When people think of traveling to Australia most think of the cities along the coast or the Great Barrier Reef. These are great attractions but there are other attractions that are just as interesting and exciting as the coastal and better known offerings. One of these is the Pinnacles Desert which is enchanting, bizarre, and slightly alien.

Desert lovers and photographers have long known about this protected areas mysterious rock and sand formations which poke up through the sand like giant fingers scattered across the desert landscape. The limestone pillars contrast with the yellow sand surface to present a dramatic and stunning display of shadow formations in the early and late hours of the day.

The popularity of this destination is growing and is no longer the unknown gem of a destination that it once was. Travelers are encouraged to go between August and October as the temperatures and weather is the most tolerable at this time of year as well as the time when desert plants blossom and bloom. Options for seeing the park include 4×4 or walking tours. Wildlife hides during the day except for the occasional kangaroo or emu so don’t expect an Australian safari experience here.

If you’re thinking you’d like to visit Australia but also have a different story to tell than most take a look at our Wild Australia Tour.

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