Indigenous Culture

Gariwerd (Aboriginal name for Grampians) is pivotal to many ancient stories by Aboriginal communities in South-Western Victoria.

The region has the largest number of rock art sites in Southern Australia and over 80% of Victoria’s rock art sites, six of these are open to the public.

You can learn about our region’s unique Aboriginal culture and history at Brambuk – The National Park & Cultural Centre in Halls Gap. 


See some of the riches Aboriginal rock art sites in Victoria. The region has over 80% of Victoria’s rock art sites, some dating back more than 20,000 years. 


Learn more about how the traditional owners of the Grampians believe there are six distinct weather periods recognised in the Gariwerd (Grampians) seasonal cycle.


Discover the dreamtime story of how the Grampians were created.