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Sundial Carpark

Sundial Carpark

The Sundial Carpark, found at the end of the Sundial Road within the Grampians National Park, is best known for being a jump-off point for many exciting adventures.

The car park itself features picnic tables, walking tracks, information signs, and toilets for the comfort of travellers.

Sundial Carpark, Walk To The Pinnacle Map, Halls Gap, Grampians VIC

A wall of ruggedly beautiful rock greets you by the entrance to the car park, while lush greenery frames the picnic area. Though there are a handful of walks that are accessible from here, it’s best known for offering the easiest trail to the Pinnacle Lookout; a major highlight of the Grampians.

Getting to the Pinnacle Lookout is a 4.2 km return walk, for an estimate of around 2 hours. Aside from incredible wildlife, visitors will also be treated to breathtaking views along the way. If you are bringing children along, the Sundial Carpark route is recommended for its safety and friendliness for kids.

Another great walk is the Lakeview Lookout; also accessible from the Sundial Carpark. The distance is 1.2 km return, which takes around 30-45 minutes depending on your speed. It’s also fairly easy, and you’ll see some rock formations and a great view of Lake Bellfield.

The Sundial Peak is a popular hike among avid hikers. This moderate climb takes you to a 4.2 km return journey, taking around 2 hours where you trek through rocks and slippery track surfaces. Because of the nature of its terrain, Sundial Peak is best suited for the experienced.

Other great places to explore from here include Lake Bellfield, Mount Rosea, Halls Gap, and the Wonderland Loop.

No matter which destination takes your fancy, it always helps to be prepared. Always pack food and drinking water with you, wear the right shoes and gear, and stay on the tracks at all times.

It’s also important to keep in mind that you should plan the timing of your trip accordingly because it’s always safest to ensure that you have returned before dusk.

About the author

Michael Jones

Michael created and runs the Grampians Point website, as well as the Holiday Point travel brand that incorporates a network of 16 location based travel information and attraction websites around Australia, Asia, and around the world.

With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having lived in Melbourne most of his life and has visited the Grampians many times), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

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