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A Taste of Kakadu

Indigenous chefs and Kakadu National Park’s Traditional Owners will work together to celebrate the foods that grow in the stunning landscape.

The nine-day festival will explore the native foods that have sustained Kakadu’s people for thousands of years with a series of workshops, cooking demonstrations dinners, and bush walks.

On top of the extensive culinary events, there's also the arts and culture program packed with weaving workshops, visual art exhibition and traditional dance.

Park manager Russell Gueho says each year the festival is an important way of celebrating the many elements of beauty in the dual world heritage listed park.

“A Taste of Kakadu is an exciting celebration of traditional foods and the history embedded in the cultural heritage of this great national park,” Gueho says. 

“This year’s festival features a range of activities that invite people to experience traditional food and culture. Events like ground oven cook-ups, basket weaving work-shops and canape cruises will take visitors on a journey of discovery through storytelling, Indigenous art and, of course, bush food.” 

Highlights from this year’s festival include Anme Garringun Ganji Mayambolk, a one-of-a-kind event under the stars at Cooinda Airstrip, with canapes and stories that interweave the rich tapestry of Aboriginal night-time mythology. 

Another event not to miss is The Riverside Stone Country Cook-Up, an opportunity to explore the landscape with the Njanjma Rangers and experience traditional food and stories. 

The walk ends with a cook-up where you can sample fish, yam and water lilies, and hear an array of family stories.  

A Taste of Kakadu Fri 10 - Sun 19 May | Kakadu National Park | Various costs | parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/taste

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