Starting from Sundial Car Park, Bellfield, this walk takes you on a circuit around the area, visiting Lakeview Lookout. You can have the best of both worlds with layers of amazing sandstones that seem impossible through the walk and with the amazing scenery of Mount William Range and Lake Bellfield. The trail is relatively short, but slippery rock formations can be sharp, so you might want to have grippy running shoes or hiking shoes. Additionally, wildflower observation is possible during spring for the enthusiasts. The texture also differs in certain sections, from sand to hard rock formations. You can also bring extra water during the hot season. 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.
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.
Turn on to Grampians Road, C216 then drive for 24.6 km
Turn right onto Mount Victory Road, C222 and drive for another 2.3 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Mount Victory Road, C222 and drive for another 2.7 km
Turn left onto Silverband Road, C218 and drive for another 2.5 km
Turn left onto Sundial Road and drive for another 1.2 km
Turn left onto Sundial Car Park and drive for another 20 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Directions & comments
Find the Sundial Carpark at the start.
After another 15 m turn left.
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Sundial to Bellfield track & Lakeview Lookout Loop) veer left, to head along Lakeview Lookout Loop.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This is the side trip that takes you to the Lakeview Lookout. Enjoy the lovely views over Lake Bellfield. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 295 m continue straight, to head along Lakeview Lookout Loop.
After another 120 m come to the viewpoint (7 m on your right).
After another 35 m come to the viewpoint (15 m on your right).
After another 320 m (at the intersection of Lakeview Lookout Loop & Sundial Car Park to Pinnacle) turn left, to head along Sundial Car Park to Pinnacle.
After another 230 m cross the bridge (about 3 m long)
After another 245 m come to a toilet.
This is the side trip that takes you to the Lakeview Lookout. Enjoy the lovely views over Lake Bellfield.
Directions & comments
Start heading along Lakeview Lookout Loop.
After another 210 m come to "Lakeview Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 210 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Lakeview Lookout Loop
20 min to 40 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)