Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre

Open your eyes to the natural world

The other-worldly looking structures of the pinnacles in Nambung National Park are so intriguing that they capture your full attention. But look a little closer and stay a little longer and a whole other world of natural intricacies appear. The Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre uncovers these wonders by opening your eyes to the plants, animals, geology and history of the area. There’s also a shop selling nature-based books and souvenirs, and picnic tables outside - just the spot to soak up the natural wonders.


Indian Ocean Highway
South of Cervantes
Cervantes WA 6511

Opening Hours
7 days 9.30am - 4.30pm
Guess what this is

Can you guess what this is? Nope it’s not some fancy dessert. It’s an emu poo! This rather sizable dropping is laced with quandong and other seeds, giving it its odd appearance. Emus are rather...

Bejewelled in colour

Mother Nature was feeling particularly creative when she fashioned jewel beetles, bejewelling them with an iridescent cloak of colour. But they are not just known for their good looks. Jewel beetles...

Acrobatic owl

This dapper little fellow is the smallest of Australia’s owls and is named the southern boobook owl for its ‘boo-book’ call. If you’re lucky enough to sight one you may be impressed by their dazzling...

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Historical homestead and gardens

The 19th-century homestead of Greenough’s notable Maley family stands amid sprawling cottage gardens and is today the Greenough Museum and Gardens. The museum showcases life in the early days of the...

The men behind the medals

The Geraldton RSL Birdwood House features a collection of military artefacts within the Birdwood Military Museum. The items reveal something of the men behind the medals and the characters behind the...

Museum and herbarium

In the mid-1980s residents from the sparsely populated Murchison Shire banded together to build the rammed earth Murchison Museum. Step inside the museum to discover artefacts revealing everyday life...

Monsignor Hawes - discover where he lived and worked

Wander through the former home of famed architect-priest Monsignor John Hawes and it’s easy to imagine this remarkable man inhabiting its rooms. Hawes designed and built the presbytery for himself in...

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