Pier 1, Barrack Street, Perth, 6000
Discover the beauty of Western Australia with Australian Pinnacles Tours.
With over 40 years of experience in the industry, you can take advantage of local knowledge and travel in comfort and style. Experience ancient landscapes, unique wildlife, picture perfect coastlines and towns steeped in history. Sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving for you whilst enjoying informative commentary about the places you visit and delving into the history and culture of the places you explore.
We look forward to showing you the 'must see' highlights and revealing the little known gems that make Western Australia such a popular destination.
Pinnacles Desert Explorer with Lancelin Sandboarding
Your adventure tour begins at the iconic Hillarys Boat Harbour. Whilst here, be sure to explore the stunning marina, shop for souvenirs and enjoy morning tea at one of the local eateries (at own expense).
Departing the marina, we travel on to the Lancelin sand dunes and experience the thrill of downhill sand boarding on the white sandy dunes. This is followed by an included fish and chips lunch at the Lancelin Beach Hotel.
Then it’s onwards to Lancelin Beach for a scenic stroll or alternatively take the opportunity for a quick swim.
We then travel to the iconic Nambung National Park in the town of Cervantes for a guided easy paced walk through the mystical Pinnacles Desert – a truly iconic Western Australia landscape. Discover the moon-like sandscape of these fascinating limestone formations.
If time permits, be sure to make a visit to the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre to learn more about the Pinnacles and the cultural and natural heritage of the area.
Return to Perth down the Indian Ocean Drive arriving at approximately 6:00pm.
Pinnacles Desert Sunset and Night-time Stargazing
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. From here we head up the coast towards the magical Pinnacle Desert to view the mystical limestone rock formations. Arriving late afternoon avoids the crowds and heat and allows for breathtaking sunsets. Experience the moon-like landscape come to life as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean and the moon rises.
Once darkness falls, we head to the fishing town of Cervantes for our included dinner in a traditional Western Australia tavern to soak up a real Australian atmosphere before heading out into the night to experience the night sky. We return to the Pinnacles Desert to the observation deck to experience the tranquillity of the national park and view the night sky without light pollution.
Return to Perth arriving at approximately 11.00pm.
TIP! Bring a pair of binoculars and download your favourite stargazing app on your phone to enhance your experience on this tour.
Please note this is a relaxed sightseeing tour rather than a professional astronomy based expedition.
Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia & Wildflowers
Travelling through the Swan Valley, we arrive at New Norcia, home to Australia’s only 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 Royalty of Spain. 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 we move on to the Abbey Church; home to one of only two large Moser organs, originally crafted in Germany. This is followed by a visit to St Gertrude’s College, a grand gothic style building which was originally built as a girls boarding school and opened in 1908. We then visit a produce shop selling olive oil, fruit, wine, New Norcia nut cake and breads, before enjoying a delicious lunch.
We continue on for an easy paced walk through the mystical Pinnacles Desert and see the Pinnacles from the lookout over the park. If time permits make a visit to the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre.
Return to Perth down the Indian Ocean drive arriving at approximately 7:30pm.
Pinnacles, Koalas & Sand Boarding 4WD Adventure
Stop off at Caversham Wildlife Park in the Swan Valley to view and take pictures with koalas and wombats as well as having the opportunity to hand feed the kangaroos.
Then it’s onwards along quiet back roads to Lancelin, a stunning coastal fishing down, famous for its impressive dunes. One of the highlights of the tour involves 4-wheel driving over the vast sand dunes of Lancelin in custom built vehicles unique to Australian Pinnacle Tours. This is followed by the thrilling experience of downhill sand boarding over these constantly moving dunes. We travel up the Indian Ocean Drive to the lobster fishing town of Cervantes. Once here, enjoy a behind-the-scenes factory tour on the processing of Western Australia Rock Lobster, followed by our included fish and chips lunch, or why not upgrade to half a grilled lobster (at extra cost).
The second highlight of the tour; we venture into 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.
After an amazing day with the Pinnacle Desert, 4WD and sand boarding specialists, return to Perth down the Indian Ocean Drive arriving at approximately 7:30pm.