Australia’s Pinnacle Desert Has to Be Seen to Be Believed

Australia is home to many unusual rock formations you can’t find anywhere else in the world. If you want to see many of them in a single place, the Pinnacle Desert is the place to be.

Located in the heart of the Nambung National Park, the Pinnacles are best accessed by car due to their secluded location. The small coastal town Cervantes is located nearby, and it takes about two hours to reach it from Perth.

Nambung National Park became a popular tourist attraction thanks to the Pinnacles—an area that contains thousands of weathered limestone formations. They come in many different shapes and sizes—some reach heights of up to 3.5 meters and resemble high columns, while others are only a meter high and look like short tombstones.

If you’re thinking of visiting the Pinnacle Desert while exploring Australia, be ready to pay the national park entry fee of $15 per vehicle. This unusual attraction can be visited all year long, but it’s especially popular in September and October, when colorful wildflowers start to bloom, and they’re best photographed in the early morning or late afternoon.