The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape is located within Gunditjmara Country in south-eastern Australia, and comprises of three components; Budj Bim – Northern Component, Kurtonitj – Central Component and Tyrendarra Southern Component. Each component contains extensive evidence of the Gunditjmara’s aquaculture system. The Gunditjmara have customary rights and obligations to their traditional Country and a continuing and evolving relationship with the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape.
Gunditjmara Country covers an estimated area of 7,000 square km and occupies the south-western corner of Victoria. It extends over an area east of the Glenelg River, west of the Hopkins River and south of the Wannon River – approximately 150 km from east to west and up to 100 km inland from the coast.
One of Australia’s great national heritage landscapes, Budj Bim is recognised nationally and internationally as a special place that offers unique and authentic visitor experiences of a living Indigenous culture, a history and a landscape which does not exist anywhere else.