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About Hawks Head Walk, Kalbarri NP
Kalbarri National Park covers a massive 180,000ha encompassing of sand plains, coastal cliffs and the spectacular deep gorges of the Murchison River.
Located within the Park, the Hawks Head Walk is a short 200m return walk from the main carpark and picnic area to a lookout providing extensive views of the mighty Murchison River. Hawks Head was aptly named after the shape of the rock structure seen from the lookout.
Interpretative panels provide visitors with some insight into how to read the rock patterns and structures of this ancient gorge, as well as explaining the diversity if life, the issues with feral animals and restoring the natural system within the gorge.
If you are lucky enough to visit during wildflower season (July to October) you will be met by a dazzling display of colour from the wildflower species of the region, many only found in the National Park, inluding Kalbarri Spider Orchid, and other common wildflower species, flame Grevillea, starflowers, smoke bush, orchids and many flowering wattles.
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What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Additional Useful ItemsNo drinking water is available in the park.
No towing (caravans, trailers, boats etc) are allowed within this area. (There is an unhitch bay just after the National Park Kiosk at the entrance of the park.)
Hawks Head Walk Carpark, Ajana Kalbarri Rd, Kalbarri National Park
Return via the same trail
No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
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Hazards & WarningsDecember to April can be very hot, walk in the cooler parts of the day, carry adequate water supply
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- All accessible parking
- Picnic Area
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- All accessible toilet facilities
- View Platform
Best time of year
July to October for wildflowers
National Park Fees
Access to the following sites are 36km from town on the Kalbarri-Ajana Road. These are sealed roads suitable for any vehicles, with a loop-carpark, toilets & shelter.
Prohibited ItemsThis is a day use park only and as such no camping is permitted.
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