Bush Tucker Walk Mullumbimby

2 Hours
Northern Rivers, New South Wales
Bush Food
Year Round
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Join Delta Kay, a local Arakwal woman, on a two-hour bush tucker walk of discovery in the Byron Bay region of New South Wales. Learn about the incredibly diverse range of edible fruits, roots, nuts, seeds and leaves growing naturally in the Australian bush. As you walk Delta will teach you how to identify what’s good to eat and what’s not. You’ll also have the opportunity to taste a variety of bush tucker along the way. Delta has lived on Country all of her life and offers a wealth of knowledge on local bush tucker, Arakwal culture and Country. Finding bush tucker takes special knowledge that develops from living close to nature and on Country.

Location

Mullumbimby Heritage Park. 5 Mill St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482, Australia.

What to expect

The Australian bush is full of edible fruits, roots, nuts, seeds and leaves. For centuries Aboriginal people have gathered, hunted and harvested this bush tucker. Non Aboriginal people are only beginning to learn about the incredible natural and native food resources on our doorstep.

This two hour bush tucker tour is led by Delta Kay, a local Arakwal woman. Finding bush tucker takes special knowledge that developed from living close to nature. Delta has lived on Country all of her life, she is a proud Arakwal custodian and is committed to working in genuine partnership with our local community to promote an awareness, understanding and mutual respect between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

Delta’s stories have been handed down from her mother and her aunties. Come, walk with Delta along the footsteps of her ancestors to not only see Country, but feel Country through her eyes.

Highlights:

  • Taste some of the bush tucker delights of the region and learn what plants are good to eat.
  • Discover a range of other uses for the plants.
  • Taste bush tucker tea made from leaves you gather on the walk.
  • Afterwards enjoy some local tea and coffee and cookies.

What is included

This is a two hour tour departing weekly.

Tour location:

To minimise impact on the plants we alternate tours between Mullumbimby Heritage Park and Bush Tucker Gardens (behind the Federal Community Preschool). This listing is for Mullumbimby, if you'd like to book at Federal please see our other listing.

Transport is not included on this tour, but if you need a lift, we offer transfers at a small extra cost.

Inclusions:

  • Entry Fees
  • Expert Local Guide
  • Refreshments
  • Food Allergies: If you have any food allergies we would recommend that you not do this walk, as we will be tasting various foods.

Meeting point

Mullumbimby Heritage Park. 5 Mill St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482, Australia.

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Covered shoes
  • Jacket (if required)

YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER

Vision Walks Eco Tours

Vision Walks Eco Tours is an accredited advanced ecotourism tour operator in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, offering unique and award-winning sustainable tours.

Our guides are all environmental scientists because we value their knowledge and passion. You’ll leave us after a great experience knowing a little (or a lot) more than you did before.

It is our sincere wish that our passion and knowledge will inspire you to find ways to care for our incredible planet. We are net carbon negative, which means we capture more CO2 than we produce.

We are the only land-based business in the region with a 10 year licence to operate in the National Parks. There are no other land-based companies in our region with this level of ecotourism accreditation. We have been awarded Gold for Eco Tourism at the 2019 NSW Regional Tourism Awards.

We acknowledge the Bundjalung people as the Traditional Owners of this land and respect their culture and beliefs. Wollumbin (Mount Warning) is sacred to the Bundjalung people. Out of respect for their wishes, we do not offer walks here.

We collaborate with local businesses to bring you the best things to do in Byron Bay – arts, creativity, markets, produce and food experiences.

A portion of our income goes toward habitat for endangered koalas. We also support Friends of the Koala local rescue organisation that looks after sick or injured koalas. You will not be able to pat or feed wildlife on any of our tours.

Vision Walks Eco Tours runs a wide range of tour to explore the wonders of Byron Bay wildlife, ancient rainforests and mystical waterfalls await you. They include wildlife tours, nature based tour, night tours and tours through the Byron Bay hinterland.

Our Bush Tucker Tour is led by Delta Kay, a local Arakwal woman. Delta has lived on Country all of her life, she is a proud Arakwal custodian and is committed to working in genuine partnership with our local community to promote an awareness, understanding and mutual respect between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Delta’s stories have been handed down from her mother and her aunties.

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