Home to turquoise water, white sand
Although Cervantes is a fairly modern town, having been established in 1963, its name dates back to 1844. The Cervantes was an American whaling ship, named after one of the greatest Spanish authors, Miguel de Cervantes, which sailed over to Western Australia in 1943. However a year later, the ship was anchored up at Thirsty Point when a strong gale blew it ashore onto an island, later named Cervantes. The ship was unrecoverable with it now being located half a kilometre offshore from Thirsty Point. As a result, in 1963, the town called Cervantes was founded as a small fishing village.
The main attraction in Cervantes is
Cervantes doesn’t stop at the Pinnacles though, with Lake Thetis also a must see! This saline lake contains the oldest living fossils in the world…the stromatolites! Stromatolites existed over 3 billion years ago, often being regarded as the first life forms on Earth, and Cervantes is only one of five locations you can see them! Viewing the stromatolites is unchallenging with a
The Lobster Shack is the perfect place in Cervantes to have a one-of-a-kind lunch followed by an informative and wholesome experience into the Western Australian lobster industry! Located at 11 Madrid Street, the Lobster Shack offers a variety of activities for all ages, ranging from fishing charters to tours of their very lobster processing factory to the above-mentioned lunch, where you can eat lobster fresh out the ocean! As if you’re not convinced to visit the Shack, in 2013 it won a bronze medal in Tourist Attraction and Food Excellence in the Food Tourism Award, a sought-after award to have!
Distance from Perth: 198km
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