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Nambung National Park

Nambung National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Perth: Pinnacles Desert Sunset & Stargazing with Dinner

1. From Perth: Pinnacles Desert Sunset & Stargazing with Dinner

Set off from Perth and discover Western Australia on this day trip. Stop by some great scenic locations including Lancelin Lookout and Nilgen Nature Reserve on your way to the natural landmark known as The Pinnacles. Dine under the stars at Nambung National Park before returning to Perth. Depart from the city and get ready to explore some stunning locations. After driving for 1.5 hours, stop and stretch your legs and enjoy the views at Lancelin Lookout, home to the largest network of dunes in Western Australia. Admire the snow-white dunes contrasted by the waters of the Indian Ocean. Continue to Nilgen Nature Reserve, a region abundant in flora and fauna. Wander through the area if the flowers are in bloom. If not, head over to Hangover Bay, where you can dip your toes in the crystal-clear waters or spot try and spot the bottlenose dolphins and sea lions. Journey on to the Nambung National Park to witness The Pinnacles at sunset, watching the colors change on the thousands of limestone pillars rising out of the desert. Enjoy a picnic dinner and listen to stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and marvel at the night sky.

Pinnacles, Koalas & Sandboarding Tour Day Trip from Perth

2. Pinnacles, Koalas & Sandboarding Tour Day Trip from Perth

Following pick-up from Perth, head to Caversham Wildlife Park in the Swan Valley to admire koalas and wombats and hand feed kangaroos. Travel along quiet back roads to the lobster fishing town of Cervantes. Here, enjoy a behind-the-scenes factory tour on the processing of Western Australia rock lobster followed by a fish and chips lunch. Next, head to the mystical Pinnacles Desert for an easy walk through the fascinating landscape. Drive over the vast sand dunes of Lancelin in a custom-built 4WD vehicle before trying some downhill sandboarding. After the tour, drive down the Indian Ocean Drive to arrive back to Perth for drop-off.

Perth: Pinnacles and Swan Valley Wine Day Tour with Lunch

3. Perth: Pinnacles and Swan Valley Wine Day Tour with Lunch

Drive through golden wheat fields bordered by the Darling Ranges to the east and the shimmering Indian Ocean to the west on this day trip to the Nambung and the Yanchep National Parks with pickup and drop-off in Perth or Fremantle. Taste Swan Valley wine and sit down to a nice lunch.  Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel and hop aboard a spacious and air-conditioned bus. Depart from Perth and head north along the scenic coast through the Yanchep National Park towards Cervantes, the entrance to Nambung National Park.  Marvel at the Pinnacles which are among the most visited natural wonders of the state. Thousands of limestone pillars rise out of a stark landscape of yellow sand. Have ample time to explore the area and to take some colorful photos of these amazing formations.  Travel back through the West Australian Heartlands. In season, this whole region is in bloom with spectacular wildflowers. The Swan Valley with its pastoral land and fertile soil awaits, provides for an exquisite winetasting experience.  In the early evening, arrive back in Perth where this tour ends at your hotel.

Full Day Pinnacles Desert and New Norcia

4. Full Day Pinnacles Desert and New Norcia

Travelling through the Swan Valley, you arrive at New Norcia, home to Australia’s only monastic town which is renowned for its 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 Spanish royalty. 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 you will move on to the Abbey Church; home to one of only two large Moser organs, originally crafted in Germany, followed by a visit to St Gertrude’s College, a grand gothic style building which was originally built as a girl’s boarding school and opened in 1908.   You then visit a produce shop selling olive oil, fruit, wine, New Norcia nut cake and breads before enjoying a fish and chips lunch and local breads and olive oil at the historic New Norcia Hotel. Then, travel on to Nambung National Park for an easy paced walk through the mystical Pinnacles Desert and see the Pinnacles from the look out over the park. If time permits, make a visit to the Pinnacle Desert Discovery Centre.  Return to Perth down the Indian Ocean Drive, arriving at approximately 19:30.

