Tungatt Mirrring, Stone Country – Half Day Tour

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The tour starts with a visit to the Kurtonitj Indigenous Protected Area (IPA)... read more.

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The tour starts with a visit 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

Dam associated with trapping and holding kooyang

After Kurtonitj 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 Budj Bim, return to the Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre & Café, arriving approximately 1:00pm. (Lunch not included)

Participants have the option to join the 2:00pm Guided Cultural Walk of Tae Rak (Lake Condah) – Additional cost

Facilities

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

All Accommodation

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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.