Full Day Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Tour

Go on a guided walking tour through this diverse, cultural landscape

7.5 hours Experience size 10 to 20     label $155 - $630 ($155 per Child, $195 per Adult, $630 per Family (2A+2C))

Looking for unique things to do in Victoria? Join this walking tour and learn all about the rich history of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape.

You will first meet at the Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre (Lake Condah), and transfer to the Kurtonitj Indigenous Protected Area (IPA).

Kurtonitj (meaning 'crossing place') is in the centre of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape and has historical stone kooyang (eel) traps and stone channels, stone house sites and eel smoking trees.

Your guide will show you these sites, as well as:

  • An ancient smoking tree used for smoking kooyang (eels)
  • An area of lava flow featuring two weirs
  • A dam associated with trapping and holding kooyang

After Kurtonitj, you will visit Budj Bim National Park where you will enjoy morning tea.

Budj Bim is a Gunditjmara name for Mount Eccles, an inactive volcano located within the Western Victorian Volcanic Plains. The Gunditjmara call the area ‘Tungatt Mirring’ or Stone Country, and it is where the legend of Budj Bim began.

Your guide will take you on a cultural walk with key features of interest including Lake Surprise, lava tunnels, caves, forest and wildlife including an extensive koala population.

After visiting Budj Bim National Park, return to the Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre and Café for lunch (included).

After lunch, you will enjoy a guided cultural walk of Tae Rak (Lake Condah) and the surrounding wetlands. Your guide will take you to the southern and eastern sides of the lake for a cultural talk and a look at the:
  • Extensive range of stone aquaculture sites
  • Stone walls
  • Birdlife and other wildlife

The walking tour finishes back at the Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre and Cafe at approx. 4pm.

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners!
What you'll get
Gunditjmara Aboriginal guide, transport, guided cultural walks, access fees, morning tea and light lunch.
What to bring
Comfortable walking shoes and hat.

Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre, Vaughans Rd, Breakaway Creek VIC

Full Day Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Tour location
Your host

Operating the Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre & Café in south western Victoria, the Gunditjmara people share the history & culture of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Budj Bim Cultural Landscape with visitors. The region is renowned for its age-old lava flows and life-filled waterways, and the
remains of over 300 Aboriginal stone houses. Explore significant Gunditjmara sites on a guided tour and discover a vibrant Indigenous culture through shared stories and see the landscape through Gunditjmara eyes.
The Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre Café menu features local produce infused with native seasonings and introduces kooyang (eel) to diners in the most creative and delicious way.

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