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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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  • Nambung National Park, Pinnacles Desert was very well managed with spectacular view. We went to Pinnacles Desert after a great lobster lunch in Cervantes. Following the Indian Ocean Drive, we turned i...  more »
  • I have never seen anything like it nor doubt I ever will again. We flew into Perth, hired a camper-van and drove to Cervantes for the night. On our way out to head north we detoured and stopped at the...  more »
  • I really enjoyed my trip to the pinnacles with Adams tour yesterday ! I myself is a tour leader from Taiwan too, bringing tourists from Taiwan to Eastern Australia often, this time I came to WA for my...  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.