The Pinnacles Desert

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Cervantes, Australia

The Pinnacles Desert Cervantes Reviews

saraht1988 saraht19…
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It's not just about the Pinnacles... Aug 20, 2012
We drove roughly three hours from Perth to see the Pinnacles, and they were pretty cool, not something you see everyday. The Pinnacles weren't extremely big or tall but there are thousands of them which is what makes it amazing to look at. We walked off the track a bit and found a huge rock with a great view of the Pinnacles and the surrounding desert.

The thing I liked most about Cervantes (the place where the Pinnacles are) is that you feel like you are in the middle of the desert, however you are right next to the sea and you can see it from the desert! You won't find that in many places.

It wasn't just the Pinnacles that were worth the drive though... the sand dunes... wow! We had so much fun climbing the sand dunes and jumping off them. Please, if you make the long drive to see the Pinnacles, DON'T miss the sand dunes! All you can see is mountains of sand when you are standing on top of them, never seen anything like it!

We then drove to the local town and had fish and chips, the place is tiny and you really feel like you're in the middle of nowhere!

Overall I would definitely recommend the trip down there, as long as you don't just see the Pinnacles, there is more there to see!
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tj1777 tj1777
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Nambung National Park (Pinnacles) Jun 21, 2010
Just outside the small town of Cervantes you’ll find the small Nambung National Park. It is only covers a small area which is dominated by the fossilized remains of ancient trees. The area is easily seen far away because the sand in the area around the park has a different color than the sand in the nearby areas. The area used to be all covered in the sand and sandstone but the wind and rain is slowly uncovering the pinnacles from below the sand and some of the existing pinnacles will disappear due to erosion or they will just be covered by the moving sand. But on the same time new pinnacles will appear in the same process.

If you are travelling north from Perth you should make the short detour and go and visit the small national park. You can see most of what there are to see in a few minutes and drive the short dirt road around the pinnacles - but you would be better off if you spend an hour or two to look at the pinnacles and walk around them looking at them for a while.

If you don’t travel north you can still visit the pinnacles on a day trip from Perth either driving your own car up there and back - it is only a bit over 2 hours drive each way - or you can join one of the many tours going up for a day trip to the pinnacles from Perth.
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sarahsan says:
Awesome place!
Posted on: Aug 05, 2010
bernard69 says:
great site,I'll put it on my 12 places... list:)
Posted on: Aug 05, 2010
reikunboy says:
great, I have to get myself to WA
Posted on: Aug 05, 2010
Fayemin Fayemin
16 reviews
Pinnacles Desert Dec 01, 2009
My husband and I arrived at the Pinnacles before sunset. The timing was just perfect! The place looked so much more beautiful than the first time I was there.

We witnessed the reddish pinnacles, the dramatic ripples of yellow sand dunes, the "pinnacle prints" taking the shapes of the pinnacles at the bottom, and the nice sunset, of course.

We could not help but go back the following day to walk through the desert and find other interesting shapes, sizes, and textures of limestone pillars.

We also went to the Pinnacles View and the Dessert View and drove the car following a trail so as to see "everything" in different perspectives.

The pinnacles can be associated with certain things depending on one's imaginations. They are natural sculptures which look like a queen's head, animals, tombstones, monuments, phallic symbols, mushrooms, vases, jars, etc. Some pinnacles have shades of pink at the bottom which are also attractive.

Another amazing thing is that there are plants growing..struggling with those pinnacles.

We were also very happy to see some nice galahs (parrots) flying or perching on the pinnacles and kangaroos in the bush area on our way out.

I do not mind going back to the place in the future. I hope I will find something new then.

Entry pass for a vehicle with a maximum of eight persons which is good for one day costs AUD 11. Should you intend to go back another day, you have to pay again (which we did). You have an option to buy a pass good for four weeks or a national park pass valid for one year. However, the pass should only be used in the same vehicle plate number.
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Fayemin says:
Thanks, Bernard and Christian.
Posted on: Aug 08, 2010
bernard69 says:
nice pics
Posted on: Aug 05, 2010
Chokk says:
They are quite awesome to look at! Great pictures
Posted on: Aug 05, 2010

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