Cape Buffon

Cape Buffon, Southend: Address, Cape Buffon Reviews: 5/5

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Jonique Life
Australia1,605 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Southend is such an amazing small coastal town! You can see why these limestone formations are referred to as Rainbow Rocks located on the Cape Buffon walking trail. Thee colours are just magical in contrast to the beautiful turquoise water below. The Cape Buffon walk is fairly easy and make sure you take your time soaking it all in, this place is a hidden gem!

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Written May 13, 2021
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nilintentum_reliquit
Melbourne, Australia2,471 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Whilst this will overexcite any geography teacher (bless you Mr Edwards) you can’t help but marvel at the clear blue water and rugged rocky coastline. Walk was not difficult but some find the uneven surface so. Stop at rainbow rocks as well which is signposted just before you get there.
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Written December 26, 2020
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branham2016
Adelaide, Australia5,675 contributions
Jul 2020
From what I can gather, Cape Buffon was named during the Baudin expedition of 1800-03 and more than likely named for King Louis XVI’s botanist Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon. The name intrigued me!

Cape Buffon is just a few minutes drive from Southend Jetty on an unsealed road. At the end is a reasonably sized car park. The views from the cape are spectacular with the well-worn cliffs on display. Like most cliffs in this area, warnings are posted about keeping clear of the edges due to the cliffs being unstable. It was quite windy with slightly rough seas when we were there so the swells and splashes against the rocks were beautiful to watch. There is a light on the extremity of the cape warning crafts of the danger there.

For walkers, Cape Buffon Walking Trail is a two and a half kilometre loop walk that takes in more than can be seen by driving to the cape.

I recommend visiting Cape Buffon as it is another one of South Australia’s scenic spots.

Return? Envisage returning armed with more than a mobile phone camera to capture what could be great sunsets!
Written August 15, 2020
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Peter D
Victor Harbor, Australia488 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Take the walking trails and get the best views. Just excellent and the walk is a bit rugged and bring good shoes.
Written December 9, 2018
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia35,132 contributions
Oct 2017
amazing attraction just outside town. drive all the way to cliff edge and than walk around the trail. interpretative signs are along trail
Written October 24, 2017
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