Lake Clifton Thrombolites - WA

  National Parks,Reserves


DEG: -32.745247 115.655859
DMS: 32º 44' 42.89" S 115º 39' 21.1" E
UTM: 50 H 6376155mN 374072mE
Altitude: 9.27m


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179 Clifton Downs Rd
Herron WA 6211
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Living rock-like structures known as thrombolites have formed on the edges of Lake Clifton, and can be viewed from a boardwalk.

The most striking things about the thrombolites are their limestone colour and rounded shape. The thrombolite-building micro-organisms are too small for the human eye to see and resemble the earliest forms of life on Earth. The discovery of modern examples helped scientists to understand the significance of micro-organisms in the environment and unravel the long history of life on Earth.

Lakeside Loop Walktrail
A 5km, 2 hours return walktrail explores the eastern shoreline of Lake Clifton. It is suitable for most ages and fitness levels.
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Lake Clifton Thrombolites 25.37km N
Mean Max. °C29.029.627.923.921.318.617.417.918.921.524.526.7
Mean Min. °C18.619.318.215.613.611.610.610.811.613.415.517.0
Mean Rain mm17.59.316.042.994.5126.1117.192.764.932.227.820.9

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