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Natural Bridge to Island Rock, Kalbarri NP

  • 1-3 hours
  • 1.8 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1

This coastal trail is either a sealed path or boardwalk all the way making it accessible to more people. It incorporates the southern section of the Bigurda Trail and an additional section taking you to the Natural Bridge.

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The trail starts and ends at the natural bridge car park

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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.

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Time / Duration

1 - 3 hours

Length

1.8km

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

The trail starts and ends at the natural bridge car park

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 1

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.

Facilities

  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • Bicycles Prohibited
  • Car Park
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • View Platform

Best time of year

Cooler months

Fees

No fees apply

Trail Access

Self drive via sealed road. Watch for the signs to the Natural Bridge, on George Grey Drive

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