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Nambung National Park and The Pinnacles

Discover the weird and wonderful Pinnacles Desert

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 5.282 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview :  At the heart of Nambung National Park lies the Pinnacles Desert, one of Australia’s best known landscapes. Here, thousands of huge... more »

Tips:  The best season to visit Nambung National Park is during September and October, when the wildflowers are blooming and vistas of... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Lake Thetis

Two kilometres from the town of Cervantes, Lake Thetis contains some fascinating structures known as thrombolites that provide an insight into what life was like at the dawn of time.

Like the famous stromatolites of Hamelin Pool, in Shark Bay, these rock-like structures on the lake's edge are built by micro-organisms too small for the human eye ... More

2. Kangaroo Point

Kangaroo Point is an idyllic beach featuring picnic shelters, gas barbecues and toilets that is popular for shore fishing and boating. To the north-west you can see Cervantes at Thirsty Point. Out to sea, within the Jurien Bay Marine Park, are the Cervantes Islands.

There is a concrete slab from an old fishing shack which was removed in the late ... More

3. Hangover Bay

With its wide sweep of sandy beach, Hangover Bay offers good snorkelling, swimming, windsurfing and surfing in the Jurien Bay Marine Park. Bottlenose dolphins are common and sea lions can also be occasionally seen. There are picnic tables, gas barbecues, and you can launch your boat from the beach.

The vegetation along the access road is... More

4. Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre and Pinnacles View

The Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre lies in low heath at the edge of the yellow sands of the Pinnacles Desert. It includes displays, soundscapes, video footage, back-lit panels and objects that explain the geology of the pinnacles formations and the cultural and natural heritage values of the area. A retail gallery stocks products that reflect ... More

5. The Pinnacles Desert and its famous pinnacles

You are now in the heart of the Pinnacles Desert, one of Australia’s most intriguing landscapes. Parking bays are provided at various points along the one-way drive for those wishing to stop and explore the area on foot. Please treat the pinnacles with respect and never climb on these fragile structures.

Here, thousands of huge limestone pillars ... More