Bush Tucker in NSW

Learn more about Australia’s native plants and wildlife, and their many uses from an indigenous guide. Take a tour through botanic gardens, enjoy a bush tucker meal and hear the history of Aboriginal cuisine.

Visit the beautiful Coffs Coast and take a stand-up paddleboard tour with Wajaana Yaam Adventure Tours. A Gumbaynggirr guide will help you collect bush foods to enjoy at the end of your tour, as well as teaching you about bush medicines.

Group enjoying a stand-up paddleboarding tour with Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours at Moonee Creek, Coffs Harbour, North Coast

In Wagga Wagga, find out about the bush tucker of the Wiradjuri people with Bundyi Cultural Tours. On a half day, full day or overnight tour, you will hear Dreaming stories, visit cultural sites and learn words in the Wiradjuri language.

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 Gaagal Yuludarla (Ocean Dreaming) Tour teaches you about food sources and hunting methods, and includes a bush tucker lunch.

Lindsey Adam, owner of Wollongong based Aboriginal bush food company Fred's Bush Tucker, Wollongong

Take a Bush Food Walk in Ulladulla with Nura Gunya, and identify plants used for food and survival. Yuin elder Noel Butler will help you to read the land the traditional way and develop a closer connection with nature. The tour includes a traditional bush morning tea.

Further north in Wollongong enjoy a bush tucker cooking demonstrations with Fred’s Bush Tucker. Here you can learn how to prepare traditional foods, such as fish wrapped in paperbark, cooked over hot coals.

Visit The Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and enjoy lunch at the Bush Tucker Café. Whilst here, admire the indigenous art gallery and take part in an art or dance class. Or take a bush tucker and medicine workshop at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park on the Central Coast.