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Catch a Crab

Catch a Crab Tours offer the chance to experience the nature of the scenic Tweed River and try the succulent taste of fresh mud crab, straight from the river.

For visitors to the Gold Coast and the Tweed, Catch a Crab Tours is a must-do river cruise activity and offers both tour-only and meal packages.

On each Catch a Crab Tour, you'll get the chance to haul in live crabs, which are cooked fresh on board the boat. You can also hand feed friendly wild pelicans, pump for yabbies, and try your hand at fishing.

Visit some of the Terranora Lakes's working oyster farms, where the Sydney Rock oyster is grown and shucked fresh daily. Learn how an oyster grows and travels from the farm to your plate!

At the Lakeside Café, their chef prepares fresh crab and seafood dishes to order using only the best ingredients and the freshest, tastiest mud crabs.

For a tasty tour on the river, full of great experiences, adventures, and flavours ensure that you include a Catch a Crab Tour in your holiday plans!

Catch a Crab


Catch a Crab highlights include: fun activities and fresh seafood, feed the pelicans, trapping for crabs, catch your own bait (yabbie pumping) and fishing. Tour includes morning tea, the equipment for all activities, fishing rods and bait supplied. Lunch package options include tour and Birds Bay Seafood Basket, tour and Birds Bay Seafood Platter, or tour and Premium Crab Oyster Platter. The Bird's Bay Cafe is the only crab-specialist eatery on the Southern Gold Coast. Enjoy some of the freshest, tastiest Queensland mud crab, or treat yourself to a platter of Sydney Rock oysters - straight from the farm! For all bookings enquiries please visit

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