Travelling in Australia is often on dirt roads. Here it the Grampians, the main roads are sealed, and the roads to many of the attractions are dirt.
We found most were in good condition, but some were rippled, and needed to be driven over slowly so we didn't go into a slide.
We found people in 4WD's tended to think they owned the road, and tore past us on many occasions, not what you should be doing in a National Park. Not good for us either, as tiny stones are thrown up, and can break windows.
Take it easy, drive carefully, and watch for wildlife about to cross the road.
The Wonderland, and this is where you walk to The Pinnacle.
This walk is NOT FOR PEOPLE WITH WALKING PROBLEMS, or afraid of clambering or heights.
Some of the walk is a path, and in one area, it was on a proper boardwalk. Other parts were clambering over smooth rocks, walking by the side of boulders on smooth rock or climbing up steps made out grooves in the boulders.
When it isn't smooth, then I found on was walking on extremely rough rocks.
YOU NEED SHOES WITH GRIP! I personally wouldn't do this walk in the wet, it would be too slippery and dangerous
Along the walk, are a limited number of signs pointing out different sights.
The main way of working out the trail, is by following a YELLOW TRIANGLE painted on the rocks.
Take your time, and if you feel you haven't found another triangle in the distance travelled, go back to your last triangle.
It is easy to get lost, and when we were here, there weren't many people on the trail. We also met a couple of Scandinavian girls who had gone off the trail and asked for our help, SO DO BE CAREFUL.
It may be that this goes without saying for most people, but when you're hiking in The Grampians, always stick to the marked trails, to avoid becoming lost. (Sending out a search party through the rocky terrain is quite a difficult business).
As you can see from the photo, the bushland is rather dense. People do get lost there, and on the mountains and some have had bad falls after straying off the main path.
Also, good walking shoes with tread are a MUST. I've tried the rock walks wearing sport shoes, and it's really dangerous, as the sandstone rocks are quite smooth, and really don't grip at all. In damp weather it's even worse.