Cape Mentelle

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This article is about the limestone headland. For the winery, see Cape Mentelle Vineyards.

Cape Mentelle is a limestone headland on the Indian Ocean coast of south-western Western Australia. It is within the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, just north of the mouth of the Margaret River and 9 km west of the town of Margaret River. It lies on the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, halfway between Cape Naturaliste 50 km to the north, and Cape Leeuwin 50 km to the south, on the route of the Cape to Cape walking track.

History[edit]

The cape was named on 4 February 1803 by French navigator Nicolas Baudin, on his expedition to Australia, after Edme Mentelle (1730-1815), a French geographer, historian and cartographer.[1] It has given its name to a well known Margaret River winery, Cape Mentelle Vineyards.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cape Mentelle". Naming Australia’s Coastline. Discovery and Exploration of Australia. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 

Coordinates: 33°57′43″S 114°58′50″E / 33.96194°S 114.98056°E / -33.96194; 114.98056