One of the most unique landscapes in the world, The Pinnacles in Western Australia make you feel like you’ve landed on another planet. A must see on you Western Australian adventure and road trip. Here’s all the tips you need to know to plan you visit!
The Pinnacles are limestone structures, located in the heart of Nambung National Park and are thought to be over 25,000 years old. Located close to the towns of Cervantes and Jurien Bay, there are plenty of other activities within the area. It’s a great stop along your coastal WA road trip!
Where is the Pinnacles?
How to get to the Pinnacles?
It’s usually a $15 per vehicle entry fee, but we have a WA Parks Pass (definitely recommend this if you’re going to be hitting up several national parks), so we didn’t have to pay the entry fee.
What to do at the Pinnacles?
You can choose to drive through the park or walk. We choose the former. You drive through a track which is built for 2WD, but somehow it still felt like we were off-roading in Daisy (the van). There are plenty of little spots you can pull over to get out and have a walk around, and take some pictures. There are also some look out points you can stop at to get a better view of just how big this area is.
As you continue driving around, you start to feel like it goes on forever. The little maze created for the drive through route makes you lose your sense of direction. You head past limestone pillars that are 3 metres tall. And slowly, you make your way back to the beginning.
What does a day tour the Pinnacles include?
There are plenty of tours that will take you to Nambung National Park, and some that even offer a magical sunset and stargazing experience.
Final thoughts on the Pinnacles
I’m glad we headed in to Nambung National Park. Had we not had the WA Parks Pass, I’m not sure if I would’ve felt it’s worth the $15 entry free – only because we’re travelling so frugally. But if you have a Parks Pass, or can afford the whooping $15 (I’m sure most can), then I would definitely recommend heading in to experience this martian landscape.