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Perth 1D Adventure Trip to Lancelin Sand Dunes, The Pinnacles & Lobster Shack

Western Australia The Pinnacles

This is one of our most exciting day trip from Perth. 😍😍😍

We will be going to experience sandboarding at Lancelin Sand Dunes and visit the Pinnacles desert. 🏜🏜🏜

As there are findings on self-driving to Lancelin sand dunes and Pinnacles desert, we got a little worried about the road condition. πŸ›£πŸ›£πŸ›£

In addition to that, we could not get much information on where we could rent the sandboard. πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„ Nevertheless, we just head off hoping for the best in whatever situation we face. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

First Stop: Lancelin Sand Dunes

Lancelin Sand Dunes is a popular sandboarding destination with gorgeous white sand. πŸ–πŸ–πŸ–

How to Get to Lancelin Sand Dunes

For a taste of adventure and an injection of adrenaline, head to Lancelin sand dunes. 🏝🏝🏝

Welcome To Lancelin PerthDrive up North from Perth, the drive is approximately 128km, 1.5hours.🚘🚘🚘

This route is along the Indian Ocean and the drive is on a smooth road.

βœ…The road condition is pretty good throughout until before entering the sand dune.

Western Australia Lancelin Sand Dune Off Road Warning SignUpon entering the sand dune, we entered an off-road vehicle area. I recommend drivers to drive on flat sand instead of driving up the sand dunes as the sand is very soft the higher we go. πŸš—πŸš—πŸš—

⚠️Do drive safely as: Sand dunes are always changing in size and shapes

  • Sand dunes may ends with steep sudden drop-offs
  • Beware of other vehicles, sandboardersΒ and pedestrian

Western Australia Animal Crossing Signs ⚠️One point to note while driving in Perth will be animals.

‼️There are many signs warning signs featuring animals crossing the road. Drive safe and drive slow when you see these signs as animals tend to be attracted to the roadside and you never know when they dash across. Β 

Where to rent Sandboard?

Western Australia Lancelin Sand Dune Without BoardThis is what we will use if we couldn’t find any shop that rents sandboard.😜😜😜

Western Australia Lancelin Lucky 7 Have A Chat General StoreAs we are heading to Lancelin sand dune, we will need to rent a sandboard before arriving at this famous sand dune.Luckily, we saw Have a Chat General Store where we rented one sandboard for AUS$10 for 2 hours. Trust Me, one sandboard is enough to share with 2-3 people. ☺️☺️☺️

Western Australia Lancelin Sand Dune Board RentalCheck out our happy faces for managing to rent the sandboard and now we can head to Lancelin sand dune!

βœ…Have a Chat General Store opens 7 days a week from 5am to 5pm.

Western Australia Lancelin Sand Board Cool Pose Weird FaceHere we can go sandboarding down massive 45 degrees angle dunes where it is the biggest in Western Australia. 😎😎😎

What to Do in Lancelin Sand Dunes?

Western Australia Lancelin View From Sand Dune Hill

  1. Getting the best view – Do get up to the peak of the sand and be rewarded with a stunning outlook over Lancelin, surrounding farmland, sandhill and coastline.  🏜🏜🏜

βœ…Tips: The best views are at dawn and dusk. The weather is cooler at dawn and dusk too!🌞🌞🌞

Western Australia Lancelin Learning To Sandboarding

  1. Learn how to sand dune –Β Enjoy the pristine white sand dunes which are over three stories highπŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸ„β€β™€οΈ

βœ…Tips: Start from the lower sand dune before moving to the higher and steeper ones. Try to balance on the sandboard and keep the centre of gravity low.

‼️Remember to wax the sandboard for smoother experienceπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Western Australia Lancelin Carrying Sand Board Up Sand DuneThough it seems easy, the walk up carrying the board can be tiring. We got tired after 3-4 times up and down. πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ˜›

Western Australia Lancelin Carrying Sand Boarding SuccessMy success to sandboard down the sand dune after few attempts.😁😁😁

Western Australia Lancelin Sand Dune Saturday Night Fever Pose

  1. Get the best photos taken in the sand dune

βœ…Tips: Beat the crowd and be there early to enjoy the nice stretches of sandy beaches and of course the famous Lancelin’s sand dunes.

‼️Note: Even for some who decide not to try sandboarding, the amazing white sand dunes sculpted by the wind and coastal scenery are spectacular to behold and will provide plenty of photo opportunities.πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·

Western Australia Lancelin Sand Dune Extreme Thrill Ride

  1. Extreme Thrill Ride –Β Not tired after the sandboarding, some may also want to try off road 4 seaters extreme thrill ride.🎒🎒🎒

Western Australia Lancelin Sand Dune Group Shotβœ…For us, we absolutely loved the sand dunes and the soft white sand! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Some slopes are steep and scary. Nevertheless, Β the higher we went, the more fun it gets. πŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸ„β€β™€οΈ

‼️It was definitely hard trekking up but the effort was worth it!❀️❀️❀️

Address: Lancelin Sand Dunes, Beacon Rd, Lancelin WA 6044, Australia

Next Stop: Nambung National Park – The Pinnacles

Western Australia Nambung National ParkNambung National Park is approximately 1 hours drive from Lancelin sand dune. πŸš—πŸš—πŸš—

The Pinnacles are limestone formation within the Nambung National Park. πŸ–πŸ–πŸ– The Pinnacles Western AustraliaIn Nambung National Park, there is a Pinnacles dessert drive through to enjoy the different rock formation.🏜🏜🏜

πŸ’°Entry to The Pinnacles is $12 per vehicle.

