If you’re in Western Australia, I suggest visiting the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park. It’s a 2-hour drive from Perth. The Pinnacles are unique and beautiful limestone columns that stick out of the sandy desert. They stretch as far as you can see and some are as tall as 5 meters. It’s a stunning sight and a must-visit natural wonder in Western Australia.

Pinnacles at Nambung National Park, Western Australia
Pinnacles at Nambung National Park, Western Australia

People tend to compare this site to the moon landscape because of its look, especially during the sunset with the golden sky and the long shadows, presents a science fiction movie scene. Without a doubt, This is one of the places you just have to visit at least once in your lifetime.

Pinnacles at Nambung National Park, Western Australia
A view of Pinnacles from the top

Desert View Drive and Hiking Trails

There are scenic Desert View Drive and walking trail that allows you to get close to these spectacular formations. I drove my Hyundai Elantra in the desert-like train and didn’t have any issue as the driving track was well maintained for regular vehicles. There are plenty of parking spots along the way for the visitors if they want to get out for photo opportunities.

Pinnacles at Nambung
Dirving through the Pinnacles desert

Best Time to Visit

The most popular time to visit the Pinnacles is either very early in the morning for a sunrise view of late afternoon for a spectacular sunset view. The Discovery Center is open 9:30-4:30, but the trails are open 24/7 every day.

A view of Pinnacles desert

Indian Ocean Drive

Indian Ocean Drive is a coastal highway stretching its 286 km route from Yanchep to Dongara-Port Denison. On the way, people can enjoy the spectacular view of the Indian Ocean coastline, stunning beaches, dunes, national parks filled with spring wildflowers, fishing spots, and surfing hotspots.

Indian Ocean Drive
Renal Car I was driving – Indian Ocean Drive

Where to stay in Nambung National Park area

Pinnacles Edge Resort, 7 Aragon Street, Cervantes

Pinnacles Edge Resort in Cervantes is a great place to stay if you plan to stay overnight during your Nambung National Park trip. Cervantes Pinnacles Edge Resort is 20 minutes’ walk from Lake Thetis. It is 20 minutes’ drive from Jurien Bay, popular for beach skydiving. Nambung National Park is 25 minutes’ drive away.

RAC Cervantes Holiday Park, 35 Aragon Street, Cervantes

RAC Cervantes Holiday Park is about 25 minutes’ drive away from Nambung National Park. There is an outdoor swimming pool, on-site laundry, some of the villas come with equipped kitchen, large living room, and private bathroom facilities. It is a great place to stay on your Indian Ocean Coastal trip.

My Opinion and Last Word

Have you been to Nambung National Park? Any cool tips to share?

I loved being to this country down under and want to go back again. Hope my story has motivated you to visit Western Australia. 

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