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. Make The Pinnacles a part of your Cervantes vacation plans using our Cervantes online attractions planner .
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  • The Terracotta Warriors and the Easter Island statues are man made. The thousands of Pinnacles are all made by nature. Absolutely incredible.  more »
  • These magnificent relicts from ancient's times of trees etc., Having an expert tour guide found many of the most interesting examples. This huge area with good facilities makes it a must see. Strongly...  more »
  • The last stop before Perth led us to the pinnacles. The trail was even for our (no 4WD) car gar no problem and everywhere there was parking bays to take pictures. But also on foot, you can walk through this fascinating desert world. This is really worth a visit.
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  • The pinnacles are so great it's such a beautiful view over this desert. You can walk through it but if you you want to use the walking track you have to look out for the signs what could be a quest. You can also drive through the desert what's great too. Be careful and don't touch or climb the pinnacles. There is a nice gift shop with friendly staff and public toilets too.
  • What a cool piece of nature! The rock formations are very unique and fun to explore. You can drive around a 4km (roughly) loop of the Pinnacles in order to see more in a shorter time. It's cool because you get to drive on a nice sandy track and park at small areas on the way.
  • I love the Pinnacles Desert. It’s an easy day trip from Perth. There’s always something new to see. Just stunning!
  • Worth the stop, the whole family enjoyed the experience. Small gift shop and display of the formation of the Pinnacles and the local fauna. Good parking and accessible for everyone.
  • The Pinnacles are great. It is a pity National Parks are involved. They now take your money to enter their million dollar display. It was free before they came on the scene.
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