Lake Gorrie

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The Lake Gorrie area was an area of resistance to European expansion in the 1840s.

However in the subsequent years of negotiated resistance, many Gunditjmara people worked with the European farmers in constructing dry stone walls for holding pens and runs for sheep dipping whilst living and working on pastoral properties.

Key Features of Interest

  • Bessiebelle sheepwashes 1850s’

Future Plans for the Site

  • Interpretation relating to wetlands, Gunditjmara settlement and Eumeralla War themes.
  • Developing a specific road access system that connects Lake Gorrie to the wider Budj Bim network without using external public roads.


Over 300,000 yers old

150 year old Drystone Walls

Sheep Dips & Sheep Pens

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Facilities are minimal with a toilet and shelter facility used by mountain bike trail users and walkers.

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