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  • Address: Nambung National Park, Pinnacles Drive
  • Hours: Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre open daily 9:30am - 4:30pm. Closed Dec 25
  • Admission: AU$11


Pinnacles Desert

The eerie limestone shapes of the Pinnacles are a popular day trip from Perth, rising out of the desert floor like something from a lunar landscape. The weather-worn pillars were formed by zillions of seashells blown here from the sea many thousands of years ago.

The surrounding landscape is made up of desert and dunes. Bottlenose dolphins can be seen in nearby Hangover Bay, and in the park you’ll also see gray kangaroos, emus, cockatoos and other birds.

Learn more about the ecology and biodiversity of this country at the Pinnacles Desert Discovery interpretive center, with displays, information, shops and lookout.

While you’re here, take the opportunity to swim and laze on white-sand beaches, try fishing or snorkeling, or bring a picnic and cook up a storm on the park’s barbecues.

Practical Info

The Pinnacles are in Nambung National Park, 245 km (152 miles) north of Perth, around a three-hour drive by 4x4 or coach tour.

The best time to visit is spring (September to October) when Western Australia’s famous wildflowers bring the desert alive with color.

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Pinnacles Desert, Koalas and Sandboarding 4WD Day Tour from Perth

4.5 star rating: Recommended 98 Reviews

Take an exciting trip by Coach or4WD to the fascinating Pinnacles Desert on an exhilarating day tour from Perth. You'll see koalas and other native animals at ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $157.25

Perth Sightseeing Pass

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Discover the best of Perth with a sightseeing pass that gives you the option to explore the natural beauty and attractions of the region. See the wildflowers ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $237.70

Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia and Wildflowers Day Tour from Perth

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

History buffs and the nature lovers will enjoy this tour from Perth. Visit just a few of Western Australia's hidden treasures. Eerie pinnacles punctuate the ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $157.25

3-Day Monkey Mia Dolphins, Pinnacles Desert and Kalbarri National Park Tour from Perth

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Explore three of Western Australia's renowned northern icons, the magical wild Dolphins of Monkey Mia, gorges of Kalbarri and mystical Pinnacles Desert on ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 3 days / 2 night

From USD $868.88

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