Two Hour Tae Rak Guided Cultural Walking Tour

Join this guided walking tour of the Tae Rak (Lake Condah) wetlands



2 hours Experience size 10 to 50     label $65 - $270 ($65 per Child, $85 per Adult, $270 per Family)

Looking for unique things to do in Breakaway Creek? Explore the rich history and stories of this beautiful location with Budj Bim Tourism!

This two hour guided walk of the Tae Rak (Lake Condah) wetlands provides an overview of the Gunditjmara story and the lake's extensive marine and birdlife, and continues on to see the network of aquaculture systems designed to trap and harvest kooyang (eel) for food and trade.

Your Gunditjmara cultural guide will take you on an informative walk at Tae Rak (Lake Condah). The lake is made up of 1, 700 hectares of significant wetlands and stony rises, right next to the historic lava flows of Budj Bim National Park. The Gunditjmara people have sustained life here for tens of thousands of years, and created what is considered to be one of Australia’s earliest and largest aquaculture ventures.

The tour starts with a walk to the front of the lake. Your guide will give you an overview of the Gunditjmara creation story and point out the extensive marine and bird-life in the lake.

You will then continue along the western edge of lake to the weir, for a look at the ancient landscape and the extensive range of stone aquaculture sites and fish traps.

You'll learn about:

  • Culturally significant flora and fauna, and the Tae Rak landscape
  • The Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre and the Gunditjmara people
  • Introduction to traditional kooyang (eel) harvesting and processing
  • Stone country and kooyang traps on the eastern side of the lake and the network of aquaculture systems designed to trap and harvest kooyang for food and trade

Tours start at 10am OR 2pm and finish back at the Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre and Café.

Add-on available for this class
  • Kooyang (eel) Tasting Plate (for 2) ($36)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners!
 
What you'll get
An amazing walking tour experience through Tae Rak (Lake Condah).
 
What to bring
Comfortable walking shoes and hat.
 
Location

Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre, Vaughans Rd, Breakaway Creek VIC

Two Hour Tae Rak Guided Cultural Walking 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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