The Piccaninny (Bainggug) from West

1 h to 1 h 30 min

2.6 km

↑ 160 m
↓ -160 m

Moderate track
Starting from the car park off Victoria Valley Road, Dunkeld, this return walk takes you to The Piccaninny and back. The path to the summit is surrounded by grevillea and banksia that bloom in spring, and it provides you with a serene experience as you traverse. When you reach the summit, enjoy the panoramic views of Mount Abrupt and Dunkeld. On the way back, do not forget to check out the vistas of Mount Sturgeon. It can be a viable walk for a short climb, but there are certain steeper sections that require a moderate amount of fitness. 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 Victoria Valley Road Trailhead (-37.6217668,142.3290759)
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 3.6 km
  • Turn sharp right and drive for another 65 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Victoria Valley Road Trailhead Start heading along The Piccaninny Walk (a walking track).
After another 940 m turn right, 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 1.3 km to get back to the start.
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The Piccaninny (Bainggug) from West

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.6 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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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