Nambung National Park

 

 

Nambung National Park

 

Thousands of limestone pillars from the shifting yellow sand of the Pinnacles dessert. Attracting over 190,000 visitors each year, the Pinnacles of Nambung National Park are the major natural attraction in the Coral Coast region of Cervantes and Jurien bay. The park is located roughly 200 kilometres north of Perth and covers an area of 17,487 hectares, providing natural habitat for an extensive array of native animals and bird life.

A visit to Australia’s Nambung National Park and the Pinnacles is a must. These amazing natural limestone structures, some standing as high as five metres, were formed approximately 25,000 to 30,000 years ago, after the sea receded and left deposits of sea shells. Over time, coastal winds removed the surrounding sand, leaving the pillars exposed to the elements. Reference: http://www.australiascoralcoast.com/destinations/cervantes-jurien-bay-region/the-pinnacles-and-nambung-national-park