We went around the area without any time limit. We can stop at the suggested stops where our vehicle could park while we alight and explore. πŸ“

Western Australia The Pinnacles Driving RouteTo view the Pinnacles, it is a one-way drive over a sandy but firm road. There’s pull over areas so we can get out and take the obligatory photos.

We parked at the side and did a walk to have a closer view.πŸ”­πŸ”­πŸ”­

Western Australia Nambung National Park The PinnaclesWe loved visiting these strange natural forming rock formations. There were thousands of them in the desert. πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

The Pinnacles Nambung National Park Western AustraliaWell worth a drive through and certainly plenty of photo opportunities.πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“· Western Australia The PinnaclesThe pinnacles desert is just so spectacular and incredible! I have never seen something like this, so magnificent!πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

Western Australia The Pinnacles Nambung National ParkThe best thing is that we can walk park at the side, explore and hop back into our car which is just minutes away!❀️

βœ…Tips: There is no toilet so do head to the toilet at the visitor center before entering. ❗️Do apply lots of sunblocks as the sun can be scorching hot!🌞🌞🌞

Western Australia The Pinnacles Visitor Information CentreAfter exploring the pinnacle desert, we went to the indoor information center for a detailed explanation of the formation of the pinnacle.

⚠️Fun Fact: The action of wind continues to reveal, conceal and reshape the pinnacles. The change in the weather results in the surface of the pinnacles.

Address: The Pinnacles Desert, Pinnacles Drive, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia

Next Stop: Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack is approximately 30 minutes from Pinnacles Desert. πŸš™πŸš™πŸš™

βœ…This is also one of my favorite places as I am a Lobster Lover so I would really love to visit this lobster factory. 🍀🍀🍀

Western Australia Cervantes Lobster ShackThis trip will not be complete without a fresh Lobster lunch and a tour of the Lobster processing plant.

Lobster Shack Factory Tour

Western Australia Cervantes Lobster Shack Tour IntroductionThe factory tour adventure starts with a short video which showed us how lobsters were caught out in the sea.

Moving on, we were given an audio guide where we can select our own language to take the tour at our own pace. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

Western Australia Cervantes Lobster Shack Tour Grading ProcessThe lobsters are sorted based on lobster grade which is based on the size and not quality.

The smallest size is an A grade lobster, ranging from 380gms to 480gms while the biggest, an H grade lobster will weigh up to a massive 2.5kilos.πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€

Western Australia Cervantes Lobster Shack TourThis is a huge lobster that the staff took out from the live holding lanes to show us while we are on the overhead walkway. 😍😍😍

Western Australia Cervantes Lobster Shack Tour Purging ProcessThe lobsters are kept in these lanes below without food for a minimum of 3 days before they are exported live. This is called purging. πŸ™‚

⚠️Fun Fact: Purging does not harm the lobster since they received all the nutrients they need from the sea water being pump through the lanes.βœ…

Western Australia Cervantes Lobster Shack Tour SortingOnce the lobsters are packed, they will be transported in a controlled temperature vehicles to Perth International Airport to the various destination around the world. 🌎🌎🌎

‼️Quick Fact: Lobsters can survive for over 30 hours throughout the journey.Time for Lobster Feast!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ After the factory tour, it’s now time for late lunch! 🍽🍽🍽 Western Australia Cervantes Lobster Shack MenuWe ordered 2 different grade half grilled lobsters(sides: Fries and fried rice) for sharing.🍻🍻🍻 ‼️

Could you see the difference in grade?πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

Western Australia Cervantes Lobster Shack FoodFor the taste of the lobster, it is delicious and sweet but I still prefer Boston Lobsters! 😳😳😳 Western Australia Cervantes Lobster Shack Prawn BucketWe also ordered a 500gms prawn bucket at AUS$25. The prawn is very fresh and we enjoyed eating. πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ˜› Western Australia Cervantes Lobster Shack Feasting Timeβœ…Lobster Shack is a place worth to visit to get a first-hand look into the multi-million dollars industry by taking a tour to the live lobster processing plant!😍😍😍

‼️I personally felt that the lobsters here are quite pricey. A half grilled A grade lobster(approximately 185-195 gms), chips and coleslaw are priced at AUS$33. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the factory tour!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

Address: Lobster Shack Cervantes WA, 11 Madrid St, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia SummaryWestern Australia Nambung National Park The Pinnacles Landscape Viewβœ…For an adventure one day trip, The Lancelin sand dunes and Pinnacles are definitely MUST EXPLORE by any travelers going to Perth. My family and I enjoyed ourselves for this trip!πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

πŸ“We had an awesome good sleep as we used a lot of energy going up and down the sand dune!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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