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The Tours

Budj Bim Tours operates in the Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape, which extends from Mt Eccles-Budj Bim National Park down to the Tyrendarra Area. Our tours are guided by experienced, local Indigenous guides and offer an authentic insight to the land and Gunditjmara culture. We operate tours every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am and on select Saturdays at 10am. Bookings are essential and must be confirmed at least 48 hours in advance. Saturday bookings require a minimum of 5 people. We welcome you to ask questions and take photos while on country.

All of our tours can be customised to suit your individual or group needs, this includes the addition of bush-tucker catering, cultural performances or additional locations. To inquire about these options, or for further information about any of our tours, please call us on +61 458 999 315 or send us an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For cultural awareness or educational tours please contact us to discuss options.

 

Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area

 

Guided tour (BOOK ONLINE)

Stone house at Tyrendarra IPA

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.

$40 per person, minimum 2 people

 

 

Experience package (BOOK ONLINE)

Winda Mara dancers

This 4 hour experience begins at the Budj Bim Orientation Centre in Heywood and incorporates all aspects of the two hour guided tour, including an introductory welcome video, information on Gunditjmara culture and country and a tour of the Tyrendarra IPA. Whilst at the IPA you will, in addition to the tour of the stone house sites and aquaculture systems, receive a fully catered bush tucker lunch and a cultural performance by local Indigenous dancers. The bush tucker lunch varies seasonally, but typically includes a variety of kangaroo, smoked eel, water parsnip, warrigal greens, wattle seed rolls as well as traditional green salads. Our Indigenous dancers offer a variety of cultural dances that range from welcome dances to interpretations of their individual totems. This is an incredible, authentic experience that is a must-do for any group looking to immerse themselves in Gunditjmara culture.

$100 per person, minimum 5 people

 

 

Mt Eccles-Budj Bim National Park

 

Day tour (BOOK ONLINE)

This day tour encompasses the entirety of the Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape. It begins at the Budj Bim Orientation Centre in Heywood where you will be welcomed, introduced to Gunditjmara culture and country, and watch a 10 minute introductory video. The tour then takes you to the Tyrendarra IPA where you will see remnant circular stone house sites and reconstructed dwellings, while here, you will also learn about the extensive stone aquaculture systems engineered by the Gunditjmara people. You will then take the scenic drive out to Mt Eccles-Budj Bim National Park after a brief stop at the Convincing Ground. Here you will learn more about the pre and post-settlement history of the Gunditjmara people and the dreaming stories and figureheads that are important in Gunditjmara culture. This tour includes a fully catered bush tucker lunch, which varies seasonally but typically includes kangaroo, smoked eel, water parsnip, warrigal greens, wattle seed rolls as well as traditional green salads. There will also be refreshments provided along the way.

$120 per person, minimum 5 people

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Budj Bim Tours

21 Scott Street
Heywood, Victoria
Australia 3304

PH: (03) 5527-1699
FAX: (03) 5527-2052

E: info@budjbimtours.com