Situated in the historical Lyons Cottage along the Esplanade, Aboriginal Bush Traders is one of Darwin’s most unique attractions. Our retail gallery exhibits a range of authentic Indigenous products, and is complimented by our Café, which focuses on using native Australian products and bush tucker in our menu.

Aboriginal Bush Traders is 100% not-for-profit.

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A stunning showcase of handmade jewellery from Buku-Larrnggay Mulka in Yirrkala, North East Arnhem Land with the Indigenous Jewellery Project. Beautiful pendants, handcrafted rings and beaded earrings and necklaces form a delightful and unique collection exhibited now at ABT.

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For 40,000 years Aboriginal people have been harvesting bush tucker; today Aboriginal Bush Traders is serving it up with a modern twist! Native Australian products are the showpiece of our cakes, teas, dampers, jams, sandwiches and salads.

Visit us at historic Lyons Cottage in the heart of the CBD for Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee.

Trading Hours

Monday - Friday 7.30am - 3.00pm


Come and visit Aboriginal Bush Traders on Thursday 6th December 2018 from 9.00am – 2.00pm to celebrate Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation’s Community Development Program (CDP) showcase and market.

The grounds of Lyons Cottage will come alive with stalls from CDP projects in Acacia, Amangal, Batchelor, Belyuen, Daly River and Holtze. Browse and purchase artwork and handmade products and meet the makers behind these unique, one of a kind creations.

A BBQ will be available.

Thursday 6th December 2018 from 9.00am – 2.00pm
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Art, culture and bush harvest products are integral to our communities and have strong potential for creating jobs and developing our communities through Indigenous tourism. Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation established Aboriginal Bush Traders in 2008 to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to engage in these economic activities in a sustainable way.

Our retail store

74 The Esplanade
Darwin City NT 0800

Gallery Open
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 9.00am - 3.00pm

Café Open
Monday - Friday 7.30am - 3.00pm

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