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Ross Graham Lookout carpark, Ajana Kalbarri Rd, Kalbarri National Park, 585km (6 hours) North of Perth
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About Ross Graham River 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. The Ross Graham area named after Kalbarri's first school teacher, a devoted conservationist instrumental in the early exploration of the park, is the most accessible region of the park and includes a lookout with spectacular panoramic views.
The trail leads you down to the river pools of the Murchison River through 27 stairs, where you can enjoy a swim in the cool waters or even take some kayaks or canoes down to the river after plentiful rain.
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 the 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.
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Time / Duration
Less than half hour return
700 meters return
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Additional Useful ItemsNo drinking water available in park
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Hazards & WarningsDecember to April can be very hot, walk in the cooler parts of the day, carry adequate water supply
FacilitiesWheelchair access is limited to top lookout, picnic area and toilets. There is no wheelchair access to the river
- Access without assistance for the Disabled
- Car Park
- Parking for Disabled
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Toilet Facilities for Disabled
Best time of year
July to October for best viewing of wildflower season
National Park fees apply
Prohibited ItemsNo pets or camping in the National Park
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Murchison RiverTranquil waters of the Murchison River contrasting against the river red gums and sandstone
Ross Graham walk trailWalking from the carpark down to the river's edge.
Ross Graham LookoutVantage point for panoramic views of the Murchison River
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