Visiting Desert, The Pinnacle

Love of my life, at the Pinnacle
Love of my life, at the Pinnacle

Heard so much about desert, visiting one, not yet.

During our annual family vacation to Perth this year, we made sure that we will visit some place so different that we have never been before, we chose The Pinnacle, which is under the Nambung National Park.

About 200km, from Perth CBD, according to Google Maps. 

With the rented car, the whole journey took about 2.5 hours, as we were being careful, too many speed trap cameras on the highways.  Better be safe and save too.

So, we left the CBD about 1pm, arrived at Nambung National Park about 3:30pm.  During the journey, we stopped by a R&R, which according to the twins, just holes on the ground.

Tan-Vijayans, walking on the desert
Tan-Vijayans, walking on the desert

There were so many signages that I saw to inform drivers no smoking, no littering.

We found many eatery such as small cafes along the way, but unlike Malaysia, they do not open all day.

So, we packed some snacks like chocolate bars, drinks etc before the journey.  It helps.

"I am Rey!"
“I am Rey!”

Coming back to The Pinnacle.  The visitors are allowed to drive in there, but not to touch the limestone formations.  Also not to climb the limestone, because it may break.

The whole drive through takes about 15mins or less, depending on the driving speed, as the drive is about 4km.

Then there is a walking trail, but needs the park approval before proceed.  About 2km, but for the heat at 43 degrees or more, the park needs the visitor to register himself or herself first, in case of emergency, or never returning, so at least the park knows when to start the search and rescue.

Sand playing
Sand playing

Also long sleeve is required, head gear such as cap, hat and at least 2-3 litre of water.

The view at the drive way, simply spectacular and amazing.

For us, coming from Malaysia, not much getting used is required in The Pinnacle, it is hot, throughout.

Be sure to stop by the souvenir outlet and get some drinks before heading back.  Also there is some exhibits there to check out too.


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