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About Red Bluff Lookout Trail
Red Bluff is an iconic natural attraction that should be high on your list of places to visit in Kalbarri. Known as an important navigation point for early Dutch mariners sailing these waters over 300 years ago, Red Bluff is the perfect vantage point to take in the views and ponder the lives of the Nanda people and the first Europeans to explore this section of Australia's coastline.
Red Bluff towers 100 metres over the Indian ocean below and is the ideal spot to see the migrating humpback whales making there way along the Kalbarri coastline. The landscape of Red Bluff will blow your mind with it's delicate threads of red rock in formations believed to be 400 million years old.
The Red Bluff Lookout Trail is a short 1km return walk departing from the carpark out to Red Bluff Lookout along a sealed path to the point where you take in views of Red Bluff Beach, Jakes Point, the mouth of the Murchison River and Meanarra Hill.
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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).
Red Bluff Carpark, Kalbarri
Return via the same trail
Hazards & WarningsThere are many cliffs and steep drops away from the path. Stay on the designated trail
- Access without assistance for the Disabled
- Bicycle Locker
- Car Park
- Dog Friendly
- Parking for Disabled
- View Platform
Best time of year
July to October for whales & wildflowers
Access is via Red Bluff Rd - 5km South of Kalbarri townsite.
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