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Half-Day Guided Tour of Tungatt Mirring

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Dive into indigenous culture with a half-day guided tour of Tungatt Mirring, explore an ancient eel farm, and marvel at Australia's unique volcanic landscape.


  • Embark on a guided walking tour, unveiling the ingenious 6,600-year-old aquaculture practices of the Gunditjmara people.

  • Take a stroll through the Kurtonitj Indigenous Protected Area, teeming with historical stone eel traps, channels, and smoking trees.

  • Experience the tranquillity of Budj Bim National Park, home to lava tunnels, caves, and a delightful resident koala population.

  • Relish a morning tea amid the Budj Bim National Park, home to an extinct volcano, and a crater lake, Lake Surprise.

  • Did you know? The smoking tree is living proof of the technique used to smoke eels, giving them a unique flavor and preserving them for later use or trade.


  • Half-day guided tour

  • Gunditjmara cultural guide

  • Morning tea


  • Lunch

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Discover Ancient Aquaculture at Tae Rak

Kick-start your journey of exploration at the Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre, where you'll get an insightful glimpse into the ingenious aquaculture practices of the Gunditjmara people. Dating back 6,600 years, this intricate system of eel farming utilized stone traps that could be adjusted based on eel size, embodying an early form of sustainable farming. Your journey continues at the heart of Budj Bim, the Kurtonitj Indigenous Protected Area (IPA). This cultural treasure trove houses remnants of stone eel traps, stone channels, and eel-smoking trees, a testament to an era when this landscape thrived with activity.

Unveiling the Wonders of Stone Country at Tungatt Mirring

Continuing your journey, arrive at Budj Bim National Park. Nestled within the Western Victorian Volcanic Plains, this inactive volcano, known to Gunditjmara as Mount Eccles, awaits. Take a moment to enjoy your morning tea amidst the tranquil surroundings before you embark on a cultural walk across this 'Stone Country'. Marvel at Lake Surprise, a crater lake formed by one of Australia's youngest lava flows that extends over 50 kilometers. Explore the captivating lava tunnels and caves, a geological wonder of this terrain. Keep an eye out for the extensive koala population that finds sanctuary among these lush forests.

Important Information

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility.

  • It's recommended to wear long pants (winter) and good socks for walking along with sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots.

  • Bring along your sunscreen, hat, water bottle, umbrella, and jacket.

  • Note that the following is allowed on this tour: registered assistance dogs.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre.

  • Address: Vaughans Rd, Breakaway Creek VIC 3303, Australia.

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Getting There

By Car

  • If you're driving to the meeting point, drive directly to Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre.

  • It 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.

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