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The Pinnacles, Cervantes

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Contained within the Nambung National Park, The Pinnacles present an eerie landscape of limestone pillars rising from the sand about 100 km (62 mi) north of Perth. Largely unexplored until the 1960s, this area now attracts over 250,000 tourists per year. Recent developments include a visitor center, offering a brief educational lesson about these ancient stones created from seashells in an earlier epoch rich in marine life. Time your visit for early morning or late afternoon, when the play of light brings out the colors of the stones, and the extended shadows of the formations deliver a contrast highlighting their features. Emus and kangaroos, which make their permanent home at this park, are also more likely to be spotted in the early morning hours. Put The Pinnacles and other Cervantes attractions into our Cervantes travel itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This place should be on your visit list. The Pinnacles are such a natural interesting feature. You can either walk or drive around the area. I prefer the drive as you get to see more because it is a l...  more »
  • This really is worth the trip from Perth. Stop over in Cervantes at the Pinnacles Edge resort if you feel a five hour return journey in one day is too much. You will be rewarded by a unique, stunning ...  more »
  • Heard lots about Pinnacles, then finally got chance to visit with parents. However, it's quite disappointed U could either walk or drive through. The pinnacles is not in a dessert. So the view is a bi...  more »
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  • We were annoyed at first for the $12 entry, but once we got in to see the pinmacles it was well worth it. Really cool! You can drive or walk round. A small museum/gallery to look at as well!
  • One way drive through the mini desert with limestone Pinnacle outcrops. Two way extension. Limited stopping areas. Only suitable for cars and not suitable for trailers, caravans motorhomes or minibuses. Unique landscape. Single viewing platform in the central portion. Wander between the formations. Be wary of emus in the brush adjoining the road before the Pinnacles drive on sandy soil.
  • A interesting and unusual natural outcrop of stone pillars of varying heights of up to 3 metres. Driving on the unpaved road around the site wasn’t a problem for our car. At the the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre, near the exit, there were displays, videos and objects to explain the formation of the pinnacles (open daily 9.30am – 4.30pm). Souvenirs were available for sale at a shop just after this Discovery Centre
  • This was a great and alien looking desert which had a great drive and some good hiking. Met some local wildlife as we followed an emu through the rocks. Highly recommended if you are in the area.
  • An interesting and unusual natural rock formations up to three metres in height. Beautiful photo spot and great to go to if you are in Western Australia. Great discovery centre explaining the pinnacles and souvenirs. The drive was a little bit bumpy, but manageable.