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Dine with local Bininj family and enjoy a delicious menu focused on native, foraged ingredients and learn about the local Murumburr clan of Kakadu, their culture, stories and history.


Patonga Homestead


Saturday, August 17, 2024 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm




Completely immerse yourself in the oldest living Indigenous culture in the world with the local family of Cooinda in Kakadu National Park. Join us for an enchanting evening at the Dird Dinner, hosted at the picturesque Patonga Homestead community in Kakadu National Park. This unique culinary event not only offers a feast of local flavours prepared with traditional Indigenous methods but also a deep dive into the rich cultural tapestry of the region.

Local Bininj chef Ben Tyler, founder of Kakadu Kitchen, in collaboration with Executive chef Phil Foote and Kakadu Tourism present an exploration of celebrating Kunumelleng seasonal bush tucker. A four course fully indigenous menu and paired non-alcoholic beverages, a star presentation and didgeridoo playing. Ben Tyler, a proud Bininj man from Murdudjurl, Patonga Homestead, a remote Indigenous family community on Murumburr Country in central Kakadu National Park, NT, Australia, located just fifteen minutes from Cooinda Lodge.

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