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The Yanchep and Nambung National Parks

by on Mai.02, 2011, under Along The Coral Coast

May 2, 2011

After getting the LandCruiser’s carburator fixed early in the morning we met with Sebastian and his team of travel mates in the northern suburbs of Perth: Bieke, Marjolein, Frank, Brian and Travis. They are from Belgium, Holland, Scotland and the USA. Together we would travel for the next ten days to visit all the exciting places along the Coral Coast of Western Australia.

Our first stop was the Yanchep National Park only an hour away from Perth. It was good for having a lunch, other than that it is not really worth mentioning…

We bought a „Holiday Pass“ as well for 40$. This would give us free entry to all the National Parks in Western Australia in the next 28 days – a good bargain!

Our next stop definitely provided for more entertainment: the Nambung National Park with the famous Pinnacles. Within a small area you can find thousands of limestone pillars that formed as a result of an erosion process specific to this area. We did the self-drive through the park, only a few kilometers long, but showing all the main features:

We timed our arrival exactly so that we could view the sunset. And it was really worth it, as you can guess by the next pictures:

We constructed two nice panorama views for you. The first was taken shortly after our arrival near the first sightings of pinnacles:

Panorama view of the Pinnacles

Panorama view of the Pinnacles

The other one was taken when the sun was about to settle:

Almost sunset at the Pinnacles

Almost sunset at the Pinnacles

Deeply impressed we used the upcoming night to get on with some boring driving. After a few hours on the road we found a free rest area close to Geraldton, set up camp, made a nice campfire, had a few beers .. all in all a really good first trip day! 🙂


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