Gulgurn Manja Shelter

30 min to 45 min

1.5 km
return

↑ 51 m
↓ -51 m

Easy track
Starting from Hollow Mountain Car Park, Laharum, this return walk takes you to Gulgurn Manja Shelter and back. The walk offers you both fantastic views from the surrounding mountains and insight into Aboriginal culture with paintings and motifs only found in the Grampians. The paintings tell stories of the Jarwadjali people and the landscape they call Gariwerd. Additionally, it is possible to observe the wildlife around the area while you are enjoying the magnificent view from the top. The walk is relatively short and suitable for most fitness levels. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-36.886074,142.3831987)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Western Highway, A8, Laharum.
  • Turn on to Wonwondah - Dadswells Bridge Road then drive for 3 km
  • Turn left onto Flat Rock Road and drive for another 2.9 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Mt Zero Road and drive for another 1.4 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 255 m
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Track Notes
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Start.
Hollow Mountain Carpark (about 40 m back from the start).
There is a toilet (about 30 m back from the start).
After another 50 m (at the intersection of Gulgurn Manja Shelter Walk & Hollow Mountain Walk) turn left, to head along Gulgurn Manja Shelter Walk.
After another 185 m continue straight, to head along Gulgurn Manja Shelter Walk.
After another 530 m come to "Gulgurn Manja Shelter".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 740 m to get back to the start.
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Gulgurn Manja Shelter


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.5 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -32 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-32 m[toilet]
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