Our 2-Day Road Trip Guide to Cervantes

With our favourite season almost in full shine, you must be eager to hit the road and explore some of the best gems our beautiful state has to offer. Now choosing the right place is not the easiest of choices to be made, especially with so many great locations to narrow it down from. Well, […]

Five things you didn’t know about our state’s favourite aquatic creature

With our favourite sunny season finally here to thaw our bodies from one of our frostiest winters yet, it is now the perfect time to book your seal adventure with us!   As a crowd favourite, those planning on visiting Cervantes with your family or friends can expect plenty of entertainment onboard. The fun ranges […]

Sea Lions + Lobster Shack = Ultimate road trip

One of the most unique things about Western Australia is that it is home to some of the most photogenic wildlife. We are so lucky to be home to the Australian Sea Lion, which not only are an endangered species but also are only found in two states of our fine country!   These creatures […]

This Summers Ultimate Brew-mance

  The sun is shining again in beautiful WA, which means summer time is almost here and so is your new summer brew-mance. Our stock of locally produced Gage Road brews, our delicious lobster and your taste buds are sure to hit it off. If you think this one is going to be just a […]

Top 10 Songs for a Classic Aussie Road Trip!

  If there is one thing us Aussies know is that it’s no road trip is complete without impromptu karaoke, breathless ballads and air guitars that can only be achieved with a killer playlist. So whether you’re a solo traveller, cruising with friends, family or playing taxi driver to the little ones over school holidays. […]

Top Five Wildflower Spots To Visit Around Cervantes

Wildflower season has finally arrived, which is basically Christmas time for us flora enthusiasts! In Western Australia we are particularly lucky as the state contains over 12,000 plant species, 60% of which cannot be found anywhere else around the world. Each year this magical flora show begins its journey from the northern pindan outback around […]

Why Cervantes is the perfect place to plan a Father’s Day adventure

Falling on the first Sunday of September each year, Father’s Day is fast approaching falling on the 2nd of September.   You may have started to brainstorm for the perfect gift to show your dad just how much you appreciate him. But if you are stumped for ideas, why not make this year extra special by […]

How to pack for your self drive tour

Your weekend is going to be a beautiful one. The sun will be shining, the car’s fuelled up, and you’re on your way to Cervantes for a road trip. But what to pack? Whether it’s an overnight stay, or a daily round trip, the essentials remain the same. With so much to explore and fun […]

Top 5 Facts: The Western Rock Lobster

When the B-52’s sang about that infamous Rock Lobster, you could be excused for thinking it was a mythical creature that only exists in the wild and totally out-there lyrics of the song. But up in Cervantes, just 2.5 hours north of Perth, the Western Rock Lobster is as iconic as Queensland’s Big Banana, New […]

Surf Your Way Up The Coral Coast.

1100 kilometres north of Perth lies the Coral Coast, home to world heritage listed beaches, turquoise waters, unique marine life and the Ningaloo reef. The area is renowned for its dynamic coastline allowing visitors to surf, snorkel and take a crack at water sports alike. However, if surfing is calling out your name, the Coral […]

Winter School Holiday Fun!

  It comes around quicker than Christmas! It’s school holiday time again and that means two whole weeks of entertaining the kids while trying to not pull your hair out. And while some may prefer to take the screen time options, we know that’s not how you want to make the most of the cooler […]

Welcome to winter in Cervantes | The top 4 reasons to visit

1. The Perfect Weather for Adventures! While Perth may be shivering through a freezing winter, just 2.5 hours up the coast you can find a seasonal reprieve, with temperatures ranging between 10-25 degrees from June to November.   The wind is at a peaceful, calm standstill, which means the perfect time for exploring sand dunes! […]

Reasons to love camping in Cervantes

As the temperature starts to drop, why not keep the kids entertained with a weekend trip to Cervantes. It’s only a two-hour drive north of Perth and is close enough for a quick weekend getaway, but far enough to have a good break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the city.   […]

WA’s Road Trip Bucket List

West Australians, we are laid back, easy going and carefree. We have the beaches, the coastline views and the weather to enjoy relaxing weekends all year round. But WA certainly has an adventurous side and if the typical coastal drive just doesn’t cut it for you, then why not explore WA’s north coast a little […]

Fish Your Way Up The Coral Coast

Wanting to change up your weekend routine this season with a bit of excitement? Autumn is the perfect time of year for fishing off the North Coast of WA. Don’t let this season pass you by without road tripping the Coral Coast and testing out some of our favourite spots for every type of ocean […]

Why Cervantes is the best day trip ever!

You’ve got a beautiful weekend coming up. The petrol tank is full and you’re ready for an adventure. But where to go? North or south? East or west? Let the answer be, Cervantes!   It’s the perfect destination. With no need for an early rise on Saturday morning, get a good sleep and a hearty […]

Top 10 Self-Drive Trips North of Perth

If it feels like the Christmas holidays were a lifetime ago and you’re holding out for that next holiday but don’t want to break the bank, then why not embark on one of Perth’s many amazing self-drive trips? Autumn is the perfect time to explore WA’s sights with friendlier temperatures and lighter crowds. Starting from […]

Staycations- The Savvy Way to Vacation

  There is beauty and adventure to be found in our West Australian backyard yet we rarely take the time to discover it. We have the perfect excuses for you to explore more on your next long weekend and choose to travel local. 1.Up your tour guide game When is the last time you were […]

Chinese New Year 2018

Wow! What a weekend we had celebrating Chinese New Year at Lobster Shack. Our team were up bright and early Saturday morning preparing for what would be a big day of pumping out 551 meals! While our front of house and kitchen staff were busy prepping, outside our kid’s area was in full swing, tables […]

