Food 

Connect With taste

The Northern Rivers sub-tropical climate and a diversity of soils nurture our abundant food and beverage products. We are known for our fresh meat and seafood, quality locally produced dairy including amazing cheese, coffee and tea grown across our rolling green hinterland, sugar, delicious fruits and vegetables, macadamia and pecan nuts and so much more.

The Northern Rivers has an emerging award-winning craft brewery and distillery scene, and is home to some of Australia’s best chefs and restaurants, showcasing our wonderful local produce.

We are proud of our growing reputation as a major organics and gourmet food hub. A network of passionate growers, producers, local food artisans, manufacturers, brewers and distillers – committed to a clean, green and innovative food philosophy – supports our local food and beverage industry.

Gifted with some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches and coastlines, as well as dense rainforests, mountains and country landscapes, the Northern Rivers is also an exceptional environment for food tourism, offering so many opportunities to connect with our farmers and local food producers. We have a wealth of great local farmers’ markets – as well as local food tours, workshops, hands-on food experiences – from paddock to plate and seed to flower!

Cover photo credit: Destination NSW 

Food & Provenance

The food bowl of the East Coast. Our lush volcanic soils provide a fertile base for our growers. World class restaurants and eateries……..