How to eat your way through Kakadu

The Kakadu region isn’t just about the adventures, the cultural diversity, the beautiful wildlife or breathtaking landscapes. It’s also home to superb taste sensations and some of the nation’s favourite food trails.

Start your day with a dramatic backdrop at the Yellow Waters sunrise cruise. Once you’ve built up an appetite, take advantage of the Cooinda Resort full buffet breakfast at 9am, which is included in your ticket price.

Whether you’re getting ready for a busy day or just hitting the road, indulge yourself with all the amazing options that you will find at Kakadu Bakery in Jabiru. A great value option for home-baked bread, sandwiches, pastries and snacks.

Have a lunch to remember with traditionally cooked bush tucker at Warradjan Cultural Centre. Aboriginal traditional owners of Kakadu will share their knowledge and culture of how to find bush tucker of many kinds, from water lily roots to bush carrots, combined with Barramundi fish and buffalo fillet in a ground oven. Tour highlights include seeing the top of a small palm tree lopped off to uncover the heart of the palm, which tastes like fresh coconut. Recommended for adventure foodies who want to see something ‘real’ in Kakadu.

After a day of exploring Kakadu, visit Escarpment Restaurant and Bar. Escarpment offers special dishes and tasting plates featuring ‘bush tucker’, including crocodile, buffalo and kangaroo. A wide range of international dishes are also available.

If you are travelling from Kakadu to Darwin make a stop at The Purple Mango Café. With the biggest wood fired pizza oven in the Territory, this café can produce mouth-watering pizzas in no time at all. Try their fresh tangy Mango Smoothies, old-fashioned lemonade and iced teas with mango or lemon for a refreshing pick up.

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