Merimbula Wharf and the Devonian Red Beds

Below Merimbula Wharf the Devonian Red rock beds mark a significant step in the evolution of life.

The world’s first forests caused a leap in oxygen levels, creating rust-coloured iron oxide which stained the sediments which later became rocks.

Head onto the red rocks to see what is left of these first trees. Look for small holes outlined by bleached white rock, these are the roots of a horsetail forest

It was a crucial time in earth history, as oxygen fuelled the atmosphere it sparked the evolution of huge armoured fish, amphibians and the first land animals.

To access these ancient red rocks, park at the car park and look for the walkway to the left of the wharf.

Address: Merimbula Wharf