What is it?
The Pinnacles are a limestone formation within Nambung National Park. A desert landscape that is covered with thousands of limestone pillars, with some of them up to a few meters high. They were formed approximately 25000 to 30000 years ago from deposits of sea shells. The shells were broken down into lime-rich sands and over time winds removed the sand, leaving pillars exposed to wind, rain and sun, uncovering the Pinnacles.
The Pinnacles are located at the Coral Coast Region in Western Australia, near the town of Cervantes, about 200 kilometers north of Perth.
How to Visit?
You can either take a scenic walk or drive a trail that passes the natural limestone structures with your car. The Pinnacles Drive is 4 km return and the Desert Trail (walk) is 1,2 km return.
When to Visit?
It is recommended to see the Pinnacles in the early morning or late afternoon because the play of light brings out the colors of the pillars and the shadows create an extra contrast. One of the better seasons to visit is springtime, as the days are milder. Whereas summer can be hot and the wintertime can be too wet.
A day entry pass (valid for one day) per private vehicle is $ 12.00*, this is payable at the gate.
Sand In My Suitcase says
The Land of Oz has been in our sights lately – specifically an expedition cruise from Darwin to Broome along the Kimberley Coast. It looks like the Pinnacles are somewhere between Broome and Perth ?? Maybe we’ll make it there one day :-).
That sounds like quite the adventure. I`ve been in Darwin and visited Litchfield National Park, definitely recommend it! I haven`t done Broome yet, but it`s on my wishlist 🙂 The Pinnacles are about 200 km north of Perth. Broome – Perth is 2200 km, it`s a BIG drive. Hope you`ll make it here one day.