Autopia Tours / Wildlife Tours Pinnacles Sunset Dinner & Stargazing

Autopia Tours / Wildlife Tours
Pinnacles Sunset Dinner & Stargazing

$145.00

This tour is affected by daylight savings hours, the departure time changes throughout the year to maximise the sunset experience.
• 13:00 (Oct, Mar-Apr)
• 13:30 (Nov, Feb)
• 14:00 (Dec-Jan)
• 12:30 (May, Sep)
• 12:00 (Jun-Aug)



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Starts: Perth WA, Australia
Ends: Perth WA, Australia

This tour is affected by daylight savings hours, the departure time changes throughout the year to maximise the sunset experience.

TOUR CODE:PN-S

TOUR DURATION: 9 Hours

DEPARTS: 12:00 – 14:00pm

RETURNS: 21:30 – 23:00pm

MAIN PICKUP LOCATION & TIME: Criterion Hotel Perth, 560 Hay St, Perth, WA 6000.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • View the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park without all the day tours crowds
  • Watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean landscape
  • Take a stroll along Hangover Bay and learn about traditional bush medicines
  • Checkout the wildflowers at Nilgen Lookout (seasonal)
  • Stargaze with the latest astronomy equipment
  • Test your skills sandboarding on the incredible and giant Lancelin Sand Dunes
  • Learn about the Dreamtime and Aboriginal astronomy
  • Enjoy a local sourced Australian BBQ picnic dinner under the outback stars

ITINERARY:

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.

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.

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 dip your toes in the crystal-clear waters or spot the likes of bottlenose dolphins and sea lions.

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. Driving distance: 420km.

*A moderate level of fitness is required to complete the walks.

INCLUSIONS:

  • Dinner under the stars with glass of wine
  • Sand surfing boards provided (weather conditions permitting)
  • Telescope and astro binoculars provided
  • Admissions to National Parks
  • Pinnacles guided walk
  • Experienced driver guide
  • Air-conditioned superior minibus travel
  • Comprehensive tour commentary
  • Select inner city pick up and drop off points

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Any meals not indicated
  • Travel insurance recommended
  • Personal expenses

WHAT TO BRING:

Water bottle (1L), hat, sunscreen and sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing for the evening as the desert can get cold at night, money for snack and meals not included, camera to capture every moment, small day bag 5-7kg.

CHILD POLICY:

This tour is not suitable for infants or children 5 years old and under, fare types are based on children 6 to 12 years old.

WEATHER:

The weather in Western Australia can fluctuate and be extreme at times. It is not unheard of for temperatures to reach over 40+ degrees Celsius during the day and in the evening the temperature drops dramatically. Please ensure you have checked the average temperatures for the time of year you are travelling and have packed adequate clothing.

This tour is operated in partnership with an accredited WA tour operator.

 

Terms & Conditions

Only hand luggage is allowed on day trips. With the 3 and 4-day tours we request that you keep your luggage to a maximum of 15 kgs in a backpack or soft overnight bag.

In addition to WTC’s terms and conditions; Autopia Tours / Wildlife Tours Cancellation Policy: Cancellations within 1 days of the start date incur a 100% fee. Between 1 and 3 days incur a 50% fee.Between 3 and 28 days incur a 25% fee. https://autopiatours.com.au/project/booking-terms-and-conditions/

 

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