Exploring a Mystical Australian Desert - The Pinnacles

05 Jun 2024

Nestled in the heart of Nambung National Park, The Pinnacles Desert is one of Western Australia's most unique and captivating landscapes. Once you are there, you may feel like you are on another planet because the landscape is breathtaking!

Located just a few hours' drive north of Perth, this desert is home to thousands of limestone formations, known as pinnacles, which rise eerily from the golden sands. These ancient structures create an otherworldly atmosphere that draws visitors from around the globe.


The exact age of these formations is still debated, but it is generally believed that they date back to the Pleistocene epoch, around 25,000 to 30,000 years ago. Wow!

A Landscape of Mystery

Walking through The Pinnacles Desert is like stepping into another world. The stark contrast between the pale limestone and the deep blue sky creates a fairytale view, as you see in the photo. 


Despite its arid appearance, The Pinnacles Desert supports a surprising array of life. Wildflowers bloom in the spring, adding splashes of color to the sandy expanse. The area is also home to a variety of wildlife, including kangaroos, emus, and various bird species. Visitors might spot reptiles basking on the warm rocks or see echidnas foraging for ants and termites.

Best Time for Visiting

The Pinnacles can be visited year-round, but the best time to see the wildflowers is from August to October. Early morning or late afternoon visits offer the best lighting for photography and a more comfortable temperature.