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Coast Walk: Cathedral Rocks

Cathedral-rocks1This distinctive latite rock formation has lured sightseers since the 1820s. The rocks are remnants of the edge of a lava flow that has been eroded by the sea.

The latite, commonly known as columnar basalt, owes its name to the characteristic vertical columns that are formed during the unique cooling process of this type of lava.

This plaque is one of many found around the district. The plaques discribe the history of their locations. They were commissioned by Kiama Council in 2009.

If you had seen them around, you are welcome to have a look at the collection of plaques in the district.

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