The best bit about exploring different parts of the world are the hidden gems you find along the way. Aboriginal Bush Traders is one of those gems.
Located in the historic Lyon’s Cottage in the heart of Darwin, this not-for-profit social enterprise works to support Indigenous community members wanting to commercialise their creative skills, stocking everything from locally made (in the NT) skincare, through to gorgeous home wares and art.
They are also home to Darwin’s only bush tucker cafe, which prides itself on using native ingredients in modern dishes.
On the day we visited, we were treated to an absolute spread including:
- Kutejera (bush tomato), native aniseed myrtle and feta damper with homemade Kutejera relish
- Kutejera and pepperberrry slow cooked wild boar with sweet mash and beans
- Lemon myrtle caesar salad
- Bush tucker chia pudding
- Mango smoothie
An enjoyable food experience is great in itself, but when you’re also able to enhance the sensory experience by taking in exceptional art and having conversations about history and culture, that truly is something special.
Check out the photos below.
Article written by Liz Lyons
This experience is part of a larger series of content we are producing for Tourism NT. To check out what else we’ve been up to, head to the @territorytaste Instagram page (we’ll be hanging out there until the end of August 2017).
Find out more about Aboriginal Bush Traders on their website https://aboriginal-bush-traders.myshopify.com/