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The Pinnacles
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Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Cervantes
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Pinnicles in the desert? what?
They look like the roots of old mangroves that have basically become petrified in a process different then most sunken wood. Makes for an interesting day trip from Perth.

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Very interesting shapes, which demanded being photographed. We stayed a couple of hours, but many people seemed to rush around, and miss taking in the uniqueness of the pinnacles. Many pinnacles have shapes which could be faces, teeth, or almost anything you wish to dream up!

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

How amazing! In the midst of the bushland of the Nambung National park, the geography changes and up pops these amazing rock formations in the desert - The famed Pinnacles. Take a camera, and explore on foot or in one's car, or if you wish, with a guide. All shapes and sizes, these extra ordinary rocks poke from the desert, which seems to change colour as the sun dips in and out of the clouds. There is a wonderful interpretive centre and shop, and it is well worth a visit. You come away still 'rocked' by the sight of this wonderful piece of landscape.

Thank Elly25
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

The ladies who took the booking where very helpful and friendly.
The driver is quite informative with his commentary (I thought we would have a guide and a driver).
Norcia is interesting, the lady guide is very informative, only 48 people live there, but it has a peaceful, nice energy about the place, worth a visit.
Pinnacles are fascinating, sculptures courtesy of mother nature, great opportunity for photographs.
If you live in Perth, like us, drive yourself to Norcia and the Pinnaccles and take a packed lunch, you could do it for half the price (we paid AU$215 each).
REFRESHMENTS - Was given a warm bottle of water when we first got on the coach, we was told, "doesn't matter that its warm as long as you keep your water intake up".
MORNING TEA - (take a flask) Tour says it includes morning tea, our driver told us that we could buy coffee at the local fuel station, just in case the water wouldn't boil (may not work he said). Surprise, surprise, we was offered a muffin or biscuits, no hot water, so no tea or coffee. It was pretty obvious this had happened before, and nothing had been done to sort this out - so false advertising.
LUNCH INCLUDED (dissapointing - take nibbles to snack on) - when we booked the trip, we was offered an Oriental or Western lunch (chicken or beef), we ordered chicken. The driver takes the packed lunches with him in the coach, and politely asks if a couple of strong male passengers would help him carry these inside. After the lovely dried flower talk, we was given a takeaway polystyrene box with a salad and biscuit, my husband asked if it was chicken, the reply from the driver "only beef left" with a shrug of his shoulders! It wouldn't have taken alot to have written next to the drivers list of names, passengers meal choices as they had been pre ordered. The box included huge container of lettuce, mini tomatoes, cucumber, with slices of beef (like what you get at the deli counter for sandwiches), soy sauce (in plastic fish), container of margerine? (no roll?) and a tim tam biscuit, oh and a tropical fruit juice. If you wanted a coffee, this costs a dollar (from the dried flower warehouse where you eat lunch).
The sweet lady from Belgium sat opposite said she'd been on multiple trips and got the same food each time (good to be aware if you don't want the same food every day). So pleased we didn't book multiple trips as originally planned.

Thank Kaz0098
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

A day trip from Perth to the Pinnacles, the town of Cervantes, and then Lake Thetis -- in February - it was hot, so be prepared, it is definitely worth the travel! The Pinnacles, inside the Nambung National Park, is a marvel -- limestone structures rising from yellow sand. And what is cool is that they have theories on how they formed but not yet certain. The Discovery Center (vistor center) is very nicely done--a must see. You can walk amidst the pillars from the Discovery Center (or drive) -- much more interesting to walk than drive. They vary greatly in their shape and height. Look carefully and you can see the fossil weevils forms and other indications that these might have been formed by plants. It is hot, so take a hat, and an umbrella to keep the sun directly off of you. Along the road up to the Pinnacles, you will see 'mobile dunes', these are very white dunes amidst the vegetation (not on next to the coast which has the white sand also). These dunes move across the landscape, forward moving smoothers the vegetation and vegetation colonizes the back edge - can move at 12 m per year! Very striking - the white sand amidst the green vegetation. After seeing the Pinnacles, drive on up to Cervantes for lunch (The Lobster Shack) and then go to Lake Thetis to see stromatolites - living organisms on rocks 3.3 billions years old!

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