“You have to taste a culture to understand it.” – Deborah Cater
Food is central to life and culture and to family and friendship, to eat with someone invites enjoyment understanding and connection. We love to eat; we love to eat together and we love to eat when we travel. So unsurprisingly, cultural food and wine experiences are always in demand. Come with an open mind and an empty stomach and explore our Aboriginal food and wine experiences.
Aboriginal Dining Experience with Flames of the Forest
Discover a magical evening of food and wine in the rainforest with Flames of the Forest. The pairing of local Kuku Yalanji culture with an abundant, locally sourced, seven dish degustation is the perfect combination. Aboriginal culture is infused into every delicious bite. Start your evening with pre-dinner drinks and canapes.
Sit down for a local and seasonal seven-course dining experience, served under a magical silk-lined marquee, and enjoy an Aboriginal cultural performance featuring traditional Kuku Yalanji storytelling, didgeridoo and song.
Pot to Plate Gourmet Cruise with Tweed Eco Cruises
There is magic to witnessing how food is caught, found or made and then relaxing as you taste the end result. This is exactly the experience you will enjoy on the four-hour Pot to Plate Gourmet Cruise on the beautiful Tweed River NSW. Immerse yourself in this hands-on cultural experience led by Yugambeh Aboriginal man, Luther Cora. Learn traditional hunting methods and try catching mud crabs, stingrays and fish with a traditional bamboo spear. Then sitting on a sandbank listening to Yugambeh stories and didgeridoo playing as the mornings catch is cooked on a bonfire.
Dinner and Show with Spirits of the Red Sand
Taking dinner and a show to a whole new level, Spirits of the Red Sand is a world-first in Aboriginal storytelling. An award-winning moving theatre and dining experience that takes you from the Dreamtime to 1800s Australia when the British and Aboriginal ways of life collided. From the start of the evening, you will enjoy a live theatre experience, Indigenous song and dance, a delicious 3-course dinner and a final meet and greet with cast and crew.
Litchfield Tour with Northern Territory Indigenous Tours
Taste the Top End with a lunch of wild caught, freshly cooked barramundi, crocodile and kangaroo on an Aboriginal guided day tour of spectacular Litchfield National Park. Follow your Aboriginal guide though the Park and discover its rich cultural heritage. See spiritually important waterfalls and stone country, ancient rainforest and unspoilt woodland, and learn about their place in Aboriginal culture. Have a refreshing swim in one of the many crystal clear natural pools, then sit down to enjoy a freshly prepared lunch of locally sourced produce.
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Bushtucker and Mangrove Explorer Cruise with Tweed Eco Cruises
When you don’t have time for a full dining experience but still want to discover new food experiences, Tweed Eco Cruises’ Bushtucker and Mangrove Explorer is the perfect solution. On the two-hour natural adventure, you will explore the mangroves learn about the regions mud crabs, pump for yabbies, get up close with the pelicans, explore the shallows with our ‘water telescopes’ and sample the regions seasonal bush tucker.
Image Credits: Tourism Australia, By The Wilde