The Pinnacles – Nambung National Park

A moonscape of around 150 000 limestone outcrops known as The Pinnacles, standing up to 3.5 metres high, speckle the yellow sands of Nambung National Park. When Dutch navigators sighted the area in 1658, they believed the pillars were the ruins of an ancient city. The Pinnacles are the remnants of an underlying bed of limestone eroded over time by seeping rainwater. The overlying sands were blown away, revealing the formations, some jagged and pointed, others rounded, more like tombstones. Try spotting the recognisable shapes among them, such as the ‘Indian Chief’, the ‘Two Nuns’ and the ‘Milk Bottles’.

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