Grampians National Park (Gariwerd)
National Heritage Assessment
The names of individual assessors and nominators have been removed for privacy reasons
About this assessment
The Australian Heritage Council found Grampians National Park (Gariwerd) in central western Victoria of outstanding national heritage significance for its Indigenous rock art sites, its richness of flowers and birdlife, and its rugged beauty which has inspired significant Australian artists. Every year more than 800,000 visitors come to Grampians National Park (also known as Gariwerd by local Indigenous people) drawn to the spectacular high plateaus and sheltered gullies, rock formations, waterfalls and streams, lookouts, woodlands, wetlands, and fern gullies. The AHC found Grampians National Park (Gariwerd) with its depictions of human figures, animal tracks and birds, one of the richest Indigenous rock art sites in south-eastern Australia. There are over 975 native plant species in the National Park‑‑more than one third of Victoria's flora, many found nowhere else—and it supports a wide range of animals, reptiles, amphibians, native fish, huntsmen spiders and butterflies, including many threatened species.
The Council's final assessment report as given to the Minister is attached.
In some cases the Minister will have made amendments to such matters as boundaries, values and descriptions, before listing the place. For final listing data visit the Australian Heritage Database or the National Heritage Listing for Grampians National Park (Gariwerd).
The names of individual assessors and nominators have been removed for privacy reasons.