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Pinnacles Desert Tours

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Pinnacles Desert
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.
Address: Nambung National Park, Pinnacles Drive, Cervantes 6511, Australia
Admission: Varies
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Pinnacles Desert, Koalas and Sandboarding 4WD Day Tour from PerthDay Trips

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

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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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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Pinnacles Sandboarding and Yanchep National Park from PerthDay Trips

Full-Day Pinnacles Sandboarding and Yanchep National Park from Perth

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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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  • 11 hours
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Pinnacles and Yanchep National Park Day Trip from Perth Including Lobster Shack Lunch and SandboardingDay Trips

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 Yanchep National Park, the Pinnacles, and Lancelin Sand Dunes on this full-day tour from Perth. See critters including lobsters, koalas, kangaroos, and birds in Yanchep; tour the Lobster Shack factory and enjoy a delicious lunch; walk around the Pinnacles; and try your hand at sandboarding down the dunes in Lancelin. Includes lunch, activities, and round-trip transportation.
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  • 11 hours
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Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia and Wildflowers Day Tour from PerthDay Trips

Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia and Wildflowers Day Tour from Perth

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Experience some of Western Australia’s unique natural and cultural gems on this fascinating full-day tour from Perth. Drive through scenic Swan Valley and wander among the otherworldly limestone stacks of Pinnacles Desert. Discover a little-known slice of Australian history at New Norcia’s Benedictine Abbey, where you can browse sacred artifacts and buy unique handmade goods. Savor a delicious fish and chips lunch and, in springtime, admire fields of blooming wildflowers.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Half Day Pinnacles Sunset TourDay Trips

Half Day Pinnacles Sunset Tour

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Travel north to the Nambung National Park, the home of the amazing landscape famously known as The Majestic Pinnacles Desert. These unique limestone formations took thousands of years to form and look like an extra-terrestrial landscape, a unique sight. The Pinnacles are of various shapes, sizes, formations, textures & form a magnificent backdrop for wonderful and memorable photo shoots. No two Pinnacle formations are similar, one of nature’s marvels in this region. Experience the change in light as the sun sets and makes way for a myriad of stars brought to life without light pollution.
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  • 5 hours
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Pinnacles Desert, Yanchep National Park & Crystal Cave, Moore River.Day Trips

Pinnacles Desert, Yanchep National Park & Crystal Cave, Moore River.

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Prepare for a day full of adventure. Our final destination, The PINNACLES DESERT, is 200 km North of Perth. Our first stop will be Yanchep Lagoon. The calm and clear water, beautiful beach, with the reef close by, makes this a perfect start to our tour. Our next stopover is Yanchep National Park, home to western grey kangaroos and rich birdlife. The park also has a raised boardwalk among trees inhabited by koalas. Crystal Cave, located within Yanchep National Park, is an underground wonderland full of natural structures including stalagmites, stalactites, columns and flowstones. Next stop is the town of Guilderton, where Moore River meets the Indian Ocean. Pelicans often frequent this beautiful location and the sea is usually turquoise in colour. This stunning place is where we will be having our lunch (sandwiches, snacks and drinks) . We will reach our final destination around 2:30pm and we will have plenty of time to explore the Pinnacles.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Pinnacles Day Trip from Perth Including Yanchep National ParkDay Trips

Pinnacles Day Trip from Perth Including Yanchep National Park

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Discover the exquisite beauty of the Pinnacles on a full-day tour from Perth. Travel along Australia’s Coral Coast to Nambung National Park, located near Cervantes and Jurien Bay. Head into the park to see the Pinnacles — ancient limestone pillars that stand tall in the desert landscape. Continue to Yanchep National Park where you can take a walk around the lake, look for kangaroos and koalas, and go underground for a guided tour of Crystal Cave. Your tour includes informative commentary from your guide, morning tea, and lunch.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Pinnacle Desert Sunset and Night-time Stargazing Tour from PerthDay Trips

Pinnacle Desert Sunset and Night-time Stargazing Tour from Perth

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Watch as the sun sets over the Pinnacle Dessert revealing bright stars blanketing the night sky during this full-day guided tour that includes dinner. Visit Yanchep National Park where you’ll see kangaroos and koalas on route to the limestone formations dotting the Pinnacle Dessert landscape. See the sunset over the Indian Ocean before dinner and then retreat back into the dessert to explore under the starry sky.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Pinnacles Sunset Dinner and Wildlife Experience a Small Group TourDay Trips

