Quobba Blowholes is located just north of Carnarvon in the Gascoyne region. When the tides are low and the swell large, a powerful plume of salt water is forced through a hole and ejected into the air. The location is barren and very dramatic. Bush and dried salt pans run down to a coastline that alternates between sandy beaches and the small rugged cliffs that can be seen here. Salt is commercially cultivated in ponds just north of Quobba Station.
We camped in a fisherman’s shanty town a kilometer south of the blowholes and so were able to visit them in the afternoon, at sunset and at sunrise. The tide and light had altered each time and this gave us different experiences. It was from here that I saw whales for the first time; a pod of humpbacks breaching just outside the fringing reef on their migration north.