The Pinnacles Desert

Cervantes Travel Blog

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Cervantes is about 270 km north of Perth. It is a nice destination for a weekend when you want to go away from the city.

This township was named after a whaling ship that was wrecked along the coast in 1844. Most of the street names are of Spanish origin.

The main attraction in the area is Nambung National Park, also known as "The Pinnacles" because of its spectacular and unique rock formations.

The dayly entrance fee is Aus$ 11 per vehicle. The gate is not attended early in the morning or in late afternoon, but you may still enter and place the entrance fee inside an enveloppe which you drop in a box. The rangers perform checks from time to time to ensure that all visitors have paid their entry.

There is now a new Visitor's Center where you will find information on how these geological features were formed.

Another good reason for visting this region from November to June is to enjoy the seafood during crayfish season!

We stayed in the Best Western Pinnacle Motel in Cervantes which is a simple but fine place. You won't find many hotels in the area!

There are some nice white sand beaches along the coast, including Thirsty Point in Cervantes, Kangaroo Point and Hangover Bay inside Nambung National Park.

 

rheagirl says:
awesome photos, as always! wow!
Posted on: Dec 13, 2009
Africancrab says:
Incredible photos,and nice blog
Posted on: Dec 04, 2009
WorldXplorer says:
Thanks for the kind comments and smiles :)
Posted on: Dec 03, 2009
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A group of galah cockatoos
A group of galah cockatoos
One of the beaches close by
One of the beaches close by
Wind surfing at Thirsty Point (Cer…
Wind surfing at Thirsty Point (Ce…
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