Bush Tucker and Bush Medicine - Go walkabout with the rangers to learn how Aboriginal Australians got everything they needed from the bush.
Situated on the border between Sydney and the NSW Central Coast, in Calga you will find one of the few remaining unspoiled bush experiences in Australia.
This is the only place in the region where you can go out with a ranger on any day of the year to harvest bush tucker from the bush, visit Aboriginal sites, and share the experience with dinkum Aussie wildlife.
With a great store of information put together with the help of local indigenous elders, the team at Walkabout Park can show how to live off the bush. The plants our Aboriginal ancestors used didn't only nourish them, they also have medicinal healing properties which you will find useful today.
Most visitors to Walkabout Park name the bush tucker tour as one of the highlights, and many visitors tell us that they came to the park because friends had told them about the intriguing lessons learned just listening to the rangers, all well-trained bush guides.
You don't have to go to "The Top End" or to far north Queensland or to The Outback to learn Aboriginal bush skills. You can expereince them right here, only an hour from the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Meet Australian wildlife in the Australian bush, visit Aboriginal art and dwelling sites and learn about bush tucker and bush medicine.
The Park Experience
As you enter the park, you'll be greeted by the tamest wild emus, kangaroos, wallabies and pademelons moving freely through the beautiful bushland.
Stop to pet one of the hand-raised eastern grey kangaroo orphans hopping up behind you.
Be entertained by Dexter the sulphur crested cockatoo dancing on a tree branch.
Chat to Kambala the Koala resting in the shade.
Go walkabout with the rangers along the tracks as they regale you with stories of the bush.
You never know what to expect. Swamp wallabies browsing in the underbrush, a python easing its way through the bush, a kookaburra catching a lizard, pademelons squabbling under the boardwalk, a joey diving into the pouch as you walk past, a goanna swaying through the undergrowth, or a pair of emus cooling off in the ponds.
Walkabout Park's rangers will introduce you to this wonderful place, an experience that you can never get at a zoo.
This is not a zoo. The animals are not in cages. You will meet the tamest of wild animals face to face in their own habitat. Where else can you experience wild animals eating out of your hand or posing with you for photographs?
And then, of course, there are 'the locals'. Handraised kangaroos, wallabies and birds who frequent the cafe and visitor centre. Oh yes, let's not forget the rangers. The rangers at Walkabout Park will not only introduce you to the animals, but to the bush as well.
This 80 acre sanctuary has been fox proofed so that its resident koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, emus, reptiles and more can live safely in the bush the way they did before European settlement.