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Siteworks features a series of curated weekends, with talks, workshops, performances positioning the artist as a kind of weather balloon, capturing ‘weather reports’ from this place and time.

Make the most of your Siteworks weekend by staying overnight in Bundanon’s eco-friendly Bridge accommodation. 

Join wild food expert and edible weeds advocate Diego Bonetto on a guided foraging walk in the afternoon, before a 3-course chef’s table dinner by Executive Chef Douglas Innes-Will featuring some of your harvest. Each guest will also receive a booklet detailing 16 of the most common wild edibles in NSW. In the morning, join a yoga class overlooking the river before a day of Siteworks activities. 


Dates available

14-15 January 2023 

28-29 January 2023 

25-26 February 2023


  • Arrive anytime throughout the day, check into your room from 2pm 
  • Enjoy the Siteworks program throughout the day
  • 3.30-5.30pm: Foraging walk with Diego Bonetto
  • 6-8pm: 3-course dinner (set menu), with drinks 


  • 7.15am: Yoga 
  • 8-9.30am: Continental breakfast
  • Enjoy the Siteworks program throughout the day
  • Stay as long as you like, please check out of your room by midday  


*Itinerary subject to change at any time. Final itinerary sent by email the week of your stay.  

Foraging with Diego Bonetto 

Explore Bundanon’s rolling landscape and discover an abundance of native and non-native edibles to be found underfoot. You will learn stories of plant resilience woven with cultural history and migrant perspectives. Dig into the role weeds play in repairing and building soil, and learn how they have been used for food, craft and natural remedies.

Bundanon’s Executive Chef Douglas Innes-Will will use some of your harvest to prepare a three-course dinner, to be enjoyed after the foraging walk.

Image: Aimee Crouch

About Diego Bonetto

Diego Bonetto grew up on a dairy farm in northern Italy when it was still common practice to collect the wild produce of the land. He moved to Australia in the mid-90s and spent years working in orchards and garden centres, where he realised how rare his foraging knowledge was – and how much the people around him longed to rekindle their untapped connection to nature. He now runs foraging workshops that teach participants how to engage with delicious wild food while starting conversations around belonging, sustainability and agency. He has collaborated with chefs, herbalists, environmentalists and cultural workers; he is also an artist passionate about using his practice to restore botanical literacy to communities. Diego has been featured by Marie Claire, GQ Australia, Lonely Planet, The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC and SBS, among other media outlets.

Diego’s new book Eat Weeds: A field guide to foraging is out now, published by Thames & Hudson Australia. Order your copy to collect from Bundanon when you check-in.

Book pre-order | Diego Bonetto: 'Eat Weeds'

Pre-order Diego Bonetto’s new book Eat Weeds: A field guide to foraging when booking your accommodation, collect from Bundanon at check-in.

Eat Weeds
A field guide to foraging: How to identify, harvest, eat and use wild plants

There is food within 3 metres of your front door: this book will teach you how to open your ‘plant eyes’.

Published by Thames & Hudson Australia, 220 pages, foreword by Costa Georgiadis.

Siteworks Weekends - talks, workshops and performances

Each Siteworks Weekend has a unique program. Most events require pre-registration separate to your accommodation booking.

Explore the programs

Siteworks Weekend 2 | 14 – 15 JANUARY 2023

Siteworks Weekend 3 | 28 – 29 JANUARY 2023

Siteworks Weekend 4 | 25 – 26 FEBRUARY 2023

  • One-night accommodation 
  • Guided foraging walk with Diego Bonetto
  • 3-course chef’s table dinner (set menu) 
  • Local wines and beers  
  • Continental breakfast  
  • Yoga class 
  • Art Museum entry 



Two people: $1200 (king bed or twin singles)
One person: $800

Pricing includes GST.
Your stay at Bundanon enables two children from local primary schools to participate in a day learning program at Bundanon.

Please review terms and conditions for accommodation bookings.


Towels, bedding and soap are provided in your room, but please bring anything else you might need including: 

  • Other toiletries: shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste 
  • Yoga mat (if participating)
  • Warm clothes, a hat and sunscreen 
  • Insect repellent
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Water bottle 
  • For light-sensitive sleepers: some light does enter the room, so bring an eye mask 
  • Hair dryer/shower cap, if you need one 
  • A good book: there are no TVs at Bundanon, so bring things to do during any downtime 


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In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

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