Nor­folk Blue 100 acre Farm www.nor­folk­blue.com

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This prop­erty is named af­ter the dis­tinct blue/grey is­land cat­tle which be­gan its her­itage herd. The farm is now syn­ony­mous with fresh and sus­tain­able and just like Emily’s Hilli Goat farm, it has sev­eral strings to its op­er­a­tion. Vis­i­tors can en­joy a farm tour in the com­fort of a 4 X 4 sta­tion wagon while tak­ing in a pot­ted his­tory of the part of the farm which was used in the 1800s by the Bri­tish-based Melanesian Mis­sion.

In what was once the farm’s homestead, a fine-din­ing restau­rant serves up the prop­erty’s own beef and a range of the fresh­est is­land pro­duce. If you’re a sea­soned vege grower, you im­me­di­ately recog­nise greens picked no more than an hour or two be­fore they’re served, and I swear the broccoli which ac­com­pa­nied my lo­cally-caught king­fish had come straight from the gar­den and gone into the pot.

Back in town, Nor­folk Blue’s busi­ness ex­tends to the Blue Bull Café Restau­rant, a more ca­sual din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence where the crispest sal­ads are matched with the farm’s own pro­duce and ex­cel­lent cof­fee.

Magnificent More­ton Bay fig trees line the road lead­ing to The Nor­folk Blue Restau­rant.

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