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Hawks Head Walk

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.2 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

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.

Hawks Head Lookout
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Trail Start

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Hawks Head Walk Carpark, Ajana Kalbarri Rd, Kalbarri National Park

Trail End

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Hawks Head Picnic Area

Hawks Head Lookout
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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.

For the more enthusiastic bush walkers a strenuous four-day, 38km trail connects from the nearby Ross Graham Lookout to the Loop Walk, this trail has no markings and multiple river crossings. All walkers need to register with Kalbarri Park Headquarters.

Kalbarri Visitor Centre

(08) 9937 1104

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Time / Duration



.2km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Hawks Head Walk Carpark, Ajana Kalbarri Rd, Kalbarri National Park

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Trail End

Return via the same trail

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Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.

Hazards & Warnings

December to April can be very hot, walk in the cooler parts of the day, carry adequate water supply


  • Access without assistance for the Disabled
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • View Platform

Best time of year

July to October for wildflowers


National Park Fees

Trail Access

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 Items

This is a day use park only and as such no camping is permitted.
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