Pinnacles Day Tour
Pinnacles Day Tour | Sunset & Stargazing
Pinnacles Day Tour showcasing the Pinnacles at Sunset departing from Perth
Book Now! *We are operating Sun, Mon, Thurs 2021
$165 Adults $115 Children 6 – 12 years
*Cancel anytime for free
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Introducing your Pinnacles Day Tour
Pinnacles Day Tour – Travel to where the horizon touches the sky, for a star-studded, desert adventure in the midst of the incredible rock formations of the Pinnacles National Park. Experience an Indigenous-led tour, where you’ll learn about local Aboriginal culture, their spiritual connection with the land and how they use native plants for medicine. Witness the sun sink beneath the Indian Ocean, before marvelling at the glistening stars and Milky Way forming in front of your eyes. An evening highlight is looking up and listening to the Dreamtime stories behind the stars and pointing out the different constellations making up Aboriginal Astrology.
This tour provides the latest in Astronomy Equipment, so you can simply attach your smartphone to take stunning pictures of the night sky.
- Tour code: PN-S
- Operates: Mon, Thurs, Sun
- Duration: 9 hours
- Average group size: 8-12 guests
- Departs: 12pm (winter) / 2pm (summer)
- National Park entry fee
- Picnic dinner with glass of wine
- Sandboarding (conditions permitting)
- Telescop & astro binoculars provided
- Experienced driver/guide with commentary
- Select hotel pick up / drop off points
- View the Pinnacles day tour without the crowds in Nambung National Park.
- Watch the sunset over the serene Indian Ocean landscape.
- Take a stroll along Hangover Bay and Nilgen Lookout.
- Stargaze with the latest astronomy equipment (conditions permitting).
- Test your skills sandboarding the incredible Lancelin dunes.
- Learn about Indigenous Australian astronomy and stories from the Dreaming.
- Enjoy an Australian BBQ picnic dinner under the outback stars.
Pinnacles Day Tour – Teo, 2019
“Went for the evening Pinnacle trip with Autopia.
We were glad we joined the optional crystal cave tour. Even though not as huge as some caves, the formations of the stalactites n stalagmites at this crystal caves were much more natural and bewildering.
The Pinnacles at dusk were simply mesmerizing, with the Pinnacles scattered all over the golden sand.
And after a delicious picnic dinner, we drove back down the Pinnacles. At night, you can see the Milky Way with a million stars, mindblowing.
Overall, a very well-arranged n wonderful trip! Cheers.“
Join us on tour for a Pinnacles Day Tour exploring some of the West Coast’s most stunning natural regions. Enjoy a star-studded adventure of twinkling twilight and wildlife in the native wonderland of the Pinnacles
Leave behind city life for a one-day treat of some of Western Australia’s best natural wonders. Our first stop is in the small coastal town of Guilderton, which lies approximately 100kms north of Perth. Where the river meets the sea, walk the foreshore and witness the vast array of unique birdlife, flocking to the Moore River estuary. Stroll along a boardwalk made of ancient Tamala Limestone and climb the Yoodook Karla Kada Staircase to see where ships, long ago wrecked against the coastline. An important meeting place for local Aboriginal tribes in the area, you’ll learn how native plants were once used for both food and medicine.
Sandboarding in Lancelin
After admiring the picturesque Indian Ocean views, we head deep into the desert to explore the endless white sand dunes of Lancelin; Australia’s premier sand boarding destination. Often up to three storeys high, these sand dunes will offer thrill-seekers a ride of a lifetime. Don’t forget to hold on tight, while you fearlessly surf down the sandy waves, on custom made boards.
Nilgen Lookout / Hangover Bay
Shake the sand out of your shoes, before we travel on to the Nilgen Nature Reserve. A region abundant with flora and fauna, we’ll wander through a kaleidoscopic of wildflowers, including the likes of banksias, bottlebrush, heath, grass trees and kangaroo paws; all bursting with life, when in season. If the flowers are in hiding, we’ll instead head over to Hangover Bay, where you can cool-off in the crystal-clear waters or spot the likes of bottlenose dolphins and sea lions.
Pinnacles and Nambung National Park
With our lungs full of fresh sea air, it’s time to journey on to the Nambung National Park to witness the remarkable Pinnacles desert at sunset. Made up of shells, the Pinnacles date back millions of years to a time when the land was beneath the sea. Best explored at dusk when the crowds evaporate and the thousands of limestone pillars rise eerily out of the desert; watch the colours change over the rocks, creating a lunar-like atmosphere. Enjoy a BBQ dinner accompanied by a glass of Swan Valley wine (all included), while we settle in for a spectacular light show of natural wonder, beneath the sky. As the darkness sets, it’s time to marvel at the other-worldly beauty of the stars and planets, swirling high above. Listen to the ancient stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and gaze light-years away, using the latest astronomical equipment. You’ll even be able to attach your smartphone to the computerised telescope and Astro Binoculars, so you can take home the spectacular memories of stars and the moon.
