What physical feature is located in western Australia?

There are numerous distinctive physical features in Western Australia.

  • Mount Augustus, also known by the indigenous name of Burringurrah, is the world's largest monolith, larger even than Uluru-Ayers Rock. It is about 850km north of Perth.
  • The Pinnacles National Park comprises an entire desert of fascinating natural sandstone sculptures, weathered by wind and waves over time, very close to the ocean at Cervantes, about 200 km northwest of Perth.
  • Wave Rock is another amazing natural feature at Hyden, just over 340km east of Perth. It is a large, sheer wave of granite that rises from the ground, with distinctive bands of colouring which are the result of years of weathering.
  • In the north of the state is the Kimberley region which is characterised by the most spectacular scenery and natural features, such as the Bungle Bungles.
  • One of the most unusual physical features of Western Australia is its many pink lakes. Lake Hillier is a distinctly pink coloured lake on Middle Island, in the Recherche Archipelago near Esperance. Close to Esperance itself, on the mainland, is Pink Lake.
  • The western half of the Nullarbor Plain lies in Western Australia, bordering the Great Australian Bight in the south. The eastern end, near the Sputh Australian border, has spectacular high cliffs that overlook the bight, while inland are massive caves beneath the Nullarbor.