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No words can describe “The Pinnacles” – situated three hours north of Perth in Western Australia. I had seen photos and watched TV programs, one where Billy Connolly ran naked through them … but to see them for myself was a wonderful experience. We spent a full day amongst them but looking back I do regret that we hadn’t stayed there longer to experiment with the different light. The local ranger encourages you to stay until sundown or to watch the moon rise. I was not prepared for the vastness of this area, the many different shapes, the sheer beauty that each one casts and the wonderful stillness that envelopes you as you wander amongst them. Like frozen ancient creatures they seem to watch over you welcoming you to their domain. They are regarded as one of Australia’s most unique landscapes, the limestone spiers rise eerily out of the sand, some several metres tall. The area is open to the public 24 hours a day and is located within the Nambung National Park (park fees apply). You can follow the walking trails or drive your vehicle through the designated track, a challenge in itself.
The Pinnacles Desert Discovery is well worth a visit where displays provide an insight into the natural processes that formed the amazing pinnacle structures.
We stayed at the nearby town of Cervantes in the local caravan park.