• Length: 11km

  • Duration: 4.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: School Road Halls Gap

  • End: School Road Halls Gap

  • Closest Town: Halls Gap

  • Location: Grampians National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 253km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.1387666500

  • Longitude: 142.5174701200


Pinnacle Wonderland Forest is a 11km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Grampians National Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 4.5hrs to complete.


Commencing at School Road in Halls Gap the Pinnacle Wonderland Forest circuit follows the Wonderland Loop Walk past Venus baths to the the Wonderland Car Park. It then continues over Stony Creek to the majestic Grand Canyon and further on to Silent Street. A steady climb past magnificent rock formations brings you to the Pinnacle Lookout and its awe inspiring views.

After leaving the Pinnacle head south west along the Wonderland Forest Loop and follow this trail along its length via the Grand Canyon Loop and back to the Wonderland Car Park. From here, retrace your steps back towards Halls Gap until reaching the Venus Baths Walk on your left. Follow this trail back to School Road in Halls Gap.

Getting there

To get to Halls Gap from Melbourne, follow the Western Highway through Ballarat and Ararat which will start your trip along €˜The Inland Way 8′, a network of driving tours that connect much of the Grampians region. When you arrive at Stawell, you will turn left from the Western Highway into the Halls Gap Road.


The Pinnacle Wonderland Forest circuit is suitable for fit walkers only. The track involves rock steps, several seasonal water crossings and some rock hopping.


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Total distance: 10903 m
Max elevation: 710 m
Min elevation: 243 m
Total climbing: 574 m
Total descent: -574 m
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