One of Western Australia's most popular places for colourful wildflowers, Kalbarri National Park also offers a range of adventure activities like bush walking, gorge hiking and canoeing.
Kalbarri National Park abounds with opportunities and is one of the most exciting and spectacular in Western Australia. Marvel at nature's ability to carve the landscape. Explore the depths and heights of the river gorges and sea cliffs and admire the floral beauty of the vast, rolling sandplains.
The Murchison River gorges in the Kalbarri National Park are also particularly spectacular. The gorges have been carved over millions of years to form dramatic sandstone cliff faces which plummet into the Murchison River as it meanders towards the township of Kalbarri.
You can experience views of the gorges from one of the many lookouts including the famous Nature's Window where the vista is seen through a massive red rock frame. The Loop, Z Bend, Hawkes Head Lookout and Ross Graham Lookout are also popular for views over the sandstone cliffs.
From July to October Kalbarri National Park is ablaze with colour as wildflowers like banksias, grevillias, kangaroo paws and feather flowers spring to life. The park is rich in bird life and other animals. Most native mammals are nocturnal, but you can sometimes see western grey kangaroos and emus during the day.
Kalbarri is a six hour drive (590km) north of Perth.
Opening Hours and Entry Costs
The inland gorge sites of the National Park are open from 6am - 6pm daily (from sunrise to sunset), at a cost of $15 per vehicle (carrying up to 12 passengers).
Holiday Park Pass - This pass entitles entry to as many parks as you wish for any four-week period at $48/vehicle (up to eight people).
All coastal sites of the Kalbarri National Park are free to visit.
Directions for the Park
North West Coastal Highway, then left 18 kilometres to Kalbarri National Park Boundary 65 kilometres to Kalbarri township. Roads to the Murchison River Gorges can be rough and care should be taken. Coach tours to the river gorges are available from Kalbarri. The road to the coastal gorges is sealed. Short walks to the gorges from the car parks.