Device Free Family Road Trips

Now more than ever we rely on technology to keep us connected and informed. But wouldn’t it be nice to take a break from the grid and reconnect with our surroundings?   With the weekend fast approaching, we think it’s the perfect time to do just that! Why not take a road trip along the […]


Our West Australian coast line is unique for so many reasons. Its impeccable beauty, unique colours and seemingly endless stretches of pure sandy beaches make it a pretty amazing place to call home. As well, our coral coast is home to some pretty incredible species! Depending on the time of year you visit us you […]

Lobster Shack- Top 5 Family Activities In and Around Cervantes

It’s that time of year again; the sun is warming up, the fruits are fresh and juicy, and the Coral Coast is calling your name. It’s time for a road trip and we’ve got you covered! Without further adue, presenting to you our top 5 family activities in and around Cervantes. 1. Sandboarding in Lancelin […]

The top 7 reasons why you should day trip to Cervantes

It might be a case of bias, but we truly believe that Cervantes is one of the most amazing places in our neck of the woods. Often passed by on the way up north, Cervantes is a truly unique location in the world and is home to some of the most quintessentially Australian activities. We’ve […]

Our top lobster recipes

If you’ve ever been up Cervantes way, you would know the delicious flavour of our Western Australian rock lobster. They are fresh, full of flavour and perfect in any dish. What we love about our lobster shack customers is that they love taking some lobster home to make some of their own creations, after they […]

Top 10 things to do in Perth

Lonely Planet said of Perth, “laid-back, liveable Perth has wonderful weather, beautiful beaches and an easy-going character.” The natural beauty of Perth really has to be seen to be believed. But it’s not just the beauty that exists within the confines of the city, Western Australia has some of the most unique vistas and original […]

Our visit from Lisa and Pete

What do you get when you mix two awesome radio presenters, a crew of roadies and a lobster feast? You get a cracking good end to a week of broadcasting.

Meet Lee!

You might be wondering what it takes to pump out up to 400 lobster meals every day to excited, and hungry diners.

Meet Mary!

If you didn’t know already, Lobster Shack is a family owned and operated business and we absolutely love it! So, anyone else that we hire, we want to fit in as part of the Thompson family and boy did we hit the ball out of the part with Mary! We want to shine a light […]

Things to do along the Coral Coast!

One of Australia’s best kept secrets and absolute gems, the Coral Coast is scattered with treats that will be sure to make for a perfect weekend getaway with family or friends. The Coral Coast runs from Perth, all the way up the coastline north to Broome and the Kimberley region. And while, you’re probably not […]

Meet Donna!

Meet Donna Simmonds, one of Lobster Shack’s lovely kitchen hands! Donna’s role at Lobster Shack is definitely not one dimensional! As one of our amazing kitchen staff, she dabbles in many areas of the restaurant. Donna predominantly works as a Kitchen Hand, where she makes the daily salads, sets up the kitchen for the day, […]

Meet Abi

Tourism is a strong industry here in WA – and nowhere is this more relevant than here at Lobster Shack.

Cervantes Trip Essentials

Cervantes is the perfect Perth day trip for young couples, friends or families. For the 2 or so hours it takes to get from Perth to Cervantes, it’s important to know what to pack in the car before you leave. From food to entertainment, we’ve got you covered with the Cervantes trip essentials.

Lobster pairings

We love our lobster and we love our drinks – so combining the two is a match made in seafood heaven.

The Factory Tour

There’s this sketch in an episode of the comedy show Portlandia where two people sit down to order at a restaurant, and end up asking so many questions about the former life of the chicken that they’re about to eat, that they leave the restaurant to go to the farm where it was raised in […]

Stay At Lobster Lodge

Have you got 3 days off work and feel like going on an adventure? Was your New Years’ resolution to go out and explore more of our beautiful West Australian coastline? Do you need to switch off for a weekend and get out of the big smoke for a little R and R? How about […]

Christmas Lunch Ideas

With Christmas fast approaching, there’s one glorious thing on everyone’s minds- Christmas lunch. Everyone’s favourite meal of the year, the long summer’s afternoon is generally spent gorging on ham, turkey and of course, the Australian staple, lobster.

Seal Watching Tours at Lobster Shack

So the kids are on school holidays, you’re on a much needed Christmas holiday from work and the sun is FINALLY shining after Australia’s longest winter. What do you do with all your free time? You go to Cervantes of course!

The origins of Lobster Shack

What many of us around the world know as Lobster Shack, we know as a family owned and operated business that began way back in the 60s!

A trip to Cervantes

The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, we find ourselves wanting to get out and about, and explore our beautiful state rather than snuggle up in bed while it pours down outside.

The Shack BBQ Lobster

Ingredients 2 Lobsters, cut in half (length ways) 100gram butter 2 cloves of garlic finely diced Instructions Mix butter and garlic together to create a paste. Place Lobsters shell side down on BBQ on a high heat. Brush the garlic butter paste onto the lobster meat, leaving a small amount of paste for later use. […]

Coconut Lobster Balls with Mango & Avocado Salsa

Ingredients 2 raw 200gram Lobster tails 1 cup olive oil ¼ cup plain flour 3 eggs 1 ½ cups shredded coconut 1 cup FRESH breadcrumb Salsa 1 lime, juices and zest 1 avocado 1 mango 1 red onion, finely diced 1 red chilli, finely diced 2 tblspn pickled ginger, cut into fine threads 1 garlic […]

Easy Tempura Lobster

Ingredients 1 raw 500gram lobster tail, diced into bite sizes pieces ½ cup self-raising flour 2 eggs 2 x tspn vinegar 2 x tblspn oil Dipping Sauce ¼ cup sweet chilli sauce 3 tblspn soy sauce ¼ tsp fresh grated ginger ¼ tsp sesame seeds ¼ tsp dried chilli flakes (optional) Instructions Add all the […]