Western Australia holds some of the most striking rock formations in the world. Not only can you view this architecture of Mother Nature, you can get close enough to see every edge and feel the history as they have stood the test of time. These are some of our standout favourites to explore.
Covering the ground of Nambung National Park are the Pinnacles, a mysterious display of limestone spires jutting out of the sand. The reason for their formation has been proposed as sands and seashells blowing inland, but one thing’s for sure: their prominence in the park is mystifying and eerie particularly at dusk, so you won’t forget the atmosphere they create in a hurry.
Much smoother and less ragged than other rock formations, Wave Rock is 110 metres long, 15 metres high and believed to be 2700 million years old. The amazing curve was created due to erosion of the softer rock below, creating the illusion of a wave about to crash back to earth.
Creating one of the best photograph opportunities in WA, Nature’s Window looks out upon Kalbarri National Park. The natural rock arch is the result of wind erosion of the layered sandstone, and frames the river below perfectly.
Bungle Bungle Range
A soft sandstone range, the Bungle Bungles are orange and black striped structures that sweep across Purnululu National Park. Perfect for 4WD, camping and hiking, the best view of them is from the air where you can spot gorges and pools hidden within the walls and crevices of the rock.
Walk into the depths of the Karijini’s Hancock Gorge, often described as a journey to the centre of the earth. Narrow chambers and steep descents are met with beautiful rock pools, and the highly polished rocks on the route to Kermit’s Pool are impossible not to brush on your way down.
Article courtesy BBM Live Magazine