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    • Hi, I think it would be worth it if you make a day of it and do some other things near by, like a bush walk in the Yalgorup Lakes NP, a picnic and steam train ride in the forest near Pinjarra, or a lunch at a Harvey Winery.

  1. I visited Lake Clifton today, and took some nice photographs.
    Perfect day, weather-wise.
    I am a great-great- great grandson, of Marshall Waller Clifton, who gave
    this lake it’s name. He arrived in Australind with his large family,
    ( and others) , from the UK, in 1841.

      • Hi Bonny- thanks for your comments. I noticed that a plaque at the info. centre at Lake Clifton, stated that it was named after Marshall
        Clifton, in 1840, when according to my records, he did not arrive in Australind, until March 1841. I attended a Clifton Family reunion at “Alverstoke ” farm on the Brunswick road, in March 2011- which was the 170th anniversary of the landing at Australind. There were nearly 300 descendants present there, on that day. I have a hard backed copy of his diary, that was compiled and printed, several years ago.
        Kind regards,

  2. Hi fellow writer/photographer/explorer! Going back for second visit to Lake Clifton in 2 weeks, after a wet winter. Question: any reports of those who have walked the 5km track of the eastern shore? I have just done the boardwalk but have a group that wants something longer – to work up an appetite for nearby Cape Bouvard’s Sunday brungh. Thanks.

  3. I visited Lake Clifton on Tuesday January 25th 2017.
    The signage at the turn off on the highway was almost non existent, I feel there should be more warning when approaching the turnoff.
    When I arrived at the thrombolites there was a child walking on them.
    I told the child she/him should not be there, and his parents told him/her to get back on the boardwalk.
    There was a lot of information about the thrombolites around the boardwalk, however there was no sign telling people to keep off them.

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