- Visit the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park without the day crowds
- Watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean panoramic landscape
- Take a stroll along the Hangover Bay coast and spectacular views from Nilgen Lookout.
- Stargaze with our Telescope (conditions permitting)
- Take in the views of the incredible sand dunes from the Lancelin lookout.
- Learn about the Dreamtime and Aboriginal astronomy
- Enjoy a locally sourced Australian picnic dinner under the outback stars
- Dinner under the stars with a glass of sparkling wine
- Telescope provided
- Admissions to National Parks
- Pinnacles guided walk
- Hosted by an experienced driver-guide
- Air-conditioned mini-coach travel
- Comprehensive local tour commentary
- Selected Perth inner-city pick-up/drop-off points
Day 1: Pinnacles Sunset & Stargazing Tour - from Perth
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 to some of Western Australia’s best natural wonders. After 1.5 hours from Perth, we stop to stretch our legs and take in the views from Lancelin lookout, home to the largest network of sand dunes in Western Australia. These gigantic snow-white dunes are a stark contrast to the glistening turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean in the distance. Shake the sand out of your shoes, before we travel on to the Nilgen Nature Reserve. In 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 dip your toes in the crystal-clear waters or spot the likes of bottlenose dolphins and sea lions.
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 Picnic dinner accompanied by a glass of local product 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. Meals: Picnic Dinner. Driving distance: 420km. Walking distance: ~1km / 2km.
Meals : Dinner
Departs: Mon, Tue, *Wed, Thu, *Fri, Sun
Pick Up: Meeting point for this tour is Criterion Hotel Perth, 560 Hay St, Perth, WA 6000 between 12:00pm and 14:00pm. This tour operates on a seasonal departure schedule to maximise the sunset experience. Be aware the departure time changes based on daylight savings hours.
Returns: Perth at approx 21:30 - 23:00 (pending season)
What to Bring
1L refillable water bottle
Hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
All-weather clothing for the evening as the desert can get cold at night plus windbreaker
Comfortable walking shoes (tread closed-toe shoes)
Small day pack 5-7kg
Money for snack and meals
Camera to capture every moment!
Any meals not indicated in the itinerary
Travel insurance is highly recommended
Hotel transfers pre/post tour itinerary