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    Visit the Stromatolites

    by aussirose Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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 and learn all about these ancient living organisims. Check out my pix in the travelogue.
    If you are interested in this sort of phenomena, the link below will tell you all about them.

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    Pinnacles - a must see!

    by aussirose Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Pinnacles Perth

    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 things to keep it interesting and it ends up being a long day of zipping here and there. If you head off early in the day you can fit in the Pinnicles, Stromatalites, a couple of beers and lunch and possibly drop by Yanchep National Park for kangaroo viewing on the way back to Perth.
    (See my Yanchep pages).

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    Wildlife at the Pinnacles

    by aussirose Updated Jul 4, 2007

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    Emu in the Pinnacles

    We were thrilled to see an emu in the wild. It made for some great pictures.
    I think this fella was wondering what all the fuss was about.

    One thing that amazed me was the amount of bush surviving out here in desert conditions. We visited at the end of the dry period and we hadn't had a lot of rain and yet here in the middle of nowhere there was still quite a bit of greenery. Interesting how plants adapt hey.

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    Rogans Ford

    by aussirose Updated Jul 4, 2007

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    Rogans Ford

    If you do decide to go to the Pinnacles by car, then a good place to stop off along the way to fill up with petrol and have a snack is Rogans Ford. Check it out on the map and look out for it, because you can't see it from the main road (just a sign and left hand turnoff) and if you blink, you'll miss the turn off.
    They have a couple of pet emus as well for you to have a chat with :o)
    Anyone that knows Australian flora will be fascinated by this pic!! :o)

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    Seabreeze Cafe

    by aussirose Updated Sep 4, 2008

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    Seabreeze Cafe Cervantes

    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 just take our tinnies & food and eat
    across the road in the park :o)

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    the gorgeous pinnacles

    by ukirsari Updated Apr 29, 2008

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    the pinnacles before sunset (c) ukirsari

    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 life to the coastal zone. created the sand dunes and deformation by rains [acidity], roots of the plants plus wind and sands themselves. then the rocky formations still remains.

    the main group of the pinnacles known as the tombstones. and the others .... just use your illusion to give entitlements.

    there's a loop of 3.5 km walk or use 4wd car [bus is not allowed] to explore this area. my choice goes to walk for sure!

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    going to the beaches at cervantes

    by ukirsari Updated Apr 29, 2008

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    kangaroo point (c) ukirsari

    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 bay

    situated nearby cervantes and nambung national park where the pinnacles is located.

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    lake thetis and cyanobacteria

    by ukirsari Written Apr 29, 2008

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    on the way to lake thetis (c) ukirsari

    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 stromatolites.

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    Cervantes Tavern

    by aussirose Updated Jul 4, 2007

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    Cervantes Pub


    Can't miss this place.
    Tavern = Pub = Beer!!
    So we exited stage left for a couple of quick beers before lunch. Rather a nice atmosphere sitting out the back with a cool drink, checking out our great pix :o)

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    Wildflowers

    by aussirose Updated Jul 4, 2007

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    Western Australian Wildflowers

    Speaking about flora, have your camera ready to stop off along the way. Everyone knows that Western Australia wildflowers are an amazing sight so be prepared to stop quickly when you see something interesting.

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    The Pinnacles

    by Openseas Updated Dec 16, 2007

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    The Pinnacles are located within the Nambung National Park, 250km north of Perth. It takes approx 2.5-3hrs to drive from Perth depending on the traffic conditions.

    The Pinnacles are situated approximately 17kms from Cervantes and is definitely worth exploring, the Pinnacles rise up from the sand dunes and can reach up to 4 metres high.

    The landscape could be described as weird definitely having an lunar feeling too it. The Pinnacles are made of raw material which came from the ocean, sea-shells broken down into lime-rich sand and carried inland by the wind to form dunes.

    The interesting part of exploring the pinnacles one can literally drive around the whole 4km one-way loop without getting out of your car. The park features a variety of flora and fauna, including Western Grey Kangaroo, Possums, Brush Wallaby, Snakes, Lizards and an array of bird life.

    Hangover Bay is also well worth visiting as the bay and water looked divine. There is NO water available in Hangover Bay, but water can be found just near the entrance to the Pinnacles.

    If your passion is photography then discovering the Pinnacles would be a sheer pleasure for you and the camera.

    The Best Western Hotel in Cervantes is the best choice in town to stay. There is also a very good backpackers/ hostel located close to the beach in Cervantes.

    I highly suggest you stay overnight as its a long drive from Perth but it can be done in a day.

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    Lake Thetis-Stromatolites

    by Openseas Updated Dec 16, 2007

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    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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    Pinnacles Desert

    by didgeridorien Written Mar 1, 2006

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    Me at the Pinnacles

    The Pinnacles Desert is about 15 km from Cervantes. The road there is unsealed but you can get there with a normal car. If you get there early, you'll avoid the tourists. Seeing all these pillars standing in the desert really is an amazing sight.

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    The Pinnacles

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 17, 2003

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    The Pinnacles are an amazing attraction which have been described as a moonscape by some depending on the time of day you view them. This sight is the biggest draw card of the area between Perth and Carnavon and a photographers delight. The formations range from a few centimetres tall to some that around 5 metres high.
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    An Amazing Process of Creation

    by keeweechic Updated Nov 6, 2002

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    A series of unique conditions occurred which fashioned the pinnacles. There was a stabilisation of huge sand dunes. Then rain which fell on the dunes leaked down through the sand carrying with it calcium which resulted in the lower levels of the dune solidifying into a soft limestone. When this occurred a layer of soil formed on top of the dune which allowed vegetation to grow which further reinforced the limestone beneath.

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