Cervantes Travel Guide

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    Pinnacles Desert
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Cervantes Highlights

  • Pro
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    willy_wonka says…

     there is nowhere else like it! 

  • Con
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     Long day trip from Perth. 

  • In a nutshell
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     like being on another planet 

Cervantes Things to Do

  • Pinnacles - a must see!

    We we had been living in Perth for 6 years before seeing this place. During this time a lot of vt'ers have been through and I have been asked on numerous occasions if it is worth a visit. Well I can now confidently say 'Yes!!' it certainly is worth the trip. However my tip is to hire a car and do it yourself. The bus trips incorporate a few other...

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  • Visit the Stromatolites

    From the Pinnacles, we headed towards Cervantes for lunch. A few miles down the track we came across a sign encouraging us to visit the Stromatolites. Well they looked interesting, and none of us had heard of them before, so we decided to go check them out. Wondering if the were strange things you find in a cave, we were eventually surprised to see...

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  • Seabreeze Cafe

    Ok, you can't miss this place - across the road from the Tavern. Fantastic for fresh seafood, great service and you can BYO - Bring your own beer and wine from the Bottlo next door. Now you can't beat that for good lunch tucker!!Update! Last time we came here sadly this cafe does not let you bring BYO :o(No worries! (as us aussies say).....We'll...

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  • lake thetis and cyanobacteria

    lake thetis is a home for stromatolites or colony of cyanobacteria, one of the oldest living organism on earth, about 2,000 years of age! it's created sedimentation and further becomes hard material like a rock. the layer of its rock will keep increasing as long as the cyanobacteria stay alive. and if eventually die, if will be fossilied...

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  • going to the beaches at cervantes

    there are several beaches option to be visited to soaking yourself from the hot sunny day. there are:- thirsty point- hangover bay- kangaroo point - jurien beach marine park- hansen baysituated nearby cervantes and nambung national park where the pinnacles is located.

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  • the gorgeous pinnacles

    a must visited place at nambung national park is the pinnacles. 3 - 4 m high limestone pillars just spread along the desert, about 500 hectares. make sure to have ample time from dusk 'till dawn to get the best pictures.the limestone formations of the pinnacles created about hundred years ago. whenever winds blowing the calcium material of marine...

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  • Jurien Bay.

    Jurien Bay, is located 22kms north of Cervantes along the Indian Ocean Road. It is known as a cray fishing town as during the months of November and June fishing boats head out and supply the township with a lucrative fishing industry.The bay is a safe swimming spot which is popular with water enthusiasts, especially for anyone who loves to fish,...

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  • Lake Thetis-Stromatolites

    Lake Thetis is a saline lake and is very interesting , around the lake are hundreds of Stromatlites which are large stonelike growths of cyanobacteria, formed in shallow warm sea water which are supposed to be billion years old.

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  • Hangover Bay

    Hangover is a fabulous isolated and pristine beach tucked within the Nambung National Park. There are NO shops, so bring plenty of water and food.

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Cervantes Hotels

Cervantes Restaurants

  • Good tucker

    The Best Western Hotel offers excellent meals for such a small seaside village. The food and wine list is surprising good. Hubby had the lobster and I opted for the lamp chops which were delicious. The staff are very friendly and helpful.There is a small bar attached if wanting to have a pre-dinner drink and an alfresco courtyard. The inside...

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  • The pub !

    Cervantes Ronsard Bay Tavern219 Candiz StCervantes WA 6511Telephone: (08) 96 527009Facsimile: (08) 96 527009This Hotel is the only pub in town, so its easy to find opposite the main drag of shops. The pub was in the process of renovation whilst visiting. Its just a small friendly pub offering a bottle shop and counter bar meals. Overall, its...

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Cervantes Transportation

  • Backpacker coach tour

    The easyrider tours operate from the Easyrider Shop located at 224 William Street Northbridge and departs at 7am returning at 7pm. This tour is called the Desert Rock Day Tour and is suited for backpackers. Costs $AUD109.00 without lunch.Highlights Pinnacles Desert Hangover Bay Swan Valley Winery Chocolate Factory Kings Park Swan River & City views

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  • by Car

    The drive takes approx 2.5hrs - 3hrs from Perth depending on traffic conditions. The road is a Bitumen two lane highway which at times can be dangerous with all the heavy machinery and road trains being transported up the highway to the mines. It is safer to travel at day time as numerous Australian animals like Kangaroos, Emu's and possums often...

