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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  • A must visit when on the Turquoise Coast! The Pinnacles Desert is well worth the time and is well managed with a great self drive tour with ample opportunities to park and explore the Pinnacles on foo...  more »
  • Friends told us if we go have time before we head down to Margaret River take a day trip North to The Pinnacles. We were so glad we did. We’d never seen anything like this and the fact we could drive ...  more »
  • great experience! amazing stone sculpture. Its a great place to spend time and walk around to discover more. Tips: get some flies repellent from the souvenir store as they called it "koala fart".
  • The Pinnacles Desert is an absolutely unique and amazing place! Definitely one of my favourite places in Western Australia and an at any rate must do! The best time to go there is in my opinion for the sunset! You can take brilliant pictures with nice shadows. You can explore it by driving around in your car for the lazy ones or having a nice walk. Don't miss it!

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