Trundle Bush Tucker Day


National Bush Cook Championships

Judging for all categories begins at 12:30pm, so when your dish is cooked and plated up, simply bring it over to the judging tent. All meals must b e brought to the  judging tent by 2:30pm to be eligible for judging. Judges decision is final.  

Trundle Bush Tucker Day categories are Entree, Main and Dessert.

Overall winner will be awarded the National Bush Cook Champion Title and receive a cash prize of $500, a Bush Tucker Day camp oven and certificate


1st place winners in each category  will each receive a camp oven and certificate

2nd place winners in each category will each receive a certificate and prize

(Prizes kindly donated by Trundle Bush Tucker Day, Col & Karen Quade, Digger & Debbie Anderson)













Junior Bush Chef Cooking Competition


Junior Bush Chef Competition is open to all budding bush chefs between the ages of 8 yrs & 16 yrs.

Junior Chefs are be supervised by a responsible adult.

Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place.

1st place – Camp oven + certificate

2nd place – Merchandise pack + certificate

(Prizes kindly donated by Toni Grady for the Karen Grady Memorial Prize)


Information and Guidelines


The following guidelines are to ensure the integrity of Trundle Bush Tucker Day

Traditional bush cooking methods are to be used to create dishes

Strictly no gas, hot rocks or artificial means of cooking are to be used

No endangered species are to be used in cooking

All cooking is to be carried out in the festival area

All dishes must be presented to the judging area no later then 2:30pm

Prizes will be awarded at our presentation on the same day as the competition

Cooks are encouraged to leave any extra food in the taste testing tent for the public to sample

The Judges decision is final


Master Bush Chef Competition



In what has become one of our most popular events, invited guests are given a select ingredient, pantry items and a strict time limit and must come up with a dish of their choice to wow the judges.

(Master Bush Chef competition Proudly sponsored by Trundle Hotel)

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