Once the site of the largest oyster farm in the Southern Hemisphere, and still produces the best Sydney Rock Oysters in Australia, Oyster Cove's response to the massive changes in the oyster industry was to diversify into the largest marine service centre in Port Stephens.
Oyster Farming is being re-established and further tourism developments are underway. A pleasant walk exists along the foreshore east of Oyster Cove following a disused private road through a forest of swamp mahogany, with views over the waters of Big Swan Bay.
The Oyster farmers at Lemon Tree are always pleased to have the occasional visitor and give them a quick education on oyster farming.
Oysters abound on the Peninsula! They're available at restaurants, takeaways and local fish mongers.