Nambung National Park and the Pinnacles Desert

Nambung National Park is home to the Pinnacles Desert. This popular toursit location has fasinating 25,000-30,000 year old limestone structures that are known to tourists as the “Pinnacles”.

The Pinnacles in Cervantes

Location Map

The Pinnacles is 218kms north of Perth which will take approximately 2-2.5hrs to drive to via car.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the Pinnacles worth visiting?

Yes! The Pinnacles are definitely worth a visit. These limestone structures amazing to view in person.

How long do you need to allow for to view the Pinnacles?

It’s recommended to allow 1-2hrs to view the Pinnacles. This will give you ample time to drive around the the viewing trail whilst having enough time to stop and take photos at the different look outs.

Do you have to pay to see the Pinnacles?

Yes, similar to most National Parks there is a fee to enter. The cost is $15 per vehicle (may have gone up since) which is to be paid prior to entering.

Do you need a 4WD to go through the Pinnacles Desert?

The road through the Pinnacles Desert is a rough limestone gravel road, however it’s still accessible using a 2WD. The road into the Nambung National Park is sealed.

When is the best time to visit the Pinnacles and the Nambung National Park?

The best time to visit the Pinnacles Dessert is between September and October as this is considered the wildflower season. This means you will not only see the amazing formations of the Pinnacles though you will also see vast amounts of wildflowers stretching across the horizons as you enter the National Park.

Can you camp at the Pinnacles?

No, camping is not permitted at the Pinnacles or within the Nambung National Park. The closet town that has accommodation is Cervantes. Further to the north of Cervantes you also have Jurien Bay.

More Information

If you a looking for more information check out the Pinnacles and Nambung National Park page on the Parks and Wildlife site.

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