Grampians 2023 – Sundial car park to Wonderland car park via The Pinnacle

Written by Gary on February 28th, 2023

This is one of the best walks in the Grampians National Park (Gariwerd).

Whilst most people do a circuit walk from the Wonderland Car Park to the Pinnacle, we had two cars and so could leave one at the Wonderland car park then drive to the Sundial Car Park to start our walk and avoids re-tracing steps and allows seeing additional scenery.

The walk is a relatively easy 2hr or so walk and even after the morning rains was not too slippery although care was needed to avoid a fall or ankle injury.

NOTE that the Silverband road is only ONE WAY (south only) between Mt Rosea car park and Silverband Falls car park, so to get to the Sundial car park you must travel via the Mt Victory Rd end.

Near the start of the walk from Sundial car park in the cloudy mists.

The views from the Pinnacle overlooking Halls Gap valley were hidden by the clouds but it was still a lovely spot. From here on it is mainly a down hill walk to the Wonderland car park.

Echo rock

Unfortunately, the walk through the Grand Canyon section was closed due to storm damage so we had to take the alternate route back to the car park.

All photos were taken with Olympus OM-D Micro Four Thirds camera with Olympus m.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8 lens (at times affected by rain drops on the convex lens). They have been edited to add some mild textures to make the grey skies more aesthetic.

See also  my wiki page on The Grampians for more information and tips.


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