Brambruk Cultural Centre

2 Day Grampians Tour
Brambruk Cultural Centre

Brambruk Cultural Centre

Our first stop when we visit the Grampians National Park is the Brambruk Cultural Centre where we’ll watch two short presentations that help to provide context to the regions history. The Gariwerd Creation Story depicts the Aboriginal legend of Tchingal the giant emu and Waa the crow and the formation of the Gariwerd Mountains. The second presentation focuses on the geology, flora and fauna, Aboriginal and European history of the Grampians.

Next we’ll have an opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal tools, art and the didgeridoo. If time and group size allows, we’ll participate in a boomerang throwing or didgeridoo workshop.

We’ll also gain an insight into how the lives of the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung were intimately linked to the 6 distinct seasons in the Gariwerd.

Gariwerd Six Seasons

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gwangal moronn

season of honey bees – autumn (late march to june)

Autumn – the season of native honey bees or gwangal morann, is when the country starts to cool down after the summer heat.

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chinnup

season of cockatoos – winter (june to late july)

Morning frosts, bleak mists and freezing winds make winter the coldest time of year.

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larneuk

season of nesting birds

nesting birds and changeable weather

early spring is usually the wettest time of year with rivers running high. It’s a time of dramatic weather changes with up to 6 seasons in 1 day.

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petyan 

season of wildflowers – late spring (late august to mid november)

In spring, the bush bursts into life. Natures rock gardens amaze. The days are warmer, although the weather can still be tempestuous.

ballambar

season of butterflies – early summer (mid november to late january)

warmth, butterflies and wetland plants  – with the onset of summer heat, the land dries and the weather stabilises.

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kooyang

season of eels – late summer (late january to late march)

late summer is the driest and hottest time of the year. the risk of bushfire is high and streams dry up.

Brambruk Cultural Centre

Brambruk Cultural Centre

Brambruk Cultural Centre

Other Grampians attractions

Pinnacles Walk 

Mackenzie Falls

Fish Falls 

Silverband Falls

Reeds Lookout & The Balconies

Brambruk Cultural Centre

Bests Great Western Winery

Grampians Estate Winery

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