Martin Hadley rated Pinnacles Desert Lookout and Drive Trail, Nambung NP a 5 out of 5
I definitely recommend visiting them.
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Wind your way through these amazing limestone structures that create the strange, other world environment that is the Pinnacles Desert.
The trail is a clearly marked, 4.5 km firm sandy track, suitable for 2WD vehicles. With numerous places to stop, you can take the opportunity to get out of the car and have a close-up look at these amazing limestone forms.
There is a lookout platform in the middle of the loop where you can sit for a while and take in the views all the way to the white sand dunes along the coast and the blue of the Indian Ocean. The Lookout Platform is wheelchair friendly.
The trail will take about half an hour, but most people take 1-2 hours to allow time to get out of the car and have a close-up look at the Pinnacles and take photos.
There is an additional 750m spur (1.5km return) available.
If you feel like stretching your legs after a long drive to Nambung NP there is a 1.6 km walk trail that winds its way between the Pinnacles as well.
Please do not climb on them for both your own safety and to preserve these amazing structures for others to enjoy.
On a sunny day, the contrast between the yellow sand and blue sky is quite profound and provides some lovely photo opportunities. Even on a cloudy day the eerie light creates a very moody scene.
Allow time to visit the Pinnacles Discovery Centre and souvenir shop or use the shaded facilities for a picnic.
The Pinnacles are located in the Nambung NP just over 2 hours north of Perth, via Indian Ocean Drive and Pinnacles Drive.
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
1 - 3 hours
Group D (Drive trails) required.
Group D (Drive trails)
The trail starts in the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre car park.
National Park entrance fees apply
Self Drive to the Pinnacles Discovery Centre in the Nambung National Park about 2 hours north of Perth CBD.
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