Kakadu National Park

28-30 May 2021 — Kakadu National Park

A cultural food festival 65,000 years in the making

Taste of Kakadu is back with a sensational program set to immerse Kakadu National Park visitors in a stimulating journey of the senses.

From 28 to 30 May 2021, visitors to the park will enjoy a 3-day journey of discovery celebrating Kakadu’s cuisine, culture and country.

Set within a World Heritage-listed national park, Taste of Kakadu is a bush food experience unlike anything else on Earth.


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A Taste of Kakadu 2019 – highlights

Taste the unique flavours of Kakadu

What's on at Taste 2021?

Bowali Visitor Centre

Welcome to Bowali: Ranger-guided tour

28–30 May 2021 — Bowali Visitor Centre

The Welcome to Bowali ranger-guided tour will take you on a journey to embrace Kakadu’s wonderful World Heritage by experiencing the Visitor Centre and walking the Bowali track.

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Boat cruising on Yellow Water Billabong

Yellow Water Canapé Cruise

28–30 May 2021 — Yellow Water Billabong

The perfect way to end a day in Kakadu! Join us for a late-afternoon cruise on Yellow Water with delicious food and drink.

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Paul Iskov

Cooking demonstration with Paul “Yoda” Iskov

29–30 May 2021 — Bowali Visitor Centre

Paul “Yoda” Iskov from Fervor returns to Taste of Kakadu with an informative open-air cooking demonstration.

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Weaving workshop

9 am – 12 pm, 29 May 2021 — Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Join some of the traditional owners of country at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre as they teach you the art of weaving, a very important social and cultural activity for women in aboriginal culture.

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Cook and eat with the locals

Guests at Taste of Kakadu 2019 experienced an array of culinary and cultural events in some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery.

Take a look at the gallery for some of the highlights of 2019’s festival.

Here’s what some of our previous visitors had to say

Garry norris testimonial.

Watching the sun set over Yellow Water Billabong, eating canapes inspired by native food (thanks Kakadu Kitchen) while a didgeridoo plays softly in the background. Truly unforgettable.

—Garry Norris (@garry_norris)

Eve testimonial.

Taste of Kakadu was an amazing experience and I’m so thankful I could be a part of it today. The traditional owners of this land are gracious hosts. Thank you for having us.

—Eve, Northern Territory

Andrea testimonial.

These are the sort of events we search out as often as we possibly can, as the experiences and learning opportunities are so rich and multi-layered. Today was definitely a highlight of our time here.

—Andrea, Queensland

A unique event on the Australian festival calendar, Taste of Kakadu is a must for anyone with an interest in food or Aboriginal culture.

At Kakadu we’ve enjoyed bush food for thousands of generations. Now we invite you to join us.

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