Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre

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On the shores of Tae Rak (Lake Condah) in south western Victoria you will find one of the oldest and most extensive aquaculture sites in the world... read more.

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Vaughans Road, Breakaway Creek, VIC, 3303
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On the shores of Tae Rak (Lake Condah) in south western Victoria you will find one of the oldest and most extensive aquaculture sites in the world.

The Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre houses a kooyang (eel) holding tank and processing facility, as well as a gallery and retail space, and bush tucker cafe. Kooyang tasting plates can be sampled on-site, and smoked kooyang packs can be purchased to take away.

The centre is a tourism hub where Gunditjmara people share knowledge and stories in a sustainable way, allowing them to continue caring for their Country and culture. It was built to strengthen and maintain the Gunditjmara community’s connections to the traditional practice of kooyang (eel) farming and smoking for future generations.

Here, visitors can join Gunditjmara guided cultural tours of the World Heritage listed Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, and learn how Gunditjmara people worked with the natural resources and environment of the Victorian south west region to establish a permanent place of human society over the past 30,000 years and beyond.

Commercial activities such as guided 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.

Location

Facilities

  • World Heritage
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Victoria Tourism Industry Council
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Free Wifi

Accessibility

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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Places To Eat & Drink

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.