Guided Bush Foods Walk
Discover bush foods on a walk with an Aboriginal guide.
Join an Aboriginal guide, walking through the Tjapukai parklands to learn about bush foods and the traditional uses of native plants. End your journey with billy tea, damper and native fruit jams as you relax by the lake with your guide
You will see trees like the Burdekin plum which is delicious when it is ripe. If you can’t wait for it to ripen then bury it underground to speed up the process. The cocky apple tree is useful for fishing as its bark can be put in a creek for 10 minutes to absorb the oxygen, when the fish surfaces, it makes them easier to catch. Plants such as the sandpaper fig tree have multiple uses. As its name suggests, it is useful for sanding wooden artifacts such as boomerangs and spears. Its leaves and sap were used by the Aboriginal people as a treatment for ringworm and sunspots. Other types of figs are useful to make string, ropes and weapons and their fruit is a tasty treat. This is just a sample of the facts you will learn along the way, then enjoy the tastes of native bush fruit jams with fresh damper and billy tea as you relax by the lakeside.