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Stromatolites

Lake Tethis, Cervantes, Western Australia, Australia
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A snapshot in time

It’s basically how life began. Go and check it out. A very nice walk around the lake and a chance... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter T
via mobile
Educational and breathetaking

The lake is walking distance from the free public car park. A strong wooden footpath from the... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
HappyWanderer168
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Perth, Australia
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“worth a visit” (15 reviews)
“salty lake” (4 reviews)
“board walk” (7 reviews)
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Lake Tethis, Cervantes, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s basically how life began. Go and check it out. A very nice walk around the lake and a chance to see history in the making - literally. An easy walking track - great for kids and families. Worth a stop and to check out.

Thank Peter T
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

The lake is walking distance from the free public car park. A strong wooden footpath from the public car park leads the way to the lake with information plaques about the lake and stromatolites. Sunrise at the Lake is awesome.

1  Thank HappyWanderer168
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

very simple experience seeing some of the oldest living organisms on earth. they look like cow pats underwater, and don't visibly do anything in a serene area. Not an adrenaline pumping location rather calm and peaceful, a stroll along the lakeside to vie wthe still...More

Thank muddyoldengr
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

A KM down an uneven dirt road just before Cervantes is a very quiet and still saline lake - Lake Thetis. The Stromatolites are unique as is the saline surf that comes off the lake. Can be quite windy

Thank charlesabey
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

To access it is a couple of km's off the Ocean Drive heading into Cervantes and then left a km or so down a dirt road. It is signposted in a brown sign saying Stromatolites. Fine for 2wd cars. There are three sites of live...More

Thank CalP7
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

The road to the Stromatolites Lake Tethis had an unsealed road. We decided to walk 1 km one way. Once we arrived there, we found white ground and small bushes. We had a boardwalk to follow the path. We saw the Stromatolites, they were unique!...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

It s the closest spot to see stromatolites from Perth, it s one of the most ancient vestige on earth so don t miss it, walkway is a nice stroll around the lake,

Thank Applanat
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Really fascinating and interesting place to visit with good story boards. Good to be able to see the stromatolites from the boardwalk.

Thank Jenny S
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This really is a great spot to stop and learn The kids really enjoyed the walk and learning about the stromatolites The paths and picnic areas are a great addition Thank you

1  Thank Leanne F
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

It's worth the detour. The information boards are well done and so is the walk way. It's worth finding the quarry, because it's a great bit of history, it's behind the main building - the signage isn't great.

Thank Andy B
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