The Pinnacles Desert in Western Australia is an exemplar of the quintessential Australian outback landscape – the perfect place to stop admiring Australia on postcards in your local newsagency and start admiring it in real life!
This major tourist attraction is just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Perth, with Cervantes being the nearest town for accommodation and food.
The desert itself contains thousands of limestone Pinnacles, which rest in Nambung National Park over an expanse of 190 hectares. The looming Pinnacles against the sweeping sand dunes make for an eerie snapshot of Western Australia’s harsh but stunning wilderness.
Fauna that roam the park include kangaroos, cockatoos, emus, bobtail lizards and carpet pythons. As for the flora, wildflowers will be at their best in spring and summer, making for a stunning show of parrot bushes, banksias, yellow tail flowers and cockies tongues. Be sure to add it to your Western Australian itinerary this summer for an experience you’ll never forget!