**This tour is operated in partnership with GPS Adventures.
What to bring
1L water bottle, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, warm clothes for the evening, camera and comfortable walking shoes.
Additional food & beverages
Where to meet
Our central meeting point is Criterion Hotel 560 HAY ST PERTH
- 13:00 (Oct, Mar-Apr)
- 13:30 (Nov, Feb)
- 14:00 (Dec-Jan)
- 12:30 (May, Sep)
- 12:00 (Jun-Aug)
Below is a full list of our hotel pick locations
- TBA To Be Advised
- Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central – 24 Mount St, Perth
- Criterion Hotel – 560 Hay St, Perth
- Hostel G – 80 Stirling St, Perth
- Billabong Backpackers – 381 Beaufort St, Highgate
- The Witches Hat Hostel – 148 Palmerston St, North Perth
** Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to you nominated pickup time so as not to delay or miss your tour.
This tour qualifies for FREE Cancellations if you book via our website. Change your travel date or cancel your tour any time up until 24hrs prior to departure and receive a full refund. Failure to board tour will result in 100% loss of ticket If you book via our call centre, a 3rd party website or a travel agent your booking is subject to the following conditions: Cancellations within 48 hours or failure to board on the day of tour, will result in 100% full fare forfeiture. Cancellation within 2 to 7 days prior to departure will result in a 50% loss of the ticket price. Date change fees apply outside of 7 days $25 per person. Read Full Terms and Conditions here
If you book via our call centre, a 3rd party website or a travel agent your booking is subject to the following conditions:
Cancellations within 48 hours or failure to board on the day of tour, will result in 100% full fare forfeiture. Cancellation within 2 to 7 days prior to departure will result in a 50% loss of the ticket price. Date change fees apply outside of 7 days $25 per person. Read Full Terms and Conditions here
Our commitment to sustainability
At Autopia Tours, we actively promote the protection of flora and fauna on our Pinnacles Day Tour. It is our duty to ensure there is minimal disturbance to this National Heritage Listed region and the species that call it home. Cultural sensitivity and respect for the traditional owners should also be shown at all times.
Part of our responsibility is educating guests on minimal impact practices and the importance of ensuring the safety of wildlife and the environmental sustainability of the destinations we visit.
Learn more about EcoTourism: https://www.ecotourism.org.au/
Autopia Tours would like to begin by paying our respects to the traditional owners of this country. Please be conscious and respectful of the sensitivities of indigenous culture and the spiritual connection they have with the land at all times.
The natural behaviours of wildlife are to be respected and not interfered with. When viewing wildlife, people should take care to avoid rapid or sudden movements, which could frighten the animal, and should keep noise to a minimum and refrain from touching, petting or feeding all wildlife including birds. Contact with people can introduce diseases to wildlife and can cause them to become aggressive.
Wildlife should not be handled or fed, unless by certified wildlife handlers. Feeding wildlife can alter their natural foraging behaviour and can lead to disease or illness through contact with people and the introduction of foods that are harmful to their digestive system. Feeding wildlife can also cause them to become aggressive toward people.
Wildlife that appears to be in distress, injured or in danger should be reported immediately to the appropriate authority, such as your Guide/Tour Leader, a National Park Ranger or Visitor Centre Staff.
Protecting our National Parks
People should remain on designated walking tracks, behind safety barriers/fences and follow all directions given by the guide/tour leader. Venturing off these can alter fragile ecosystems and can harm wildlife shelters and native vegetation. There are other dangers to be aware of too, such as cliff edges, unstable rock formations, overhanging tree branches and slippery ground cover. Remaining on tracks ensures safe visitation for guests and the environment.
No flora or fauna should be removed from their natural setting. This includes dead wood, fallen leaves, flowers and so forth, as they form part of the ecosystem of the region and their removal could cause a disturbance.
All buses are fitted with waste bins. No organic waste should be disposed of onto the ground. Although organic, items such as banana peels, apple cores, bread and other food scraps, are not natural/native to the region and can introduce pest species, diseases or harm to wildlife if found and eaten. We recommend all passengers bring a water bottle with you on our Pinnacles Day Tour. Purchasing bottled water contributes large amounts of plastic into the landfill. Therefore, we ask guests to bring their own bottle, as there is access to water refill stations available on our vehicles. Please ensure you stay hydrated throughout the tour to reduce the risk of sun exposure and dehydration.
All our guides carry a current Level 2 First Aid certificate. Please report any accident or illness to your tour guide. We recommend anyone with an existing medical condition to carry their medication with them on tour and to notify their tour guide at the beginning of the tour.
If you are a smoker! We ask you to refrain from smoking whilst in the company of other passengers and limit it to designated smoking areas. Smoking is not permitted on any of our vehicles, or in any type of accommodation including permanent campsites. We make frequent ‘comfort stops’ to allow free time for guests but cannot guaranteed smoke breaks. Please ensure you dispose of your cigarette butt responsibly and appropriately.
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