I’m happy to announce that the Grampians National Park is open. There are parts of the park that are close. So if you intend of visiting the park in the coming days/weeks/months, please go to the information centre to be advised which areas of the park is open to the public, or visit the Parks Victoria Website here.
Today’s blog post is one of the major Features of the Grampians.
The Pinnacle is the “Feature” of the Grampians. If you have never been to the Grampians before and you go the information centre, the first walk they will suggest you do is the Pinnacle.
There are various ways to get to The Pinnacle. From wonderland carpark is the main access point. You can also access the Pinnacle via Sundial carpark, and even from Halls Gap itself (if you are feeling very adventurous the Wonderland walk is a 9km return hike taking approx 4 hours).
We decided to access the Pinnacle via Sundial carpark. With our backpacks packed and our hats on we excited for our adventure.
As we had the kids with us, we chose to do the bushwalk from Sundial carpark. The distance from the Wonderland carpark & Sundial carparks are about the same, but the elevation is different.
If you have young kids I suggest trekking it from Sundial Carpark. If your kids are into bouldering and like a challenge, the walk from Wonderland is for you.
Yes it was just a bit windy, and surprisingly quite cold with that wind.
Once we got to The Pinnacle, we stopped for a snack and a rest, the kids were tired.
It’s not surprising that on the way back it took us a bit longer.
\But we all had a great time. Wind, cold and all.
Here’s the map for the hiker nerds out there.
1 – I’m in the near future, well I am hoping later this year. I would like to tackle The Pinnacle from the Wonderland carpark, and when I do, I will blog about it.