The Totem Pole is a fascinating conglomerate erosion residual located 26 kilometres down the Wolgan Valley from Newnes.
The structural elements range from large water-worn rocks to tiny grains of sand glued together somehow into a single stunning column. It must have been far stronger than the surrounding geology that has eroded away behind it. The Totem Pole is protected from the worst of the elements by a large cap stone.
Looking at the Totem Pole you just have to wonder how it stays upright.
There are similar but much smaller pinnacles in the area. Some have the same cap stone protection. Others do not and have weathered into a cone shape.
The iconic Totem Pole is a 'must see' destination for serious bushwalkers.
Mt Morgan 8931-1S
Wollemi National Park (NSW)