Tour ID: 10063685
• View the Pinnacles without the crowds through the desert
• Watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean landscape
• Take a stroll along Hangover Bay and Nilgen Lookout
• Stargaze with the latest astronomy equipment
• Test your skills sandboarding the incredible Lancelin dunes
• Learn about the Dreamtime and Aboriginal astronomy
• Enjoy an Australian BBQ picnic dinner under the outback stars
Leave behind city life for a one-day treat of some of Western Australia’s best natural wonders. Our first stop is in the small coastal town of Guilderton, which lies approximately 100kms north of Perth. Where the river meets the sea, walk the foreshore and witness the vast array of unique birdlife, flocking to the Moore River estuary. Stroll along a boardwalk made of ancient Tamala Limestone and climb the Yoodook Karla Kada Staircase to see where ships, long ago wrecked against the coastline. An important meeting place for local Aboriginal tribes in the area, you’ll learn how native plants were once used for both food and medicine.
After admiring the picturesque Indian Ocean views, we head deep into the desert to explore the endless white sand dunes of Lancelin; Australia’s premier sand boarding destination. Often up to three storeys high, these sand dunes will offer thrill-seekers a ride of a lifetime. Don’t forget to hold on tight, while you fearlessly surf down the sandy waves, on custom made boards.
Shake the sand out of your shoes, before we travel on to the Nilgen Nature Reserve. A region abundant with flora and fauna, we’ll wander through a kaleidoscopic of wildflowers, including the likes of banksias, bottlebrush, heath, grass trees and kangaroo paws; all bursting with life, when in season. If the flowers are in hiding, we’ll instead head over to Hangover Bay, where you can cool-off in the crystal-clear waters or spot the likes of bottlenose dolphins and sea lions.
With our lungs full of fresh sea air, it’s time to journey on to the Nambung National Park to witness the remarkable Pinnacles desert at sunset. Made up of shells, the Pinnacles date back millions of years to a time when the land was beneath the sea. Best explored at dusk when the crowds evaporate and the thousands of limestone pillars rise eerily out of the desert; watch the colours change over the rocks, creating a lunar-like atmosphere. Enjoy a BBQ dinner accompanied by a glass of Swan Valley wine (all included), while we settle in for a spectacular light show of natural wonder, beneath the sky. As the darkness sets, it’s time to marvel at the other-worldly beauty of the stars and planets, swirling high above. Listen to the ancient stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and gaze light-years away, using the latest astronomical equipment. You’ll even be able to attach your smartphone to the computerised telescope and Astro Binoculars, so you can take home the spectacular memories of stars and the moon. Driving distance: 420km
**A moderate level of fitness is required to complete the walks.
Dinner under the stars with glass of wine
Sand surfing boards provided (weather conditions permitting)
Telescope and astro binoculars provided
Admissions to National Parks
Pinnacles guided walk
Experienced driver guide
Air-conditioned superior minibus travel
Comprehensive tour commentary
Select inner city pick up and drop off points
Any meals not indicated
10:30 AM Mon, Thu, Sun
Between 21:00 - 23:00pm
Our main meeting point for this tour is the Criterion Hotel, 560 Hay Street, Perth. With seasonal departure times to maximise the sunset experience 13:00 (Oct, Mar-Apr) / 13:30 (Nov, Feb) / 14:00 (Dec-Jan) / 12:30 (May, Sep) / 12:00 (Jun-Aug).
For tours returning to Perth regulations state that we can only drop you off at your original pickup point or at the Criterion Hotel.
Water bottle (1L)
Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
Warm clothing for the evening
Comfortable walking shoes
Money for snack and meals not included
Camera to capture every moment
Small day bag 5-7kg
Child fare prices apply from 6 to 12 years old, not suitable for infants or children 5 years old and under.
A moderate level of fitness is required to complete the walks.
Child policy 6 years old and over, not suitable for infants or children 5 years old and under.
Passenger contact information and will be kept on file for 30-days for the purposes of contact tracing. We require the full name, contact phone number and email address of the lead passenger.
For your safety, we have implemented comprehensive hygiene measures and increased regular sanitation. Temperature checks of all staff and travellers will be conducted pre-departure and hand-sanitizer will be provided.
All tours must be re-confirmed with the operator within 7 days prior to departure on 03 9393 1333.
Please notify the tour operator of any dietary requirements or medical conditions prior to departure.
Private touring is available on request
Perth, Pinnacles Desert, Cervantes and Lancelin
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