About this place
Like the famous stromatolites of Hamelin Pool in Shark Bay, the rock-like structures on the edge of Lake Thetis are built by micro-organisms too small for the human eye to see.
Within the structures are living communities of diverse inhabitants with population densities of 3000 per square metre! The stromatolite-building micro-organisms of Lake Thetis resemble the earliest forms of life on Earth. The discovery of modern examples helped scientists to understand the significance of micro-organisms in the environment and unravel the long history of life on Earth.
Today, living examples of these once completely dominant organisms are restricted to only a few places.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Lake Thetis.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Nambung National Park.