Pinnacles Sunset Dinner and Wildlife Experience a Small Group Tour

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The desert landscape of the Pinnacles is especially atmospheric at dusk. Skip experiencing it in the company of busloads of tourists on this small-group, full-day tour from Perth. Before heading to the Pinnacles for sunset, visit Yanchep National Park and look for wild kangaroos and koalas. Includes a picnic dinner.
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  • 10 hours
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4-Day Coastal Loop via Monkey Mia Wild Dolphins Kalbarri Pinnacles Perth ReturnHiking

4-Day Coastal Loop via Monkey Mia Wild Dolphins Kalbarri Pinnacles Perth Return

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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 days
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7-Day Exmouth Explorer via Pinnacles Monkey Mia Ningaloo Reef returning to PerthHiking

7-Day Exmouth Explorer via Pinnacles Monkey Mia Ningaloo Reef returning to Perth

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Thoroughly explore Australia's west coast and skip the hassle of driving on this seven-day all-inclusive trip. Starting in Perth, head to Exmouth, visiting Kalbarri National Park, Shark Bay, Ningaloo Reef, and more along the way before returning to Perth. Includes accommodation and meals.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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7 Day Perth to Exmouth returnMulti-day Tours

7 Day Perth to Exmouth return

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This tour is suited for the adventure travelers. We will be spending time on this tour hiking, swimming, snorkeling, exploring and following the Offroad tracks for our private camping spots amongst the Aussie bush. Spending each night under the stars and sitting around the campfire is a great way to get to know each other and relax at the end of the day and we love it!. Our maximum group size is 13 as we prefer to take small groups for our passengers to get the most out of it. We will explore the beautiful West Coast between Perth to Exmouth. Visiting the Pinnacles Desert, Kalbarri National Park, Coastal Cliffs, Coral Bay, Exmouth, The Ningaloo Reef and more! Passengers will have the option to snorkel with mantarays, turtles, reef sharks, whale sharks (in season) while we are in Coral Bay and/ or Exmouth on the Ningaloo Reef. This is an amazing experience and highly reccommended. (at own expense)
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Full Day Pinnacle Desert Explorer from Perth Including Hillarys and Lancelin SandboardingFull-day Tours

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

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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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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Wave Rock, Pinnacles and Rottnest One Day Aeroplane TourDay Trips

Wave Rock, Pinnacles and Rottnest One Day Aeroplane Tour

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Visit three of Western Australia's top attractions outside Perth in one day by flying there. Traveling by plane, you'll head to Wave Rock, the Pinnacles, and Rottnest Island to see unique rock formations, otherworldly landscapes, white-sand beaches, and native wildlife. Booking this tour is ideal for those short on time who want to see more of the state outside the capital city. You'll have the chance to take walks, visit small museums, enjoy photo opportunities, and more.
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  • 10 hours
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Pinnacles & Rottnest Island Scenic Air & Ground TourDay Trips

Pinnacles & Rottnest Island Scenic Air & Ground Tour

See the unique, natural rock structures in the remote Pinnacle Desert during this full-day, guided tour by airplane that includes a visit to Cervantes, Rottnest Island and spectacular aerial views of the Australian landscape. High above the ground take in views of the dunes, bush, and beaches. Walk among towering limestone formations in the desert and make your way to Rottnest Island for free time at the beach.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Wave Rock and Pinnacles Air & Ground TourDay Trips

Wave Rock and Pinnacles Air & Ground Tour

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Try sightseeing by plane during this full-day, guided tour that takes you to incredible natural wonders. Fly to the arching Wave Rock seemingly frozen in place before breaking over the ground and stand in the mouth of Hippo’s Yawn. Enjoy time in a wildlife park before heading to Cervantes while enjoying an inflight lunch. Tour the Pinnacles on the ground and see them from above and soar over Endless Beach.
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  • 8 hours
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1-Day Pinnacles and Yanchep Tour from Perth including Fish and Chips LunchDay Trips

1-Day Pinnacles and Yanchep Tour from Perth including Fish and Chips Lunch

Swap the crowds and hassle of a group tour for a private and personalized experience. This private tour from Perth to the Pinnacles and Yanchep is tailored to your preferences. Includes lunch.
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  • 8 hours
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6-Day Coral Coaster from Perth to Exmouth One-Way via Monkey Mia Ningaloo ReefHiking

