- Kalbarri National Park - Inland Gorges &
- Beautiful Coastal Cliffs
- New Skywalk development.....
- The world-class skywalk tourism development at Kalbarri National Park has reached a milestone, with work started and the official launch estimated for early 2018.
Kalbarri National Park covers an area of 186,000 hectares, the rugged terrain and relative seclusion of the park attracts thousands of visitors each year. The experienced hiker to the simple holiday maker are catered for with access to 14 different sites throughout the area
The township of Kalbarri is encircled by two distinctly different landscapes. East of town are inland river gorges with rock formations as old as 400 million years, the south features towering ocean cliffs plummeting to the waves below.
The roads to the coastal sites are sealed and suitable for all vehicles, except for Pot Alley which is not suitable for caravans or motorhomes. All roads into the inland gorge sites at Hawk’s Head, Ross Graham, Z-Bend and Loop are also sealed, and there are shade shelters, toilets and picnic facilities.
Vehicle's towing are not advised to travel onto the Loop/Z-Bend road. Caravans and campers can be dropped at the entrance at the designated area.
Our park is a day use only park and as such, no camping is allowed. Please contact Kalbarri Visitor Centre for information on camping grounds.
Pets are not permitted inside the National Park, even inside vehicles. Traveling into and leaving town is of course fine. We have a short stay dog minder for those that wish to visit the park. Contact the Visitor Centre for detail
Please drive carefully
The gorges and formations carved by the Murchison River attract thousands of visitors to Kalbarri National Park every year. Short walks provide easy access to spectacular lookouts - The Loop, Nature’s Window, Z-Bend, Hawk’s Head and Ross Graham.
Sturdy footwear, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent are essential to ensuring your comfort and safety while exploring the park. Check the weather forecast before heading out into the park.
Drinking water is not available in the national park, so always carry your own supply. During hot conditions, it’s recommended that you allow 3 to 4 litres of water per person per day. Stay clear of cliff edges and overhangs – always keep to the paths and lookouts where provided.
The Loop and Nature’s Window
Several lookouts offer different views of the winding loop in the gorge below. A 400m walk from The Loop car park brings you to one of WA’s most iconic natural attractions, Nature’s Window. This natural rock arch frames the river view perfectly and is a must-snap photograph opportunity in Kalbarri National Park. For an unforgettable gorge adventure, follow the 8km Loop Walk Trail beginning and ending at Nature’s Window.
Considered by many to offer the most breathtaking view in the park, the Z-Bend lookout can be reached by a 500-metre walk trail from the car park. Gazing down, the gorge plunges 150 metres to the river below where river red-gums create a striking contrast against the earthy Tumblagooda sandstone.
This top picnic spot has a brand new lookout over the Murchison River gorge, complete with a wheelchair-accessible path.
Ross Graham Lookout
This spot offers the easiest access point in Kalbarri National Park, with a short walking trail from the car park leading you to the shaded and tranquil river’s edge.
From July to October, the blooms of over 1,000 species of WA wildflowers bring a riot of colour to Kalbarri National Park’s vast sand-plains. See the wildflower page for details.
Kalbarri gorge hikes
For keen bush-walkers with a high level of fitness and experience, there are many gorge hiking adventures available, from one-day excursions to five-day extended hikes. Further information is available from the Park Office. All overnight groups are required to register with park staff before heading off on the trails.
Kalbarri National Park tours
One of the best ways to experience the many wonders of Kalbarri National Park is to join a guided tour provided by friendly and experienced local operators. Hiking, abseiling, kayaking, quad biking, offer memorable ways to explore the park at a pace that suits you.
National Park Passes
Invest in the future of Kalbarri’s natural environment by purchasing a National Park Pass, available at the Kalbarri Visitor Centre or National Park Entry Station on the Loop Z-Bend entry road. The station is manned most days. A ticketing machine and self-registration system is also available for times when the station is unattended. Car parks are regularly patrolled by rangers, so make sure your ticket is clearly displayed on the dashboard.
Day Pass – Provides entry to Kalbarri National Park for a day visit.
$12 per vehicle (up to eight properly seated people)
$5 per vehicle for seniors’ card or aged pension card holders
$5 per motorcycle
Holiday Pass – Entry to any WA national park for up to four weeks.
$40.00 per vehicle
All Parks Annual Pass - Entry to any national park in WA for 12 months.
$80.00 per vehicle
For more information contact Kalbarri National Park Office, PO Box 37, Kalbarri, WA 6536
Phone: (08) 9937 1140
Mobile: 0417 181 314
Search and book tours online or contact the Kalbarri Visitor Centre.
Extending 13km to the south of town, Kalbarri National Park also boasts some of WA’s most striking coastal landscapes, secluded beaches, surf breaks and whale watching spots. Take a short drive, or follow the walk and cycle path that hugs the coast.
Panoramic ocean views from the top of Red Bluff’s 100m cliffs make it a perfect vantage point for spotting marine creatures, from dolphins to migrating humpback whales. At its base lies one of Kalbarri’s most popular beaches for swimming, snorkeling and fishing.
Mushroom Rock Walk Trail
Marvel at the varied geological formations that are ablaze with colour at sunset. A visit at dawn or dusk will also reward you with glimpses of kangaroos grazing on the coastal heath. Allow an hour to explore the marked trail that connects Rainbow Valley and Mushroom Rock.
The view south from the car park captures the rugged beauty of Kalbarri National Park’s remarkable coastline. Follow the stepped path to the secluded beach below and perhaps chance upon a cray-pot cast ashore on stormy seas.
Enjoy the panorama from the crest or wander down into the depths of the gorge, where you’ll discover a delightful beach. Watch as eagles soar in the skies above, catching the updrafts and searching for prey.
Island Rock and Natural Bridge
The forces of the ocean have sculpted some rather precarious rock formations in the cliffs at the southern edge of Kalbarri National Park. Take in the spectacular views from the safety of the lookouts.
This popular fishing spot is believed to be the site where Dutch sailors were marooned in 1629 as punishment for their involvement in the famous Batavia mutiny.
A top surfing spot for pros and novices, the challenging reef break lures experienced surfers out to the point to test their skills, while Jacques Bay offers safer conditions for beginners.