Kakadu National Park

22-31 May 2020 — Kakadu National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions apply

Travellers need to keep up-to-date with where they can travel and which areas have been declared COVID-19 hotspots, as the COVID-19 situation in Australia is continually evolving.

All visitors need to ensure that they are complying with the current travel restrictions in place by the Northern Territory Government.

In response to the continually evolving COVID-19 situation, Parks Australia has made the decision to postpone this year’s Taste of Kakadu festival. Taste of Kakadu was due to be held at Kakadu National Park from 22-31 May 2020. A full refund will be provided on all tickets purchased for this event.

At this stage there is no re-scheduled dates for the festival. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 response when considering options for rescheduling the festival, whether that be later this year or in 2021.

Thank you for your understanding.

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 22 to 31 May 2020, 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
  • 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.


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A Taste of Kakadu 2019 – highlights

Taste the unique flavours of Kakadu

What's on at Taste 2020?

Traditional dancer at Taste of Kakadu

Festival opening night

5–9 pm, 22 May 2020 — Bowali Visitor Centre

Kick off Taste of Kakadu at Bowali with the park’s traditional owners.

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Boat cruising on Yellow Water Billabong

Canape cruise

23–31 May 2020 — 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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The Fervor team

Fervor Dinner

23–24 May 2020 — TBA

Fervor is a roaming restaurant, hosting degustation dining experiences in unique locations across the State and wider Australia with a focus on local and specifically native Australian ingredients.

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Dinner under the milky way.

Dinner under the Milky Way

6.30–9 pm, 29 May 2020 — Cooinda Airstrip

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 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 last year'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

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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