Thousands of years of Gariwerd culture
Our region, known as Gariwerd by local Indigenous people, has been home to the Djab Wurrung and Jardwardjali people for more than 20,000 years.
The Gariwerd Creation Story tells of the Great Ancestor Spirit Bunjil who created the natural world around us. As this ancient story goes, he took the form of Werpil the Eagle as he created Gariwerd’s beautiful sandstone ranges and the waterways, plants and animals within them. Read more about this evocative Dreamtime story here.
With more than 80% of Victoria’s Aboriginal rock art to be found in the Grampians, around 200 sites have been recorded in the Grampians National Park, most of them open to the public when restrictions ease. Learn more about our Aboriginal rock art sites and the Grampians Rock Art Trail here.
The stories of Gariwerd, its culture and its people are told in a wonderfully immersive way at Brambuk: The National Park and Cultural Centre.