Kalbarri & Surrounds
The Kalbarri region is a favourite family holiday destination, renowned for its adventure experiences on the water and land-based attractions. Home to the iconic Nature's Window rock formation, The Kalbarri Skywalk and Murchison River this wildflower territory is a haven for nature lovers.
Stretching from the lower reaches of the Murchison River, Kalbarri National Park surrounds a magnificent 80km gorge with red and white banded sandstone to create formations such as Nature’s Window, The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head, with scenic gorge views at the Ross Graham Lookout. Along the coast, rugged cliff faces are accessed via the new Kalbarri Skywalk and enjoy incredible views of the spectacular gorge and surrounding environment.
The 9 km Loop Walk in Kalbarri National Park takes you past the iconic Nature's Window and follows a loop in the Murchison River. This trail is best hiked in the cooler months between May and October as temperatures in the gorge can reach 50C in Summer.
The Murchison River Gorge Walk is a 38km trail from Ross Graham Lookout to The Loop, through the dramatic landscape of Kalbarri National Park. With no marked trail or route this hike provides ample challenges to test experienced walkers.
Located in Kalbarri National Park and aptly named after the shape of the rock structure seen from the lookout, the Hawks Head Walk is a 200m return walk from the main carpark and picnic area down a sealed path to the lookout above the mighty Murchison River.
In addition to its remarkable National Park, the rugged Kalbarri Coast has been affected by wind and wave erosion and exposed the sedimentary layers in the sandstone cliffs that plunge more than 100m to the ocean. The best-known features of the coast include the Natural Bridge, Eagle Gorge and Red Bluff.
Kalbarri is a mecca for wildflowers - best during 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’s Beach to Bluff Trail is a 1km return walk from the beach to Red Bluff, providing opportunity to view and ponder the lives of the Nanda people who explore this section of coastline.
- Hike: Kalbarri National Park - Nature's Window Walk Trail, Loop Walk Trail, Ross Graham River Walk, Red Bluff Lookout Trail, Meanarra Hill Lookout, Beach to Bluff Trail.
Accessible Trail Options:
- Natural Bridge to Island Rock Coastal Trail - sealed path or boardwalk the entire way.