Culture

Wellington Range is a cultural landscape as well as a natural one. Stories of farming and forestry, bushrangers and bold ideas are told through tracks, shelters and sites of significance.

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After at least 35,000 years of Aboriginal occupation and 200 years of European settlement, the Park is a rich and significant place. The Historic Heritage Audit details the extensive range of sites present in the area and their importance.

For today’s locals, the area means different things to different people. The mountain is widely celebrated through activities, art, literature and festivals, including the biennial Mountain Festival. This special place is a vital component of the community’s identity, strongly forming the local sense of place.