Turret Falls to The Pinnacle Loop

2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min

6.5 km
circuit

↑ 384 m
↓ -384 m

Hard track
Starting at the Wonderland Carpark on Wonderland Road, Halls Gap, this circuit walk takes you first to Turret Falls, and then up to The Pinnacle. This scenic walk takes you across rugged sandstone slopes to the beautiful and unique Turret Falls. Keep an eye out for native wildlife along the way, including koalas, kangaroos and echidnas. There are plenty of rocky ledges to sit on and take in the views of the falls, and with a bit of careful scrambling, you can make your way right to the base. The iconic Pinnacle lookout is one of the highlights of the entire Grampians region. Hikers are rewarded with breathtaking views of Halls Gap and the many surrounding mountain peaks. Past the lookout, make your way through a tall, narrow gorge on the awe-inspiring Silent Street, past the beautiful seasonal Bridal Veil Falls. This walk ends returning through the imposing rock formations of the Grand Canyon. Toilet facilities and picnic tables are available at the Wonderland Carpark, where the walk begins. Keep in mind that the rocky surfaces of this walk can get very slippery after rain. 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 (-37.1505853,142.5027766)
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 1.2 km
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Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Wonderland Carpark at the start.
After another 20 m veer right.
After another 1.1 km pass the "Turret Falls" (7 m on your left).
After another 25 m veer left, to head along Silverband Road.
After another 430 m veer left.
After another 1.7 km continue straight, to head along Wonderland Forest Loop.
After another 850 m (at the intersection of Sundial Car Park to Pinnacle & Wonderland Forest Loop) veer left, to head along Sundial Car Park to Pinnacle.
After another 470 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 10 m come to the "The Pinnacle" (25 m on your left).
After another 25 m (at the intersection of Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track & Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle) continue straight, to head along Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle.
After another 690 m pass the "Bridal Veil Falls" (on your left).
After another 480 m pass the "Cool Chamber" (15 m on your left).
After another 105 m pass a seat (5 m on your right).
After another 185 m (at the intersection of Grand Canyon & Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle) turn left, to head along Grand Canyon Loop.
After another 360 m (at the intersection of Grand Canyon & Grand Canyon Loop) continue straight, 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 turn left.
After another 50 m veer right.
After another 8 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Turret Falls to The Pinnacle Loop


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 6.5 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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 Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 5.9 km from the start.


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