Pinnacles, Yanchep National Park & Lancelin
Departs from Perth Daily - Minimum Numbers are needed to run this tour
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- Adult: AUD $185
- Child: AUD $120
- Senior: AUD $180
- Departs: Perth daily at 7:30 am.
- Returns: Perth at appx. 6:30 pm
- Optional: Lobster lunch extra AUD $25.00 pp
- Optional: Sandboarding extra AUD $15.00 pp
Freshly cooked light lunch is included.
Once in a lifetime opportunity to marvel at the Pinnacles, naturally formed limestone formations that look like outer space terrain and the white sand dunes of Lancelin.
- After your complimentary pick up we travel north, driving on the Mitchell freeway and past Lake Monger, home of local black swans & natural wetlands, Karrinyup country golf course where the Internationally famous Johnny Walker tournament takes place yearly.
- That’s just wildlife warm up as we get ready to meet famous native Australian wildlife like kangaroos, koalas, cockatoos, parrots, and black swans, living amongst the woodland and wetlands at Yanchep National Park one of the oldest national parks in our state. Enjoy the serene and peaceful atmosphere amongst the old forest trees.
- After some time at Yanchep National Park, we travel north & you will observe the stark changes in the landscape as we travel up the north coast.
- Travel north to the Nambung National Park, the home of the amazing landscape famously known as The Majestic Pinnacles Desert.
- Be immersed in the magic and mystery of the Pinnacles with a visit to the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre before driving through the moon-like landscape of the Desert or enjoy an Eco-Walk. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see nature’s work up-close and offers great photography opportunities.
- These unique limestone formations took thousands of years to form and look like an extra-terrestrial landscape, a unique sight. The Pinnacles are of various shapes, sizes, formations, textures & form a magnificent backdrop for wonderful and memorable photoshoots. No two Pinnacle formations are similar, one of nature’s marvels in this region.
- Travel to the lobster fishing town of Cervantes where we stop for lunch.
- Lunch included in tour price if you wish to upgrade to half lobster lunch – cost is $25 per person extra.
- Visit Lancelin, a quaint fishing town with spectacular local beaches and expansive white sand dunes, naturally formed over years & home to adventure seekers.
- Thrill-seekers have the opportunity to go sandboarding down the dunes (Optional Extra – $10 per person).
- After a memorable time we return to Perth and you may choose to be dropped back at your accommodation or an alternative location in Perth city.
Neil Hawkins Park
After being picked up from your hotel you will take a 30-minute air-conditioned coach ride to Neil Hawkins Park.
Neil Hawkins Park is a park located in Joondalup, Western Australia. It is beside Lake Joondalup, and part of the Yellagonga Regional Park. The Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail between Neil Hawkins Park and Loch McNess follows an ancient Indigenous Australian migration route along a chain of lakes and swamps.
The park contains a small grassy field surrounded by a pathway, either leading to the Lake Joondalup jetty, the picnic area, or a natural area part of Yellagonga Regional Park. The park also has a playground near the main picnic area. Many variations of birds can be found in the park, such as the pigeon, the white cockatoo, the Pacific black duck, geese, the Australian wood duck, and the Australian ringneck parrots.
Yanchep National Park
Another short 30-minute drive from Neil Hawkins Park will see you reach Yanchep National Park.
Yanchep National Park is north of Perth, in Western Australia. It's bushland and wetland are home to western gray kangaroos and rich birdlife. Trails include a raised boardwalk among trees inhabited by koalas.
One of many caves in the park, Crystal Cave is an underground limestone cavern with stalactites and stalagmites. Talks at nearby Wangi Mia Meeting Place illuminate the culture of the indigenous Nyoongar people.
Nambung National Park
A 90-minute drive from Yanchep National Park will see you reach the Nambung National Park home of the Pinnacles Desert.
The Pinnacles Desert contains thousands of limestone pillars. The pillars are the weathered and eroded fragments of limestone beds composed of deposited marine organisms such as coral and mollusks. Some of the tallest pinnacles reach heights of up to 3.5m above the yellow sand base. The different types of formations include ones which are much taller than they are wide and resemble columns—suggesting the name of Pinnacles—while others are only a meter or so in height and width resembling short tombstones. A cross-bedding structure can be observed in many pinnacles where the angle of deposited sand changed suddenly due to changes in prevailing winds during the formation of the limestone beds. Pinnacles with tops similar to mushrooms are created when the calcrete capping is harder than the limestone layer below it. The relatively softer lower layers weather and erode at a faster rate than the top layer leaving behind more material at the top of the pinnacle.
Take a 45-minute drive to Lancelin where we stop for lunch and possibly enjoy some sandboarding.
Lancelin is a small fishing and tourist town 127 km north of Perth, Western Australia. It is within the Shire of Gingin at the end of Wanneroo Road (State Route 60), and a few kilometers from the start of the Indian Ocean Drive.
Lancelin is close to the shipwreck site of the Vergulde Draeck or Gilt Dragon that was wrecked on rocks close to shore in 1656. The town has a permanent population of over 600 and swells to 2,500 during the peak holiday period around Christmas - New Year