36°03' S, 136°45' E
Aptly named it is remarkable and one of natures wonders.
Formed in the post-Cambrian period these weathered rocks are composed
of granite which was laid down about 500 Million years ago. The
granite has similar characteristics to the granite found at Cape
Willoughby and is possibly part of the same intrusion which formed
at depth and has since been exposed by weathering and erosion
this is called the Linois Plains. The exposed rocks are nothing
but remarkable in size and shape.
The rocks rest on a large granite crest that has a very steep
side on the sea side of the rocks.
should be taken if viewing the sea from this side of the crest
as large freak waves can wash an unsuspecting
sightseer off of the rock crest into a sea that is freezing cold
and the rock covered in slimy seaweed making it all but impossible
to climb out of the water to safety.
The granite consists of three minerals; bluish quartz, black mica
and pinkish feldspar. There are darker patches in the rock which
may be the remains of the Cambrian rocks into which the granite
intruded. The boulders where formed by rain penetrating the granite
and decomposing the rocks into blocks. An information board at
the entrance of the boardwalk to the Remarkable Rocks has more
information on this. The weathering of the granite is noted in
pictures from the mid 1800's and a recent photo proving that the
exposed boulders are being sculpted by wind and water forming
the caves, overhangs and gullies which are present in the rocks
A public toilet facility and walk way have been constructed in
the year 2000. This facilitates disabled access to the side of
the crest and the viewing platform. It is an excellent vantage
point to photograph the rocks from a short distance.
Cape Du Couedic and the bays can be seen from the western platform
of the crest.