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Pinnacles Desert Lookout and Drive Trail, Nambung NP

Bush Walk

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2WD
inCoral Coast
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Cervantes to Geraldton, Coral Bay to Exmouth, Kalbarri & Surrounds, Shark Bay to Gnaraloo

  • 1-3 hours
  • 4.3 km

A 4.5 km drive trail, winding its way through the amazing limestone structures that create the strange, other world environment that is the Pinnacles Desert.

 

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Trail Start

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The trail starts in the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre car park.

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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.

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Time / Duration

1 - 3 hours

Length

4.3km loop

What To Pack

Group D (Drive trails) required.

Trail Start

The trail starts in the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre car park.

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Trail End

Facilities

The Lookout in the middle of the drive trail loop is wheelchair accessible.
  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • Car Park
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Kiosk
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • View Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre

Best time of year

Anytime

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 CBD.

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