Starting from Sundial Car Park, Bellfield, this return walk takes you to Sundial Peak Lookout and back. As you traverse through the southern side of the Wonderland Range, you can enjoy the views of Mount Rosea and Lake Bellfield, scattered along the heath forest. The lookout offers you marvellous views of the valley from certain vantage points. The area is suitable for picnicking, and there are only a few steep sections towards the middle of the walk. 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.
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.
Turn on to Grampians Road, C216 then drive for 24.6 km
Turn right onto Mount Victory Road, C222 and drive for another 2.3 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Mount Victory Road, C222 and drive for another 2.7 km
Turn left onto Silverband Road, C218 and drive for another 2.5 km
Turn left onto Sundial Road and drive for another 1.2 km
Turn left onto Sundial Car Park and drive for another 20 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the Sundial Carpark at the end of Sundial Road, pass through the bollard and head towards the green "Pinnacle - Wonderland Carpark - Halls Gap" sign. Pass by the said sign (to your left) and head along the narrow dirt track next to it. Follow the track as it meanders north to continue along Sundial to The Pinnacle Track.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Sundial Car Park to Pinnacle & Sundial Car Park Start heading along Sundial Car Park to Pinnacle (a walking track).
Find the toilet at the start.
After another 230 m cross the bridge (about 3 m long)
After another 230 m (at the intersection of Sundial Car Park to Pinnacle & Lakeview Lookout Loop) turn left, to head along Sundial Car Park to Pinnacle.
After another 1000 m (at the intersection of Sundial Car Park to Pinnacle & Wonderland Forest Loop) turn right, to head along Sundial Car Park to Pinnacle.
After another 460 m (at the intersection of Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle & Sundial Car Park to Pinnacle) turn right, to head along Wonderland Car Park to Pinnacle.
After another 15 m cross the bridge
After another 10 m head up the 6 surface|wood steps (about 4 m long)
Then come to "The Pinnacle".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 2 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Sundial to The Pinnacle
1 h 15 min to 2 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)