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  • By coach - grayline tours

    The other company which offers excellent tours is Graylines which are located in Perth. They also offer a fantastic day tour taking in the wildlife and the thrilling adventure of of Desert Storm riding the huge 4X4 sand bus down the massive dunes. A guided tour through the Pinnacles is another highlight.Costs$AUD160.00 approx with lunch departs...

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Cervantes Shopping

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    by Openseas Updated Dec 16, 2007

    There is a very small village shopping centre in town which has a good supermarket, bottle shop and a couple of cafes. Its only tiny so the variety is limited but its efficient.

    Cervantes General Store
    2 Cadiz Street CERVANTES

    The bottle shop in Cervantes is called Thirsty Point Liquor Shop, which I think is apt !

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    • National/State Park

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Cervantes Warnings and Dangers

  • do not climb the stones, please!

    this warning is to be addressed for everybody who pay a visit to the pinnacles. there's a signboard mentioned do not climb the rock formation and not allowed to go in with big cars [over than a normal car, bigger than a jeep or sedan]. please pay attention for this mandatory with caring and carefully to keep the environment.

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  • ROAD TRAINS>

    The road is a Bitumen two lane highway from Perth to Cervantes,which at times can be dangerous with all the heavy machinery and road trains being transported up the highway to the mines. There is also major roadworks happening at the moment (DEC 2007).

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  • Kangaroos !

    Please be careful if driving at dawn or dusk as many kangaroos, emu's and koalas cross the roads within this region.

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Cervantes Tourist Traps

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    by Openseas Updated Dec 16, 2007

    No Amex is accepted in Cervantes or Jurien Bay shops. So make sure you have some cash or a Visa Card. Cervantes Petrol Station DOES NOT accept Amex.

    Best Western Hotel is the only place that accepts Amex.

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Cervantes What to Pack

  • comfy boots for the desert

    for day trip to nambung national park, mid-size daypack with ample of water and snacks is enough. cotton tee-shirt and comfy trouser which is matching to the desert atmosphere. and especially for boots/trainers should be pay attention too. there are flies, snakes and some of desert animals in the environment, so covers your feet is necessary...

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  • Water and Snacks.

    travel lightly is my motto....if you cannot carry your own luggage then cut down ! swimmers, flip flops, shorts, jacket and if in summer a FLY NET.... Bring your own medical supplies if your on any medication. camera

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Cervantes Off The Beaten Path

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    by Openseas Updated Dec 17, 2007

    There is a 4WD dirt track which starts from within the Nambung National Park at Hangover Bay. You do however have to be a professional 4WD driver and have the necessary equipment. We were going to take this road back to Perth but after asking the locals about the road, they advised us NOT to unless we were probably prepared. Hubby decided he didn't feel like getting bogged in a sand dune, so we opted to go inland to visit the wheat belt of WA.

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Cervantes Sports & Outdoors

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    by Openseas Updated Dec 16, 2007

    There is a good size golf course in Cervantes for those who like to have a hit and swing around the course. Its located opposite the Best Western Hotel. I'm sure you would also meet a few kangaroos whilst playing !

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Cervantes Favorites

  • the unforgetable pinnacles

    cervantes is bloody miles away from perth. but i definitely must go to see the gorgeous limestone pillars called the pinnacles. cervantes --spanish name-- itself is taken from a shipwreck which is given name after the writer of don quixote. this small lively town is a home for crayfish [giant lobster] exporters. but for me, there's no more...

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  • Rugged beach

    We only stopped here for a driving break but the sunsets on the beach have to be seen to be believed. I'm not sure what it's like during summer but when we were there in June, we had the entire beach to ourselves.The adjacent carpark has plenty of room if you're towing and there are great toilet facilities there too.

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