Situated just outside Portland near the township of Heywood is an ancient indigenous settlement that is more than 6600 years old. The Gunditjmara culture pre-dates the Egyptian Pyramids and Stonehenge and is Mecca for scientists and historians who travel from across the world to research its eel traps and stone huts. The traps are proof of one of the oldest aquaculture systems in the world. The indigenous community was thought to have been nomadic but this evidence illustrates that the Gunditjmara lived permanently in the area, farming and harvesting eels and other marine life. And here’s a hot tip: It’s highly recommended you complete an onsite tour to get the full cultural experience from a local elder.