Renowned for exceptional snorkelling, Blue Holes is located along the Red Bluff Road/George Grey Drive (southern entrance/exit road to Kalbarri). The protected waters and rock pools make the Kalbarri Blue Holes a natural aquarium for marine life. Super safe for kids to splash about in too!
Blue Holes is a fish habitat protection area and forms part of an inshore coastal limestone reef system. The reef features sections that are permanently submerged by the ocean (sub-tidal) and areas that are exposed at low tide (intertidal). The reef incorporates irregular depressions or ‘holes’ thus giving the ‘Blue Holes’ stretch of coast its name. Explore the protected waters of the Indian Ocean and be amazed by a myriad of stunning fish and other marine life swimming in the tranquil waters and crawling along the ocean floor.
Blue Holes is part of an inshore limestone reef system, with some sections permanently submerged and others exposed, giving the ‘Blue Holes’ stretch of coast its name. It's home to more than 70 species of finfish. Some fish to look out for include dart, moon wrasse, raccoon butterfly fish, humbugs and western rock lobster. There are as many as 10 types of sponge, 11 species of coral, crustaceans such as banded hair shrimp and beds of oysters.
Walk along the pristine sandy beach and examine rock pools along the shore. Swim in the sheltered waters and laze about on the soft sand. Then settle back after a rewarding investigation of the Blue Holes to see the beautiful West Australian sunset.
Blue Holes of Kalbarri is a six and a half hour drive north of Perth.