An Eerie ‘Outer Space Landscape’ North of Perth, WA

Pinaccles Dessert, Nambung National Park, WA

The ‘outer space landscape’ of the Pinnacles, WA

We have been Owners since September 2011. Over the last two years, we have enjoyed our stays at Port Douglas, San Francisco and Seven Mile Beach – home away from home, with friendly staff, great food and wonderful sightseeing.

However, it is our most recent trip to Western Australia last Christmas that has inspired me to share one of the unique tourist attractions of Australia – the amazing Pinnacles Desert at the Nambung National Park.

It was Boxing Day and everything was closed. So we decided to drive up north of Perth, following the highlights of ‘Purely Pinnacles and Wildlife Park Tour’. We visited Neil Hawkins Park, Joondalup, had a swim at the beach and went to the Gravity Discovery Centre, Yeal.

As ‘Siri’ was no longer contactable, we had to go back to looking at road maps. After an hour or so on a quiet Indian Ocean Drive, we passed by Lancelin Sand Dunes. As we have been to the sand dunes at Moreton Island and Port Stephens, Anil wanted to return to Perth. I reminded him of the ‘outer space landscape’ of the Pinnacles that I wanted to see on earth! Almost another hour, and no sign of anything exciting in view.  Anil wanted to return and I persisted…we were almost there and we were not driving all this way again! Anil kept driving and I shut up.

Quietly,  we drove into the Nambug National Park. Out of nowhere, we began to see the eerie desert rock formations of all shapes and sizes that we had never seen anywhere else. These impressive sculptures spread endlessly over a vast area, simply out of this world. It was definitely well worth the drive and a must see attraction.

Pinnacles Desert at the Nambung National Park, WA

The eerie dessert rock formations

Pinnacles Desert at the Nambung National Park, WA

Pinnacles Desert at the Nambung National Park


Anil and Archana,

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