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Desert View Walk Trail, Nambung NP Desert View Walk Trail, Nambung NP

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.6 km
    • Bush Walk Class 3

      Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

The Desert View Walk trail is a 1.6 km loop walk through the Pinnacles Desert in the Nambung National Park

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From the Pinnacles Discovery Centre Car Park, follow the concrete path for about 200 metres until you reach the sign at the start of the trail.

This 1.6 km trail is a great way to view this stunning landscape from a different perspective than the usual drive trail.

Comprised of firm yellow sand, the trail is mostly flat, with only a few gentle rises. It is well signed with emu footprint markers. 

From the highest point the views extend out across the desert to the Indian Ocean in the west. There is a viewing platform about 500 metres from the start of the trail. 

The Pinnacles Desert and the Desert View Walk Trail are located in the Nambung National Park about 2 hours drive north of Perth City via a sealed road.

Pinnacles Visitor Centre

(08) 9652 7700

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Be trail ready for Desert View Walk Trail, Nambung NP

Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

Less than 1 hour

Length

1.6km

What To Pack

Group B - Hiking & Long Distance Trails (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Follow the concrete path form the Discovery Centre Car Park to the start of the trail

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Class 3

Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

Visit Trail Tips for further information.

Hazards & Warnings

It gets very hot in summer, so plan to walk in the cooler months or early morning and carry plenty of water.

Safety

During summer periods carry sufficient water and follow the Emu Trail totems to prevent wandering off the trail.

Let someone know outside of your group know your plans.

Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Kiosk
  • Lookouts
  • All accessible parking
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • View Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre

Best time of year

During the cooler months or early mornings

Fees

National Park entrance fees apply

Trail Access

Self Drive to the Pinnacles Discovery Centre in the Nambung National Park about 2 hours north of Perth City

Prohibited Items

Please DO NOT climb on the Pinnacles. 

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2 trail goers have rated Desert View Walk Trail, Nambung NP as 3.5 out of 5!

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Martin Hadley

Reviewed 13 Sep 2023, 8:33pm

If you go to the Pinnacles you really should do this walk. It's not a hard one and it is a bit like walking on another planet so a pretty unique experience.
Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 11 Sep 2022, 9:47am

If you've got the time to walk up to the lookout I highly recommend it

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