The geological wonder of the Pinnacles is a must-see for road trippers on the west coast of WA. You don’t need an all terrain vehicle to pop onto the four kilometre rock-lined unsealed loop around these otherworldly rock formations. With pullouts for photos and viewpoints, it’s an opportunity to drive around and in between the formations, and it’s a one-of-a-kind drive of a lifetime – especially since the track is publicly accessible. If you’d prefer to avoid the 200km drive from Perth and see other attractions in the area as well, definitely consider the Pinnacles-Taste of WA day trip with Swan River Sea Planes.
Length of Trip : Budget a couple hours for a visit, or a full day trip with Swan River Seaplanes.
Best time to go : Definitely in the cooler months! The Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre is open daily 9.30am – 4.30pm
Wheelchair friendly : Contact operator to make arrangements
Family friendly : Yes
Where to eat :
The Lobster Shack in Cervantes is a major food stop in the area, and offers behind the scenes tours of their facility.
Where to Stay :
There are a few places to stay in Cervantes, like the Cervantes Pinnacles Motel. If you're making it a day trip from Perth with Swan River Sea Planes, we highly recommend staying at the the Attika Boutique Hotel.
Getting There :
Cervantes is situated 250 kilometres by road from Perth. You can take a coach tour or self drive. Swan River Seaplanes day tour includes one-way in a seaplane (which also has wheels to land on a dusty strip outside Cervantes) and the other in an air-conditioned coach.
Note from Robin :
The track through the Pinnacles is fine for two-wheel drive cars. Take advantage of the pull-outs to get great photos, and let cars pass you if you're taking your time. You're no longer allowed to climb on the rocks themselves. The Swan Rivers Tour also visits Yanchep Wildlife Park which is well worth stopping for.