Lennox Head bluff sits above the pretty, sleepy township bearing the same name, which comprises mostly of residential houses - a welcome contrast to the buzzing Byron Bay. The tiny town square and a handful of restaurants and cafés along the short main drag are the only extravaganzas around.
You continue on the main road to the eerie Lennox Head bluff, which towers over the town from the south. Low grass covers the cliff's edge, which is intersected by three rugged promontories jutting into the ocean.
The cliffs are black and grey in colour, occasionally brightened by patches of dark orange. There is a solitary rock standing a hundred metres from the shore, which the constant battering of huge swell has sculpted into a crucifix (see photo).
From the point of view you did photo this rock seems like a man who is kissing woman! Did you notice it?
Funny you should say that, I holidsyed in this area as a kid and we used to call this rock 'shag rock' on account of the many birds (shags) that sat on it and left their droppings.
Shag Rock is the correct name of the rock column.
Geographical Names Board reference here: http://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/name_search/extract?id=TRqwBKqbIt
Also the name given on a Geo Sciences Map I checked.
I have been told that this formation has been knocked down by the surf recently. There is only a stub left.
Lachie you are correct. It has collapsed, I was there in June 2013, it was due to heavy seas. The basalt columns near the cliff face have also gone. I was too far away to be 100% about the columns, not so with shag rock.
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Photo taken in Lennox Head NSW 2478, Australia
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