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  • Address: Nambung National Park, Pinnacles Drive, Cervantes 6511, Australia
  • Hours: Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre open daily 9:30am - 4:30pm. Closed Dec 25
  • Admission: AU$11

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Pinnacles Desert Tours

Although otherworldly in appearance, the Pinnacles Desert is 100 percent on planet earth, located along the Indian Ocean's Coral Coast in Nambung National Park in Western Australia (WA). This vast sandy expanse is filled with towering limestone pillars, and at only a few hours' drive from the city of Perth, the site makes for a popular and totally doable day trip.

The Basics
To the Pinnacles, and beyond! Most day tours combine a visit to the 35,000-year-old limestone formations with stops at other popular attractions in the area, making it easy to heed the siren call of nearby massive sand dunes, white sandy beaches, and even a lobster farm. Nature lovers can catch sight of kangaroos, koalas, and wombats on tours that stop at Caversham Wildlife Park and Yanchep National Park, while adrenaline junkies love adventure-packed tour options that include revving up a 4WD vehicle or sand boarding across the Lancelin sand dunes, some of which stretch up to 1.2 miles (2 km) wide.
  • Most day tours provide roundtrip transportation from Perth and last roughly 10 hour.
  • Tours to the Pinnacles are kid-friendly with outdoor activities and wildlife viewing.
  • Travelers should dress in layers and wear plenty of sun protection.
  • For both private tours and small-group tours, upgrades are dependent upon group size.
  • Fuel a long day of exploration with a meal in the coastal town of Cervantes (included in some tours), where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at the local lobster fishing industry and chow down on a picnic lunch, Aussie style barbecue, or a sausage sizzle lunch.

How to Get to the Pinnacles
Nambung National Park is a 2- to 3-hour drive from Perth along Indian Ocean Drive, making it an easy day trip from the city. The Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre is open daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm and can provide insightful information about the park.

When to Go There
The best time to visit is spring (September to October) when Western Australia's native wildflowers paint the desert with vibrant colors. Book a sunset tour to see a light show across the Pinnacles, or maximize your time by heading out early in the morning; you'll want the extra time to explore the many parks and beaches along the way.

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

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Take an exciting full-day tour by coach to Western Australia's fascinating Pinnacles Desert. See koalas and other native animals at a wildlife park, have the ...  Read more

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

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Full-Day Tour to Pinnacles Desert and Yanchep National Park from Perth, Perth, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road ... 
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Full-Day Tour to Pinnacles Desert and Yanchep National Park from Perth

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Explore two beautiful national parks - Nambung and Yanchep - on this amazing day tour. Visit the Pinnacles Desert, a unique landscape of strange rock ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Full-Day Pinnacles Sandboarding and Yanchep National Park from Perth, Perth, Day Trips
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Full-Day Pinnacles Sandboarding and Yanchep National Park from Perth

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Visit the Pinnacles limestone formations and go sandboarding in Lancelin on this 11-hour guided tour from Perth. Visit Yanchep National Park to see koalas and ...  Read more

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

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Pinnacles and Yanchep National Park Day Trip from Perth Including Lobster Shack Lunch and ... 
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Pinnacles and Yanchep National Park Day Trip from Perth Including Lobster Shack Lunch and Sandboarding

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Enjoy a fun packed day exploring the Pinnacles, Yanchep National Park, Lancelin Sand Dunes and the wonderful Lobster Shack in Cervantes. On this full day tour ...  Read more

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

From USD $122.58
Pinnacles Hummer 4WD Day Trip from Perth Including Moore River and Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth, ... 
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Pinnacles Hummer 4WD Day Trip from Perth Including Moore River and Caversham Wildlife Park

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Enjoy a personalized small group 4WD tour by Hummer or other Luxury 4wd Land Cruiser or similar for a maximum of four passengers per group departing from Perth ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Full Day Pinnacle Desert Explorer from Perth Including Hillarys and Lancelin Sandboarding, Perth, ... 
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Full Day Pinnacle Desert Explorer from Perth Including Hillarys and Lancelin Sandboarding

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An exciting day out exploring the iconic Sorrento Quay Hillarys Boat Harbour, the Lancelin Sand Dunes and the Mystical Pinnacle Desert.

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.32
Pinnacles Day Trip from Perth Including Yanchep National Park, Perth, Day Trips
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Pinnacles Day Trip from Perth Including Yanchep National Park

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Discover the exquisite beauty of the Pinnacles on this 10.5-hour tour from Perth, and see for yourself why these ancient limestone pillars are a favorite ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $199.46
3-day Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park from Melbourne to Adelaide, Melbourne, Day Trips
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3-day Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park from Melbourne to Adelaide

Join a small group adventure and drive from Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide. Set off on a short but sweet road trip from Melbourne to ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

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4 Day Perth to Monkey Mia Cruiser : Return, Perth, Multi-day Tours
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4 Day Perth to Monkey Mia Cruiser : Return

Experience 4 huge days of adventure, hiking, wildlife interaction, cool hostels, amazing scenery and more with West Coast Cruiser's Monkey Mia Adventure!  ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

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7 Day Perth to Exmouth Cruiser : Return, Perth, Multi-day Tours
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7 Day Perth to Exmouth Cruiser : Return

Join us on 7 days of adventure, including the Pinnacles, The Monkey Mia Dolphins, Wildlife interaction, Cool hostels, Snorkeling options, Amazing scenery, ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

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