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Pinnacles Desert Sunset Stargazing Tour provided by Lumineer Adventure Tours

Pinnacles Desert Sunset Stargazing Tour

Pinnacles Desert Sunset Stargazing Tour
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Tour snapshot
Magnificent views of the Pinnacles at sunset and after dark
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
The Pinnacles Desert is known for its unique limestone rock formations and lies in the Nambung National Park, an around 2-hour drive north of Perth. On this tour, set out in the afternoon and stop along the way to enjoy sandboarding, see Wildflowers at Nilgen nature reserve in season, then take a guided bush tucker/bush medicine walk at Hangover Bay before arriving at the Pinnacles desert. Then, enjoy a sunset dinner in the desert, followed by a guided stargazing experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Zip down the Lancelin Dunes on a sandboard
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Perth hotel
  • Small-group tour by minivan with a maximum of 11 people
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Zip down the Lancelin Dunes on a sandboard
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Perth hotel
  • Small-group tour by minivan with a maximum of 11 people
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 64543P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Dinner
  • All activities
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Lancelin Sand Dunes
  • Entry/Admission - Nilgen Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - Hangover Bay
  • Entry/Admission - The Pinnacles
Exclusions
  • We don't provide lunch or afternoon tea. It is best to have lunch before we pick you up.
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If not staying in Perth CBD pick up will be from the Wellington St Tourist Coach Stand or 91 Leake St Bayswater
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring a bottle of water and warm clothes for the evening, it can get quite cold in the Pinnacles Desert.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Dinner
  • All activities
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Lancelin Sand Dunes
  • Entry/Admission - Nilgen Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - Hangover Bay
  • Entry/Admission - The Pinnacles
Exclusions
  • We don't provide lunch or afternoon tea. It is best to have lunch before we pick you up.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If not staying in Perth CBD pick up will be from the Wellington St Tourist Coach Stand or 91 Leake St Bayswater
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring a bottle of water and warm clothes for the evening, it can get quite cold in the Pinnacles Desert.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 29 Jun. 2020
A note from Pinnacles Desert Sunset Stargazing Tour
Completed the Government Covid -19 Tourism Clean accreditation programme.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Lancelin Sand Dunes
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Nilgen Lookout
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Hangover Bay
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    The Pinnacles
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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JBeerman
Honolulu, HI38 contributions
Mar. 2020
For me, the sandboarding on the sand dunes and stargazing in the Pinnacles desert were the two highlights for me of this trip. The Pinnacles desert was also really interesting to wander around and explore, but it was seeing so many stars was truly fantastic. There is almost no light pollution and we were each given binoculars and use of a large telescope.

We were picked up at our AirBnb in the Perth CBD on time. Our first stop was at the Margaret River winery/chocolate store. It was interesting and they have a lot of samples to try for free. But, it wasn't that exciting in my opinion.

Next, we stopped at the Koffee Works coffee shop just 1 minute down the road. Our group participated in a coffee tasting and it was actually interesting. I ended up buying a bottle of iced coffee and chai tea to take home!

We drove for a couple of hours and saw kangaroos and emus on the way while listening to our guide giving us fascinating facts and stories of the area. After stopping for a quick lunch at a small pie shop and bakery, we went sandboarding at the sand dunes (I don't recall their name).

The sand was shockingly cool in the blazing hot sun and everyone participated, including a couple in their 60's.

Finally, we drove an hour or so to the Pinnacles desert. We wandered around on our own for 45 minutes or so while our guide prepared dinner. It was simple - salads, sausages, rolls, soda, water, wine - but delicious and filling. The magic happened when the sun dropped below the horizon (beautiful) and we saw all the stars. I have never seen so many stars in my life and it was amazing.

