The Pinnacle Circuit Walk

2 h to 3 h

5.4 km
circuit

↑ 363 m
↓ -363 m

Hard track
From Wonderland Car park in Halls Gap, this circuit walk heads south along Grand Canyon track. As you slowly ascend toward the Pinnacle you'll pass the Cool Chamber Cave. The track is pretty steep and rocky but once you get to the lookout and catch your breath you'll be rewarded with stunning views over the area. The rock formations along the track are also amazing so don't forget your camera. 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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-37.1505656,142.5030275)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Western Highway, A8
  • Turn on to Pyrenees Highway, B180 then drive for 50 m
  • Continue onto Mortlake - Ararat Road, B180 and drive for another 80 m
  • Turn right onto Ararat - Halls Gap Road, C222 and drive for another 480 m
  • Turn left onto Ararat - Halls Gap Road, C222 and drive for another 20 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Ararat - Halls Gap Road, C222 and drive for another 40 m
  • Turn left onto Ararat - Halls Gap Road, C222 and drive for another 44.7 km
  • Turn left onto Grampians Road, C216, C222 and drive for another 2.5 km
  • Turn right onto Mount Victory Road, C222 and drive for another 2.3 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Wonderland Road and drive for another 1.1 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Wonderland Carpark at the start.
After another 4 m (at the intersection of Grand Canyon & Wonderland Loop Walk) turn right, to head along Grand Canyon.
After another 50 m (at the intersection of Grand Canyon & Grand Canyon Loop) continue straight, to head along Grand Canyon Loop.
After another 360 m (at the intersection of Grand Canyon & Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle) turn right, to head along Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle.
After another 360 m pass a seat (on your left).
Then pass a seat (5 m on your left).
After another 10 m pass the "Cool Chamber" (15 m on your right).
After another 480 m (at the intersection of Wonderland Forest Loop & Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle) continue straight, to head along Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle.
After another 55 m pass the "Bridal Veil Falls" (on your right).
After another 570 m (at the intersection of Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle & Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track) continue straight, to head along Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle.
After another 35 m (at the intersection of Sundial Car Park to Pinnacle & Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle) turn right, to head along Sundial Car Park to Pinnacle.
After another 20 m come to the "The Pinnacle" (25 m on your left).
After another 450 m (at the intersection of Wonderland Forest Loop & Sundial Car Park to Pinnacle) veer right, to head along Wonderland Forest Loop.
After another 850 m veer right, to head along Wonderland Forest Loop.
After another 860 m (at the intersection of Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle & Wonderland Forest Loop) veer left, to head along Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle.
After another 840 m (at the intersection of Grand Canyon & Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle) turn right, to head along Grand Canyon.
After another 305 m continue straight, to head along Grand Canyon.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Grand Canyon & Grand Canyon Loop) veer right, to head along Grand Canyon.
After another 50 m (at the intersection of Wonderland Loop Walk & Grand Canyon) turn left, to head along Grand Canyon.
After another 6 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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The Pinnacle Circuit Walk


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 5.4 km
Time 2 h to 3 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 1.8 km apart with the largest gap of 4.6 km.


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