Getting to Gunditjmara Country

Budj Bim Cultural Landscape

Budj Bim National Park is located in south western Victoria, approximately one hours drive from Portland. Access is possible via sealed roads from Melbourne and Adelaide. The nearest town with hotel and motel accommodation is Portland, a port town and the site of Victoria's first permanent European settlement.

From Melbourne Via Geelong

Take the M1 motorway towards Geelong. At Fyansford take the B140 Hamilton Highway past Inverleigh to Mortlake. Continue on to Hawksdale and MacArthur. At MacArthur, turn left onto Mt Eccles Rd and Natural Bridge Rd to Foote Track.

3 hrs 55 mins

313 km

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From Melbourne Via Ballarat

Take National Highway M8 to Ballarat. From Ballarat take Glenelg Hwy/B160 to Lake Bolac. Follow Hamilton Hwy/B140 and C185 to MacArthur. At MacArthur, turn left onto Mt Eccles Rd and Natural Bridge Rd to Foote Track.

4 hrs 10 mins

326 km

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From Halls Gap (Grampians)

Follow C216, Glenelg Hwy/B160 and Hamilton-Port Fairy Rd/C184 to Christies Rd in MacArthur. Continue on Christies Rd, then take Mt Eccles Rd and Natural Bridge Rd to Foote Track.

1 hrs 55 mins

142 km

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From the Great Ocean Road (12 Apostles via Warrnambool)

Follow the Great Ocean Road to Port Campbell, and Warnambool. Travel via Woodford, Kirkstall and on to MacArthur. At MacArthur, turn left onto Mt Eccles Rd and Natural Bridge Rd to Foote Track.

2 hrs 15 mins

155 km

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From Portland

Take the A1 to Tyrendarra, then take Tyrendarra-Ettrick Rd/C191 north for 7.5km. Turn right onto Woolsthorpe-Heywood Rd/C176 and travel for 19.1km, then turn left onto Lake Gorrie Rd and follow it for 8.2km where it turns hard right. After 3.7km take Mt Eccles Rd to the left and the on to Foote Track.

1 hr 20 mins

78.5 km

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From Adelaide

Take National Highway M1 to Murray Bridge then take Princes Hwy/A1 to Tailem Bend. Take National Highway A8 to Keith and turn onto Riddoch Hwy/A66 and on to Mt Gambier. At Mt Gambier take Princes Hwy/A1 to Heywood, then take Henty Hwy/A200 for 16.2km. Turn right onto Myamyn-MacArthur Rd/C186 for 31.6km then turn right onto Foote Track.

6 hrs 25 mins

570 km

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