Pinnacles

Cervantes

CERVANTES

Cervantes is a small coastal fishing town in Western Australia, north of Perth. The day’s lobster catch can be viewed from jetties and from Thirsty Point Lookout, overlooking the Indian Ocean.

The town is a gateway to Nambung National Park, home to the Pinnacles, a desert area spotted with many ancient rock pillars amid shifting sand dunes. The park is located roughly 200km | 124 mi, or 2 hours’ drive north of Perth, and covers an area of 17,487 hectares providing a natural habitat for an extensive array of native animals and bird life.

The Pinnacles are amazing natural limestone structures, formed approximately 25,000 to 30,000 years ago after the sea receded and left deposits of sea shells. Over time, coastal winds removed the surrounding sand, leaving the pillars exposed to the elements. The Pinnacles range in height and dimension – some stand as high as 3.5 m |11.5 ft!
Map of Cervantes WA

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