Press & Media

Gunditjmara Community Awarded Prestigious UNESCO Prize

  • 2023 November 18

The Gunditjmara community has been awarded the 2023 UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes. The 2023 edition of the UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes has been awarded to the Gunditjmara community for its long-standing efforts …

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World hotspots which blow expert traveller's minds!

  • 2023 November 04

In a recent post on the Escape travel website, expert travellers share the historic hotspots that blew their minds. Travel writer and Escape contributor Paul Chai, lists the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape as one of the the historic hotspots that blew his mind! He goes on to say that touring …

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New Book To Feature Budj Bim Cultural Landscape

  • 2023 September 05

The second edition of World Heritage Sites of Australia by Peter Valentine, published 1 Sep 2023, features a chapter on the newest Australian heritage site addition, the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape in southwestern Victoria. The book features full-colour illustrations and information and insights into each of Australia's remarkable sites, and …

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8 Best Short Breaks in Victoria in 2023

  • 2023 March 26

Renowned travel brand Escape has recommended heading to Gunditjmara Country to check out the Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre, amongst some of their other favorite locations in Victoria, in the list of their hottest spots to escape for weekend away or few days R&R.   Click thorugh to check out their best …

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Indigenous engineering feats you should know about

  • 2023 March 23

Australia is home to the oldest continuing living culture in the world, and also some pretty nifty engineering feats that date back thousands of years. The Converstaion takes a deep dive into 5 of these amazing achievements, including the ancient Budj Bim aquaculture systems dating back over 6,600 years. Read …

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Serving up a taste Gunditjmara culture

  • 2023 January 10

The National Indigenous Times has given the Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre & Café the thumbs up in their latest online article. "Visitors to Victoria’s southwest have sampled traditional Gunditjmara cuisine in their droves at one of the state’s newest First Nations-owned and operated cultural attractions, which has experienced a popularity …

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Best of the World: 35 Destinations for 2023

  • 2022 December 12

Gunditjmara led cultural tours of the World Heritage Listed Budj Bim Cultural Landscape has made the list of National Geographic Travel's Best of the World: 35 Destinations for 2023 and beyond.   From epic landscapes and cultural reawakenings to conservation initiatives and family favourites, National Geographic Traveller’s Best of …

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First Nation's Cuisine at Budj Bim

  • 2022 November 22

Renowned journalist Winsor Dobbin writes about the Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre Café, which he's affectionately dubbed the 'special café with lots of eel feeling', in his latest blog on his website Winsor has been writing about wine, food and travel for 25 years and has been published in publications …

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Kooyang Café Serves Good Food

  • 2022 August 27

We’ve had so many great reviews about our food, and now even Good Food has endorsed us. You can read the full article by clicking below. We’re open for lunch at the Tae Tak Aquaculture Centre & Cafe Wednesday through Sunday and would love to see you. We've got indoor …

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World Heritage site honours ancient ways of managing Country

  • 2022 August 17

The Financial Review published a great article this week about how special our World Heritage listed landscape is, highlighting the untold diversity of Indigenous life and culture. You can now come and see age old lava flows, fish traps and ancient stone aquaculture sites for yourself. The Tae Rak …

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Victoria's World Heritage Site Budj Bim welcomes visitors to experience ancient wisdom

  • 2022 June 12

Australian journalist Michael Turtle recently joined Gunditjmara guide Braydon Saunders on a tour of the World Heritage listed Budj BIm Cultural Landscape. His take: "A new premier tourism attraction is giving visitors a deeper connection to one of the planet's oldest cultures". Read the full article in The Canberra Times. …

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