Exploring the Best ‘Farm to Fork’ Experiences on the Capricorn Coast

The Capricorn Coast, with its stunning landscapes and rich agricultural heritage, offers some of the finest ‘farm to fork’ experiences in Australia.

This region, home to Taste Capricorn Coast, is a haven for food enthusiasts who appreciate fresh, locally-sourced ingredients crafted into delectable dishes.

Whether you’re enjoying the freshest vegetables from High Valley Dawn, savoring the premium beef from Banana Station, or indulging in the exotic flavors of Koorana Crocodile Farm, each bite tells a story of the land and the people who cultivate it.

Here are some standout farm-to-fork experiences that you shouldn’t miss.

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High Valley Dawn Permaculture Farm & Beaches Restaurant

Nestled in the heart of the Capricorn Coast, High Valley Dawn Permaculture Farm is a beacon of sustainable farming. This farm operates on permaculture principles, ensuring that every aspect of its production is eco-friendly and regenerative. Visitors to the farm can take guided tours to learn about permaculture practices, see the lush gardens, and even participate in hands-on workshops.

Just a stone’s throw away is Beaches Restaurant, which partners closely with High Valley Dawn to bring the freshest produce directly to your plate. The menu is a testament to the farm’s bounty, featuring dishes that highlight seasonal vegetables, herbs, and fruits. Imagine enjoying a salad where each ingredient was picked just hours before, or a main course that features locally-raised, free-range meat. The freshness and flavor are unparalleled, making every meal a memorable experience.

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Banana Station Beef & The Waterline Restaurant

Banana Station, a historical cattle station, is renowned for producing some of the best beef in the region. This family-run operation prides itself on ethical farming practices, ensuring that the cattle are raised in a stress-free environment, which translates to higher quality meat.

The Waterline Restaurant at Keppel Bay Marina takes full advantage of this premium beef. Here, the chefs create mouth-watering dishes that showcase the rich, marbled texture of Banana Station’s beef. Whether it’s a perfectly cooked steak, a hearty beef burger, or a tender slow-cooked brisket, the restaurant’s offerings highlight the exceptional quality of the local meat. Dining at The Waterline not only satisfies your taste buds but also connects you with the region’s agricultural heritage.

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Koorana Crocodile Farm

For a truly unique pond to plate experience, Koorana Crocodile Farm is a must-visit. Established in 1981, Koorana is both a working crocodile farm and a popular tourist destination. The farm focuses on sustainable practices, breeding crocodiles for their meat and skin, while also contributing to conservation efforts.

The on-site restaurant at Koorana Crocodile Farm offers an adventurous menu featuring crocodile meat prepared in various ways. From crocodile pies to crocodile skewers, this is a rare opportunity to taste a delicacy that is both exotic and local. The meat is lean, high in protein, and surprisingly versatile, lending itself to a variety of culinary styles. Eating at Koorana is not just a meal; it’s an experience that brings you closer to the unique wildlife of the Capricorn Coast.

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Welcome to Taste Capricorn Coast

Taste Capricorn Coast is a celebration of local flavours with a colourful array of producers, eateries, retail outlets, markets and farm experiences. Follow the flavours of the Capricorn Coast and go food trail foraging on a self-guided expedition using our downloadable map.

Pack an esky or a picnic basket and gather local delights along the way. Or leave the foraging and prep to our amazing chefs and sample the best of the region’s produce in some of the most celebrated eateries along the Capricorn Coast. Discover what it means to be a Capricorn Coast ‘Locavore’ and indulge in ‘Providore’ to Plate.