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.

Address:

Indian Ocean Highway
South of Cervantes
Cervantes WA 6511
Australia

Opening Hours
7 days 9.30am - 4.30pm
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