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Western Australia is full of incredible landscapes and the ancient limestone formations known as The Pinnacles are another example of how extraordinarily beautiful this state is.
The Pinnacles Desert adds another dimension to this state.
The Pinnacles Desert in Western Australia is located in the Nambung National Park just 193 km northwest of Perth along the Indian Ocean Drive.
These weathered rock spires rise out of yellow sand dunes with some standing as high as five metres.
The Pinnacles are geological formations were formed approximately 25,000 years ago after the sea receded and left deposits of sea shells.
And over time coastal winds removed the surrounding sand leaving the limestone pillars exposed to the elements.
You have options in how you wish to explore the Pinnacles, WA.
Walk amongst them (4 kilometres) or you can drive around on a marked track, I chose to walk.
You don’t need much time here, one hour is enough to enjoy the gorgeous desert landscape. You may want to check out nearby white beaches of Jurien Bay while here. Or keep driving north to Monkey Mia.
Caz was actually sick when we visited and laid down in the car whilst I walked around taking a few photos. And you don’t need a hard-core 4WD to visit, any ordinary 2WD is enough if you choose to drive.
You can also join tours from Perth if you don’t have your own vehicle to get to Pinnacles, WA.
Plan Your Trip to Western Australia
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