Pot to Plate Adventure

Crab Man and the Black Cockatoo

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JOIN Bundjalung Nation descendant Luther Cora, ‘The Black Cockatoo’, and our professional crabber on the unique four-hour Australian Pot to Plate Adventure. Learn about the region’s evocative past as Luther and the crabber take you into the heart of mudcrab headquarters, the Terranora Lakes mangrove system.

The Adventure Starts Here

Exclusive to just 10 guests per tour, you retrace the traditional hunting steps of the region’s first inhabitants, visit an oyster farm for a tasting session and board a customised runabout in pursuit of the crabber’s hidden secrets before the ultimate dining experience … on a sand bank feasting on a sumptuous seafood harvest presented with the freshest Tweed produce! It’s an intimate nature rush where you haul in the crabs pots, pump for yabbies (bait), explore a deserted island, and capture a thousand photos on this one-of-a-kind Tweed cruise!


  • 4-hour cruise and adventure that is offer no where else in Australia, the old tribe traditions welcoming the new.
  • Crab Man and the Black Cockatoo, your personal guide.
  • Lunch is a harvest of the freshest seafood and produce from the Tweed
  • Morning tea.
  • Pelican and seabird feeding.
  • All equipment.
  • Freshly shucked oysters.
  • Lunch served Alfresco! Sand bank dining (tides permitting!!)


  • Join our 4-hour cruise for morning tea and lunch, but in between be met by Crab Man and his specialised boat for this 90-minute adventure offered exclusively by TEC.
  • Walk the footsteps of our first inhabitants and see the traditional hunting and gathering techniques, be immersed in a history lesson like no other on the sand banks of the Tweed with Bundjalung tribe decedent
  • Yabbie pumping (bait collecting on sandy islands) with Crab Man. Waterproof waders provided.
  • Trapping for mud crabs
  • Exploring mangrove channels other boats cannot reach, due to there size and no knowledge of the secret crabbers fishing spots
  • Eat freshly shucked oysters at the oyster farm.
  • Crab Man briefing about your freshly caught muddies
  • Pot to plate … check your pots see it go on to your plate!
  • Take a seat at our dinning table and sit down to a feast of local delights – mud & spanner crabs, fresh ocean prawns,  oysters, fish and salads and fruits all from our rivers, sea and valley.
  • The Pot to Plate adventure is a true local experience through our region with our people and dinning our harvest from the land and the sea
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