Ngamadjidj Shelter Loop

10 min to 20 min

760 m

↑ 18 m
↓ -18 m

Easy track
Starting from Ngamadjidj Shelter Carpark, Laharum, this walk takes you on a circuit around the area visiting Ngamadjidj Shelter. You can enjoy the fascinating aboriginal art in different sections throughout your walk and learn about the cultural heritage and the paintings delineating various white figures. The walk is short and suitable for most fitness levels with a flat sand surface. 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
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-36.9246597,142.3830737)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Western Highway, A8, Laharum.
  • Turn on to Wonwondah - Dadswells Bridge Road then drive for 6.4 km
  • Turn left onto Winfields Road and drive for another 6.3 km
  • Turn left onto Olive Plantation Road and drive for another 2.3 km
  • Turn slight right onto Mount Stapylton Campground Road and drive for another 110 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
After 15 m to find the car park.
After another 40 m come to the "Stapylton Campground" (25 m on your left).
Campsite managed byParks Victoria. There is a fee to use this campsite.
Veer left, to head along Ngamadjidj Shelter Circuit.
After another 35 m pass the toilet (25 m on your left).
After another 210 m pass the "Ngamadjidj Shelter" (6 m on your left).
After another 125 m turn right, to head along Ngamadjidj Shelter Circuit.
After another 20 m turn right, to head along Ngamadjidj Shelter Circuit.
After another 310 m continue straight, to head along Ngamadjidj Shelter Circuit.
After another 35 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Ngamadjidj Shelter Loop

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 760 m
Time 10 min to 20 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 50 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 70 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
50 mStapylton Campground
70 m[toilet]
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