Both east and west the walls of the rift-valley are close to the lake,the water in many places washing the base of the cliffs.
We headed north into the western rift valley toward the Queen Elizabeth N.P. Good drive and some stunning scenery.
Tasmania and Victoria were separated by the foundering of Bass Strait, and at the same time the formation of the rift valley of Spencer Gulf, and Lake Torrens, isolated the South Australian highlands from the Eyre Peninsula and the Westralian plateau.
The rift-valley faults continue down the depression, marked by numerous volcanoes, in the region of the Natron Lake and Lake Manyara; while the steep walls of the deep depression of Tanganyika and Nyasa represent the western rift system at its maximum development..
To the east a similar rift valley marks the end of the Uganda plateau.