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The Pinnacles & Walk

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Published April 28th 2016
A must see to believe beauty of 65 million years of nature
A hidden gem with spectacular views of pure ocean with unusual and hued high cliffs surrounding a lush bushland on the Sapphire Coast of far south New South Wales is the magnificent Pinnacles. This natural formation calls Ben Boyd National Park home and offers a pleasant walk.



The Pinnacles Walking Track is an approximately 1.1km easy loop walk which takes you through lovely bushland that leads you to breathtaking lookouts and glimpses to one of the most spectacular formations in the National Park, The Pinnacles.

It is hard not to spot out The Pinnacles with the amazing hues


The walk continues to the recent addition and the newly added boardwalk path to the beach, with beach access now permitted that leads you to the potent and colourful erosion feature of The Pinnacles.



As you walk through the woodland along the gentle undulating walking track, glimpses of The Pinnacles formations can be seen through the trees with soft white sands capped with a layer of red gravel clay making the hues so fascinating that you cannot help but stare in awe.

Checking out the breathtaking views from one of the viewing points


The cliffs were deposited during the Tertiary geological period, which was up to 65 million year ago, and over those years erosion took place leading to this magnificent formation we see today.

One of the many walking paths


It is undoubtedly one of the most prominent features of the spectacular coastal Ben Boyd National Park, with the reds and whites of the rocks contrasting with the green heath along with the different blue hues of the sea. It surely does create a fantastic sight that one must see!



The Pinnacles can be accessed from Ben Boyd National Park, along the Princes Highway from Pambula, take a left onto Haycock Rd and travel for approx. 1km then turn right at Pinnacles Rd. The road does become unsealed, but is well maintained making it easy for 2wd to access.

The walking path leading down to the beach


A close up view of The Pinnacles



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Why? Witness a 65 million year old natural formation
When: All year round
Where: Ben Boyd National Park, south along the Princes Hwy from Pambula, Pinnacles Rd, near Pambula
Cost: Free- ($8 per vehicle/ per day into National Park)
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