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Bataluk Cultural Trail

A well sign-posted trail, the Bataluk Cultural Trail enables visitors to share in the Dreamtime culture of the East Gippsland Koori people.

The trail takes in sites of significant indigenous meaning including artefacts scatters, scarred trees, shell middens, occupation sites and axe grinding grooves.

Collect a brochure and trail guide from the Wellington Visitor Information Centre - Sale.

The Bataluk Cultural Trail was completed in 1995 as an eco-tourism project through a coordinated, and cooperative approach between the Victorian Aboriginal community (Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd, Lake Tyers Trust, Moogji Aboriginal Council and Cann River) and Wellington and East Gippsland Shire Councils.

The project was the first time in the region that Aboriginal cultural heritage had been acknowledged by identifying employment and training opportunities for local Indigenous people in the area of economic development, social planning and tourism . The Trail features interpretation of flora and fauna, promoted Aboriginal Art and craft and indentifies areas of spiritual significance to the Aboriginal community.

The objective of the Trail was to enable tourists to discover Aboriginal culture from dreamtime stories and lifestyles before contact with Europeans, early conflicts and life on missions, through to contemporary Koori society.

The Trail runs from Yarram to Cape Conran following routes that the Gunai and Monaro people have been travelling along for nearly 18,000 years. These routes now form part of the Princes and South Gippsland Highways which was the backbone of trading routes which spanned Gippsland.

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  • Street: 8 Foster Street
  • City: Sale
  • Postcode: 3850
  • State: Victoria
 

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