First Nations Food Experiences Around Australia
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Australia's Aboriginal people have hunted and gathered native plants and animals for food since the beginning of their history on this continent. Known as bush tucker, these traditional foods draw upon the richness of Australia's unique and varied flora and fauna and have been a sustainable source of eating for the world's oldest living culture for over 60,000 years.
Wherever you are in Australia, it's fascinating to learn about hunting, gathering, cooking and eating these foods directly from those who've been doing it for generations. Plus, you won't find many of these wonderful dishes anywhere else on Earth!
Queensland: First Nations food experiences
Queensland is a hotspot of unique and fascinating bush foods that its Traditional Custodians have known about for tens of thousands of years. Here are our picks for the most unforgettable bush tucker experiences in the Sunshine State!
Western Australia & Northern Territory: First Nations food experiences
Brimming with heritage and scenic vistas, Western Australia and the Northern Territory are richly entwined with Aboriginal culture and knowledge. These are two of the most immersive areas to learn about Indigenous Australians, and visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to amazing adventures unique to the region.
New South Wales: First Nations food experiences
South-Eastern Australia is home to a wealth of different Indigenous nations and cultures, each with their own knowledge of native foods and medicines. With a fine-toothed comb, we've scoured the land to bring you some of the very best bush tucker experiences across NSW and the ACT – hungry yet?
Victoria: First Nations food experiences
Indigenous Australians have thrived on bush tucker for more than 80,000 years and continue to share their knowledge and expertise with those wanting to know more. Victoria offers opportunities galore to get stuck into some incredible Aboriginal food experiences – here's some of the highlights!
South Australia: First Nations food experiences
South Australia is a wonder of meandering coastline, crimson desert, bountiful lakes and craggy ranges. Thanks to the diversity of the landscape, bush food is varied and plentiful, and if you’re travelling to South Australia, these are some indigenous food experiences you won’t want to miss!