May 2nd 2022

Australia's World Heritage Budj Bim reopens with a new cultural center for ancient eel and fish trip site

Source: National Indigenous Times

A new aquaculture centre within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Budj Bim National Park is preparing to welcome visitors after works were completed earlier this month.

The new Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre will give visitors the opportunity learn about how Gunditjmara people worked with the environment and it’s natural resources for more than 30,000 years.

It will feature Aboriginal artefacts, eel tanks and a bush tucker café serving local food and coffee.

Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation Budj Bim World Heritage executive officer Erin Rose said the new aquaculture centre would be an ideal meeting place to learn about Gunditjmara culture.

“It’s a tourism hub where people will be able to meet, taste some eel, have a coffee and learn about our culture,” she said.

“It’s great for us to be able to share our knowledge, and our stories in a sustainable way that will allow us to continue caring for our country and our culture.”

Mount Eccles (Budj Bim)Pic: "Mount Eccles (Budj Bim)" by mertie. is marked with CC BY 2.0.