Although human beings have done amazing things (the Wat Rong Khun Temple, the Rio Tinto Mines, the Castilla Canal …), the truth is that Mother Nature never ceases to amaze us. And there are places in all corners of the world capable of leaving anyone with their mouths open. At Vuela Viajes we have already told you about some of them, but we have many more corners to show you.
One of the continents where nature has done more of its thing is Oceania, and more specifically in Australia. For example, here is the Pinnacles Desert, known in English as The Pinacles Desert , a place where thousands of calcareous formations emerge from the sand in the most curious ways. Do you want to discover more details about this impressive Australian corner? Well then you won’t be able to miss anything that we tell you next! We assure you that you are going to love it!
The Pinnacles Desert is located in the western part of Australia, specifically in the Nambung National Park and very close to the city of Cervantes , which was a Spanish colony and that, as you can see, owes its name to the writer of “Don Quixote de la Stain". As you can see for yourself in the images that we show you in the gallery, it is a desert area of about 30 kilometers that is characterized by limestone rock pinnacles that emerge from the sand with the most varied shapes and sizes. Of course, most are between 3 and 7 meters high.
The origin of the pinnacles
It seems that these rock formations originated thirty thousand years ago, when the sea disappeared from the area, which explains that the pinnacles are formed by the mineral skeletons of marine animals that accumulated at the bottom of the dunes due to the rain, compacting. Over time, these formations were discovered by wind erosion. In fact, it seems that over the centuries the pinnacles have been covered and discovered and, in fact, this cycle will repeat itself for the next millennia.
More than 250,000 visitors a year
Although, as we have already said, the pinnacles arose about thirty thousand years ago, the truth is that most of the inhabitants of Australia and, of course, the world, were unaware of their existence . It was not until the 1960s that they became popular, after this area was added to the Nambung National Park. In fact, over time they have become one of Australia’s top attractions, being visited by 250,000 people every year.
Best time to visit The Pinnacles
If you plan to take a trip to this place, you should know that the best time to go to The Pinnacles is from August to October, since during this time the weather is quite mild and, in addition, the wild flowers begin to bloom. You should also keep in mind that it is first thing in the morning and at sunset when the landscape looks most beautiful. In addition, from sunset you will be able to contemplate a great wildlife activity. And it is that, believe it or not, here there is a great variety of animals. It is yes, do not think that visiting this place is free. The entrance to the park is about 10 Australian dollars per car, that is, about 8 euros.
Then we leave you with our gallery , where you will find more images of this impressive Australian place. Do not miss it!