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Bigurda Trail, Kalbarri NP

  • Half day
  • 8 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

The eight kilometre Bigurda Trail hugs the coastline between Eagle Gorge and Natural Bridge, providing stunning coastal views.  Arrange to be dropped off at Eagle Gorge and traverse south along the coastal cliffs for 3 to 5 hours, finishing up at the Natural Bridge.

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Trail Start

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Red Bluff Beach - 5km South of Kalbarri townsite in Kalbarri National Park which is 590km (6-7 hours drive) from Perth

Trail End

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Natural Bridge

View looking north on Bigurda Trail From Natural Bridge Carpark
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South of Kalbarri township lies a long stretch of coastal cliffs. Here the Indian Ocean butts up against the ancient Australian landmass, creating steep chasms, rocky inlets and bizarre formations, as it relentlessly carves away at the multi-coloured layers of sandstone and limestone.

A string of lookouts dots the impressive coast south of town and the easy Bigurda Trail (8km one way) follows the cliff tops between Natural Bridge and Eagle Gorge ; from July to November you may spot migrating whales. Closer to town are Pot Alley, Rainbow Valley, Mushroom Rock and Red Bluff, the last accessible via a walking trail from Kalbarri (5.5km one way).
 

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Parks and Wildlife Service

+61 8 9776 1207

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Time / Duration

3-5 hours

Length

8km one way

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Red Bluff Beach - 5km South of Kalbarri townsite in Kalbarri National Park which is 590km (6-7 hours drive) from Perth

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Trail End

Natural Bridge

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Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Difficulty Notes

The trail surface is excellent however the trail is quite exposed and can be very hot. There are high cliffs and drops off the trail.

Hazards & Warnings

There are many cliffs and steep drops away from the path. Stay on the designated trail

Facilities

Facilities are available at various points along the trail.
  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • View Platform

Best time of year

Good all year however avoid very hot days. During late winter to spring Aug - Nov, there are coastal wildflower s in bloom

Fees

National Park Fees

Trail Access

Road

Prohibited Items

No pets or bikes
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1 trail goers have rated Bigurda Trail, Kalbarri NP as 5 out of 5!

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Kelly Kane

Reviewed 17 Jun 2020, 9:22pm

I completed this return trip trail in June. Total 16km, I walk fairly quickly so this took me 1.45 each way with a 15min break at Natural Bridge before my return back to Eagle Gorge. Absolutely stunning cliffs and views. The track starts off sandy at Eagle Gorge but quickly turns into rock and you find yourself looking down for each next step. Well sign posted with points of interest along the way. I only came across 1 couple along the track, saying this though it's not peak season and borders have only recently reopened after covid. On my return a front came in and the wind was challenging but gave relief from the sun.
Small amount of wildlife seen and wildflowers starting to blossom. For me this was a big 16km trek and felt tired after but hey I'm fairly new to walking this far in one day. I would recommend if you are in kalbarri and it's an overcast day. Get into this trail. Enjoy!

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