Nambung National Park, Hangover Bay and Kangaroo Point
Nambung National Park, on the Swan Coastal Plain, to the immediate South East of Cervantes contains one of Australia’s most fascinating landscapes—The Pinnacles Dessert. Out of the shifting yellow sands rise thousands of huge limestone pillars, standing in stark contrast to the surrounding low heathlands typical of this coast.
The Pinnacles dominate tourist guides to the region, but they are only part of this 17,491ha National Park. Beautiful beaches, coastal dune systems and the trees and flowering plants typical of the northern coastal plain are all part of Nambung.
Summer days between December and March are usually hot and dry, with an afternoon sea breeze. Wildlife rests during the heat of the day, and only appears in the cooler hours of early morning and evening.
Most of the annual 600mm of rain falls between May and September. From September onwards the days begin to warm up (although still mild), and the world famous native wildflowers throughout the area begin their spring bloom.
Bush Walking Desert View Trail Easy, 1.5 kilometre, 45 minutes return walk through the pinnacles. The Desert View trail departs from the discovery centre car park. - See more at: http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/nambung
Bottlenose dolphins are common and sea lions can also be occasionally seen. You can launch your boat from the beach. The vegetation along the access road is composed of summer-scented wattle, coastal banjine and other common coastal species. Bobtails and other reptiles such as Gould’s monitors and carpet pythons (which are completely harmless) may also be seen - See more at: http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/hangover-bay#sthash.1brn5dWI.dpuf
. Getting ThereYou can get to this site by: 2WDGPS: -30.5929, 115.104 Site Activities: Surfing Snorkelling Swimming Fishing Site Facilities: Barbecue Toilet
Idyllic beach popular for shore fishing and boating. To the north-west you can see Cervantes at Thirsty Point. Out to sea, within the Jurien Bay Marine Park, are the Cervantes Islands. There is a concrete slab from an old fishing shack which was removed in the late 1960s. Birds such as swallows and ospreys are often seen. Getting ThereYou can get to this site by: Two-wheel driveGPS: -30.5601, 115.094 Get direction in Google MapBack to Park Site Activities: Bushwalking Site Facilities: Toilet Barbecue - See more at: http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/kangaroo-point#sthash.bg7DBUix.dpuf