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The Pinnacles, Cervantes

Categories: Deserts, Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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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  • Situated about 200 km from Perth, if you have at least half a day you must go there. As for the monumet vallet exists both a route by car or on foot. You don't need to have a 4 x 4, in fact we made the drive between the pinnacles with a corolla. Surely at sunset is the time when the pinnacles make more, but even early in the morning with very few people is just as nice.
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  • Called in to the Pinnacle Discovery Centre to see what had changed since last we were there. We decided to drive around the Park because we had my elderly mother with us. What a great way to see the P...  read more »
  • A magical place, geologically very interesting, with circular route to do in the car where you can do many photo stops. In addition, there is a circular path always to do totally walk but well supplied with water.
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  • 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
  • Went there at 4pm ish. The stones, the red orangy color of the place are just amazing. There are both foot path and also driving path cleverly marked out with stones to preserve the natural look of the site.
  • This was my first time visiting Western Australia, and the pinnacles were a great and unique attraction to see. The Indian Ocean can be seen from several points in the desert. Overall, a beautiful and awe inspiring place.
  • Really unique, and quite a nice drive through the pinnacles! Btw, if you are touring around, get yourself the WA parks pass for 4 weeks or a year, pays off pretty fast, and saves you a bit of time!
  • Great location and visitor attraction and lovely to be able to drive and walk amongst the Pinnacles. Good for photos
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