Kalbarri National Park
One of Western Australia’s best known parks, with its scenic gorges though red and white banded sandstone and its soaring coastal cliffs.
- Park Entry Fees:Yes
- Feature:Entry Station,Lookout / Deck,Toilet,Barbecue
- Activity:Bush Walking,Swimming,Diving,Fishing,Snorkelling,Surfing,Canoeing / Kayaking,Abseiling
Kalbarri National Park surrounds the lower reaches of the Murchison River, which has cut a magnificent 80km gorge through the red and white banded sandstone to create formations such as Nature’s Window and The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head, with scenic gorge views at the Ross Graham Lookout and views of the town and river mouth at Meanarra Hill.
Perched right on the cliff-top, sits two 100m high lookouts, that project 25m and 17m beyond the rim of the Murchison Gorge. Visitors can venture out onto the new Kalbarri Skywalk and enjoy incredible views of the spectacular gorge and surrounding environment.
Soaring sea cliffs
Along the coast, wind and wave erosion has exposed the sedimentary layers in the sandstone cliffs that plunge more than 100m to the ocean. Red Bluff, Mushroom Rock, Rainbow Valley, Eagle Gorge, Island Rock and the Natural Bridge are among the best known features of this rugged coast.
Kalbarri’s exceptional wildflowers are at their best in spring and early summer. At the mouth of the Murchison River is the town of Kalbarri, which supports thriving fishing and tourism industries and provides a base for park visitors.
Kalbarri National Park is popular for sightseeing, picnicking, abseiling, rafting and canoeing (only after heavy rains and only if you are experienced, well equipped and have first contacted park rangers for advice).
It’s great to escape everyday life and visit a park or reserve in WA. It is also important to us that you return safely to your family and friends.
It is really important to plan when to visit. For your safety we have provided safety information about swimming, bushwalking, fishing, snorkelling and diving, paddling and kayaking, surfing and abseiling. Consider traveling with a personal location be
acon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life
Download free geo-referenced maps of Kalbarri National Park from the Avenza smartphone app.
This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au