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Guided bush tucker walks in Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay National Park

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Overview

Visit stunning Jervis Bay to learn about native plants and try your hand at weaving with your Aboriginal guide from Bugiya Naway Buradja, which means ‘yesterday today tomorrow’ in Yuin language.

When
Contact Bugiya Naway Buradja for tour schedule.
Where
Jervis Bay National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Medium. Easy walking tours also available.
Price
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Bookings
Bookings required. Book online or email or call Bugiya Naway Buradja on 0487 625 343. Bookings also available on request.
Please note
Choose among tour programs that include optional weaving instruction, and damper and native tea.
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Join Deidre Martin, a Walbanga woman of the Yuin Nation for a high-quality and authentic Aboriginal cultural experience in Jervis Bay National Park. These immersive and enjoyable tours with Bugiya Naway Buradja are a great way to lean about Aboriginal culture in a beautiful natural setting.

With your friendly guide, walk through this area known for its Aboriginal heritage going back thousands of years, and learn about native plants and their fascinating uses along the way. You can also choose to try your hand at weaving with your guide’s help, and enjoy a tasty snack of damper and native tea.

Bugiya Naway Buradja is a licensed commercial tour operator with a Parks Eco Pass.

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    Guided bush tucker walks in Jervis Bay is in Jervis Bay National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    Ancient connections

    White Sands walk, Jervis Bay National Park. Photo: Andrew Richards

    Jervis Bay sits within the lands of the South Coast (Yuin) Aboriginal people of the Dharawal-Dhurga language group. Research shows the area has the highest density and most diverse range of archaeological site types anywhere on the south coast, making this precious park an important place for the preservation of Aboriginal sites, like coastal middens, stone artefacts, rock art, and axegrinding grooves.

    • Guided bush tucker walks in Jervis Bay Visit stunning Jervis Bay to learn about native plants and try your hand at weaving with your Aboriginal guide from Bugiya Naway Buradja, which means ‘yesterday today tomorrow’ in Yuin language.
    • Then and now: Aboriginal culture This excursion experience has been updated and is now being delivered in line with the new NSW Department of Education Curriculum. We will be revising this excursion's name and information online soon. Contact your local national parks office for more information about the updated excursion.
    • Then and now: Aboriginal culture This excursion experience has been updated and is now being delivered in line with the new NSW Department of Education Curriculum. We will be revising this excursion's name and information online soon. Contact your local national parks office for more information about the updated excursion.
    • Then and now: Aboriginal culture This excursion experience has been updated and is now being delivered in line with the new NSW Department of Education Curriculum. We will be revising this excursion's name and information online soon. Contact your local national parks office for more information about the updated excursion.
    • Then and now: Aboriginal culture This excursion experience has been updated and is now being delivered in line with the new NSW Department of Education Curriculum. We will be revising this excursion's name and information online soon. Contact your local national parks office for more information about the updated excursion.

    Diverse habitats

    Greenfields Beach, Jervis Bay National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk

    A walk through the park reveals its varied vegetation – from endangered bangalay sand forests to ubiquitous eucalypt woodlands. In the park’s protected gullies you’ll spot rainforest species like lilly pilly and water vine. And if you stop by Carama Inlet or Moona Moona creek, you’ll see saltmarsh and mangroves. Be ready to spot plenty of wildlife among coastal heathland on the sandstone plateau near Vincentia, as well as unique flora in the park’s northern clay-soiled heath.

    Picture-perfect beaches

    White Sands walk, Jervis Bay National Park. Photo: Andrew Richards

    Arriving in this pristine haven, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re in paradise. The region's crystal clear waters and impossibly white sand are among its biggest drawcards – the sea is ideal for fishing, swimming and snorkelling. Be sure to enjoy a wander along Hyams Beach to experience its icing-sugarsand – it’s said to be the world’s whitest.

    • Coonemia Creek Coonemia Creek in Jervis Bay National Park is a great spot for fishing, kayaking, birdwatching or a picnic.
    • Greenfield Beach picnic area Greenfield Beach picnic area in Jervis Bay National Park is perfect for a barbecue. After a tasty lunch, go for a walk or head down to the beach for a swim or snorkel.

    Protected birds

    White Sands walk and Scribbly Gum track, Jervis Bay National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk

    This gorgeous landscape is home to several threatened bird species that dependon the park for survival. The chance of seeing these special birds thriving makes the park a must for everyone, not just birdwatchers. Head to Lake Wollumboola to see waders and water birds or visit the heathland areas, which support eastern bristlebirds and ground parrots. You might see glossy black cockatoos among casuarina forest and powerful owls in woodland.

    • Guided bush tucker walks in Jervis Bay Visit stunning Jervis Bay to learn about native plants and try your hand at weaving with your Aboriginal guide from Bugiya Naway Buradja, which means ‘yesterday today tomorrow’ in Yuin language.
    • Hyams Beach trail Hyams Beach trail, also known as the Bird Spotter’s walk is great for birdwatching in Jervis Bay National Park. Continue the walk to Seamans Beach for a refreshing swim, and loop back along Hyams Beach.

    Plants and animals you may see

    Animals

    • Australian pelican. Photo: Rob Cleary

      Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)

      The curious pelican is Australia’s largest flying bird and has the longest bill of any bird in the world. These Australian birds are found throughout Australian waterways and the pelican uses its throat pouch to trawl for fish. Pelicans breed all year round, congregating in large colonies on secluded beaches and islands.

    • White-bellied sea eagle. Photo: John Turbill

      White-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)

      White-bellied sea eagles can be easily identified by their white tail and dark grey wings. These raptors are often spotted cruising the coastal breezes throughout Australia, and make for some scenic bird watching. Powerful Australian birds of prey, they are known to mate for life, and return each year to the same nest to breed.

    • Sugar glider. Photo: Jeff Betteridge

      Sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps)

      The sugar glider is a tree-dwelling Australian native marsupial, found in tall eucalypt forests and woodlands along eastern NSW. The nocturnal sugar glider feeds on insects and birds, and satisfies its sweet tooth with nectar and pollens.

    • Yellow-tailed black cockatoo. Photo: Peter Sherratt

      Yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus)

      The yellow-tailed black cockatoo is one of the largest species of parrot. With dusty-black plumage, they have a yellow tail and cheek patch. They’re easily spotted while bird watching, as they feed on seeds in native forests and pine plantations.

    Plants

    •  Black sheoak. Photo: Barry Collier

      Black sheoak (Allocasuarina littoralis)

      The black sheoak is one of a number of casuarina species found across the east coast of Australia and nearby tablelands. Growing to a height of 5-15m, these hardy Australian native plants can survive in poor or sandy soils. The barrel-shaped cone of the black sheoak grows to 10-30mm long.

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