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  • joy23
    Sydney, Australia43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Silent street was stunning
    Hard, challenging walk from Wonderland car Park but worth every second of effort. Walking with 14yr, 11yr and 5yr old kids that are reasonably seasoned bushwalkers. Wouldn’t attempt it with kids under 8 yrs if you don’t walk often. Be prepared and take the right gear. Wear walking boots as the surface is very uneven. 4km walk took 5hours with breaks and 7litres of water for 5 people in springtime. If you want an easier walk, leave from Sundial carpark and see Silent Street by venturing down the Wonderland track 200m.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 October 2023
  • Traveller
    Melbourne, Australia17,413 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic Views
    My wife and I walked from Wonderland Car Park to The Pinnacle recently, during our holiday in Grampians where we stayed for 3 nights in a Holiday Villa. We were here early at 8 am on a Monday morning, off peak season when there were very few people around and it was very easy to get a car park. The Pinnacle is the number one tourist attraction in Grampians for very good reasons. The views are spectacular. We have done this walk a few times over the years. It is one of our favourite hiking tracks. I find it very easy for me as I have kept fit over the years. I would avoid this track during weekends and peak season because parts of the track are very narrow and are suitable for one way crossings only. We will return in a few years to have another visit.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 April 2024
  • Colint50
    Morwell, Australia1,353 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hard climb but a great view
    As other reviews have said it's a hard walk but a great view when you get there. I am reasonably fit with walking stairs, but this was a challenge to the top. Basically 2.1 klm's of steps no flat sections. Full pace it took me 1.5 hrs to reach the lookout then 45 minutes to return.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 April 2024
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Melkate
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We visited halls gap with our toddler to see the zoo and found the pinnacle was close to town so we booked in.
We arrived at our room. It appeared ran down and dingy looking. We walked inside and the room smelt- it was overwhelming. I instantly turned on the split system as the room was freezing.
We unpacked and I set up the small heaters in each bedroom. I thought to try and heat the bedrooms quicker I would close the doors. I Pulled the door and initially I thought it was stuck (hadn’t been closed for a while) but no that wasn’t the case the door was off it’s hinges.
After leaving the split system on for two hours, I rang reception and said that our heater wasn’t working. He said it must be broken. While, he did offer us a new room I had got the two bedrooms to be comfortable so took an additional heater for the lounge.
Needless to say things weren’t going great, then I used the shower. I turned it on- it dribbled out, after fifteen minutes the water was finally warm enough to get in but the dribble speed got worse!

The motel is in serious need of an upgrade and I wouldn’t recommend going until it has.
Written 13 September 2022
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Nicole D
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
We walked from wonderland carpark. Wanted to go through the Grand canyon but it's unfortunately closed. Definitely still worth walking as far as you can before hitting the fenced off area. We trekked back and went the other way to the pinnacle. Steep in some bits, definitely recommend appropriate footwear specially as it's wet and slippery in places. Yellow markers on the way up easy to see but difficult on the way down. We got lost coming back and ended up taking a different route, we realised after a while and backtracked. Highly recommend taking at least water with you. Lots of people having lunch at the top. Saw all ages and fitness levels along the way, as long as you allow plenty of time it suits all. Unfortunately for us the cloud was low so we saw absolutely nothing from the top but the experience was still worth it!
Written 30 June 2021
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia38,516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We took the “easier” route from the sundial carpark which meant we missed the highlights of the walk that starts at Wonderland Carpark (silent street, Grand Canyon etc). The sundial starting point cuts about 900m off walk. Along the way are amazing vistas of mountains. The walk was fairly straight fwd with old yellow markers along the way. The Pinnacle itself is breathtaking even on a wet day.

