Bush Tucka Walk
“Bush tucka” (or bushfood) traditionally refers to any fauna or flora native to Australia that has been used as sustenance for culinary and/or medicinal purposes by Aborigines for over an estimated 60,000 years.
Our Bush Tucka Walk takes place in and around the natural rainforest of Rainforestation Nature Park, and incorporates Aboriginal culture and education.
Your journey begins with a traditional welcome by your Pamagirri Aboriginal guide, who will explain some of the history, cultures and customs of the local tribe and people.
You will then make your way into the rainforest with your guide, stopping to learn about the different plants and fruits traditionally used as medicines and food.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the Bush Tucka Walk is the chance to learn about the significance of the calendar plants. Your guide will point these out to you and explain their meaning and importance. For example, the flowering of a certain tree or plant would indicate that one animal might be fat and ready for eating, or warn the rainforest tribes that it was time to move towards the coast for the season.
During the walk, your guide will encourage you to use your senses of ‘touch, sight, smell and taste’ as you appreciate the natural bushland and rainforest, and Aboriginal cultural landscape.
The walk also allows you to view and learn about traditional Aboriginal huts (gunyas), as well as the implements and weapons used for hunting and fighting such as hook boomerangs and stone axes.
The Bush Tucka walk is suitable for people of all ages, however it is on a non-level track through the rainforest and there are steps involved in the walks so moderate fitness and sturdy shoes are recommended.
The Bush Tucka Walk takes half an hour and is available to groups.
Up to 20 pax per group and prior booking is required. Price on application.
Please note: the Bush Tucka Walk operates in a rainforest environment along natural terrain, and as such, may be affected by adverse weather conditions. We will operate in rainy conditions, however Rainforestation Nature Park reserves the right to cancel the scheduled Bush Tucka Walk in the event of severe weather conditions. Guests will be advised accordingly.