Half-Day Sunset Pinnacles
Departs from Perth Daily - Minimum Numbers are needed to run this tour
For urgent bookings during the weekend or within 24 hours, call us on +61 8 9221 2400.
- Adult: AUD $225
- Child: AUD $175
- Departs: Daily between 2 and 4 pm depending on the time of year, please contact us for current departure time
- Returns: Perth appx. 5 hours later
This tour is specially designed for people with time limitations & who still want to marvel at the changing colours of the unique desert limestone landscape with a visit to the Pinnacles Desert at sunset!
- After your Perth city pickup we travel north on the Mitchell Freeway, passing by the Powis lake, home to the Black swans, then Karrynup where the famous Johny Walker Golf tournament is held & on to Joondalup areas & driving through Yanchep and Aussie rural areas to reach the Nambung National Park, the home of the amazing limestone formation and landscape that looks like outer space terrain and famously known as The Majestic Pinnacles Desert. The Nambung National park is a unique landscape that looks like an extraterrestrial landscape & is in the making for thousands of years.
- 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 photo & selfie shoots. No two Pinnacle formations are similar, one of nature’s marvels in this region.
- Experience the change in the colour & texture of the Pinnacles, in the fading light as the sun begins to set in the west, and makes way for a myriad of stars brought to life, without any light pollution. Watch the dazzling change of colours on the natural formation of the Pinnacles. After an enjoyable time in the region, we return to Perth after an exhilarating time.
Nambung National Park
A 2-Hour drive from Perth 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.