s pantry is awaiting your arrival along The Edge. Explore farmers markets to gather your own collection of fresh fruits and vegetables, or head out onto the water to try your luck fishing for seasonal delicacies and fresh seafood.
Ocean to Plate
The Western Australian coastline has some sensational fishing and diving spots for you to explore and find local seafood. Rottnest Island takes the cake when it comes to recreational fishing, due to its abundant marine wildlife which are present all year round. The fish found around the island are reef dwellers, seagrass inhabitants and migratory species, which include cobbler, flathead, herring, whiting, and crayfish. There are plenty of rock platforms and beaches you can fish from, as well as boat fishing off the islands coastline to catch some dhufish, breaksea cod and during April you can expect to see the pink salmon. Join a fishing cruise or charter with Rottnest Cruises or Big Island Charters.
Your fishing expedition doesn’t end there! Further along The Edge in the South West region are plenty more fishing spots, with seasonal varieties caught and served at one of the many fine restaurants and wineries in the region. In Summer you can expect abalone, rock lobster, dhufish and south west marron on the menu, while Autumn and Winter will serve you oysters, salmon, whiting and trout. Expect to eat some of the best fish and chips you’ll ever taste along this stretch of the coast, as you indulge while watching a beach sunset!