Last Updated on July 30, 2021 by Vesna Tully
The Salt Ash and Bobs Farm neighbourhoods are definitely the food bowl of the peninsula, speckled with working farms and vineyards hugging the coastline and providing foodies with farm-gate fresh produce (delish!)
From figs, avocados, free range eggs and boutique wineries to craft beer, you’ll find it all just 15 minutes outside of Nelson Bay.
On the Sand:
There are no beaches or boat ramps in Salt Ash or Bobs Farm.
In the Sea:
On the Land:
Food and adventure is what it’s about!
Murrays Brewery is famous for its unique craft beers which you can enjoy with burgers or pizza and local music. Just up the road, tucked behind the hill in Murrays is Wonganella Wines – a wonderful selection of locally grown and produced wines with an unbeatable view over the wetlands and Tilligerry Peninsula.
If you love a fish dish then make sure you visit the working barramundi farm and hydroponic gardens where you can take a tour or just settle in and savour a delicious lunch in Cookabarra Restaurant. Alternatively, the best wood fired pizza in the bay can be found at Valhalla, on Nelson Bay Rd. This venue does not disappoint in summer or in winter (you have to check out their highland cows!)
For the more adventurous, get revved up at Go Karts Go and test your skills against the clock or get the gang together for a colourful battle at Hellfire Paintball. Or for animal lovers, try Oakvale Wildlife Park – a fantastic animal adventure the whole family will enjoy with koalas, crocs, camels and kangaroos as well as baby animals, tractor rides, picnic areas and a chance to cool down at Splash Bay.
There are no public toilets in the areas. There are no major shopping centres, however there are a few petrol stations along the main road to grab amenities, as well as the corner store in Salt Ash on the roundabout of Nelson Bay Rd and Richardson Rd where you can find a fruit shop, bakery, liquor store and fast food.