Yumbah has carefully sited its farms in isolated areas where the vast and ancient continent of Australia meets the Great Southern Ocean. We are privileged to work in locations such as Bicheno, Narrawong, Port Lincoln, Kangaroo Island, Wingfield, Lonsdale and the Mornington Peninsula.
Deep sea currents from Antarctic canyons make their way north and carry with them an abundance of nutrients. Yumbah draws upon these waters to grow its abalone. This is the famous Bonney Upwelling. For millennia, whales have swum and fed in these life-giving waters and are regularly sighted from our farms during their annual migration.
We feed our abalone sustainably with Yumbah Aquafeed that we produce in Lonsdale, South Australia.
Yumbah Marketing, which manages the AUSAB and Yumbah brands and is responsible for Yumbah sales, completes the journey from ocean to customer
Established in 1999 near the tiny hamlet of Narrawong, this site sits along a secluded beach at the north-eastern end of Portland Bay on Victoria’s rugged far south west coast. This dramatic and beautiful coastline is characterised by ancient volcanic lava deposits, limestone cliffs and spectacular headlands that endure the most powerful Southern Ocean swells.
Port Lincoln, on the south coast of South Australia is known as the ‘Seafood Capital of Australia’ and is renowned for its tuna, kingfish and abalone. Yumbah Point Lincoln was established in 1993 at nearby Point Boston.
Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia, is home to a variety of native wildlife including sea lions, koalas, birds and whales. In Smith Bay, home to Yumbah Kangaroo Island, Southern Right Whales return regularly to calve.
Nestled in a region known as ‘the jewel of Tasmania’s East Coast’ north of the Freycinet Peninsula and just south of the Bay of Fires – Bicheno is famous for its world-class scuba diving, abundant marine life and crystal clear water.
Bay Sea Farms was established in 2006 to make best use of the quality waters of Port Phillip Bay, producing mussels year-round from sites off Mt Martha and Mornington on the eastern side of the Bay and Queenscliff to the west.
Opened in November 2017, Yumbah Aquaculture’s Central Processing Facility in Wingfield, South Australia, processes more than 600 tonnes of abalone per annum.
Established in February 2017, Yumbah Aquafeeds manufactures and produces custom-made abalone feed for its four abalone farms at its facility at Lonsdale in Adelaide’s south.