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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. The centre’s building is extraordinary, with an undulating roof resembling the sweeping wings of a cockatoo. Surrounded by stunning mountain views, the centre also features a bush food cafe, retail outlet and the Grampians National Park Information Centre. Take time to enjoy an interpreted walk through the native garden, the Gariwerd Dreaming Theatre and Rock Art Tours.

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