Guided Bush Food Trail

Learn about native bush foods & medicines

  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm Daily
  • Learn about the ancient medicinal values of plants
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Guided Bush Food Trail Info

Guided Bush Food Trail:

Located within the Tjapukai parklands, and the perfect grande finale to a day in Kuranda.  Join an Aboriginal guide, walking through the Tjapukai parklands.  Learn interesting facts about native plants and their culinary and medicinal significance.  Finish with a taste of native fruit jams with damper and billy tea by the lake.  This tour is a great add-on for self-drive tours and fits with the 2:00pm Skyrail departing Kuranda. 

What Makes it Great!

  • Authentic Cultural Experience
  • Great for Families
  • Easily added to your Kuranda Train & Skyrail self-drive package
  • Billy Tea, Native Fruit Jams & Damper included

1 hour journey departs daily through the Tjapukai parklands, learning about native plants and their culinary and medicinal significance. Finish with a taste of native fruit jams with damper and billy tea by the lake.

Gain an insight into the gathering and cooking of bush foods by traditional tribal women. Learn about the ancient medicinal values of plants, how they’ve been used and prepared over thousands of years.

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.

You will look at your surroundings with renewed delight knowing the medicinal qualities of native trees and some insects such as Green Ants. 

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