Wonderland Loop Hike
Wonderland Loop Hike
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,908 contributions
Nov 2021
The Wonderland area has easy access and the hike is relatively easy through rocky granite outcrops, small ravines and small creeks. One of the more picturesque walks in the Grampians and a must do when there.
Written 26 November 2021
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gdixonrb
Melbourne, Australia124 contributions
Apr 2021
Great circuit hike. It is a long way up to the Pinnacle with some tricky rocky sections and many steps going back down to Halls Gap. We are an older couple, hike with walking poles and take our time but would strongly recommend
Written 24 April 2021
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travla67
Caulfield, Australia521 contributions
Mar 2021
This is the main reason to come to Halls Gap, to do the Wonderland hike to the Pinnacle lookout over the valley. We did it anti-clockwise, up the valley and then down the stairs. It's not an easy hike but it's not THAT hard. well worth it!
Written 8 March 2021
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Haggis_Supper
Beaumaris, Australia723 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
This is a terrific hike but at around 9kms it’s also a reasonably tough one as there’s a lot of uneven ground and you permanently seem to be either ascending or descending.

We left from the car park opposite the swimming pool in Halls Gap and took the path on the left up to the Pinnacle. Although a little steep in places the path was easy to follow and the views and surroundings were fantastic. In the 90 mins or so it took us to reach the top we only encountered a handful of people. It seems most folks drive to the Wonderland car park and walk the 2.4km to the Pinnacle.

Emerging from the trees as we reached the Pinnacle it suddenly became busy, with roughly 50 people scattered around the Pinnacle. No more calm and serenity. The Wonderland Loop takes you back via the Wonderland car park so you’ll share the path with many, many more people. The route back down is tough but beautiful with many different landscapes and terrain. It gets considerably quieter when you pass the car park and although there’s a few more ups and downs it’s generally a lot easier.

Sadly the Grand Canyon Staircase was closed.

A few things worth noting: to avoid the crowds at the Pinnacle and on the walk back down, I wish we’d left Halls Gap well before 9.30am.

When you emerge from the trees near the top the path disappears so you need to keep an eye out for the yellow triangles on the rocks that tell you where to go - it’s not always obvious though and some of the triangles are missing or spaced out so it’s worth paying close attention. We met a few people who’d gone the wrong way.

If you’re doing the entire loop, pack plenty of water, food and wear a hat - seems obvious but we didn’t !

Parks Victoria describe this hike as “not for the faint hearted” and “strenuous”. I tend to agree !

Awe inspiring views make it worthwhile though.
Written 9 January 2021
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Barbara
Gosport, UK12 contributions
Dec 2019
Terrific but strenuous hike from town up through amazing scenery culminating at a fantastic cliff top view of the country below. However we could not find the loop down trail from the top and had to return the way we had come up. The $3 trail map that we had bought at the tourist office was no help and we met another couple who had exactly the same problem, so it wasn't just us being blind! The ranger in the tourist office insisted that there was an arrow to the down trail, but we couldn't find it and we didn't find anyone else who had found it - so beware!
Written 23 January 2020
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Emma
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Nov 2019 • Couples
This walk was beautiful. It covered so much different terrain and there was so much to take in. The Grand Canyon, silent passage and pinnacle were highlights.
Written 3 November 2019
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ArtistheP
Amsterdam262 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Started early (around 8.30) to avoid the crowds, from the trail just behind the campingplace in Halls Gap (plenty of parkingspace). Beautiful hike up to the pinnacle, first following the river and crossing the Venus Baths and a short detour to a waterfall before crossing the river up the hill. First part was very quiet, when the path met the Wonderland Carpark trail it got more busy and the pinnacle itself was very crowded but still very beautiful. The last part up to the pinnacle is pretty steep and you will have to wait for people coming down when passing through a narrow gorge. The trail is very well kept however with stairs and boardwalks at some points and the scenery is great. From the pinnacle we took the forestpath down back to the village (look carefully for the marks on the stones to find the trail into the forest) and saw only a few people on our (quite steep) way down. Would defenitely recommend hiking the entire loop, while most people only do the returnhike from the Wonderland Carpark. The entire loop took us around 4,5 hours.
Written 13 January 2019
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Madshus
Canberra, Australia1,376 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
We started and finished this loop walk from Halls Gap. But you could probably do the same from the Wonderland Car Park. The walk takes in the Venus Baths, the Pinnacle, and Silent Street. Not for the unfit. We completed it in three hours with lots of time spent looking at the view from the Pinnacle.
Written 13 November 2018
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Tracey T
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
This is worth doing. It takes time but you get to see alot. Found alot of wildflowers around and had an enjoyable morning.
Written 15 October 2018
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Ros L
Melbourne, Australia73 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
I completed this 8.5km loop with children (13 and 10) yesterday. We started at the Halls Gap caravan park, walked up to the Pinnacle (3.2km), then returned via the Wonderland carpark (2.1km) and then Venus Baths (3.2km). All up, it took us 5.5 hours.
The great thing about this walk is the stunning views over Halls Gap and Lake Bellfield, plus the ever changing scenery. The first part of the walk was uphill most of the way, but brought you close to the massive granite boulders and walls of the range. Silent Street and the Grand Canyon feature even more incredible granite structures. Walking along the Venus Baths leg we saw some lovely waterfalls (including Splitters Falls) and the forest was very lush.
I would recommend this walk, particularly the route we took as it the only ascent was walking up to the Pinnacle - the rest of the walk is essentially downhill. My kids loved scrambling over the rocks, and the sense of adventure from undertaking this walk.
Written 9 July 2018
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