Thousands of spectacular limestone pillars are dotted across a sandy desert landscape in Nambung National Park, WA
The coastal terrain north of Perth consists of white sandhills, limestone outcrops and low heathland shrubs. Tall trees are few and far between, but it’s far from being what you would call a desert. So it’s amazing to find that nature has thrown up yet another one of its surprises and created a unique desert environment on the coastal plain, where limestone rocks rise up mysteriously out of a sea of sand.
This amazing phenomenon is called the Pinnacles Desert and can be found about 250km north of Perth, close to the coastal town of Cervantes. Access to the desert is on a 5km sealed road off Indian Ocean Drive, which ends at a car park next to the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre.
Full article in January’16 issue of On The Road magazine.