Tae Rak Guided Cultural Walk – 2 hours

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A Gunditjmara guide leads an informative walk around Tae Rak (Lake Condah). The lake comprises 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 of the lake. Continue along the western edge of the lake to look at the ancient landscape and the extensive range of stone aquaculture sites and fish traps.

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 and the network of aquaculture systems designed to trap and harvest Kooyong for food and trade.

Tours start at 10:00am and 2:00pm, finishing back at the Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre & Café.

Facilities

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Half Day or Less
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Large Group Tour
  • On-site Experience
  • Private Tour
  • Small Group Tour
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Cultural and Theme Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Basic

All Accommodation

All Things To Do

Places To Eat & Drink

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.