A cross section of rock is exposed, revealing the five evolutionary periods of the park and providing visual evidence of how the surrounding landscape was formed.
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Tucked into a bend on the Irwin River, visitors can walk 400m north along the riverbank to view a striking cliff face carved out of the Victoria Plateau. The striped layers of coal and granite in the cliff are testimony to the park’s geological history, and the ancient marine fossils embedded in the cliff reveal this whole area was once under the sea. Riverbend is a place where visitors can chose to explore the park’s geology, or simply enjoy a picnic while appreciating the colourful wildflower displays in spring. Informative signs interpret the area’s geology, flora and fauna.