Australia’s unmissable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander foodie experiences

Category: inspired, Travel Your Road, Date: 29 June 2020

To get an authentic taste of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, check out these must-do culinary experiences including guided bush tucker walks and sophisticated outback dining – there’s thousands of years’ worth of knowledge to soak up and learn. Let these experiences guide your next trip: 

Take part in a Cape Cultural Tour in the Margaret River region of Western Australia, where you will be connected with the local Noongar culture by learning about traditional fishing and foraging – or dine on foraged ingredients with Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, near Broome.

Experience an immersive food foraging experience without leaving the city on an Aboriginal Bush Food Experience tour in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. The experience will teach you to use traditional methods to gather and prepare food, learn how to identify seasonal bush foods and taste bush food-inspired recipes.

Partake in a dining experience unlike any other at a Sounds of Silence dinner, where you’ll enjoy a bush tucker-inspired meal as you watch the sun set behind Uluru in Australia’s Northern Territory. Sip Australian wine and beer as you watch the outback stars begin to sparkle, then embark on a guided tour of the night sky. 

Founded by chef Paul ‘Yoda’ Iskov in 2013, Fervor offers a unique pop-up dining experience. The roving restaurant tours Western Australia with a one-of-a-kind degustation menu that explores traditional Australian foods – from catfish to boab tubers.

Just an hour from Townsville in Queensland this idyllic rural homestead is the venue for Mungalla Tours authentic kup murri experiences. You’ll be able to listen to traditional Aboriginal live music while dinner is cooked amidst hot embers in a traditional underground oven, beneath a blanket of stars.

The guided multi-day wukalina walk combines culture, nature and luxury in one of Australia’s most scenic landscapes in Tasmania’s magnificent Bay of Fires wilderness area. Stay in bespoke luxury accommodation, meet palawa elders, hear creation stories and learn about traditional medicines and foods while feasting on mutton bird, wallaby and doughboy dumplings (as well as plenty of seafood and some of Tasmania’s finest wines).

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