The Pinnacles desert rock formations are a major attraction for over 250000 visitors per year and can be found approximately 2 hours North of Perth.

These enormous standing stones are made of limestone and can be up to 3.5m high and sit amongst the eerily quiet sand dunes in the Numbung National park. a
The standing stones have been formed from solidifying sand dunes over thousands of years, Early sailors actually mistook them for the ruins of an ancient city.
Nearby at the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre, you can take a journey through the formation of the Pinnacles and the surrounding National Park, with displays, soundscapes, videos, and objects.
The changing shadows of dawn or dusk can make for some very impressive and unique photo opportunities.

What is the best time of year to visit the Pinnacles?

There isn’t really a best time of year or worst time of year, it is more about the time of day that you visit. A lot of people say that visiting the Pinnacles first thing in the morning or the last thing at night is the best time. This is because the shadows that are produced by the Pinnacles across the desert landscape make it look amazing.

As Perth has beautiful sunny days all throughout the year it means you can be sure to get these amazing shadow shots all year round.

Girl at the Pinnacles

Getting to The Pinnacles

The Nambung National Park is just over two hours north of Perth in a remote location near a town called Cervantes, so unless you have a car the best way to get there is on an organised tour. We recommend fitting in a few other fantastic tourist sites such as the Lancelin Sand Dunes whilst you are there. There are various options in Lancelin and Cervantes for a snack or lunch pitstop.

Explore Tours Perth have day tours scheduled to go to the Pinnacles seven days a week on one of our clean and modern Explorer Buses. On the tour you will be guided by one of our experienced Chief Explorers who will take you around the Pinnacles and tell you more about them and help you find the perfect spot for that all important selfie with a Pinnacle.


Our Pinnacles tours run 7 days a week with two exciting tour options. Find out more below:

Best Of Perth – Pinnacles & Swan Valley Day Tour

This one day tour visits the Pinnacles, Lancelin Sand Dunes, Caversham Wildlife Park PLUS Lunch at a Swan Valley Vineyard.

Tour Highlights: 

Wildlife Park – Get up close to Koalas and feed the Kangaroos at Caversham Wildlife Park. Perfect photo opportunities.

Vineyard Lunch – Choose your lunch from a menu, with a glass of wine/beer at a beautiful vineyard in the Swan Valley* (Halal certified menu)

Pinnacles – Visit the Nambung National Park to explore the amazing Pinnacles

Sand Dunes – See the Lancelin Sand Dunes, enjoy the views from the top or try out Sandboarding (sand boards provided for the adventurous explorers)

Chocolate Tasting – If there is time, we pitstop at a chocolatier for you to taste some delish tempting treats 🙂

Pinnacles, National Park & Lobster Factory Day Tour

This one day tour visits the Pinnacles, Lancelin sand dunes, Yanchep National Park & the Lobster Shack in Cervantes.

Tour Highlights: 

Koalas – Get up close to Koalas on the Koala Boardwalk at Yanchep National Park, home to Western Grey Kangaroos and a variety of native bird life

Lobster – Tour around the famous Lobster Shack factory in Cervantes (not available during November – tour is $10 cheaper during November to reflect this)

Lunch – Fish and Chips Lunch at the Lobster Shack with a cold drink (Optional Extra – upgrade to a fresh half lobster lunch with chips and salad for $15)

Pinnacles – Visit the Nambung National Park to explore the amazing Pinnacles

Sand Dunes – See the Sand Dunes and go Sandboarding in Lancelin (sand boards provided for the adventurous explorers)


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