The only real con was that there were 15 of us on the tour and the bus was crowded and cramped. I would have preferred a smaller group. But, the price was reasonable and well below what a private tour would have cost.
Written 21 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thankyou for taking the time to provide such a detailed review, the feedback is always helpful for us to see what's working & what needs work. Like most or all tourism businesses, we are now in hibernation for some time. We are using the time to work on some new technology to enhance the star gazing experience so we can provide a better experience than before.
Written 4 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Oliver
1 contribution
Seeing the milky way without light pollution, plus close ups of the visible planets through a telecope, was incredible. Away from a city you can see so much more.
Gavin's commentary on a range of topics on the way out to the pinnacles was interesting and insightful too.
The pinnacles is a unique landscape as well, being there as the sun set made for great landscapes.
Written 8 October 2021
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Gavin P
Hi there, thankyou for taking the time to do your review, it's always great to get feedback from customers to help us improve the experience. Safe travels.
Written 9 October 2021
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Brian T
1 contribution
Jan. 2020
Light pollution in the city makes it impossible to enjoy the natural night scenery. The tour guide invested in equipment that no normal person would do when as compared to anyone who is going to the Pinnacles like binoculars and telescope so tourist and locals can enjoy the stars. Many of us witness shooting stars and orbiting satellites with our naked eyes. It even requires special cameras to capture the pictures with the stars and we can only get those pictures from the tour guide. We were super lucky to be there at the time there's no moon to fully appreciate all the stars.
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thankyou for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed the experience.
Written 4 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DavidWnC
Boussu, Belgium8 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
First, a few words about the tour itself...We were looking forward to this tour - especially the Pinnacles and the star gazing!
We knew the first few stops (chocolate factory, coffee roaster, honey shop, etc...) would not be exciting but were a nice way to break up a long drive. I was a bit apprehensive about the sand boarding bit (as I am not very graceful or athletic) but overall enjoyed that too.
When we got to the Pinnacles I was pleased about how close you can get to them (in fact, a bit too close I fear!) And the stars did not disappoint in the stargazing (do stars ever disappoint?)