6-Day Coral Coaster from Perth to Exmouth One-Way via Monkey Mia Ningaloo Reef

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Enjoy an outdoor adventure and experience a truly unique part of Australia on our Coral Coaster.  With unspoilt beaches, deep red deserts and an abundance of wildlife, there’ll be plenty of Instagram opportunities.  A haven for nature lovers, there’ll be stunning scenery, fascinating encounters with wildlife and activities for all. Highlights: • Visit the weathered rock spires of the Pinnacles • Adventure down the Z-bend trail in Murchison Gorge • Admire Nature’s Window at Kalbarri National Park • Geraldton stop, if conditions permit we visit pink lake (seasonal) • Unique Shell Beach and The Stromatolites at Shark Bay • Meet the famous Monkey Mia dolphins • Guided tour of Cape Range National Park • Snorkel Ningaloo Reef and relax at Turquoise Bay
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Pinnacles Desert and Yanchep National Park Tour From PerthDay Trips

Full-Day Pinnacles Desert and Yanchep National Park Tour From Perth

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Take a full-day tour from Perth to Yanchep National Park and Nambung National Park to experience the native wildlife and stunning landscapes of Australia. Look for animals such as kangaroos, koalas, and parrots in Yanchep National Park, then continue to the Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park to snap photos of the surreal terrain. Stop for lunch in the lobster fishing town of Cervantes, and visit the fishing village of Lancelin, which boasts lovely beaches and sand dunes. Includes lunch, guide, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
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Private, Luxury Pinnacles Tour: Stargazing, Sand-boarding & SightseeingDay Trips

Private, Luxury Pinnacles Tour: Stargazing, Sand-boarding & Sightseeing

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Visit the Pinnacles Desert and the sand dunes of Lancelin on this private tour from Perth that extends into the night, providing prime stargazing opportunities away from the lights of the city. You'll skip the daytime crowds at the Pinnacles by arriving at twilight, plus pass through Swan Valley and try sand boarding. Booking this tour means you don't have to worry about renting a car or finding your own way to one of Western Australia's top natural attractions.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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The Pinnacles, Sea and Dunescapes, Bush Reserve and Sunset Day TourArt Classes

The Pinnacles, Sea and Dunescapes, Bush Reserve and Sunset Day Tour

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On this tour we go to places that others don't. At Yanchep Lagoon we photograph a unique rockpool which has been formed by a close to shore reef. We then go to Gingin which is a historical down with interesting old buildings and a paper bark and bush walkway. As we head to the Pinnacles we stop along the way as we see things of photographic interest arriving in time before the sunset to photograph the pinnacles as the light changes. After dark, weather permitting, we will stop in the area for Astro photography.
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  • 12 hours
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5 Day Perth to Exmouth AdventureMulti-day Tours

5 Day Perth to Exmouth Adventure

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Our tours are for the Adventure seeking travelers, we are West Adventure Tours, not West comfortable, predictable luxury tours. You can expect wild camping in swags under the stars with no bathroom facilities, however we do carry a portable toilet. We believe this does give you the experience of a lifetime in the australian wilderness. As much as possible, we do camp in private locations for just our passengers to enjoy sitting around the campfire at the end of each night getting to know each other.
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  • 5 days
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20 Day Perth to Darwin AdventureMulti-day Tours

20 Day Perth to Darwin Adventure

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Kimberley Adventure Tours is a small business who started operating 4WD tours through the Kimberley in 1997. We run custom built 4WD Adventure Trucks and smaller 4WD vehicles. We worked out many years ago how to run great trips and how to explore the beautiful Kimberley Region, our many years in the Kimberley have allowed us to establish a great reputation and we enjoy access to many areas throughout the trip which are off limits to the general public.
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9 Day Perth to Broome AdventureMulti-day Tours

9 Day Perth to Broome Adventure

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Our tours are for the Adventure seeking travelers, we are West Adventure Tours, not West comfortable, predictable luxury tours. You can expect wild camping in swags under the stars with no bathroom facilities most nights, however we do carry a portable toilet. We believe this does give you the experience of a lifetime in the Australian wilderness. As much as possible, we do camp in private locations for just our passengers to enjoy sitting around the campfire at the end of each night getting to know each other with nobody else around.
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  • 9 days
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