NAIDOC Aboriginal Bush Food Experience

Things to do, Classes and workshops
Woman and man sitting under natural shelter
Photograph: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Find out how to gather and cook native ingredients

There’s been a rise in the use of traditional bush foods in Sydney restaurants and many people are incorporating native ingredients in their home cooking, too. So how do you know what native Australian foods to eat and how to prepare them? During NAIDOC Week you can join an Aboriginal guide at the Royal Botanic Gardens to understand more about gathering seasonal fruits, seeds, vegetables and other plants. The two-hour tour will include learning about traditional food prep, such as using a coolamon (a shallow vessel) to collect foods, and you’ll get to taste dishes prepared with native ingredients, such as finger limes, lemon myrtle, wattleseed and Warringal greens. 

Where to try native ingredients in Sydney