Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9am to 10am. Starts at Hook-A-Barra and is subject to availability.
You get to feed the juvenile barramundi on tour. Watch them jump and be amazed by their power and energy.
Rare opportunity to watch the Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Farm hand harvest their fish to order.
Our Barramundi is award winning. Try it for yourself on a gourmet platter of fresh barra produce.
Our Barramundi farm tours take you behind the scenes of the multi award winning Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Farm. We cast the net wide to show you just how we hand-rear Australia’s best farmed Barramundi, taking it from fingerling to finger food. Best of all – it ends with the most delicious tasting plate featuring a seasonal array of Barramundi produce – which may include smoked barra, sashimi, battered barra and barra gyoza.
We keep the numbers small on our premium Gourmet Barramundi Farm Tours, and the experience big. Wander around the farm with your guide and learn more about this iconic fish and how we farm it sustainably, right here in Far North Queensland. You’ll get to feed the barra, check-in at the growing ponds have a masterclass on how to fillet a fish. A 1-hour journey of fishy discovery.
The Hook-A-Barra Gourmet Farm Tour is a premium, small group tour lasting 1 hour. It includes a meet and greet and walking tour around the various ponds and locations on the Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Farm. As a part of the tour, you get to feed some of the barramundi in our ponds, where you’ll see them race, jump and fight for food. It gives you a first-hand view of the energy and enthusiasm of the iconic Barramundi. Next step is some catch and release fishing, to check the weight and health of the fish. So good! Wednesday is also harvest day on the farm, allowing you to see just how these beauties are hand-picked to order.
Time to taste. We’ve prepared a gourmet tasting platter, showcasing our award-winning produce prepared in a range of styles. Sashimi. Gyoza. Battered. Grilled. Smoked.
Departure times and farm experiences may vary, depending on the farm’s seasonal workload. Click here to check availability or give us a call (07) 4098 7117. Advance bookings are essential.
Farm operations and location, including details on the amazing Daintree Rainforest and River, which is where we get our pristine saltwater from. Water standards, checks, balances and recycling. Food conversion ratio for barramundi. Farm equipment. The lifecycle of barramundi on our farm, from arrival as 10cm fingerlings in batches of 12,000, to growing and hand harvesting. Fish filleting and of course, eating.
The Hook-A-Barra Gourmet Farm Tour is both undercover and in open air. It is recommended you wear a hat and long-sleeved sun shirt, with appropriate sun protection. Comfortable walking shoes are also recommended.
We have plenty of on-site car parking and covered tables and chairs. There is a viewing tank, where you can see some of our rare Speckled (Panda), Albino and Golden Barramundi – as a part of your tour, our crew will demonstrate their feeding techniques here. We have a café that specialises in showcasing our beautiful barra in burgers, fish and chips, gyoza and even sashimi. Cold drinks are available to purchase, as is a unique selection of barramundi souvenirs and merchandise. There are toilet facilities for guests.
Adult $60 | Child [1-14 years] $50 | General Admission $10. Option to purchase additional produce to take home, for a fishy feast.
Please note the general admission price is for any members of your family or group that are visiting but not participating in the farm tour. The general admission price allows you to see our viewing tank, which is home to some rare Albino, Speckled and Golden Barramundi, and enjoy our on-site facilities.
They usually commence at 9am, but departure times and farm experiences will depend on the farm’s seasonal workload. Click here to check availability or give us a call (07) 4098 7117.
Yes. Advance bookings are essential.
Hook-A-Barra is located on the Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Farm, which is Lot 3, Vixies Road, Wonga Beach, Queensland. We are about a 90 minute drive from Cairns, or about 30 minutes north of Port Douglas. Guests need to self-drive or make their own way to here, as there is no public transport or transfer service available at this time.
Guided walking tour taking in all aspects of the Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Farm.
Help feed the young barra. Check in on the growing ponds. Witness a hand-harvest.
Gourmet tasting plate showcasing our produce, prepared in a few ways.
This 1-hour tour is fun for the whole family. Opportunity to see sustainability in action.
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