Grampians National Park

The Grampians National Park commonly referred to as The Grampians, is a national park located in the Grampians region of Victoria, Australia. The Jardwadjali name for the mountain range itself is Gariwerd.[2]

Grampians National Park / Gariwerd
Victoria
Grampians National Park / Gariwerd viewed from north of Boroka Peak
Grampians National Park / Gariwerd
Nearest town or cityHalls Gap
Coordinates37°12′28″S 142°23′59″E
Established1 July 1984 (1984-07-01)[1]
Area1,672.19 km2 (645.6 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesParks Victoria
WebsiteGrampians National Park / Gariwerd
See alsoProtected areas of Victoria

The 167,219-hectare (413,210-acre) national park is situated between Stawell and Horsham on the Western Highway and Dunkeld on the Glenelg Highway, 260 kilometres (160 mi) west of Melbourne and 460 kilometres (290 mi) east of Adelaide. Proclaimed as a national park on 1 July 1984 (1984-07-01), the park was listed on the National Heritage List on 15 December 2006 for its outstanding natural beauty and being one of the richest Aboriginal rock art sites in south-eastern Australia.[3]

The Grampians feature a striking series of mountain ranges of sandstone. The Gariwerd area features about 90% of the rock art in the state.[4]