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Lake Tethis, Cervantes, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

1  Thank jgme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Rhondda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

2  Thank FamilyTraveller1012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to stop, very interesting. We walked around the lake, some nice spots for picnics etc if you want

Thank voyagermarquis
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Who wold have guessed, only this part of Australia boasts both the oldest rocks on he planet AND the oldest living life form, he stromatolites. Take a short stroll down to Lake Thetis and marvel at these ancient life forms. The area has been expertly...More

1  Thank pcfrog
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Ancient life forms might not be everyones cup of tea. If it is for you it is interesting. However there is not much to see so set tour expectations low.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Sadly the day was overcast, well that's what I'm blaming, but the pictures I've seen are much better than the real thing..... however it's not much of a detour if you are in Cervantes.

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 26 August 2018

These stromatolites are fascinating to see. There are more of them further up the coast near Denham. Have a look at both sites as the stromatolites are not quite the same.

1  Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 6 August 2018

You need some imagination to picture how old and how alive the stromatolites are. But once you do, you will really appreciate what you see as u walk from the red-soil car park to the edge of the lake. Enjoyable short diversion to or from...More

Thank parbendra
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting walk, about 1.5km around the lake. This is our second visit and last time there wasn’t as much water so we saw the stromatolites a little better. If driving through worth the walk to stretch your legs

2  Thank Georgia M
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