From Perth: Pinnacle Desert, Yanchep, & Swan Valley Day Tour

5. From Perth: Pinnacle Desert, Yanchep, & Swan Valley Day Tour

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. Then it’s onwards to 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. Following the highlight visit to the Pinnacles, it’s on to the lobster town of Cervantes. Once here, enjoy a behind-the-scenes factory tour on the processing of Western Australia Rock Lobster, followed by your included fish and chip lunch. After lunch we head back down towards Perth to visit the iconic Swan Valley to sample some of the regions famed providores offering such delights as chocolate, nougat and gourmet nuts. Once we have had our fill of the gorgeous Swan Valley we head straight back to Perth

From Perth: The Pinnacles and Nambung National Park Day Trip

6. From Perth: The Pinnacles and Nambung National Park Day Trip

After pick up from your hotel we are leaving Perth headed north along the coast towards Cervantes, the entrance to Nambung National Park. The Pinnacles are among the most visited natural wonders of the state. Thousands of limestone pillars rise out of a stark landscape of yellow sand. There is ample time to explore the area and to take some colourful photos from these amazing formations. These impressions of lights and colours will stay with you for many years to come. In season this whole region, rich in fauna and flora, is in spectacular flower. In the early afternoon we arrive back in Perth where this tour ends at your hotel.

From Perth: 6-Day Whale Shark Snorkel and Ningaloo Reef Tour

7. From Perth: 6-Day Whale Shark Snorkel and Ningaloo Reef Tour

Discover Western Australia by land and water on a 6-day guided trip from Perth with lodging, entry fees, and most meals included. Explore Nambung National Park, visit the village of Kalbarri, and relax on the beaches of Monkey Mia. Swim and snorkel alongside whale sharks on a glass-bottom cruise. Day 1: Perth to KalbarriAfter pickup, leave Perth and head north along the coast towards Cervantes, the entrance to Nambung National Park. Once there, get plenty of time to explore the area and take some colorful photos of these unique formations. Continue north along the coast past Jurien Bay and Leeman towards Geraldton, the sunniest town in W.A. Cruising along the coastal road, enter the Kalbarri National Park via Port Gregory. Experience some of the most picturesque grazing land and the rough coastline. In the early evening, arrive in the laid-back village of Kalbarri. Day 2: Kalbarri to Monkey MiaAfter breakfast, say farewell to Kalbarri and continue into the Kalbarri National Park with breathtaking views down to the Murchison Gorge. Depending upon the season, drive through the Kalbarri National Park to the World Heritage area of Shark Bay. In the afternoon, arrive in Monkey Mia, home of the well-known dolphins. Enjoy time for relaxing and swimming on the beach. Before dinner, unwind on a catamaran cruise. Experience the silent sensation of sailing and capture a sweeping view of the coastline. Day 3: Monkey Mia to CarnarvonIn the morning, get the chance to come face to face with the famous dolphins. Before the next stop at Shell Beach, pay homage to this World Natural Heritage area with a visit to the Shark Bay Interpretive Centre in Denham. Later, head to Hamelin Pool where the world’s best-known colony of stromatolites can be admired. Get a taste of typical outback Australian impressions on the drive to Carnarvon. Day 4: Carnarvon to Exmouth (Ningaloo Reef)After enjoying breakfast, today’s destination will be beautiful Coral Bay. Encounter the 260-km-long natural wonder of the Ningaloo Reef. Not far from shore, the reef can be readily available to discover with the aid of snorkeling gear and flippers on an outing in a glass-bottom boat. Explore the shallow water of the reef, the homeland of various sea creatures such as corals, unusual sea stars, crustaceans, and over 500 species of different fishes. In the afternoon, continue the journey to Exmouth. Day 5: Exmouth Whale Shark Snorkel TourHead to the jetty, meet the crew, and join a safety briefing before hopping on the vessel and getting fitted for wetsuits and snorkel equipment. The marine adventure begins with an introductory snorkel on the inner Ningaloo Reef. Experience the thrill of swimming and snorkeling close to big, majestic whale sharks. You may also spot manta rays and humpback whales from the boat. Day 6: Exmouth to Airport LearmonthFinish off your trip with a transfer to Learmonth Airport for your flight back to Perth (airfare not included).

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What people are saying about Nambung National Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 80 reviews

What a wonderful day! Well paced, informative and enough time to enjoy this natural wonder! New Norcia was timeless and you could imagine the different times when the monks walked through the various buildings that still exist!

Great value for money. It is a very long day and remote but really comfortable bus and seats. Real mix of great experiences. Would highly recommend.

I liked the sand surfing best, 30 minutes more would have been great for that. Overall varied program. Well put together.

It was a unforgettable experience with the tour and tour guide provided, but each destinations were kind off quite rush

Nathan is a great guide, full of information. Experienced enough to know how to handle mishaps.