Introducing your Pinnacles Day Tour
Pinnacles Day Tour – Travel to where the horizon touches the sky, for a star-studded, desert adventure in the midst of the incredible rock formations of the Pinnacles National Park. Experience an Indigenous-led tour, where you’ll learn about local Aboriginal culture, their spiritual connection with the land and how they use native plants for medicine. Witness the sun sink beneath the Indian Ocean, before marvelling at the glistening stars and Milky Way forming in front of your eyes. An evening highlight is looking up and listening to the Dreamtime stories behind the stars and pointing out the different constellations making up Aboriginal Astrology.
This tour provides the latest in Astronomy Equipment, so you can simply attach your smartphone to take stunning pictures of the night sky.
- View the Pinnacles day tour without the crowds in Nambung National Park.
- Watch the sunset over the serene Indian Ocean landscape.
- Take a stroll along Hangover Bay and Nilgen Lookout.
- Stargaze with the latest astronomy equipment (conditions permitting).
- Test your skills sandboarding the incredible Lancelin dunes.
- Learn about Indigenous Australian astronomy and stories from the Dreaming.
- Enjoy an Australian BBQ picnic dinner under the outback stars.
- Operates: Thurs, Sun
- Duration: 9 hours
- Average group size: 8-12 guests
- Departs: 12pm (winter) / 2pm (summer)
- National Park entry fee
- Dinner under the stars with a glass of wine
- Sand surfing, boards provided (conditions permitting)
- Telescop & astro binoculars provided
- Experienced driver/guide with commentary
- Select hotel pick up / drop off points
Join us on tour for a Pinnacles Day Tour exploring some of the West Coast’s most stunning natural regions. Enjoy a star-studded adventure of twinkling twilight and wildlife in the native wonderland of the Pinnacles.
Leave behind city life for a one-day treat of some of Western Australia’s best natural wonders. Our first stop is in the small coastal town of Guilderton, which lies approximately 100kms north of Perth. Where the river meets the sea, walk the foreshore and witness the vast array of unique birdlife, flocking to the Moore River estuary. Stroll along a boardwalk made of ancient Tamala Limestone and climb the Yoodook Karla Kada Staircase to see where ships, long ago wrecked against the coastline. An important meeting place for local Aboriginal tribes in the area, you’ll learn how native plants were once used for both food and medicine.
Sandboarding in Lancelin
After admiring the picturesque Indian Ocean views, we head deep into the desert to explore the endless white sand dunes of Lancelin; Australia’s premier sand boarding destination. Often up to three storeys high, these sand dunes will offer thrill-seekers a ride of a lifetime. Don’t forget to hold on tight, while you fearlessly surf down the sandy waves, on custom made boards.
Nilgen Lookout / Hangover Bay
Shake the sand out of your shoes, before we travel on to the Nilgen Nature Reserve. A region abundant with flora and fauna, we’ll wander through a kaleidoscopic of wildflowers, including the likes of banksias, bottlebrush, heath, grass trees and kangaroo paws; all bursting with life, when in season. If the flowers are in hiding, we’ll instead head over to Hangover Bay, where you can cool-off in the crystal-clear waters or spot the likes of bottlenose dolphins and sea lions.
Pinnacles and Nambung National Park
With our lungs full of fresh sea air, it’s time to journey on to the Nambung National Park to witness the remarkable Pinnacles desert at sunset. Made up of shells, the Pinnacles date back millions of years to a time when the land was beneath the sea. Best explored at dusk when the crowds evaporate and the thousands of limestone pillars rise eerily out of the desert; watch the colours change over the rocks, creating a lunar-like atmosphere. Enjoy a BBQ dinner accompanied by a glass of Swan Valley wine (all included), while we settle in for a spectacular light show of natural wonder, beneath the sky. As the darkness sets, it’s time to marvel at the other-worldly beauty of the stars and planets, swirling high above. Listen to the ancient stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and gaze light-years away, using the latest astronomical equipment. You’ll even be able to attach your smartphone to the computerised telescope and Astro Binoculars, so you can take home the spectacular memories of stars and the moon.
What to bring
1L water bottle, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, warm clothes for the evening, camera and comfortable walking shoes.
Additional food & beverages
Where to meet
Our central meeting point is Criterion Hotel 560 HAY ST PERTH
- 13:00 (Oct, Mar-Apr)
- 13:30 (Nov, Feb)
- 14:00 (Dec-Jan)
- 12:30 (May, Sep)
- 12:00 (Jun-Aug)
Below is a full list of our hotel pick locations
- Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central – 24 Mount St, Perth
- Criterion Hotel – 560 Hay St, Perth
- Hostel G – 80 Stirling St, Perth
- Billabong Backpackers – 381 Beaufort St, Highgate
- The Witches Hat Hostel – 148 Palmerston St, North Perth
** Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to you nominated pickup time so as not to delay or miss your tour.
Cancellations within 48 hours or failure to board on the day of tour, will result in 100% full fare forfeiture.
Cancellation within 2 to 7 days prior to departure will result in a 50% loss of the ticket price.
Date change fees apply outside of 7 days $25 per person. Read Full Terms and Conditions.