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Black Range State Park and Bunjil’s Cave

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The Black Range State Park is a short distance to the west of the northern Grampians and is a relatively remote sanctuary of natural landscapes and over 100 bird species in an area that has otherwise been mostly used for farmland.  It is a significant area to the aboriginal people of the region and contains several important historical sites in addition to the most well known of these in Bunjil’s Cave.    

Bunjil’s Cave to the north in the Black Range State Park and one of the major sites with the Grampians region.  Bunjil is the creator deity in the lore of the Aboriginal peoples and often appeared as an wedge-tailed eagle or other bird forms.   This cave painting is the only known rock art depiction of Bunjil.  

The park is a popular bush walking area and has several marked trails and picnic/rest sites. Camping is also permitted within the park and there are five camp sites in total with three of these (Mountain Dam, Glendinning and Fergusons) having basic toilet facilities. Fishing (Redfin) and water sports can be carried out on the Rocklands Reservoir which is in the south east of the park. There are boat ramps at Mountain Dam, Glendinning and Fergusons on the reservoir.