Ball Pyramid is the world’s tallest sea stack. This amazing Ball Pyramid is the remains of a shield volcano formed millions of years ago.
Some of the interesting features of Ball Pyramid are:
- Discovered by Lieutenant Henry Lidgbird Ball of the Royal Navy in 1788.
- The stack is 562 metres high and measures only 200 metres across.
- Located 20 km southeast of Lord Howe Island.
- Lord Howe Island is in UNESCO World Heritage List and lies approximately 600 km northeast of Sydney and southeast of Brisbane, Australia.
- Climbing on the stack is now not permitted and can be viewed closely from cruise boats.
- World class diving and fishing spot.
More information on Lord Howe Island is here.
An interesting aerial view of Ball Pyramid as video clip is here.
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