Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre

Open Wed ~ Sun | 9am ~ 4pm

Free Admission

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The Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre is a state-of-the-art facility designed to showcase one of the world’s most extensive and oldest aquaculture systems. It is located on the shores of Tae Rak (Lake Condah) and is open to the public.

The centre houses a Bush Tucker Café serving meals 10am~2pm, and coffee & cake all day, as well as a Retail Space and a Tour desk. The centre also houses a kooyang display tank for visitors to take a look at live short-finned eels (Anguilla australis).

Please note we are a cashless business. We accept electronic methods of payment (credit/debit card or tap & pay phones).

To book a table at the Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre Café, please use the Open Table platform.

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Our Cafe

A bush tucker inspired cafe style menu, with kooyang (eel) tasting plates for a fully immersive Gunditjmara dining experience.

Café Menu

The Café serves meals prepared by a local Gunditjmara chef, and the menu features modern dishes using regional produce and infused with local bush herbs & spices. The cafe has indoor and alfresco dining overlooking the shores of Lake Condah, and there's plenty of space for the kids to run around. 03 4504 2426

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Cultural Tours

Book a Gunditjmara guided cultural tour of the World Heritage listed Budj Bim Cultural Landscape.

Book Tours

Gunditjmara guided cultural tours of the World Heritage listed Budj Bim Cultural Landscape can be booked on site, however we do reccomend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Tours operate daily between Wednesday and Sunday.

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Our Retail Space

Browse a range of Aboriginal cultural souvenirs and art works available for purchase.

Retail Items

The retail space showcases souvenirs and other items by local artists, including local Gunditjmara crafts people.

The People of Budj Bim book, a popular retail item, brings to life the history of the traditional eel aquaculture systems and associated stone house settlements.

The Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre is located on the shores of Tae Rak (Lake Condah) at the end of Vaughan's Road, in Breakaway Creek, VIC.



The Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre was built to strengthen and maintain the Gunditjmara community’s connections to the traditional practice of kooyang (eel) farming and smoking for future generations. Commercial activities such as cultural tours of the landscape, and the sale of smoked kooyang to visitors, will help keep Gunditjmara people working on country sustainably, and consistent with the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape values.

Drop in and say Ngata (hello) to our team and let us share our stories with you.