Now, about Mick...
Let's just say he's not a natural tour guide. Other than a couple minutes on how the Pinnacles were formed, he added no information to the tour (not that I need a constant monologue all day long, but it's nice to learn a bit about some of the things you are seeing.)
His manner can be gruff to the point of bordering on rudeness.
On the way to the Pinnacles he played decent middle of the road music at a reasonable volume (so I could talk to my partner and those around me.) On the way home he blasted harsh music so loud I couldn't take a nap (and I can sleep through anything!)
When we were doing the stargazing he explained to us how sensitive to light his eyes are. About 5-10 minutes after he told us this he spent 20 minutes running around with his mobile phone's torch on hi beam looking for snakes (nobody was interested in seeing snakes) - I had to keep my eyes closed in order to keep my eyes accustomed to the darkness. I can understand him wanting us to be mindful of his eyes, but he should extend the same courtesy to his clients.
And while none of us wanted to see snakes, the majority of the participants on the tour were visitors to Australia, so of course we all wanted to see kangaroos. I know that Mick can not control the kangaroos but on the 2 times that one was spotted he could have slowed down a bit instead yelling 'kangaroo to the right' and continuing on at full speed.
My final point is probably the one that concerns me the most: his driving. I can understand going at speed down the motorway, but he was also flying through the National Park. The road is very bumpy with a lot of sharp curves and corners. A 16 person van is not the most agile of vehicles for these roads. I was glad I was not riding behind the rear axle thats where the ride is the roughest and I would have ended up with an aching back.
My advice: do the tour but find a guide who is more customer oriented.
Written 20 February 2020
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Hi David, thankyou for taking the time to do your review. It wasn't great to read for my wife & I, we pride ourselves on delivering a great customer experience & as much as possible we run most of the tours ourselves but we do have to use other drivers on occasions so that we can have a break. We have been working with Mick for a few months to get him to deliver an experience that is consistent with what we expect for the tour. Obviously we still have quite a bit of work to do with him. He does have a lot of good qualities but appreciate he may be an acquired taste for some. He has been described at times as a bit of a Mick Dundee character. we appreciate the time you have taken to do the review, it provides us with some useful coaching information for the driver & apologise again that it wasn't the experience you were hoping for on the day.
Written 27 February 2020
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ausboy64
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
Jan. 2020
The Pinnacles Sunset Stargazing Tour was awesome.
Along the way there were stops for Chocolate Factory, Sandboarding but the Pinnacles was out of this world. You could imagine being on another planet.
Gavin our guide was fantastic good communication skills, we stargazed through bonocculars, telescopes to see the moon and stars, Gavin very knowledgable in this area. Provided in the tour was a BBQ and drinks.
Gavin was a solo act, setting up the BBQ, explaining the stars,driving, etc.
Great Tour Gavin
Written 3 February 2020
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Thankyou, glad you enjoyed the experience, hope you are staying well.
Written 4 April 2020
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Arcie917
Perth, Australia84 contributions
It was a lovely day and we really enjoyed our trip with Lumineer Adventure Tours. We went to 4 places: Lancelin sand dunes, Lancelin Lookout Point, Hangover Bay and lastly The Pinnacles where we witness the incredible sunset plus dinner and stargazing. It was all worth it and we will definitely book with Lumineer again in the future.
Written 16 April 2021
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Gavin P
Hi there, thankyou for taking the time to do your review, we are fortunate to have such beautiful natural landscapes in WA to showcase to visitors
Written 17 April 2021
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travelbugPJ
PJ258 contributions
There were many of us so two vehicles were used, ours was driven by Mick. It was a great trip, but there wasn't much explanation on the Pinnacles or the stars (the two focal points of the tour) by Mick, who seemed to be more interested in snakes than anything else. Having read from previous reviews how knowledgeable Gavin is - he was certainly impressive when we settled down for stargazing - I can't help but wish that he had led us from the beginning to the end.
It was stated in the itinerary on their website that the Swan Valley visits include Coward and Black Winery, Margaret River Chocolate Factory, Yahava Koffee Works and the House of Honey. We only did 2, the chocolate factory and coffee. I was looking forward to buying some honey but we headed for Lancelin after those 2 stops. I know these are not the focal points of the tour, but as tourists these stopovers are appreciated. If the management only intends to bring us to 2 of the 4, this should be stated clearly on the tour itinerary to avoid confusion and disappointment.

Lastly, I have no complaints about the simple yet tasty bbq dinner. The salads were delicious and the Swan Valley wines were good.

