Halls Gap to Pinnacle Circuit Walk

3 h 15 min to 4 h 30 min

8.1 km
circuit

↑ 554 m
↓ -554 m

Moderate track
Starting from Halls Gap Picnic Reserve, just west of Grampians Road in Halls Gap, this circuit walk heads west into the Grampians National Park. This well maintained and popular trail will take you along Grand Canyon and Silent Stairs before reaching the Pinnacles Lookout. Take the side trip to Splitters Falls and stop at the Cool Chamber before reaching the 60 metre Bridal Veil Falls. This walk has it all, from beautiful waterfalls where you can dip your toes into cool water, to unique narrow paths between giant rock formations, and breathtaking views to top it all. 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 (-37.1393907,142.518645)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Queen Street
  • Turn on to Western Highway, A8 then drive for 225 m
  • Turn left onto Pyrenees Highway, B180 and drive for another 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 2.8 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 60 m
  • Turn sharp right and drive for another 4 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 50 m turn right, to head along School Road.
After another 8 m come to the "Halls Gap Caravan Park" (8 m on your left).
After another 8 m (at the intersection of School Road & Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track) turn sharp left, to head along Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track (a walking track).
After another 40 m come to the camp site (15 m on your right).
After another 90 m (at the intersection of Venus Baths Walk & Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track) continue straight, to head along Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track.
After another 150 m (at the intersection of Wonderland Loop Walk & Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track) continue straight, to head along Wonderland Loop Walk.
After another 520 m veer left, to head along Wonderland Loop Walk.
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of Boroka Track & Wonderland Loop Walk) continue straight, to head along Wonderland Loop Walk.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Splitters Falls To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 60 m veer left, to head along Wonderland Loop Walk.
After another 430 m turn left.
After another 125 m turn left, to head along Grand Canyon.
After another 305 m (at the intersection of Grand Canyon & Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle) turn left, to head along Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle.
After another 360 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 7 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 left, to head along Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle.
After another 45 m come to the "The Pinnacle".
At the intersection of Sundial Car Park to Pinnacle & Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle turn right, to head along Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle.
After another 35 m (at the intersection of Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track & Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle) continue straight, to head along Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track.
After another 1.8 km come to the viewpoint (15 m on your right).
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track & Wonderland Loop Walk) continue straight, to head along Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track.
After another 150 m (at the intersection of Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track & Venus Baths Walk) continue straight, to head along Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track.
After another 130 m (at the intersection of School Road & Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track) turn sharp right, to head along School Road (a residential road).
After another 15 m turn left.
After another 115 m come to the end.

Side trip to Splitters Falls
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 185 m come to the end.
"Splitters Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 185 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Halls Gap to Pinnacle Circuit Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 8.1 km
Time 3 h 15 min to 4 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
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
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.7 km apart with the largest gap of 8 km.

Seat: There is one 3.4 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
125 mHalls Gap Caravan Park
Camp site
175 m[camp site]
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