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Taste traditional ‘bush tucker’ - indigenous Australian food from the outback - on this 2-hour tour at Ayers Rock Resort. Join your knowledgeable guide for an adventure into the outback bush environment and discover the importance of traditional bush food to the local people. You can even meet some of the reptiles of the region! You will wander with your guide through desert country and learn how local people lived in such a hot desert climate and survived on a variety of bush seeds, plants and animals. Grind native seeds, try your hand at throwing a spear and taste a selection of traditional and contemporary bush tucker. Meet some friendly reptiles and learn about these amazing creatures that roam our desert landscape.

Highlights

  • Learn about the environment of Central Australia
  • Sample a variety of traditional bush foods
  • Learn about the importance of these foods to the local Aboriginal people
  • Meet and greet the local reptiles
  • A great hands on tour for families
  • Small group tour - maximum 11 participants

What You Can Expect

Bush Tucker (Traditional Indigenous Food) and Reptiles Tour from Ayers Rock

Bush Tucker Tour

Your guide will meet you at the entrance to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort to embark on an exploration of Aboriginal foods known throughout Australia as ‘bush tucker’. The friendly and informative guide will take you to a private outback location and introduce you to foods that have been gathered in Australia for nearly 40,000 years.

You will sample different bush foods and find out about their seasonal importance to the diet of the local Aboriginal people as well as learning how they hunted for kangaroo, honey ants and witchetty grubs.

You will have the opportunity to meet the local reptiles and appreciate the extraordinary fauna of Central Australia. 

Your guide then returns you to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort.

Customer Reviews

Katie O

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2015

The guides son was very badly behaved?! I was very surprised. He was trying to eat all of the food and snatching things off other people?!? It seemed to take the focus away from the trip. It would have been good to have had a print off of what plants/bush food we might see on the walk round...as the guide only pointed things out to us...which we then had to try and remember when we got to late taste the foods. I enjoyed learning about how they live off the land though

Trevor Raymond H

1 star rating: I do not recommend this November 2014

it was not worth the money that we paid. All we seen was two holes in the ground and the young girl we had tried her best to show us four trees and show us seed and nuts that she said that you can buy at IGA
we did not have a aboriginal host. And we were not told about life in the desert she told us to go for a walk till she setup . We thought that bush tucker was more than just seeds and nuts

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