There are many walks through the Grampians, most leading to spectacular lookouts. One of those is the Pinnacle. There are two ways up to it. One, from the Wonderland Carpark, is described in the brochure as ‘a strenuous walk to a famous peak’. The other, from the Sundial Carpark, is ‘a medium grade route to the Pinnacle’. We took the second, and that was a good challenge.
It was a lovely walk, along a path that wound up the side of mountains, over rocky plateaus and hopping over rocks and boulders. And it was enough for me! It made me realise that I wasn’t as unfit as I thought I was. All that work at the gym had some benefits! (Although I have yet to see a reason for sit-ups!)
The view of Halls Gap from the Pinnacle.
I couldn’t believe how many people were up at the lookout. Most of them had come from the Wonderland Carpark — fitter that I am! There was a group of young Asian people, who had a ball up there, taking photos of each other, laughing and enjoying their experience and each other’s company.
And down there is our caravan park.