Bush tucker, barramundi and magpie goose will be on the menu at a new food festival in Kakadu this month.
The delicacies will be just some of the offerings at the inaugural ‘Taste of Kakadu’ food festival to be held at the National Park from 12-21 May.
The 10-day program, run by Parks Australia in collaboration with local tourism operators and Tourism NT, includes pop-up degustation dinners, campfire stories, cooking demonstrations with Traditional Owners, guided bush tucker walks, sunset tasting cruises and hunting and gathering talks.
It’s hoped the food festival will entice more tourists and foodies to Kakadu and boost the 180,000 visitors the park receives each year.
The Festival will take ancient traditions and give them a modern twist. Visitors to Kakadu will learn to cook, eat and live off the land with the local Indigenous Bininj/Mungguy people and experience flavours found nowhere else on earth.
A highlight of the Festival will be a traditional brunch with local Bininj woman, Mandy Muir, and Ngemba Indigenous chef, Sharon Windsor, who will share their stories through their love of native food. Indigenous celebrity chef, Zach Green, will also show visitors how to incorporate native Indigenous food into everyday cuisine in a free workshop at the Mercure Crocodile Hotel.
With more than 50 activities spread out across the 10 days there is something to suit everyone and all tastes and budgets.
For a full program of events go to: https://parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu