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From Perth: The Pinnacles Desert Sunset and Star-Gazing Tour

From Perth: The Pinnacles Desert Sunset and Star-Gazing Tour

Discover the magic of the Pinnacles Desert on a guided tour. Head west to the Turquoise Coast and keep an eye out for native wildlife. Stop in Lancelin for a walk along the beach. Experience the thrill of sandboarding down giant sand dunes. Board the bus and visit Ngilgen Lookout to see seasonal wildflowers (spring time only) and admire views over the Indian Ocean. Go for a guided walk on the beach at Hangover Bay to see native plants that were used by the Aboriginals for food and medicine when they lived off the land. If we stop at Nilgen Nature Reserve we normally don't have time to stop here as well. Enjoy dinner in the middle of the the Pinnacles Desert, accompanied by a glass of Margaret River wine. See the sunset over the Indian Ocean and later marvel at the stars with the help of Astro binoculars and a telescope.  See the Rings of Saturn (in season) through the telescope and photograph the moon by attaching your smartphone to the telescope.

From Perth: Pinnacle Desert, Yanchep, & Swan Valley Day Tour

From Perth: Pinnacle Desert, Yanchep, & Swan Valley Day Tour

We head north away from the city towards Yanchep National Park for a quick comfort stop and an opportunity to see the koalas and kangaroos. Then it’s onwards to Nambung National Park to see the mystical Pinnacle Desert for an easy paced walk through the fascinating landscape, giving you the opportunity to really embrace this amazing and mystical place. Following the highlight visit to the Pinnacles, it’s on to the lobster town of Cervantes. Once here, enjoy a behind-the-scenes factory tour on the processing of Western Australia Rock Lobster, followed by your included fish and chip lunch. After lunch we head back down towards Perth to visit the iconic Swan Valley to sample some of the regions famed providores offering such delights as chocolate, nougat and gourmet nuts. Once we have had our fill of the gorgeous Swan Valley we head straight back to Perth

From Perth: Pinnacles, Lavender Farm, and Lobster Shack

From Perth: Pinnacles, Lavender Farm, and Lobster Shack

Take a day trip from Perth to Namburg National Park to see the remarkable Pinnacles. Stop along the way at Yanchep Lavender Farm and choose to enjoy an optional lobster lunch in Cervantes. Leave city life behind for a day tour of some of Western Australia’s natural wonders. Your first stop is at the picturesque Yanchep Lavender Farm. Take in the aroma and explore the healing properties of lavender, or try some delicious products such as the lavender ice cream from their cafe. Continue onto the pretty seaside town of Cervantes, home to the West Coast Lobster industry. Enjoy a sumptuous lobster lunch at the beachfront Lobster Shack (additional cost). Take a stroll along the Lake Thetis boardwalk to see some of the world's oldest known living fossils known as Stromatolites. In a region abundant with flora and fauna, wander through a kaleidoscope of wildflowers, including the banksia, bottlebrush, heath, grass trees, and kangaroo paws. With lungs full of fresh sea air, it’s time to journey to the Nambung National Park to see the remarkable Pinnacles desert. Made up of shells, the Pinnacles date back millions of years to a time when the land was beneath the sea. Thousands of limestone pillars rise eerily out of the desert. Visit the visitor information center to learn all about these structures before walking a few hundred meters in the desert to get up close to the intriguing limestone formations. After exploring the area, settle in for the ride back down to Perth where your day tour concludes.

Full Day Pinnacles Desert and New Norcia

Full Day Pinnacles Desert and New Norcia

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, travel on to Nambung National Park 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, arriving at approximately 19:30.

Perth: Pinnacles Desert Bush Walk Guided Tour with Lunch

Perth: Pinnacles Desert Bush Walk Guided Tour with Lunch

Embark on a guided day trip to the world-famous Pinnacle from Perth. Enjoy an entry ticket to Yanchep National Park, Nambung National Park, and The Pinnacles and tuck into a tasty lunch. Start your day with a pickup from your accommodation in Perth. Jump in the car, relax, and enjoy the ride north along the coast via Yanchep National Park towards Cervantes.  Visit Nambung National Park and The Pinnacles one of the most visited natural wonders of the state. Marvel at the thousands of limestone pillars that rise out of a stark landscape of yellow sand. Take your time to walk around and explore the area and make sure you have your camera with you to take some colorful photos of these stunning formations.  Next, you will relax on a beachfront terrace overlooking the Coral Coast while enjoying succulent lobster, fresh fish, shrimp, or abalone at the famous Lobster Shack Restaurant in Cervantes.  End your day with a visit to Lancelin, a small fishing and tourist town which is well known for the biggest white dunes in Western Australia. Enjoy sand boarding here if you are brave enough.

Perth: Pinnacles and Swan Valley Wine Day Tour with Lunch

Perth: Pinnacles and Swan Valley Wine Day Tour with Lunch

Drive through golden wheat fields bordered by the Darling Ranges to the east and the shimmering Indian Ocean to the west on this day trip to the Nambung and the Yanchep National Parks with pickup and drop-off in Perth or Fremantle. Taste Swan Valley wine and sit down to a nice lunch.  Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel and hop aboard a spacious and air-conditioned bus. Depart from Perth and head north along the scenic coast through the Yanchep National Park towards Cervantes, the entrance to Nambung National Park.  Marvel at the Pinnacles which are among the most visited natural wonders of the state. Thousands of limestone pillars rise out of a stark landscape of yellow sand. Have ample time to explore the area and to take some colorful photos of these amazing formations.  Travel back through the West Australian Heartlands. In season, this whole region is in bloom with spectacular wildflowers. The Swan Valley with its pastoral land and fertile soil awaits, provides for an exquisite winetasting experience.  In the early evening, arrive back in Perth where this tour ends at your hotel.

Kings park, Beach and Pinnacles in 1 day

Kings park, Beach and Pinnacles in 1 day

Discover the wild beauty of Western Australia in just one day! Begin your adventure at Kings Park, home to over 3,000 native plant species, and immerse yourself in the lush, inner-city garden. Then, connect with the world-renowned white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters that define Perth’s coastline. After a refreshing morning by the sea, journey to the awe-inspiring Pinnacles Desert. Marvel at the unique limestone formations that rise dramatically from the golden sands. This tour offers an unforgettable blend of nature, tranquility, and adventure, showcasing the best of WA’s stunning landscapes. In just one day, relax and get your smiles and cameras ready! *IMPORTANT* please note that tours will only proceed with a minimum of 6 participants. If the group size is less than 6, the tour will not take place. However, we will notify you in advance. Thanks for your understanding and support.

From Perth: 4 Day Outback & Coastal Tour with German Guide

From Perth: 4 Day Outback & Coastal Tour with German Guide

Day 1 Perth – Kalbarri We begin today’s journey via Perth’s wine growing region, the picturesque Swan Valley. New Norcia, the only Benedictine Mission in Western Australia and its Spanish atmosphere will invite you to a break. This carefully chosen, beautiful piece of land represents an important era of Australian history. We head north towards Geraldton, the sunniest town in W.A. Cruising along the coastal road we enter the Kalbarri National Park via Port Gregory. You can experience some of the most picturesque grazing land as well as the rough coastline. In the early evening we will arrive in the “laid back village” of Kalbarri. Day 2 Kalbarri – Monkey Mia After breakfast we farewell Kalbarri. We continue into the Kalbarri National Park with breathtaking views down to the Murchison Gorge. Depending upon the season, our drive through the Kalbarri National Park to the World Heritage area of Shark Bay will be escorted by the famous wildflowers. Stop at Hamelin Pool where the world best known colony of stromatolites can be admired. In the afternoon we arrive in Monkey Mia, home of the well-known dolphins. Nearly every day of the year they come to the shore to give you a unique experience that will never be forgotten. Day 3 Monkey Mia – Geraldton In the morning you have the opportunity to come face to face with these famous dolphins. Before our next stop at Shell Beach we pay homage to this World Natural Heritage area with a visit to the Shark Bay Interpretive Centre in Denham. Typical „Outback Australian impressions” will accompany you on the drive to Geraldton. A visit to Mount Scott gives you the opportunity of an outlook over the town of Geraldton and Grey’s Bay. Here is also the memorial for the victims of the sunken warship HMAS Sydney II. Day 4 Geraldton – Perth Our sightseeing this morning brings us to the architecturally interesting St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in the town centre. Leaving Geraldton, we head south along the coast via Leeman and Jurien Bay towards Cervantes. Here we visit the “Lobster Shack” and – after a delicious lunch – we get a lot of insights into this multimillion dollars export industry. In the afternoon we will visit Nambung National Park. The Pinnacles are among the most visited natural wonders of the state. Thousands of limestone pillars rise out of a stark landscape of yellow sand. There is ample time to explore the area and to take some colourful photos from these amazing formations. These impressions of lights and colours will stay with you for many years to come. We arrive back in Perth early evening when you will be transferred back to your chosen hotel where our round trip concludes.

Pinnacles Desert Day Tour

Pinnacles Desert Day Tour

This private tour takes you north of Perth along the beautiful Western Australian coastline with stops at various points of interest prior to the Pinnacles desert highlight. Your local guide Peter has vast experience of the region and will enlighten, educate and entertain you with local information and stories throughout the day. Depart from your prearranged location/hotel/Cruise ship or residence in the Perth or Fremantle metropolitan area. * First stop is beautiful Yanchep Lagoon with its protected reef and local swimming beaches. * The kooky coastal town of "Two Rocks" with its odd ghost town past and emerging development estates provides an important link to the Pinnacles Desert in an unexpected way. * Coastal fishing town and holiday destination Lancelin offers Sand boarding and quad biking for the adventurous or simply beautiful dune and beach scape photography for those with zero interest in any physical activity . . . * The Lobster Shack at busy Cervantes offers exceptional fresh local seafood options for lunch prior to the Pinnacles Desert. * The Pinnacles Desert is an extraordinary landscape located in remote coastal dunes a few kilometres from the Indian Ocean coast. Ongoing scientific debate continues to explore the difinitive reasons for the Pinnacles formation which adds to the mystery. This private tour takes you firstly into the Pinnacles Discovery Centre for an information gathering look at the history, science and aboriginal cultural significance of the desert. You will then drive into the desert in the comfort of a vehicle which stops at specially selected bays where you can see the best of the Pinnacles with the help of your driver/guide. Following the Pinnacles tour you are returned to your hotel or pickup location.

The Pinnacles: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Perth: The Pinnacles Desert Sunset and Star-Gazing Tour

From Perth: The Pinnacles Desert Sunset and Star-Gazing Tour

Discover the magic of the Pinnacles Desert on a guided tour. Head west to the Turquoise Coast and keep an eye out for native wildlife. Stop in Lancelin for a walk along the beach. Experience the thrill of sandboarding down giant sand dunes. Board the bus and visit Ngilgen Lookout to see seasonal wildflowers (spring time only) and admire views over the Indian Ocean. Go for a guided walk on the beach at Hangover Bay to see native plants that were used by the Aboriginals for food and medicine when they lived off the land. If we stop at Nilgen Nature Reserve we normally don't have time to stop here as well. Enjoy dinner in the middle of the the Pinnacles Desert, accompanied by a glass of Margaret River wine. See the sunset over the Indian Ocean and later marvel at the stars with the help of Astro binoculars and a telescope.  See the Rings of Saturn (in season) through the telescope and photograph the moon by attaching your smartphone to the telescope.

From Perth: Pinnacle Desert, Yanchep, & Swan Valley Day Tour

From Perth: Pinnacle Desert, Yanchep, & Swan Valley Day Tour

We head north away from the city towards Yanchep National Park for a quick comfort stop and an opportunity to see the koalas and kangaroos. Then it’s onwards to Nambung National Park to see the mystical Pinnacle Desert for an easy paced walk through the fascinating landscape, giving you the opportunity to really embrace this amazing and mystical place. Following the highlight visit to the Pinnacles, it’s on to the lobster town of Cervantes. Once here, enjoy a behind-the-scenes factory tour on the processing of Western Australia Rock Lobster, followed by your included fish and chip lunch. After lunch we head back down towards Perth to visit the iconic Swan Valley to sample some of the regions famed providores offering such delights as chocolate, nougat and gourmet nuts. Once we have had our fill of the gorgeous Swan Valley we head straight back to Perth

From Perth: Pinnacles, Lavender Farm, and Lobster Shack

From Perth: Pinnacles, Lavender Farm, and Lobster Shack

Take a day trip from Perth to Namburg National Park to see the remarkable Pinnacles. Stop along the way at Yanchep Lavender Farm and choose to enjoy an optional lobster lunch in Cervantes. Leave city life behind for a day tour of some of Western Australia’s natural wonders. Your first stop is at the picturesque Yanchep Lavender Farm. Take in the aroma and explore the healing properties of lavender, or try some delicious products such as the lavender ice cream from their cafe. Continue onto the pretty seaside town of Cervantes, home to the West Coast Lobster industry. Enjoy a sumptuous lobster lunch at the beachfront Lobster Shack (additional cost). Take a stroll along the Lake Thetis boardwalk to see some of the world's oldest known living fossils known as Stromatolites. In a region abundant with flora and fauna, wander through a kaleidoscope of wildflowers, including the banksia, bottlebrush, heath, grass trees, and kangaroo paws. With lungs full of fresh sea air, it’s time to journey to the Nambung National Park to see the remarkable Pinnacles desert. Made up of shells, the Pinnacles date back millions of years to a time when the land was beneath the sea. Thousands of limestone pillars rise eerily out of the desert. Visit the visitor information center to learn all about these structures before walking a few hundred meters in the desert to get up close to the intriguing limestone formations. After exploring the area, settle in for the ride back down to Perth where your day tour concludes.

Full Day Pinnacles Desert and New Norcia

Full Day Pinnacles Desert and New Norcia

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, travel on to Nambung National Park 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, arriving at approximately 19:30.

Perth: Pinnacles Desert Bush Walk Guided Tour with Lunch

Perth: Pinnacles Desert Bush Walk Guided Tour with Lunch

Embark on a guided day trip to the world-famous Pinnacle from Perth. Enjoy an entry ticket to Yanchep National Park, Nambung National Park, and The Pinnacles and tuck into a tasty lunch. Start your day with a pickup from your accommodation in Perth. Jump in the car, relax, and enjoy the ride north along the coast via Yanchep National Park towards Cervantes.  Visit Nambung National Park and The Pinnacles one of the most visited natural wonders of the state. Marvel at the thousands of limestone pillars that rise out of a stark landscape of yellow sand. Take your time to walk around and explore the area and make sure you have your camera with you to take some colorful photos of these stunning formations.  Next, you will relax on a beachfront terrace overlooking the Coral Coast while enjoying succulent lobster, fresh fish, shrimp, or abalone at the famous Lobster Shack Restaurant in Cervantes.  End your day with a visit to Lancelin, a small fishing and tourist town which is well known for the biggest white dunes in Western Australia. Enjoy sand boarding here if you are brave enough.

Perth: Pinnacles and Swan Valley Wine Day Tour with Lunch

Perth: Pinnacles and Swan Valley Wine Day Tour with Lunch

Drive through golden wheat fields bordered by the Darling Ranges to the east and the shimmering Indian Ocean to the west on this day trip to the Nambung and the Yanchep National Parks with pickup and drop-off in Perth or Fremantle. Taste Swan Valley wine and sit down to a nice lunch.  Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel and hop aboard a spacious and air-conditioned bus. Depart from Perth and head north along the scenic coast through the Yanchep National Park towards Cervantes, the entrance to Nambung National Park.  Marvel at the Pinnacles which are among the most visited natural wonders of the state. Thousands of limestone pillars rise out of a stark landscape of yellow sand. Have ample time to explore the area and to take some colorful photos of these amazing formations.  Travel back through the West Australian Heartlands. In season, this whole region is in bloom with spectacular wildflowers. The Swan Valley with its pastoral land and fertile soil awaits, provides for an exquisite winetasting experience.  In the early evening, arrive back in Perth where this tour ends at your hotel.

Kings park, Beach and Pinnacles in 1 day

Kings park, Beach and Pinnacles in 1 day

Discover the wild beauty of Western Australia in just one day! Begin your adventure at Kings Park, home to over 3,000 native plant species, and immerse yourself in the lush, inner-city garden. Then, connect with the world-renowned white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters that define Perth’s coastline. After a refreshing morning by the sea, journey to the awe-inspiring Pinnacles Desert. Marvel at the unique limestone formations that rise dramatically from the golden sands. This tour offers an unforgettable blend of nature, tranquility, and adventure, showcasing the best of WA’s stunning landscapes. In just one day, relax and get your smiles and cameras ready! *IMPORTANT* please note that tours will only proceed with a minimum of 6 participants. If the group size is less than 6, the tour will not take place. However, we will notify you in advance. Thanks for your understanding and support.

From Perth: 4 Day Outback & Coastal Tour with German Guide

From Perth: 4 Day Outback & Coastal Tour with German Guide

Day 1 Perth – Kalbarri We begin today’s journey via Perth’s wine growing region, the picturesque Swan Valley. New Norcia, the only Benedictine Mission in Western Australia and its Spanish atmosphere will invite you to a break. This carefully chosen, beautiful piece of land represents an important era of Australian history. We head north towards Geraldton, the sunniest town in W.A. Cruising along the coastal road we enter the Kalbarri National Park via Port Gregory. You can experience some of the most picturesque grazing land as well as the rough coastline. In the early evening we will arrive in the “laid back village” of Kalbarri. Day 2 Kalbarri – Monkey Mia After breakfast we farewell Kalbarri. We continue into the Kalbarri National Park with breathtaking views down to the Murchison Gorge. Depending upon the season, our drive through the Kalbarri National Park to the World Heritage area of Shark Bay will be escorted by the famous wildflowers. Stop at Hamelin Pool where the world best known colony of stromatolites can be admired. In the afternoon we arrive in Monkey Mia, home of the well-known dolphins. Nearly every day of the year they come to the shore to give you a unique experience that will never be forgotten. Day 3 Monkey Mia – Geraldton In the morning you have the opportunity to come face to face with these famous dolphins. Before our next stop at Shell Beach we pay homage to this World Natural Heritage area with a visit to the Shark Bay Interpretive Centre in Denham. Typical „Outback Australian impressions” will accompany you on the drive to Geraldton. A visit to Mount Scott gives you the opportunity of an outlook over the town of Geraldton and Grey’s Bay. Here is also the memorial for the victims of the sunken warship HMAS Sydney II. Day 4 Geraldton – Perth Our sightseeing this morning brings us to the architecturally interesting St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in the town centre. Leaving Geraldton, we head south along the coast via Leeman and Jurien Bay towards Cervantes. Here we visit the “Lobster Shack” and – after a delicious lunch – we get a lot of insights into this multimillion dollars export industry. In the afternoon we will visit Nambung National Park. The Pinnacles are among the most visited natural wonders of the state. Thousands of limestone pillars rise out of a stark landscape of yellow sand. There is ample time to explore the area and to take some colourful photos from these amazing formations. These impressions of lights and colours will stay with you for many years to come. We arrive back in Perth early evening when you will be transferred back to your chosen hotel where our round trip concludes.

Pinnacles Desert Day Tour

Pinnacles Desert Day Tour

This private tour takes you north of Perth along the beautiful Western Australian coastline with stops at various points of interest prior to the Pinnacles desert highlight. Your local guide Peter has vast experience of the region and will enlighten, educate and entertain you with local information and stories throughout the day. Depart from your prearranged location/hotel/Cruise ship or residence in the Perth or Fremantle metropolitan area. * First stop is beautiful Yanchep Lagoon with its protected reef and local swimming beaches. * The kooky coastal town of "Two Rocks" with its odd ghost town past and emerging development estates provides an important link to the Pinnacles Desert in an unexpected way. * Coastal fishing town and holiday destination Lancelin offers Sand boarding and quad biking for the adventurous or simply beautiful dune and beach scape photography for those with zero interest in any physical activity . . . * The Lobster Shack at busy Cervantes offers exceptional fresh local seafood options for lunch prior to the Pinnacles Desert. * The Pinnacles Desert is an extraordinary landscape located in remote coastal dunes a few kilometres from the Indian Ocean coast. Ongoing scientific debate continues to explore the difinitive reasons for the Pinnacles formation which adds to the mystery. This private tour takes you firstly into the Pinnacles Discovery Centre for an information gathering look at the history, science and aboriginal cultural significance of the desert. You will then drive into the desert in the comfort of a vehicle which stops at specially selected bays where you can see the best of the Pinnacles with the help of your driver/guide. Following the Pinnacles tour you are returned to your hotel or pickup location.

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4.8
(587 reviews)

I only had 2 1/2 days in Perth and wanted to do something interesting. Rottnest looked a little generic and I found this tour recommended by a local blog. It turned out to be a great idea. I got to see a lot more of Western Australia and learned a lot about its geological and colonial history. Plus, everyone was jealous of the my pics feeding the kangaroos. The dunes were fun and the Pinnacles are really unique (I’d recommend getting a fly net from the gift shop before you start walking around). The guide was a really nice guy and even lent me a charging cord for my phone. He also had recommendations for food and a very cool record store after the tour was over (shout out to Dada Records). Highly recommend as a way to see a lot of WA in a day.

Beyond what we were expecting! Just amazing! From the drive to the great activities, the day flew by too fast! Gavin was just a wonderful guide! Amazing how much he did all by himself! The set up for dinner and stargazing in the pinnacle desert was unforgettable! Would definitely recommend this activity! Thank you for an unforgettable experience!

The excursion was fantastic! although the weather wasn't the best, Hadriel and Neil were able to make us experience unforgettable moments. The slides on the dunes of Lancelin were excellent (perhaps the sandboarding boards should be changed), the explanations given regarding the Desert and the dinner under the stars. Thank you!

It was amazing, Skip was very nice to us, very helpful and funny. Also, Gavin was super nice too and very friendly. We really loved this trip ! It was a fun day and super peaceful.

It was an awesome trip. We were able to see beautiful sunset and a lot of stars. Gavin gave us a lot of information and fun activities,good food. Thank you.