Would I recommend this tour to others? Yes, most definitely. Would I come back for another tour? Perhaps, if I can be assured that Gavin will be our driver guide (not quite possible, right?)
Written 26 February 2020
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Hi, thankyou for taking the time do your review. We are aware Mick needs more training in some areas, he does have a good knowledge of wild life but the stars are a work in progress. Just re the winery it was at the same venue as the chocolate factory, it was the building right next to it, perhaps Mic didn't explain this. We had to skip the honey place on the day as there were a few delays in pickups at the start of the tour & getting to the Pinnacles for sunset is a top priority. Like most tourism businesses, we will now be closed for at least the next 6 months, probably 12. We are using this time to give Mick some more training as well as train a few other drivers. We have also invested heavily in some new technology for the telescopes which will significantly enhance the night sky viewing experience. Thankyou again for taking the time to do your review, they do provide us with valuable insight in to what is working & what isn't. Hope you are staying safe & that life returns to normal sooner rather than later.
Written 4 April 2020
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Jezzy L
4 contributions
Dec. 2020 • Family
A loooong day, you don’t get back to Perth until after 11 pm but the travelling is required due to WA being HUGE. Great hosts in Gaz and Natalie, and the dinner a the Pinnacles look-out on sunset was a treat.
The snippets of info on bush tucker was fascinating and never boring. After dinner star (and planet) gazing was in order with the Gaz telescope and binoculars. I have a new fave star cluster in the Seven Sisters even before I learnt the connection with the stars and the Subaru logo!
Was a special and unique experience being out in the desert with an almost full moon, plenty of planets and stars and a subtle indigenous understanding.
Written 28 December 2020
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Thankyou for taking the time to do your review, the Seven Sisters are also one of my favourite star clusters & is always a favourite of people who own Subarus.
Written 5 January 2021
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Judy
47 contributions
Dec. 2019
Happy to be picked up from our hotel in a mini bus, then we sat back and enjoyed the sights of Swan Valley, had a couple of stops at a chocolate place then a coffee place. Next stop was the Lancelin sand dunes where we had the most amazing experience of sand surfing, on to a beach to dip your toes in the water, plenty of rest stops along the way. The final destination of the Pinnacles desert/ national park was absolutely beautiful, we arrived as the sun was setting and it was so beautiful to wander the sand dunes as the sun set. A BBQ dinner with salad was laid to enjoy. Then out came the telescope for a view of the night sky, binoculars were also handed out to personally view the night sky. An absolutely amazing experience, a long day but well worth it. Thank you to our wonderful host for a great day out.
Written 19 January 2020
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Hi there, thankyou for your review & we're glad you enjoyed the day. We are using this down time to work on some new technology to enhance the viewing experience of the nights sky.
Written 4 April 2020
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Sambuyexo
3 contributions
Feb. 2020
This is a FULL DAY tour that is worth every penny! We were split into two buses, I happened to be in the one with Roy. Very knowledgeable about the area and the places we visited! Him and Mick were great at giving a considerably large group enough time in every place we visited to truly enjoy ourselves. They also bring some amazing equipment to enjoy a night under the stars in the desert! With powerful binoculars, telescopes and cameras, they make sure they give you all you can ask to make it a memorable experience! The only thing I would have liked was some time at the Pinnacles Desert discovery centre to learn a bit more about it! Definitely recommend this tour though!
Written 4 March 2020
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Thankyou for taking the time to do your review. Hope you are keeping safe.
Written 4 April 2020
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Super 5 star tour
'The tour is fantatic, well organized and complete. The sunset at Pinnacle Desert is just beautiful and peaceful. G
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Stunning star-gazing among the Pinnacles
Escape the light pollution of Perth and see the heavens like never before. This was a fabulous tour that included s
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Must do so amazing
Very accommodating staff, great tours Actually one of the best quirkiest tours I have ever done (bbq in the paddoc
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Night sky toyr
Perth local I chose Pinnacles tour. It was extreme hot weather thankful for airconditioning fab time
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Beautiful Day in WA
We loved every minute of our Margaret River tour yesterday! Thank you Gavin, for sharing so many of WA’s natural wo
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Pinnacles desert and stargazing tour
We really appreciated that the company took us on the tour even though we were the only ones who finally took the
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We are lucky to live here in WA
A great day out in our own backyard. A great way to spend time playing and seeing nature in all its splendour. Gra
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Awesome experience
Thank you to Gavin for an awesome day!! We had a fantastic time and enjoyed every minute. This tour is totally wort
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Great day out
It was fun and educational. Gavin was very knowledgeable and accommodating. A lot of his commentary and informati
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Fabulous
Excellent -pickup exactly on time, comfortable vehicle, interesting commentary, delicious meal, blankets for cold n
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Stargazing at The Pinnacles with sunset dinner
Gavin was a fantastic tour guide, driver, cook, educator. i've learned about the flora and fauna, heard interesting
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Perth outback with stargazing at the Pinnacles
It was an excellent small group tour. Tour started at 11:30am we returned home at 11pm, the tour guide, driver, nar
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We had a wonderful time exploring the region,visiting wineries, a gin and whiskey distillery. Gavin our guide and b
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Stars
Enjoyed the BBQ dinner under the stars. Great to have the large telescope to see the stars. Great clear night. Saw
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