Thrombolites of Lake Clifton

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Thrombolites of Lake Clifton

Thrombolites of Lake Clifton
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia4,899 contributions
Hidden Gem
Apr 2021
Last year we visited Lake Thetis at Cervantes and viewed the stromatolites, fascinating structures of micro organisms in the saline waters. On this occasion we looked forward to viewing the thrombolites of Lake Clifton. I assumed that the lake was saline and surprised that signage indicated that it is a freshwater lake and that the thrombolites formed from freshwater springs that are high in calcium carbonate.
I saw little difference between them and the stromatolites, although viewing a cross section. In any event, they are impressive stretching along the shoreline from the boardwalk. Water levels seemed low a nd the majority of the structures above the waterline. Good information bay at the beginning of the boardwalk with adjacent picnic tables and ablution block. The 5km walk was left to another day.
Written April 25, 2021
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Craig D
Perth, Australia280 contributions
Really well signposted with excellent information
Jan 2021 • Friends
Dropped in to see the thromblites today with some friends. It was easy to find the lake and the path and jetty to view the thrombolites. The signs and quality of the information was excellent. Great for a 30minute biology lesson!
Written January 6, 2021
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Day M
Clifton Springs, Australia4 contributions
Interesting enough
Nov 2020 • Solo
Don't get TripAdvisor to map you there as it is wrong today (mapped to Lake Clifton rd). Its in the lake on the edge of the national park. Google maps was right.
Written November 7, 2020
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic3,896 contributions
Great viewing platform
Oct 2020
Great viewing platform for the thrombolites. We have visited Lake Thetis before but the thrombolites here were much bigger and more of them. Some informative signs around were a great bonus.
Written November 3, 2020
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Gwen Bourgine
Noumea, New Caledonia54 contributions
Quick walk and a nice view
Mar 2020 • Solo
Not many people stopped and took the short walk to the viewpoint but it’s nice to learn about those thrombolites and see what they look like. Lots of birds around as well.
Written March 9, 2020
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BellBoy53
Brisbane, Australia467 contributions
Limestone-looking domes
Feb 2020
One of the closest examples of these "living fossils" to Perth. There is limited car parking from where it is only a short easy walk to the board-walk/jetty that takes you over the lake and offers great views of these white, limestone-looking mini domes about a metre in diameter. For those with an interest in natural sciences, have a look.
Written February 23, 2020
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miss_kell90
Waroona, Australia249 contributions
Cool
Feb 2020 • Couples
Came out here with my husband, the area is beautiful. It was very windy however.
There isn't too much parking available but there is a toilet block and some tables for your picnic. The walk to the thrombolites is short and easy going
Information plaques are located on the boardwalk
Worth a stop!
Written February 3, 2020
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Sofia
13 contributions
Beautiful
Dec 2019 • Family
We were going on holiday and found out about this place. It was very beautiful and we also saw some birds flying around.
Written December 29, 2019
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AlisonM
Collie, Australia173 contributions
Older group outing
Dec 2019 • Business
Good facilities,wheelchair,pram & walker friendly.Not far to see these magnificent creations.Great nature lovers morning.
Not to be missed #earth
Written December 6, 2019
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H7342JAkathym
Mount Gambier, Australia201 contributions
amazing
Oct 2019
A must see. These thrombolites are just amazing. The tide was in while we were there but they were still visible. The age of them and their purpose is hard to believe. We found it hard to pin on GPS but finally found it and it was worth all the u-turns lol. Dont miss these
Written November 13, 2019
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