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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  • You could be excused for thinking you a roaming through a Star Trek scene as you wander amongst the strange limestone shapes at the Pinnacles. Each shape being different and depending on your imaginat...  more »
  • Totally didn't expect such a large area so "moon like"! Well worth a visit anytime but i can imagine it would be a real sight early morning or late afternoon. Visitors centre quite informative with so...  more »
  • The pinnacles desert is a drive-thru park, fee is about 13$ per car. There is also a walking track, gift shop and toilet. The drive is pretty easy. Althought not on sealed road, you dont need an 4x4 o...  more »

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