Remains of extinct volcano form mountains of the Mount Kaputar National Park. Signs of the ancient (17-20 millions year ago) volcanic activities, lava terraces and dramatic landscapes surround the peak of the Mount Kaputar that reaches 1510 meters high.
Parkes Observatory, located next to the Parkes (small town in the central-west New South Wales) is famous for its largest in the southern hemisphere radio telescope.
Black head, at first, seems to be a very usual rock platform, the same as tens of others in the Sydney region. In addition to that, it is not marked as a tourist attraction of any kind.
Despite of this, head is very popular – here you can spend all day looking for fossils.
Black Head is considered as one of the best places for fossil hunting on the coast, if you know what to look for, you can find examples of fossil trees and, with additional luck, small sea creatures.
It is a 2 hour drive from Sydney to Gerroa (140 kilometers). Parking is at the end of Stafford Street.
Don’t forget – digging, breaking or removing the rocks is prohibited, all you need is to know what to look for.
- images from Fliсkr
Nambung National Park, known as Pinnacles, is located approximately 250 km North from Perth and 25 kilometres South from Cervantes. Road from Cervantes is sealed and goes through the bush and hills populated by kangaroos and emus, so be careful especially when it’s dark.