Hot on the trail of local seafood

THE Tweed's best-kept seafood secrets will soon be revealed on a new tourist trail.

The Seafood Discovery Trail, a joint venture by Tweed Tourism and Connecting Southern Gold Coast, aspires to showcase the best seafood experiences on offer from Cabarita to Currumbin.

Tweed Tourism product development officer Joanne Gurney said the tourist trail aims to provide the region with a unique point of difference.

“The project will be a reminder that not only do we have the ocean, we have the beautiful Tweed River with fish and prawn trawlers,” Mrs Gurney said.

“The Seafood Discovery Trail will go from the very top market rest- aurants, like Fins at Salt, down to take away shops, such as Scales on Kennedy Drive.”

Mrs Gurney said water activities, such as Tweed Endeavour Cruises and Boyds Bay Houseboats, will be included in the trail as part of the anchors-away category.

People will also be able to find out where they can buy fresh, dis- counted prawns directly from the trawlers, which is where Scales Seafood co-owner Stephen Woolway said they source the produce used in their business.

Mr Woolway said they were excited to be part of this new project.

“It will help tell people exactly where we are,” he said.

“We have been established for 10 years, so most people know about us anyway, but this will help put us on the map for tourist and newcomers to the area.”

The trail will be launched by local celebrity chef Steven Snow from Fins at Salt and Paul Burt, who is the weather and fishing presenter on Nine Gold Coast News.

When completed, the stand-alone website will be located at www.seafooddiscoverytrail.com.au, and upcoming details will also be featured on the Tweed Tourism home page, www.tweedcoolangatta.com.au.

Mrs Gurney said members of Tweed Tourism along with many other operators from Cabarita to Currumbin will take part in the project.

“This will create a great deal of extra profile for the Tweed, giving all our visitors yet another reason to visit and stay longer now and in the future,” she said.

Tweed Tourism and Connecting Southern Gold Coast are also considering holding a Seafood Festival in the future.



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