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Pinnacles, Koalas & Sandboarding Tour Day Trip from Perth

1. Pinnacles, Koalas & Sandboarding Tour Day Trip from Perth

Following pick-up from Perth, head to Caversham Wildlife Park in the Swan Valley to admire koalas and wombats and hand feed kangaroos. Travel along quiet back roads to the lobster fishing town of Cervantes. Here, enjoy a behind-the-scenes factory tour on the processing of Western Australia rock lobster followed by a fish and chips lunch. Next, head to the mystical Pinnacles Desert for an easy walk through the fascinating landscape. Drive over the vast sand dunes of Lancelin in a custom-built 4WD vehicle before trying some downhill sandboarding. After the tour, drive down the Indian Ocean Drive back to Perth, stopping to view seasonal wildflowers along the way.

Full Day Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia & Wildflowers

2. Full Day Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia & Wildflowers

Travelling through the Swan Valley, you arrive at New Norcia, home to Australia’s only monastic town which is renowned for its Benedictine Abbey. A little piece of Spain comes alive in this town, full of history, art, and architecture. Hear the local history before viewing the chapel and museum artefacts gifted to the monastery by popes and Spanish royalty. Visit the Famous Benedictine Community with a guided tour of the town and main sites including the museum and art gallery where you will find extraordinary artefacts dating back to when New Norcia was an Aboriginal mission.  Next you will move on to the Abbey Church; home to one of only two large Moser organs, originally crafted in Germany, followed by a visit to St Gertrude’s College, a grand gothic style building which was originally built as a girl’s boarding school and opened in 1908.   You then visit a produce shop selling olive oil, fruit, wine, New Norcia nut cake and breads before enjoying a fish and chips lunch and local breads and olive oil at the historic New Norcia Hotel. Then, head on to the Western Wildflower farm for a brief talk about how Wildflowers are dried and exported. Continue on for an easy paced walk through the mystical Pinnacles Desert and see the Pinnacles from the look out over the park. If time permits, make a visit to the Pinnacle Desert Discovery Centre.  Return to Perth down the Indian Ocean Drive stopping to view wildflowers en route (seasonal), arriving at approximately 19:30.

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What people are saying about Nambung National Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 116 reviews

Originally it was only an English guide, but I was relieved that the Japanese guide came on the day. The English guide was a tense and fun atmosphere, the Japanese guide was polite and helpful, and he explained various things about Perth on the way, so it was wasteful to sleep! The activities started with feeding kangaroos, taking photos with koalas and wallabies, and enjoyed visiting lobsters. The long-awaited Pinnacles were larger than I expected, and I didn't have enough time to see them all. Lanzarin Dune was as interesting as an attraction! The sled also slipped many times back to childhood! I recommend it because it is a very fun tour, including on the way. ︎

What a wonderful day! Well paced, informative and enough time to enjoy this natural wonder! New Norcia was timeless and you could imagine the different times when the monks walked through the various buildings that still exist!

I was late for the meeting and caused various inconveniences, but I am really grateful for the pleasant response. There was also a Japanese guide, so I was able to participate in the tour with confidence.

Great value for money. It is a very long day and remote but really comfortable bus and seats. Real mix of great experiences. Would highly recommend.

Well composed Tour with 4 different kind of activities.