Kakadu National Park

10–19 May 2019 — Kakadu National Park

A cultural food fest 65,000 years in the making

Kakadu National Park hosts Australia's premier Aboriginal food festival again in 2019.

From 10 to 19 May 2019, visitors to the park will enjoy a 10-day journey of discovery celebrating Kakadu’s cuisine, culture and country.

Join us to experience:

  • Foraging walks with bush tucker experts
  • Canape cruises on lily-lined billabongs
  • Rustic ground oven feasts
  • Ancestral stories and cultural workshops
  • Cooking demonstrations using native ingredients
  • A gateway to Kakadu's extraordinary culture.

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

Taste the unique flavours of Kakadu

What's on at Taste 2019?

Mark Olive. Photo: Jimmy Fog

Mark Olive masterclass

11 am – 3 pm, 11 May 2019 — Bowali Visitor Centre

Australia’s premier Indigenous chef hosts a fascinating cooking demonstration at Bowali.

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Paul 'Yoda' Iskov, Fervor

Fervor masterclass with Paul Iskov

11 am – 3 pm, 18 May 2019 — Bowali Visitor Centre

Paul ‘Yoda’ Iskov from Fervor returns to Taste of Kakadu with an informative open-air cooking class.

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Taste of Kakadu - Anme Garringun Ganji Mayambolk (Dinner under the Milky Way)

Anme Garringun Ganji Mayambolk (Dinner under the Milky Way)

7–9.30 pm, 17 May 2019 — Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

Enjoy an evening of Kakadu-inspired food and a beverage package at a one-of-a-kind event at Cooinda Airstrip.

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Where grassroots meets gourmet

Guests at last year's Taste of Kakadu enjoyed an array of culinary and cultural events in some of Australia's most spectacular scenery.

Take a look at our highlights gallery below to see what you missed out on.

Here's what some of our Taste 2018 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

Cook and eat with the locals

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

Come along to experience everything from traditional buffalo ground ovens to contemporary Thai–Indigenous fusion.

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


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