Day Trip to Pinnacles Desert and Yanchep National Park from Perth
Explore the Nambung National Park as well as Yanchep National Park on this 12-hour trip from Perth. Visit the Pinnacles Desert, a unique landscape of strange rock formations emerging from the amazing yellow sand. Try sandboarding in Lancelin on the amazing white sand dunes and see wild kangaroos, colorful Australian birds and koalas.
Begin your fun-filled and informative day at 7am when you are picked up from one of four convenient locations around Perth. Travel north away from the city skyscrapers and into the beautiful native eucalyptus trees of Yanchep National Park, an area of great significance in both Aboriginal and modern Australian cultures. Here your guide will discuss the unique plants and animals of the area while you photograph wild kangaroos, colorful Australian birds, and koalas. Spend some time in the Wangi Mia (talking place) learning about the local Noongar aboriginal culture and enjoy a delicious morning tea that includes native Australian fruit-marmalade, chutneys, cheese and smoked kangaroo with fresh bread, tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
Next, stop at the Lancelin sand dunes where you can experience the thrill of sandboarding down gigantic white sand dunes on custom made sandboards that are perfect for sitting or standing. This is an exhilarating optional activity at no extra cost. Even if you decide not to try it, the amazing white sand dunes sculpted by the wind and coastal scenery are spectacular to behold and will provide you with plenty of photo opportunities.
Next is some free time to relax and explore the beach, and a chance to dip your toes into the Indian Ocean, while your guide prepares a wholesome and healthy picnic buffet lunch of cold meats, tuna, fresh salad vegetables, bread, loads of tasty toppings, chips and dips and fresh melon for dessert.
After a short bus journey along the scenic Indian Ocean Drive, you will enter Nambung National Park, home of the Pinnacles Desert, a truly unique landscape like no other. Here your guide will explain the creation of the strange shaped rocks and give you plenty of time to explore and photograph the distinctive yellow landscape. Before departing Nambung National Park, visit the Pinnacles Discovery Center for more information and to shop for souvenirs.
We return you to your pickup location in Perth at approximately 6:30pm.