Travel down to the vast western region of Victoria populated by the Gunditjmara people and discover a treasure trove of ancient Indigenous stories and customs.
Learning the ways
Make your way to Tower Hill, a nature reserve nestled inside an extinct volcano near Warrnambool and a site of significance for the Gunditjmara people. Take a walk with an Aboriginal guide to see native wildlife up close, get a glimpse into traditional ways of life, and learn about bush foods and medicines.
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
Head inland from the Great Ocean Road to the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape at Lake Condah. Already claiming National Heritage status, the site was recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the world's oldest and largest aquaculture systems and a permanent Aboriginal settlement.
Take a tour with a local aboriginal guide and see remains of stone houses used by original inhabitants of the area, along with remnants of a large and complex eel trap system.
Moyjil (Point Ritchie)
This rocky, volcanic headland on the southern coast of Victoria is a significant Aboriginal site, with archaeological evidence of human activity going back perhaps 80,000 years – making it one of the most important Indigenous sites in Australia.
The headland marks the point where the Hopkins River runs into the Southern Ocean, and is a spectacular place to be at sunset or sunrise. Come to explore the history, meet some seals and spot southern right whales off-shore during winter and spring.