Kalbarri is a quiet gem that sits at the mouth of the Murchison River. The coastal township of Kalbarri is geared for the recreational tourist with the Kalbarri National Park surrounding the town. This affords some lovely and easy clifftop walks that have the added attraction of whales and dolphin watching between certain months. Paddling along the Murchison River in a kayak, you can’t help but feel dwarfed by the magnitude of Kalbarri National Park’s red-and-white standstone gorges, millions of years in the making.
Over the past 400 million years, the flow of the Murchison River has created magnificent deep red and white banded gorges through the landscape of Kalbarri National Park, which stretches 80km towards the ocean. Explore the depths and heights of the river gorges and admire the floral beauty of the vast, rolling sandplains.
The Bigurda Trail is a wonderful trek along the shores and stretches from some 8km along the sandstone cliffs south of town. The track is named for a small kangaroo and you can often see these animals while you’re walking any of the cliffside tracks. It provides stunning coastal views with great photo opportunities!
Look out for wildlife around the inland gorges. Some of the most common animals you’ll encounter are kangaroos, emus, echidnas, thorny devils and an abundant bird population including birds of prey like wedge-tailed eagles.
The Kalbarri region is a favourite family holiday destination renowned for its adventure experiences on the water and land-based attractions. Home to the magnificent Kalbarri National Park, soaring Coastal Cliffs an abundance of land and water-based activities you are in for an action-packed stay. Kalbarri offers a wealth of activities and attractions from swimming, surfing, hiking, fishing and whale watching.