The Pinnacles 

With Australia Day fast approaching what better excuse than to unashamedly take a look at a very unique place in my own backyard!

Travellers to Western Australia often have trouble working out where to go and what to see due to the sheer size of the state. But one attraction that is quite unique is just a 3 hour drive from the city of Perth.

Looking out over the Pinnacles
The Pinnacles are located in the Nambung National Park near Cervantes, a small fishing village around 200km north of Perth. The Pinnacles are limestone formations that have built up over time due to the many sand dunes and high winds that buffer these parts. There is a very good information centre on site that discusses the origins of these amazing works of nature.

Getting up close!
Unlike a lot of tourist attractions these days you’re usually unable to get close enough to get a good perspective of what you’re seeing but that’s not the case here. When you enter the Pinnacles there is a sand track that takes you right through them, allowing a close up look. A four wheel drive would be an ideal choice of vehicle here! Please be mindful of the park rules though, we want the Pinnacles to be around for a while yet!

Entry to the park costs $10 per car which is quite reasonable and contributes to the upkeep and continuing display of the formations. So if you are planning a trip to Western Australia give the Pinnacles some serious thought.


A map locating the Pinnacles

2 thoughts on “The Pinnacles 

  1. Hope you had a fab Australia day! I’m also an Aussie and yet to travel to the west side. I’ve just returned to Aus after living overseas in the Maldives last year and wanted to explore more of our own beautiful country. So I did a Summer East Coast Road Trip and am in the middle of posting a whole series about it. But now I can’t help but feel I want to see more of Aus!! I need to come west! Will definitely keep this post in mind for the future. Awesome info and pics 🙂

    1. Thanks! The Maldives sounds exciting, I’m sure that would make for good reading. I guess the one downside of Australia is that it’s just so big which can make travel and seeing it a bit more difficult than other countries!

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