Raymond Island walking track
June 2022: Complete
Visitors to Gippsland Lakes Reserve can now experience a better understanding of Gunaikurnai culture with a newly installed 1.7km walk through the beautiful landscape of Raymond Island on Tatungalung Country. The walk passes through coastal banksia forest and features a yarning circle and interpretive signage that reflects the knowledge held by Traditional Owners, with a focus on traditionally used plants in the area.
The upgraded nature trail connects with the existing Koala Walk that goes through the township and into the edge of the park. In addition to upgrading and connecting existing tracks and visitor carparking, improved and directional signs has been installed to make the track easy to follow.
Project funding and partner
Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) were the partner for this project. Work to upgrade the track was completed by the GLaWAC Natural Resource Management Team.
The project received $350,000 in funding as part of the government’s broader Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan. It was the first project to be delivered under the Victorian Government’s $120 million Flagship Tourism Projects program aimed at building better visitor infrastructure to entice more tourists to Victoria’s regions.