KALBARRI

NATIONAL PARK

 

Kalbarri National Park - Western Australia

 

GPS 27 42 06 S 114 25 00 E

Entry fee and / or camping fee charged Toilets available Tables and / or seats and / or shelters provided Fire places or BBQs available Pets prohibited Sight seeing area Walk trails Site may flood or be inaccessible during rain Day use site only - no camping

 

 

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Park area 183,004 Ha

 

The park stretches from the doorstep of Kalbarri town east to the North West Highway. It covers spectacular coastal scenery as well as the Murchison River Gorge. The river has cut down through sandstone estimated at 400 million years old. The as a result the area is rich with fossils. The gorge is around 80 kilometres long but is only accessible at a few points.

Hawk's Head, The Loop, Nature's Window and Z Bend are some of the best known features but the coastal section of the park also includes features like Mushroom Rock, Rainbow Valley, Red Bluff, Pot Alley, Natural Bridge and Island Rock to name just a few.

Due to its convenient location and very interesting scenery, it is one of the most popular National Parks in W.A.

The area has a diverse selection of wildflowers and a large number of animal and bird species. A fauna reconstruction site has been established in the park to re-introduce species that have been lost to the area.

Some walking trails have been established in the park and these include:

Mushroom Rock Nature trail. Rated easy. 2 hour return walk.

Coastal Trail. 8 kilometres one way. Eagle Gorge to Natural Bridge.

Around the Loop. 6 hour walk. Starting and ending at Nature's Window.

The area is rugged so it is suggested that anyone attempting the longer walks do so in a group of at least 5 people. Anyone planning an overnight stop during a walk must notify rangers before and after the walk.

Canoeing and rafting on the Murchison River are also popular activities in the park. Again it is important to notify rangers if you intend undertaking a trip along the river.

 

NPW Website for more information

 

 

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