Written 27 June 2020
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7Explore
Melton, Australia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We started at the wonderland Carpark which shortly goes through ' The grand canyon 'which is wow rock formations. Actually a lot of the walk is freaky rock formation. After exploring ' the cool chamber' the steps seemed to go forever. We couldn't have got lost because there were a lot of other walkers, even though we started at 9.30am. Unfortunately the bridal falls weren't falling. Silent st is awesome
Finally we got to the top. Very much worth the effort. Just take a lot of water and enjoy the views. The walk down is much easier.
Written 7 January 2020
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tannythestar
Melbourne, Australia75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Physically challenge for unfit people like me (even from Sundial carpark). The climb was strenuous for knees, hips and back. The view at the top is good but the narrow viewing platform had a queue waiting to go up and down. So after the long hard climb, our chance to appreciate the view from the platform was limited and not relaxing.
There are nice viewing spots (no barrier) along the way (about half way) that are comparable to the top, less the strenuous climb.

Road signs to go to Sundial carpark is not clear. We could only see a clear sign for Sundial Picnic area. Because we didn't know they are the same place, we kept going and couldn't find a place to turn back until many km later.
Written 25 May 2022
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Simon B
City of Greater Geelong, Australia4,024 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Great memories over a few decades of going on this walk.
Still an inspirational beauty. Started at Wonderland car park early morning and briskly ascended. Many sections differ: rock, trail, bush, slim canyons then fantastic view at top.
Scratching my head why Parks Victoria have not yet fixed the “ladder structural issue” over last few months when Grampians area was closed during pandemic lockdown. Iconic walk with Grand Canyon a feature section - when fully open to exit out !
Written 9 July 2020
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David E
Burwood, Australia87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
I would recommend the path setting off from the Wonderlamd car park for anyone with a modicum of fitness. The route winds up through the Grand Canyon, an impressive and in places quite deep rock gorge leading out onto bare slabs past the small but attractive Bridal Veil cascade and eventually into Silent Street, an in places very narrow slash in the bare hillside, leading via a series of steps and ladders to the proximity of the Pinnacle.
Look out for the small yellow arrows which are occasionally a challenge to spot.
We did the walk In the late afternoon and the lighting was perfect to capture the harsh dramatic landscape.
Written 7 October 2022
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Heidi
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
I expected a difficult hike and I was right. We started our walk from the Halls gap caravan park, and walked up to the pinnacles.
We had lunch at the top, and enjoyed the stunning view of mountains and lakes below us. Be careful where you walk, and watch your children closely, because there are plenty of cliff edges that are not barricaded.

We then continued our walk to the venus baths, and back to the caravan park. In total this took us less than 4 hours.

People were doing this walk in thongs, trackies and dresses. I think that the level of difficulty is not certain to all, and I would suggest wearing more appropriate sport clothes.

We went in February and it was hot, so bring enough water.
Written 14 April 2021
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MichelleChanHL
Singapore, Singapore1,516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I went with my family (one 7yo kid, me and husband, and 3 elderly above 60 yo). I choose the easier path which was recommended by the website to park at Sundial Carpark. Follow the yellow markers but at some places it is hard to identify.

Make sure you set aside plenty of time to do this hike as to my context it is challenging even though it says 1.5-2hrs walk. There are plenty of steep rocks and don't expect handrails or boardwalks. Bring a hiking stick along and it will help you in getting up (and down) the rocks. Will be strenuous for people with knee, hip or back problem. No shelters along the way so be prepared with weather changes.

Along the hike, we were greeted with beautiful scenery. My famly concluded it was a hike worth going even though it is challenging.
Written 22 June 2022
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Emilia
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
From Wonderland car park - to Grand Canyon - Pinnacles back to car park: 1hr 25mins
Silent street was by far the best with a tight cavernous stretch up hill close to the top.

It is a long walk, and yes there are moments when you think "when will this end" or "is this the top". but if you persist you will be rewarded.

On our way back down we did go off the beaten track a bit and somehow missed a big chunk of the steep downhill. Took about 30 mins to get back to wonderland carpark.
Written 20 January 2020
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