Pinnacles Desert Tours

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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 kilometers) wide.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Most day tours provide round-trip 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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Address: Nambung National Park, Pinnacles Drive, Cervantes 6511, Australia
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Pinnacles Desert, Koalas, and Sandboarding 4WD Day Tour from Perth

Discover the wondrous wildlife and mystical natural attractions of Western Australia on this full-day tour from Perth. Discover kangaroos and koalas at Caversham Wildlife Park, and learn about the local lobster industry with a tour of a lobster plant and fresh seafood lunch in Cervantes. Take a guided walk through the eerie, lunar -like landscape of Pinnacles Desert, and get your heart racing as you speed through the massive dunes of Lancelin on a sandboarding and 4WD adventure.
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Pinnacles and Yanchep National Park Day Trip from Perth Including Lobster Shack Lunch and Sandboarding

Enjoy a fun packed day exploring Yanchep National Park, the Lobster Shack in Cervantes, the Pinnacles, and Lancelin Sand Dunes on this 11-hour tour from Perth. See critters including lobsters, koalas, kangaroos, and birds; in Yanchep, tour the Lobster Shack factory; walk around the Pinnacles; and check out the sand dunes in Lancelin. You can try sandboarding on the dunes. Includes lunch, activities, and round-trip transportation.
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Full-Day Pinnacles Sandboarding and Yanchep National Park from Perth

Combine views of the Pinnacles with a sandboarding adventure in Lancelin and a visit to Yanchep National Park on a single 11-hour tour from Perth. Get views of wild kangaroos and koalas, have lunch on the beach, and swim in the Moore River. All equipment and instruction, entrance fees, snacks, and lunch included.
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Full-Day Tour to Pinnacles Desert and Yanchep National Park from Perth

Explore Nambung National Park and Yanchep National Park on a full-day tour from Perth. Travel into a landscape of strange rock formations in the Pinnacles Desert, try sandboarding at the Lancelin Sand Dunes, and keep your eyes peeled for Australian wildlife like kangaroos, koalas, and colorful birds. You'll also learn about the local Noongar aboriginal culture in the Wangi Mia (talking place) and have a chance to swim in the Indian Ocean. Includes morning tea, picnic lunch, transportation, guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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Full Day Pinnacle Desert Explorer from Perth Including Hillarys and Lancelin Sandboarding

Combine visits to the Mystical Pinnacle Desert, the Lancelin San Dunes (including sandboarding), and the Sorrento Quay Hillarys Boat Harbour on a 10-hour trip from Perth. Lunch and round-trip transportation from Perth hotels included.
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Pinnacles Hummer 4WD Day Trip from Perth Including Moore River and Caversham Wildlife Park

Experience some of Western Australia’s natural wonders, including the Pinnacles, on a full-day Hummer trip from Perth. Drive along the Indian Ocean coast, and explore the Pinnacles, a desert of age-old rock spires. Plus, visit Thirsty Bay and Lake Thetis, take an off-road drive, and meet kangaroos and koalas at Caversham Wildlife Park. A barbecue lunch by the Moore River, transport by Hummer 4WD, and an optional wine-tasting, if time allows, included.
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Pinnacles and Swan Valley Day Trip from Perth Including Caversham Wildlife Park, Vineyard Lunch, Pinnacles and Sandboarding

Combine natural wonders, fine wine and adrenaline-fuelled activities into a full day of entertainment on this non-stop tour from Perth. Your jam-packed itinerary kicks off with a visit to the Caversham Wildlife Park, where you can hand-feed a kangaroo or pet a koala. After a scenic drive through the Swan Valley wine region, stop for a delicious wine-fuelled lunch and enjoy wine tasting at a vineyard. After lunch, wind your way through the Nambung National Park to see the striking Pinnacles, then zip down the Lancelin sand dunes on a sandboard.
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4-Day Coastal Loop via Monkey Mia Wild Dolphins Kalbarri Pinnacles Perth Return

Explore the natural wonders of Australia's west coast without the hassle of driving and booking accommodation on this four-day guided tour from Perth. Board on sand dunes, head into the Pinnacles Desert, see wild dolphins, emus, and kangaroos, and soak up the sun on beautiful beaches. Includes accommodation and meals.
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4 Day Perth to Monkey Mia Cruiser : Return

Forget bus schedules or navigating your own way through WA. This guided adventure takes you with a small group from Perth to Northbrook, round-trip. Leave the itinerary to your guide during 4 days that include the Pinnacles Desert, Shark Bay, Kalbarri National Park, Shell Beach, and the dolphins of Monkey Mia. Overnight accommodation includes hostels and a farmstay. Meals and convenient hotel pickup are provided.
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7 Day Perth to Exmouth Cruiser : Return

Spend a week exploring the natural attractions of the Western Australia coast on this 6-night round-trip tour from Perth to Exmouth. Stops include the Pinnacles, Monkey Mia, Coral Bay, and Cape Range National Park. You'll have the chance to see native wildlife, go swimming in clear waters, and try sandboarding. Accommodation and meals are included.
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5 Day Perth to Exmouth Cruiser : One-Way

Join us on 5 huge days of adventure, including the Pinnacles, The Monkey Mia Dolphins, Wildlife interaction, Cool hostels, Snorkeling options, Amazing scenery, an Experienced guide and lots more with West Coast Cruisers Exmouth Adventure! Perfect for young, adventurous & budget conscious travellers!Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
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