Bush Tucker in NSW

From bush tucker tours to learning how to prepare traditional foods, NSW offers a veritable buffet of culinary experiences, with each experience offering insights into a deeply spiritual and nature-focused way of life.

Bundyi Aboriginal Cultural Tours guide Mark Saddler sharing his knowledge with tourists in Wagga Wagga.

Bush tucker tours

Follow a Harvest Food Trail through the Bangalow Parklands with Explore Byron Bay, and learn to identify a variety of edible bush tucker plants, as well as plants used for medicine, jewellery, fibre and tools. In Wagga Wagga, taste, touch and connect with the land on a bush tucker tour with Bundyi Cultural Tours. Or take a Bush Food Walk in Ulladulla with Nura Gunya, and identify plants used for food and survival.

The Wajaana Yaam Adventure Tours stand up paddleboarding experience on the Corindi River, Red Roc, North Coast

Sand & saltwater adventures

Visit the stunning Coffs Coast and take a stand-up paddleboard tour with Wajaana Yaam Adventure Tours, where a Gumbaynggirr guide will help you collect and taste seasonal bush foods. Or ride a quad bike through the Stockton Bite Sand Dunes near Port Stevens on a 1.5-hour cultural tour with Sand Dune Adventures. As part of the tour you will dig for fresh water and learn about bush food and resources.

Couple enjoying a Sand Dune Adventure tour with an Aboriginal Guide in Port Stephens, Destination NSW

Culinary experiences

Discover ancient fish traps in Scotts Head with Unkya Cultural Eco Tours, and hear the creation story of the ocean and how the first wave was made. The half-day Gaagal Yuludarla (Ocean Dreaming) Tour includes a bush food demonstration and concludes with a bush tucker lunch. Or take a bush tucker and medicine workshop at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park on the Central Coast.

Food sources and medicinal plants shown on an Unkya Cultural Eco Tours at Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park, Scotts Head, North Coast NSW

Bush tucker dining

Visit The Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and enjoy lunch at the Bush Tucker Cafe. Whilst here, admire the indigenous art gallery and take part in an art or dance class. Or if you’re in Mudgee dine at Warrakirri by Indigiearth, a cafe that highlights bush foods and indigenous culture. Children can paint a boomerang for a gold coin donation.