Aboriginal Heritage


Aboriginal Heritage


Aboriginal Rock Art Sites

For many thousands of years Aboriginal people have lived in the Grampians, and they named their mountain home Gariwerd.

Today many Aboriginal art sites have been identified in and around the National Park. Several art sites are open to the public and all are easily accessible.

Gulgurn Manja Shelter

A short one-kilometre return walk, starting at the Hollow Mountain car park, guides visitors past signs that tell some of the stories and legends of the Jardwadjali people.

As visitors approach the shelter they are also rewarded with sweeping views of the eastern Wimmera plains.

Ngamadjidj Shelter (Currently closed)

This short self-guided circuit walk at Stapylton camp ground is suitable for people with limited mobility.

Ngamadjidj, meaning ‘white person’ is an important Aboriginal rock art site, so please treat it with respect.

Billimina Shelter Loop

From Buandik Campground a circuit walk winds upstream along Billimina (Cultivation) creek to the picturesque Jardwadjali (Buandik) Falls.

From the waterfall, the track ascends to the impressive Billimina shelter, a massive rock overhang with an array of art. Signs at the shelter explain the Aboriginal use of the area.

Manja Shelter

Off Harrop track, in the Western Grampians, an uphill walk takes you through open stringybark forest, past sandstone outcrops and moist heathlands and finishes at the Manja Shelter. Two protected sites contain a variety of art complemented by its secluded and picturesque setting.

For more information on Aboriginal culture and rock art sites visit Brambuk, the National Park and Cultural Centre, Halls Gap.