The Pinnacles Desert, Cervantes

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Contained within the Nambung National Park, The Pinnacles Desert 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 Desert a part of your Cervantes vacation plans using our Cervantes online attractions planner.
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  • An amazing geological feature that its creation is still not fully explained. Is great thantcan drive around the place. It is surprising that they do subtly vary from place to place as travel around. 
    An amazing geological feature that its creation is still not fully explained. Is great thantcan drive around the place. It is surprising that they do subtly vary from place to place as travel around.  more »
  • This place is totally different from what we had experienced before. What was amazing was the size of the place. The drive around the pinnacles was well signposted and easy to navigate in a 2 WD. The....  more
    This place is totally different from what we had experienced before. What was amazing was the size of the place. The drive around the pinnacles was well signposted and easy to navigate in a 2 WD. The....  more »
  • We went here on a Monday and it was nice and quiet. $15 entry, then can either walk or drive around the formations. There's a gift shop and Cafe too. 
    We went here on a Monday and it was nice and quiet. $15 entry, then can either walk or drive around the formations. There's a gift shop and Cafe too.  more »
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  • This park is worth the visit. You can drive around the track, walk the hiking track or like us do both. It is an amazing landscape like something from another world. The drive can be done in 2 wheel drive or campers and has plenty of pull offs for pics. The walk allows you to get in the middle of the the Pinnacles.
  • The Pinnacles is the most visited attractions in Western Australia and are located about a two-hour drive (250km) north of Perth. A self-drive day trip to the Pinnacles from Perth is definitely possible! It is highly recommended to drive along the 4 kilometres Pinnacles Loop that will give you a great overall view of the Pinnacles desert. The unsealed loop is suitable for normal vehicle or visitors can choose to take a walk along the loop. Alternatively, visitors could enjoy the overall view of the Pinnacles at the Pinnacles lookout which is also wheelchair friendly.
  • We enjoy our day here. We drove to Cervantes to grab something to eat before heading here. We paid $15 for entry fee, lady in the counter told us the Driving track is closed , she did not explained why. It’s really sunny when we went there but cool breeze blowing which helps.Overall experience was good.Plenty of Pinnacles for everyone to take good photos. Used the toilet before going for sightseeing as it’s long path.
  • This is a must-see if you're driving down the WA coast. Make sure to stop at the visitor's center which has great displays about the pinnacles and the local flora and fauna. I highly recommend taking the walking track first to get an up close look then driving the loop. Keep your eyes open for the kangaroos! The pinnacles are just spectacular and well worth the trip.
  • Interesting place to visit. Nice easy drive through the Pinnacles with plenty of places to park and take a walk through them. Lots of emus around too. Certainly a unique part of Australia, not to be missed if visiting Perth.

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