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About Natural Bridge to Island Rock, Kalbarri NP
As an alternative to the 8 km Bigurda Trail, this short section of trail is highly accessible. Parts of it are bitumen and the rest is timber boardwalk.
Starting at the Natural Bridge car park the trail follows a sealed path to the Castle Cove and Natural Bridge lookouts, where you have stunning views out over the ocean and the red banded cliffs that Kalbarri is famous for.
Returning back towards the carpark the trail veers off to the left and joins the Bigurda Trail past a sheltered lookout, where you can sit out of the sun and enjoy the views. Bring the binoculars because you may even spot a migrating whale between June and November.
The boardwalk continues following the cliff top all the way to Island Rock where there is another lookout.
Return the way you came diverting back to the carpark, just past the shelter.
There are public toilets at the Natural Bridge carpark, but no other facilities.
You can probably complete the trail in one hour but most people like to spend some time enjoying the views, taking photos and watching for whales.
Be trail ready for Natural Bridge to Island Rock, Kalbarri NP
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
1 - 3 hours
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).
The trail starts and ends at the natural bridge car park
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.
- Access with assistance for the Disabled
- Bicycles Prohibited
- Car Park
- Parking for Disabled
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Toilet Facilities for Disabled
- View Platform
Best time of year
No fees apply
Self drive via sealed road. Watch for the signs to the Natural Bridge, on George Grey Drive
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The sealed section of the trail
Wheel chair friendly with some assistance to navigate the slope
The Natural Bridge
The boardwalk section of the trail
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