Getting to the Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
The Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre is located on the shores of Lake Condah, in south western Victoria, approximately 45 minutes drive from Portland or Port Fairy, and an hour and 10 minutes from Warrnambool. Access is possible via sealed roads. The Aquaculture Centre is where all of our cultural tours start and finish.
We are NOT located at the Budj Bim National Park which is 25 minutes drive to the east.
There is currently no public transport access to the Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre. To charter a mini-bus or coach you can contact:
From Melbourne Via Geelong
Take National Highway M1 in the direction of Geelong. Before entering Geelong city, take B140 to Mortlake. Follow signage to Woolsthorpe, then take C176 to Broadwater. Head towards Heywood on the Woolsthorpe-Heywood Rd C176 and at a T intersection turn right onto Ettrick-Condah Rd. After 8km turn right onto Condah Estate Rd and after 5km turn right onto Vaughans Rd.
From Halls Gap (Grampians)
From Halls Gap follow C216, Glenelg Hwy B160 and Henty Hwy A200 to Condah-MacArthur Rd in Condah (134 km). Continue on Condah-MacArthur Rd. Take Lake Condah Rd to Vaughans Rd in Breakaway Creek.
From the Great Ocean Road (12 Apostles via Warrnambool)
Follow the Great Ocean Road to Port Campbell, and Warnambool. Travel via Tower Hill and on the Princes Hwy C183 and C184 to Broadwater. Take the Woolsthorpe-Heywood Rd C176 to Ettrick-Condah Rd (119 km), then follow Ettrick-Condah Rd and Condah Estate Rd to Vaughans Rd in Breakaway Creek.
From Port Fairy
From Port Fairy, take the Princes Hwy A1 to Tyrendarra, then take Tyrendarra-Ettrick Rd/C191 north for 7.5km. Follow Ettrick-Condah Rd and Condah Estate Rd to Vaughans Rd in Breakaway Creek. (13km)
From Heywood, head north on Princes Hwy/A1, turn right onto Woolsthorpe-Heywood Rd/C176. Turn left onto Ettrick-Condah Rd. Follow Ettrick-Condah Rd and turn right onto Condah Estate Rd. After 5km turn right onto Vaughans Rd. (13km)
From Portland, take the Princes Hwy A1 to Tyrendarra, then take Tyrendarra-Ettrick Rd/C191 north for 7.5km. Follow Ettrick-Condah Rd and Condah Estate Rd to Vaughans Rd in Breakaway Creek. (13km)
From Mount Gambier (SA)
Take Princes Highway A1 to just before Heywood, turn left onto Henty Hwy/A200 for 6.2km, turn right onto Three Waterholes Rd for 7.3km, Turn left onto Ettrick-Condah Rd for 500m, Turn right onto Condah Estate Rd for 5km, then turn right onto Vaughans Road and travel 2.6km where you will see the Tae Tak Aquaculture Centre.
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 Padthaway, Naracoorte, Penola. At Penola Take C198, to Casterton, then teh C195 to Henty, Merino and Grassdale. Turn right into the Henty Hwy A200 and continue on Condah-MacArthur Rd. Take Lake Condah Rd to Vaughans Rd in Breakaway Creek.