The Pinnacles Highlights and Things To Do

Find out more about The Pinnacles WA. Where are the Pinnacles located? What can I do at the Pinnacles?

The Pinnacles desert in Western Australia is our most popular day trip here at Real Aussie Adventures.

This limestone formation is located north of Perth in Nambung National Park. Here we tell you what makes this destination so different to everywhere in Australia and why its such a popular day trip.


Western Australia has many wonderful diverse destinations that you wont find anywhere else in the world, the Pinnacles is one of them.” Real Aussie Adventures

What we really like about the Pinnacles Western Australia is that they seem so mysterious, how is it that they appeared in the middle of the desert. Just take the famous Indian Ocean drive from Perth, passing stunning beaches and there they are, lunar like spirals coming out of the sand dunes. They were formed millions of years ago and can be up to 4m tall.

These ‘rocks’ are ancient desert sculptures, limestones in different formations that rise out of yellow sand dunes. 

Situated at the Nambung National Park, it is a unique opportunity to get up close to these wild wonders and marvel at its natural beauty. 

Dating back millions of years, these geological creatures age as enigmatically as it is beautiful. Beyond appreciating these weathered rocks, there are a plethora of ways to make the visit magical. Visit the local discovery centre in Nambung National Park.

The Pinnacles is a truly unique experience. From the journey through the park, to the walking around Pinnacle rocks, this is a place that will leave you feeling like you have gone back in time.



Where are the Pinnacles located?

Nambung National Park, near the town of Cervantes in Western Australia. About 200kms north of Perth.

You can find the Pinnacles in the southern gateway to Australia’s Coral Coast, along the Indian Ocean Drive from Perth.

The closest town to the Pinnacles is Cervantes. We often say the Pinnacles Perth, when in fact they are a couple of hours north of Perth. 

It is an ancient desert sculpture which is millions of years old. When you visit you can admire these limestones, take a selfie and enjoy its natural beauty.


How were the Pinnacles formed?

It’s thought the sea receded and left deposits of sea shells. Over time, coastal winds removed the surrounding sand, leaving the yellow pillars exposed to the elements.

What are the Pinnacles?

Big Yellow rocks that stick out of the desert in Nambung National Park, Western Australia. The Pinnacles are a group of limestone that rise out of the ground, some of them are as tall as 3.5 meters

Are the Pinnacles termite mounds?

No the Pinnacles in Western Australia are not termite mounds. These yellow rocks are limestone, made from seashells over thousands of years. 



Enjoy a walk around the Pinnacles desert discovery centre, Nambung, WA to find out more about these natural wonders.


Pinnacles tours

Take a tour of the pinnacles wa to visit these beautiful formations.

Short on time take our 1 Day Pinnacle Tours.

1 Day Pinnacle Tour

Our longer overland Western Australia tours will all stop on day one at the Pinnacles. 

7 Day Perth to Exmouth Tour

6 Day Perth to Exmouth one way tour

10 Day Perth to Broome Tour

Real Aussie Recommendations

  • Pinnacles Desert Day Tour – Easy to visit from Perth for the day
  • See the Pinnacles on a Perth to Exmouth Tour – First day of your Perth to Exmouth tour you will visit the Pinnacles desert

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