The Piccaninny (Bainggug)

45 min to 1 h 15 min

2.3 km

↑ 131 m
↓ -131 m

Easy track
Starting from the Bainggup (The Piccaninny) Car Park, Dunkeld, this return walk takes you to The Piccaninny and back. The path to the summit climbs through the open forest of hakea, grevillea and banksia. It provides you with a serene experience as you traverse. When you reach the summit, enjoy the panoramic views of Mount Abrupt and Dunkeld. There are certain steeper sections that can be rocky and uneven. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-37.6190515,142.3423905)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Henty Highway, A200, C188, Cavendish.
  • Turn on to Dunkeld - Cavendish Road, C188 then drive for 28.6 km
  • Turn left onto Glenelg Highway, B160 and drive for another 3.1 km
  • Turn left onto Templeton Street, C216 and drive for another 2.6 km
  • Turn right onto Grampians Road, C216 and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 255 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Bainggug (The Piccaninny) Carpark (about 15 m back from the start).
After another 130 m (at the intersection of Grampians Peaks Trail & The Piccaninny Walk) continue straight, to head along The Piccaninny Walk.
After another 660 m veer left, to head along The Piccaninny Walk.
After another 345 m pass the "The Piccaninny" (40 m on your left).
After another 45 m come to a viewpoint.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.2 km to get back to the start.
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The Piccaninny (Bainggug)

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 2.3 km
Time 45 min to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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