Walking in the Grampians: Halls Gap to the Pinnacle

Halls Gap in the Grampians (Gariwerd in the local Aboriginal language) is about 260 km west of Melbourne, and a popular place to visit for bushwalking and other pastimes.

My walking friends and I visited in November, a good month for moderate temperatures and the end of the wildflower season (August to November), another Grampians attraction. The photos below were taken on the walk from Halls Gap to the Pinnacle and return, designated as moderate (for ‘fit and experienced walkers’ according to Parks Victoria), and about 10km in length.

The walk ascends about 470 metres (1560 feet), with numerous ups and downs. Many features encountered during the walk have names such as The Grand Canyon, Silent Street, Wonderland, the Pinnacle, and the Nerve Test.

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Never leave home without an umbrella.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASomeone doing it the hard way

Climbing the hard way.

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The pinnacle.

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Halls Gap is in the valley.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

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John gets closer to the edge.

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Time to descend by another loop.

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