Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Foraging at Canunda

One of my favourite things to do at this time of year is go to Canunda and forage.  We weren't there to dig for cockles and I only had one of my kids with me this time.

The last few years I have relished in taking my girls out to show them what we can get from nature. This year Summer and I picked muntries. Lots of muntrie berries and pig face fruits. It's the first time I have tried pig face fruits. There were so many, and there has probably always been heaps, I just never looked for them.

They taste just like feijoas! It's that type of fruit. It bugs the hell out of you because it is tasty, but you just can't pin point that flavour. It was my SIL that made the taste connection. She was apprehensive because my BIL told her they were poisonous. Fooey Nigel! They are so not poisonous and delicious to boot.

Summer just loves muntrie berries and she ate more than she actually put in her bucket. I couldn't be more proud.

The sound of the wild pumping sea was too much of a lure. Had to go for a short walk through the dunes to catch a glimpse of the southern ocean.

This place is amazing. Whatever cares you have, are quickly dissolved here.

The drop dunny in the camping area. It's free to come into the national park, but if you stay, you pay. What better time to come, when there a cockles in the beach, and native fruits to dine on.

Pig face flowers

Muntries and pig face growing together. Peel back the red skin from the bottom of the fruit and find the white seedy fruit inside. The two forked prongy things are like a handle to hold the fruit from.


  1. Well you learn something new every day! I had never heard of muntries before and though I do know the pig face plant, I never knew there was pig face fruit! Looks like you had loads of fun! :-)

  2. Your foraging posts are some of my favourite as I get to see a bit more of where you live, Australia truly is a diverse place!

  3. I've never heard of either of these until I saw your photos on IG. I'd probably be with your SIL and be worried they were poisonous! I've never had feijoas before either.

  4. I would have never known that any of those were edible! Glad you had so much fun foraging together x

  5. What interesting plants! Learnt something new today! You live in such a cool part of the country, I love seeing your pictures of your family adventures

  6. Interesting. I wouldn't have known they were safe to eat. I have tried some local berries and such up here which are tasty.

  7. Nice pictures, a wonderful place to stroll and pick berries!

  8. Wow I've never heard of them, lovely photos.

  9. Hi, thanks for the tip! which campground is this?

    1. This camp ground is in the Canunda National Park, at Oil Rig Square. You can get there from Lossie Road in Millicent, taking a right at the end of the road, then a left onto the Canunda Causeway road. Take the Oil rig square turn off :)


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