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Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area

04 58 999 315

Tour operated by:

Budj Bim Tours

This two-hour guided tour of the Tyrendarra indigenous protected area begins at the Budj Bim orientation centre in Heywood, where you will be welcomed, receive introductory information about Gunditjmara culture and country and watch a 10 minute video. You will then take the scenic drive out to the Tyrendarra IPA where you will learn about the unique circular stone dwellings, and see the remnant house sites. Along the walking trail you will also learn about Australia's earliest and largest stone aquaculture systems, including the fish and eel traps. Your guide will explain the dreaming story about the creation of the landscape drawing examples from geological formations such as Tumuli.

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Adults are $40

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Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 01/01/01 - 01/01/01

    Mon: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Wed: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Fri: 10:00am - 12:00pm

  • Tours can be scheduled on alternative dates and Saturday's on demand. A minimum of 5 people is needed for a Saturday booking.

    Departure details: 01/01/01 - 01/01/01

Tour operator

Budj Bim Tours is an authentic, indigenous owned tourism company that offers exclusive guided tours through the Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape, in south-west Victoria. Budj Bim Tours operate out of Heywood, Victoria and itineraries range from two hours to full days.

You will experience the history and culture of the Gunditjmara people from a Gunditjmara guide. During your tour you will see stone house sites, reconstructed stone houses and stone aquaculture systems that are over 6000 years old. Learn about native food plants, and how the Gunditjmara people engineered the landscape to ensure that they could live a settled, rather than nomadic lifestyle.

For an authentic experience, consider adding a bush tucker tasting to your tour. Seasonal options include warrigal greens, kangaroo, smoked eel, water parsnip and more. For large group bookings and business events, the Winda Mara Dancers are available to be booked.

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