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Lake Tethis, Cervantes, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

No entry charge! It’s very interesting with explanations for the inquisitive mind. When we were there a family’s youngsters were complaining. More appealing for adults, me thinks!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank A5261NTrichardm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are into biology, this would be more interesting. Other than that, there is a walkway right up to the lake where you can see these peculiar looking microbial stromatolites. You can’t go down for a closer look or touch it but there is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank live2travelnexplore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I expected this place to be a lot bigger but it was well done. A great natural site which is great for a good walk

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tant211
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite beautiful and well sign posted. Great boardwalk and you can walk around the whole lake. The Stromatolites are fascinating I have seen them at lake Clifton before. If your in the area to do the pinnacles then do this as well while in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank julierH7633TH
Reviewed 15 December 2018

I was fascinated by these ancient structures and when I got the opportunity I "Googled" them to find out more information. They are layer upon layer of microbes called cyanobacteria and are related to the first life on earth. The stromatolites at Lake Thetis are...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank harshman
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Just this walk on it's own wouldn't be worth the stop at Cervantes. So combine it with the Pinnacles for a nice day of hiking. This walk itself is nice and easy. Very family friendly. The lake is pretty. And the stromatolites are just very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GuyVanBergen
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Combine with a trip to the Pinnacles. Slight detour off uneven road but dont need a 4WD. Interesting

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sharon_Sh_12
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

The stromatolites at Lake Thetis are well worth a look. Easy to access with very good information boards explaining these fascinating ancient life forms.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jgme
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I was very disappointed as these stromatolites were so small, they are much bigger and better at Hamelin Pools.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rhondda C
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

So here’s the thing; the earth is a bit over 4 billion years old, and stromatolites have been around for 3.2 billion (by comparison, the dinosaurs died out 0.06 billion years ago) If that sort of statistic blows your mind; go and see the stromatolites;...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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