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The Pinnacles, Cervantes

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Desert Geologic Formation
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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  • Being ignorant tourists we kind of expected the Pinnacles to be down some rutted track and you'd just pull up have a poke around then go home, couldn't have been more wrong. We pulled up (paid $12 for...  more »
  • We were traveling by motor home for a week from Perth to Monkey Mia and stopped off. Really glad we did, reasonable price for parking and plenty of space. Such unusual structures and really interestin...  more »
  • Try and spend as much time as you can, to just wander and just 'be' at this most amazing natural wonder. A stunning place with a lot to take in. Highly recommended visit.  more »
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  • Amazing Beauty 2 hours outside of Perth. THE ENTRANCE Friendly staff welcome you upon arrival with a $12 fee per car THE SHOP Has a large variety of goods and souvenirs to purchase which are not cheap. THE GALLERY Numerous displays and images tell you a little about the Limestone Pillars and the natural life that live among them. THE AMENITIES The toilets were tidy and clean on our visit THE SELF DRIVE TOUR Well marked with stones along the sand Ample parking bays along the track Too many photo opportunities along the way TIPS The signs stating DO NOT CLIMB the limestone pillars mean just that Tourists should show due respect and NOT abuse the freedom given to them to walk among the limestone pillars. Arrive early to allow enough time to explore both the walking paths and the self-drive tour Allow two hours drive out of Perth - Hire car a must!
  • A must see nature attraction in Western Australia. Just 2 or 3 hours drive from the city of Perth, it gives a sensation of being in alien planets. The brown, yellowish sand and sand-stones give a beautiful, contrast view to the blue sky. You might try visit it during the twilight times, either dusk or dawn for additional sensational atmosphere.
  • Beautiful place, self drive through... easy to drive and there is a park entry fee. There are a few stop/ drop off points along the drive through but if it is crowded or hot spot, parking is slightly challenging. If you are going to another national park on the same day, the tix might be able to reuse. There is a visitor centre with gift shops, lots of parking space and restrooms. Restrooms can be slightly under maintained. Not sure if you can stay through the night for night shots, there is closure time though and might be restricted.
  • After travelling from Perth to jurien bay we thought we would take a trip to nambang national park and see the pinnacles ..did not get very far as we had to turn around and go back due to a no dog policy... why is it in WA they still us 10/80 poison in a national park..one of the most highly poisonous chemical used in a national park.. i would of loved to of walked around with my dog and looked at these pinnacles.. not happy ..
  • It was a bit of a long drive from Perth to get here but I thought it was worth it for the desert experience. At the car park you can park up and walk through the area or just drive through as the driveable roads are lines with stones and there are car stopping areas throughout the drive. The rock formations scatter the area and vary in sizes. There is a lookout half way through with a larger formation nearby. The plant life around the area make it not as barren and gives a bit of colour. We came on Christmas day and was open but there was no one at the gate so there was a honesty box entry system in place which required a pen.

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