We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land that we are on.
We pay our respects to elders, past, present and emerging.
We give thanks for the land and the waters that provide for us.
The Grampians, with its original name being Gariwerd, is a place of cultural significance in western Victoria. Gariwerd is in Djap Wurrung and Jardwadjali country and has a rich cultural heritage and is a very special and significant place. Where known we have included the traditional Aboriginal names in respect of the traditional custodians of the land.
The Grampians holds a special significance to Australians. As a region of outstanding natural beauty, it’s also a place where you can find Aboriginal rock art sites. Let Ronny and Rosa guide you to explore some of the rich cultural history of Gariwerd.
Did you know, that Australian Rules was in part derived from Aboriginal football or marngrook played in the Grampians town of Moyston?
Bunjil is referred to as “The Creator” and this shelter is known as one of the most significant cultural sites in South Eastern Australia. Brambuk Cultural Centre used to show a very well made educational video about the creation story, but unfortunately Brambuk is temporarily closed. But Ronny and Rosa…
Gulgurn Manja Shelter
This one is ideal if you have a family with very little ones and some older kids. Starting at Hollow Mountain carpark you could split the group in two. Gulgurn Manja shelter for the little ones and the much more challenging Hollow Mountain for the big kids. Just be careful…
One of the three publicly accessible rock-art sites in the Grampians. Easy short walk to the Ngamadjigj Shelter, which means “white person” due to the white clay what was used to draw the white painted figures.