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Brand WA PinnaclesNambung National Park has much to offer the visitor from beautiful beaches, coastal dune systems, shady groves of tuart trees and low heath land. Then from August to October, the landscape bursts into a memorable spectacle of flowers. Nambung is an Aboriginal word that means crooked or winding and it was from this river that the park was named.

The Pinnacles
It is here that one of Australia’s best known landscapes resides, the Pinnacles Desert. Thousands of huge limestone pillars rise from the shifting sands, resembling a eerie almost alien, landscape. In places they reach up to three and a half metres tall. Some are jagged, sharp-edged columns, rising to a point, while others resemble tombstones. Today the park is visited annually by over 150,000 visitors, from all over the world. 

Coloured Deserts
From the Pinnacles, there is an option to go for a two to three hour walk to the coloured desert areas marked on the park brochure. Ask the ranger for directions and you should carry at least one litre of water per person and wear sturdy footwear and a hat. A compass is also highly recommended.

Kangaroo Point
The turn-off to Kangaroo Point is 7.5 km from the park entrance. Here, you can find picnic shelters, gas barbecues and toilets. To the north-west you can see Cervantes from Thirsty Point. Out to sea are the Cervantes Islands.

Hangover Bay
The access road to Hangover Bay is 11.6 km from the park entrance. This beautiful bay has a white sandy beach. It offers good snorkelling, swimming, windsurfing, surfing and beachcombing. Bottlenose dolphins and sea lions can also be seen. There is a spot with picnic tables, gas barbecues, and a boat launch (four-wheel-drive access only).

The park is about three hours drive from the centre of Perth. Cervantes is 245 km north of Perth via the Brand Highway. The turn off to the park is off Cervantes Road, which runs off the Brand Highway.

Barbecues, information panels, tables and toilets. There are no camping areas in the national park.

Best season
Interesting all year round. The wildflowers season is during September to October.

Source: NatureBase, Department of Conservation and Land Management
- now the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC)

The nearest ranger’s headquarters is at Bradley Loop:

Information Centre

Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC)
Cervantes Work Centre
Bradley Loop, Light Industrial Area
Ph: 08 9652 7043


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