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Cervantes is a township in the Golden Heartlands area of Western Australia. It is better know as the gateway to the Nambung National Park and also the famous Pinnacles. The income for the town is primarily fishing for rock lobster and tourism. There are some great beaches also in the area with plenty of opportunities for recreational activities. The area around Cervantes is popular with off road drivers and there are many tracks along the beach and the surrounding sand hills.

The town is one of Western Australia’s newest towns when it was formed in 1962 after the government removed 505 hectares from the northwest corner of the Nambung National Park to give to creating a town. The name Cervantes comes from an American whaling ship which was wrecked off the coast in 1844 after being swept from its anchorage off Thirsty Point, to the west of the town. The ship was blown ashore on an island to the south of the point and although the damage was not severe, the task of repairing the ship was so difficult that the ship and its contents were sold on site.

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  • scrooge1947's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2004 at 9:12 PM

    I just thought this was an amazing place, I always had wondered if your main photo was taken at the Pinnacles.

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2003 at 3:40 PM

    WA will always be my favorite spot in Oz, but how could I miss a place called Hangover Bay?! ;>

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2003 at 10:12 PM

    Fascinating landscape - thanks for presenting it in such a wonderful way!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2003 at 7:29 PM

    Wow, what an amazing place!!! I always wondered where your member picture was taken :-) Beautiful place and beautiful photos!!! How I wish to see this for myself some day!

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2003 at 9:07 PM

    It was a company trip & we had had lots of fun here! ;-) Great page as usual :-)

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2003 at 10:27 PM

    Nice and picturesque place well off the beaten path.

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2003 at 1:32 AM

    Such an usual place, but a great page... Hangover Bay..is this where you go to clear your head :-)

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2003 at 10:34 PM

    What a Gem of a Page!! I've never heard of this place!! Your Pictures are amazing! And I've discovered where you took you VT passport photo! Just Amazing!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2003 at 4:40 PM

    yes your right KW..one has the pick the right time for good pics..I did not:-((

  • DanielF's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2002 at 10:58 AM

    Amazing landscapes.

    An inspiring page.

    And a place with such a litteray name!!

    I am dying to go there soon.


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