The Pinnacles is a tourist attraction in Western Australia, 250 kilometres north of Perth.


Western Australian Tourism


Pinnacles Visitor Centre

The Pinnacles is unique for its strange limestone formations that jut out of the sand up to 2 metres / 6 feet. They were possibly formed from a petrified forest thousands of years ago. It is known to be an interesting place to take photos, especially around sunset for the best effects.

It is situated in the Nambung National Park near the small coastal fishing town of Cervantes (population 503) at least 3 hours drive north of Perth (and 3 hours back again.) The nearby "Pinnacles Desert Discovery" is an interpretive centre with displays about the natural processes that formed the amazing pinnacle structures, as well as information on the biodiversity of the park.

To get there, join a day trip on a tour bus trip or hire a car and drive there. Some of the other attractions in the area require a four wheel drive vehicle to visit.

Please take care when driving back in the evening as kangaroos crossing the road can be a significant driving hazard, even for experienced locals.