Jake Cassar is a passionate conservationist and Bushcraft teacher specializing in edible and medicinal native and introduced plants in Australia. Jake is well known for leading successful campaigns to create new National Parks on the Central Coast.

Jake is fast becoming known as one of Australia’s foremost authorities on edible and medicinal plants, and has been referred to as a “Bush Tucker Guru” by the Daily Telegraph and “Aussie Bear Grills” by the Today Show. Jake has featured on Triple J radio, ABC radio, The History Chanel, and National Indigenous Television (NITV). Jake has spent most of life fine tuning his survival knowledge in what he calls “The University of the Bush” and has taught himself much of what he knows through personal experience living from the land for weeks at a time.

Jake has worked with much respected Aboriginal elders in NSW and Central and Western Australia and has given presentations with well known people in Botany such as Les Robinson, Alan Fairley, Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia) and Aboriginal Bush Tucker Chef, Mark Olive.

Jake’s presentations/tours are upbeat, interactive, engaging and include a comprehensive display of native and exotic plants and an in-depth description of some of the plants uses. Jake will share information on how to make rope from tree bark, fire from sticks, soap from Wattle leaves and much more.


Jake is available for 1 hour Bushcraft presentations and 3 hour walking tours.

Jake is also available for overnight (Midday-midday) camps, and for corporate team building exercises.


  1. Tabatha Horvat
    June 15, 2016

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    Hey Jake,

    I contacted you via fb last wk or the wk before regarding you coming to our little school for bushcraft in Johns River (mid north coast). I told you I would get back to you after the p&c meeting, not realizing the date I gave you for meeting is in the school holidays. Could you please contact me any time from tomorow 16th June 2016.

    Thank you

    Tabatha Horvat

  2. Tamar
    March 5, 2016

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    Hey jake!

    Here’s a message from Tamar, a dutch girl cycling the world. Ive been on the road for a year now, foraging, camping and volunteering at organic farms on the way. Blue mountains is the first place i considering calling my home one day. I stayed with lisa sage in wentworth falls and she told me about you. I was wondering if you have any talks or walks planned in the very near future. I would love to meet you and share knowlegde and experiences.

    Much love,

  3. Mason Taylor
    August 11, 2014

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    Hey mate,

    Just wondering what the cost of your overnight tours are and how many people you like to keep the numbers at. Will be getting a group together to come along and do this with you some time soon.

    Many thanks,


  4. Tim Goble
    June 12, 2014

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    Hi Jake. Just inquiring about a 4 or so hours interactive bushcraft tour for about 10-15 children/young people who are in foster care. (Aged from about 10 to 17) plus 3-4 staff…Just wondering if you could send us some details around this including a quote (I know you mentioned $300 as a flat rate) If you are avialble we were looking at the 8th July if possible or another day during the second week of the school holidays if not. Happy to chat some more on phone if needed. We are an orgnanisation called Wesley Dalmar which is part of Wesley Mission. If you could get back to us if this is possible that would be great. Phone is 4320 1200 or 0400 546786

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