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Spear Your Own Crab in Queensland
If you've ever wondered if you could hack it in the wild with little more than a spear and your own brains, a cultural experience with Linc and Brandon Walker, members of the indigenous Kuku Yalanji tribe in Queensland, might help you figure it out. Start with a crab spearing lesson on land, where you attempt to aim your spear at an unsuspecting coconut. After a few tries, leave your shoes on the shore and take your skills out onto the flats in search of crabs & other local creatures for lunch. As you move from the beach to the mudflats to the mangroves, Linc and Brandon share the traditions of their Kuku Yalanji ancestors. There are bushes with medicinal properties, snails you can eat and plenty of adventures to be had over the course of the half day excursion. If you're lucky, you'll be eating your own catch for lunch that day. (And if not, other snacks await back at the Walker's house!)
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