Tae Rak (Lake Condah) Guided Cultural Walk

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Information

Location:
Tae Rak (Lake Condah)
Duration:
2 hours
Min guests:
2
Operates:
Wed ~ Sun at 10am or 2pm

Tour Pricing

From $85 per adult
From $65 per child

Book From June 2022

DESCRIPTION

Your Gunditjmara cultural guide will take you on an informative walk around Tae Rak (Lake Condah). The lake 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. 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 lake to the weir, for a look at the ancient landscape and the extensive range of stone aquaculture sites and fish traps. Learn about:

  • Culturally significant flora & fauna, and the Tae Rak landscape
  • The Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre and the Gunditjmara people
  • Introduction to traditional kooyang (eel) harvesting & processing
  • Stone country and kooyang traps on the eastern side of the lake & the network of aquaculture systems designed to trap and harvest kooyang for food and trade

Tours start at 10am and 2pm and finish back at the Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre & Café.

Tour Fee Includes:

Gunditjmara Aboriginal guide, transport, activities and access fees.

Did you know?

Tae Rak is estimted to have been formed about 8,000 years ago as a result of the basalt flow impounding the flow of the Darlot Creek and Condah Swamp outfall.

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