|Manja Rock Art Shelter was formally known as the Cave of Hands.|
|Setting off in the late afternoon from the Manja Carpark.|
|Yep, it's only a short walk.|
|The dry, open forest made for pleasant walking.|
|The view from above the shelter takes in the Victoria Range in one direction....|
|These surrounding rocky out crops are easy enough to access if your are competent heading off track.|
I walked around 2.8 kilometres and climbed 107 metres on this easy stroll. If you like your indigenous art (or if you are just looking for a nice easy bushwalk) then this is a walk to consider I think. The walk is suitable for children and the elderly although there are some steps to negotiate. For what it’s worth the only walking notes and map published describing this walk were published by Tyrone Thomas in his 80 Walks in out of print 80 Walks in the Grampians book and in the Daly’s Take a Walk in Victoria’s National Park book. The Grampians are home to the greatest concentration of indigenous art sites in Victoria and a lot of the sites are only a short walk from various car parks to reach so there is no real excuse not to check them out. I wander sometimes how many of these spots still lay undiscovered by white people in the various mountain ranges that form the Grampians, I know of one site has just been rediscover up on the Mt Difficult Range while track workers were pushing through the Grampians Peaks Trail. With my almost total lack of faith in my fellow man I think it’s probably best that a lot of these spots remain hidden in the bush….yeah I know, sad but true.
Mt Wudjub-Guyun (Hollow Mountain) & Gulgurn Manja Rock Art, Grampians National Park, 2018.
The Fortress, Grampians National Park, 2019.
Stapylton Ampitheatre, Grampians National Park, 2016.