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Cervantes (Australia)

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  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Desert
  • Lake
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
By car, it's 200km north of Perth
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Cervantes

Lisa Gaillard Seasoned Traveller
47 written opinions

It wasn't the author of Don Quixote that gave the town its name, instead it was a ship named Miguel Cervantes which ran aground not far from there. This fishing village is both relaxing and touristy, thanks to its beautiful beaches which are surrounded by turquoise waters.

My suggestion:
On the road between Lancelin and Cervantes, stop by at the Pinnacles Desert and at Lake Thetis to observe the geological wonders of Western Australia. Laze around on the beaches of Kangaroo Point or Hangover Bay.
My review

You'll need a whole day to see Cervantes and the Pinnacles Desert which are 17km away.

Upon arrival at the Nambung National Park, you'll notice some types of termite nests ruffling at the side of the road. This desert is in fact made up of limestone rocks which date back over 30,000 years. You'll find some measuring just a few centimetres, and others which can measure up to four metres. Under a bright blue sky, the contrast of colours makes this place highly picturesque. As a lover of photography, I have "shot" this place in every sense. You can't climb the rocks with unusual shapes, but I was still able to get very nice pictures using my imagination.

Another interesting place: Thetis Lake with stromatolites, the oldest living organisms on earth. A natural curiosity which is also found in Shark Bay further north and which will delight travellers who like to discover nature.

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