Bangalow Bush Tucker Tour

1.5 Hours
Byron Bay, New South Wales
Bush Food
Year Round
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Join us on a special 90 minute Aboriginal bush tucker tour at Bangalow guided by Delta Kay, an Arakwal Bundjalung woman who is passionate about sharing Aboriginal culture. Delta is well known and respected as an Arakwal elder in the Byron Shire. Her ancestors have lived in the area surrounding Byron Bay for thousands of years and Arakwal customs, knowledge, ceremonies and stories have been passed down to her for safe keeping.

Location

Bangalow Parklands

What to expect

On this tour, Delta Kay takes guests along the stunning Byron Creek, located within Bangalow Parklands.

Once an old grazing land, thankfully the Anglican church in partnership with Bangalow Land and Rivercare Group have regenerated this area with hundreds of native plant species that are really important to Bundjalung people.

During the tour, Delta points out a variety of these edible bush tucker plants, as well as plants used for natural medicine, jewellery, fibre, tools and weapons. She speaks about local Indigenous history and shares traditional stories that have been passed down to her from her ancestors.

There are opportunities to learn some Bundjalung language and we are sometimes lucky to see Binging the river turtle or Junbung the platypus.

At the end of each tour, guests enjoy tasting a variety of delicious bush tucker foods and have a nice cup of bush tea and a biscuit.

What is included

The Bangalow Bush Tucker Tour is a 90 minute walking tour available on Thursdays from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. On this tour, Delta Kay takes guests along the stunning Byron Creek, located within Bangalow Parklands.

Please note that children must be accompanied by their parent or caregiver on this tour.

Cost Includes:

  • Guide fees
  • National Park fees

Things to Bring:

We highly recommend that guests wear appropriate shoes and have a water bottle, hat and sunscreen.

Getting there and Transfer Service:

During July 2022 we offer a free pick-up and drop-off services for guests within 6km of the Byron Bay CBD. If you would like to use this service, please provide your pick-up address when you make your booking. Our pick-up time is 3:30pm.

This tour takes place at Bangalow Weir Parklands (Deacon St, Bangalow NSW 2479). The meeting place is beside the large toilet block.

itinerary:

3:30pm Pick-up (if you are using our transfer service)

4:00pm Guided tour begins at Bangalow Parklands

5:30pm Guided tour concludes

5:45pm Drop-off (if you are using our transfer service)

Meeting point

This tour takes place at Bangalow Weir Parklands (Deacon St, Bangalow NSW 2479). The meeting place is beside the large toilet block.

What to bring

Camera
Hat
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Walking shoes
Water bottle

YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER

Explore Byron Bay

Explore Byron Bay is a local business that offers authentic Aboriginal tours at Cape Byron and Broken Head. Our tours are guided by Delta Kay, an Arakwal Bundjalung woman who is passionate about sharing local Aboriginal culture. Delta is well known and respected as an Arakwal elder in the Byron Shire. Her ancestors have lived in the area surrounding Byron Bay for thousands of years and Arakwal customs, knowledge, ceremonies and stories have been passed down to her for safe keeping.

During the 2-hour guided walking tours, guests can expect to hear about Arakwal existence before colonisation and how Arakwal Bundjalung people cared for, and preserved the land. Delta shares special stories from her ancestors and speaks about the need to care for sacred sites and the natural environment and wildlife. She explains the devastating impact of settlement and displacement on her people and how her ancestors gained their Native Title and the opportunity to live back on their homelands. While viewing some of Byron’s most spectacular scenery, Delta teaches guests some Bundjalung language and shares information about bush tucker, natural medicine, tools, weapons and artefacts.

Experiences include:

  • Cape Byron Aboriginal Tour
  • Broken Head Aboriginal Tour
  • Bangalow Bush Tucker Tour
  • Private Aboriginal Tour

Cape Byron Aboriginal Tour:

This tour begins and finishes at Currenba (The Pass). Guests are taken on a moderate 1.5km/2 hour guided walk that follows the Palm Valley Loop and Cape Byron Walking Track which leads to ‘Wategos Beach’.

Key features on this tour include the story of Nguthungulli (Julian Rocks), the Palm Valley Midden and information about tradition fishing practices. Tours are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 4:30pm.

Broken Head Aboriginal Tour

This tour takes place within Broken Head Nature Reserve. Guests are taken on a moderate 1.6km/2 hour guided walk that follows the ‘Three Sisters Walking Track’.

Key features on the Broken Head Aboriginal Tour include the story of Three Sisters Rock and information about a sacred women’s birthing place at Ti Tree Lake Aboriginal Area. Tours are available on Friday at 4:30pm

Bangalow Bush Tucker Tour

This tour takes guests along the stunning Byron Creek, located within Bangalow Parklands. Guests are taken on a 90 minute walking tour along the stunning Byron Creek, located within Bangalow Parklands.

Key features on the Bangalow Bush Tucker Tour include identification of a variety of plants used for bush tucker, natural medicine, jewellery, fibre, tools and weapons. Delta speaks about local Indigenous history and shares traditional stories. Tours are available Thursdays at 4pm.

Private Aboriginal Tour

This tour is made available on request and prices are based on a groups size, the locations they would like to visit (Cape Byron or Broken Head), and the duration of their tour..

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