Bush Tucker

Natural Foods

Bush tucker is a term used to describe food found in the Australian bush.

Indigenous Australian's once lived by eating only bush foods, which are generally very nutritious. Bush tucker is still collected, hunted and enjoyed by many people in Arnhem Land today. To hunt animals and gather plants you need an excellent knowledge and understanding of your environment to know where, when and how to find food.

Bush tucker in Arnhem Land includes animals like emu, crocodile, turtle & turtle eggs, dugong, kangaroo, goanna, mud crab and barramundi and a range of native plant foods like billy goat plums, wild cashew nuts, eeley fruit and yams.