A laidback fishing village, Cervantes is just a short trip north from Perth along the Indian Ocean Drive. Besides the beaches, the highlight of Cervantes is without a doubt the Pinnacles.
Mysterious, eerie, haunting, a natural wonder – the Pinnacles of Nambung National Park are just one of Western Australia’s incredible rock formations. Limestone spires that jut out of the yellow sand, these may look like they’re more suited to outer space, but the Pinnacles were created over thousands of years from broken-down seashells blown in from the ocean.
The Pinnacles now receive over 250,000 visitors per year, drawn by their shadows, colour and sheer number of columns. The Pinnacles Discovery Centre can show you more about the formations with interactive displays, videos and more, but the best experience is undoubtedly on a helicopter flight – you can’t beat this unique perspective of the rocks from the air.
There’s more to Cervantes than just being the gateway to the Pinnacles. Fishing is really popular, especially at Hangover Bay and Kangaroo Point thanks to the offshore reefs. Meanwhile, romantics can enjoy a sunset boat tour with the possibility of being joined by sea lions and dolphins. And if it’s views you’re looking for, Thirsty Point Lookout will reward you after a walk through the sand dunes.
To accommodate the year-round visitors to the area, Cervantes has a range places to stay including Pinnacles Edge Resort, Cervantes Pinnacles Motel and Cervantes Holiday Homes.
Article courtesy BBM Live Magazine