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.
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.
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.
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.
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.