Tae Rak (Lake Condah)
Tae Rak 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 in south-west Victoria.
Tae Rak itself was probably formed about 8,000 years ago as a result of the basalt flow impounding the flow of the Darlot Creek and Condah Swamp outfall. Gunditjmara people witnessed the explosion of Budj Bim volcano and knew it to be the revelation of an important Creation Ancestor.
Key Features of Interest
- Extensive range of stone aquaculture sites
- Stone walls
- Birdlife and other wildlife
Future Plans for the Site
- Traditional Aquaculture Centre planned to open in 2021.
- Eel smoking & tasting facility
- Water based activities
- Improved driving / cycling / walking tracks to Budj Bim National Park and around Tae Rak
Visitor access is currently restricted and managed by Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation (GMTOAC).
A ‘Traditional Aquaculture Centre’ is planned to open in 2021.
Visitor Update December 2020
Construction of new infrastructure across five Budj Bim locations has commenced in December 2020.