Green ants and slow-roasted buffalo: tourists get real taste of Kakadu

There’s more to northern Australia’s majestic national park than scenery or Crocodile Dundee-style shenanigans – and a festival of Indigenous food and culture aims to show just that

Mandy Muir and Patsy Raiclar, both Bininj women, are walking us around the outskirts of the Warradjan cultural centre in the Kakadu national park for a lesson on bush tucker.

Muir pulls down a branch and points out a nest of green ants, teeming inside a cocoon of leaves. She abruptly smashes the cocoon between her hands and offers the carnage to the startled group.

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