About 15 minutes drive from Portland on the western side of Cape Bridgewater is ‘The Blowholes” lookout and walk. This spot provides panoramic ocean outlooks and a great perspective of the sweep of Discovery bay with its brilliant white sand dunes.
The petrified forest is a walk of about 10 minutes on a flat path from the lookout. The petrified forest was formed when a stand of Moonah trees was buried under drifting sand. An outer shell of sandstone formed with moisture and the enveloped trees rotted away. Winds have eroded these structures leaving petrified remains up to 1.5 metres in height.
If time permits there is a cliff-top walk to the seal colony from the blowholes carpark. That walk takes in the blowholes and limestone petrified forest in a 6 km walk to the seal colony viewing platform. Allow about 4 hours for the 12 km round trip.
An adventurous alternative is the Seals by Sea boat trip to the seal colony.Tweet
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