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Kalbarri Abseil

4 Salamit Place, Kalbarri WA 6536

UMP into the heart of Western Australia with Kalbarri Abseil at Kalbarri National Park.
Abseil back in time down 460 million year gorges, the colours, the beauty, the sheer adrenalin will thrill you!
We offer full and half day abseiling tours that cater for everyone, adults, children, beginners or the experienced abseiler.

Looking for a fun filled day? Then try Kalbarri Abseil adventure tours. Do a half day tour, located on the spectacular Z-bend of Kalbarri National Park Western Australia, our qualified friendly guides will teach you how easy and safe it is to abseil.
After 100% adrenalin? Then try a full day of fun! Your day begins at 8am when we pick you up and in no time you\'ll be abseiling down the 20m Aviary. With a couple of abseils under your belt there\'s a chance to have a go at rock climbing too.

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Blue Holes

Blue Holes Beach, Kalbarri WA 6536

Renowned for exceptional snorkelling, Blue Holes is located just south of Kalbarri in the state's north. 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. 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 is a six and a half hour drive north of Perth. The coastal town of Kalbarri offers an array of attractions and water activities. Try your hand at fishing from the beach or take a boat out for a larger feast. Take a canoe along the Murchison River and stop off to swim at one of numerous sheltered locations along the way. If time permits, explore the scenic canyons and gorges of the magnificent Kalbarri National Park.

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Kalbarri Wildflower Centre

Clotworthy Street, Kalbarri WA 6536

The Kalbarri Wildflower Centre presents the opportunity to view a spectacular display of West Australian flora in a native botanic garden setting. Walk along the 30 minute interpretive nature trail where you can see 200 species of flowers which have been conveniently labelled for identification. Alternatively take a guided tour of the flowers with an experienced botanist who will provide you with an educational walk amongst the flowers. On your return to the entrance, you can sit down and enjoy a 20 minute video about the local wildflowers or enjoy a well deserved Devonshire tea before perusing the souvenir shop. Extend your visit to the centre by bringing along a picnic and making use of the excellent picnic facilities. Located in the small coastal town of Kalbarri, a six hour drive north of Perth, the wildflower centre is one of many attractions in the region. Visit the Kalbarri Oceanarium for an interactive educational insight into the local marine life. A trip to Kalbarri National Park is imperative, with spectacular gorges and canyons along the Murchison River and an unforgettable wildflower display.

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Ross Graham Lookout

via Ajana Kalbarri Road, Kalbarri WA 6536

The Ross Graham Lookout offers breathtaking views over the gorges within the Kalbarri National Park. Take a short walk from the car park down to the river's edge for a swim and explore the glorious countryside on foot. If you can plan your visit for late July you will be welcomed by a profusion of colour as the wildflowers are in full bloom. The park is famous for its wildflowers and has several species that can only be seen here. Look out for the Kalbarri Spider Orchid and the Kalbarri Catspaw. You may also be lucky enough to see Grey Kangaroos and emus as well. Named after the first school teacher in Kalbarri, Ross Graham was a devoted conservationist who aided in the exploration of the Murchison River. Located six and a half hours drive north of Perth and a short drive from Kalbarri, the Ross Graham Lookout is just one of many spectacular vantage points within Kalbarri National Park.

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The Loop and Z Bend

Kalbarri National Park, Kalbarri WA 6536

The Loop and Z Bend are sections of the Murchison River aptly named because of the enormous loops and Z bend they have created as they flow through the gorges. Located in the spectacular Kalbarri National Park you will be spellbound by the view from the lookouts at the top of the gorge. Enjoy a picnic or make the most of the free gas barbeques while you take advantage of the view. Not surprisingly, Kalbarri National Park is recognised as one of the best national parks in Australia with attractions such as Nature's Window, the Natural Bridge and stunning coastal lookouts. Time your visit in with the wildflower season and you will be in awe of the exceptional offering. Look out for several species that can only be found within the park, including the Kalbarri spider orchid. Located six hours drive north of Perth and a 20 minute drive from Kalbarri, The Loop and Z Bend are one of a plethora of amazing natural attractions in the Kalbarri National Park that must be seen.

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Mushroom Rock Walk Trail

via Mushroom Rock Road, Kalbarri WA 6536

Mushroom Rock Trail is a leisurely two hour walk track within Kalbarri National Park that leads you to the unusual sight of Mushroom Rock and the spectacular Rainbow Valley gorge. Read the information plaques along the trail to learn fascinating information about the flora and fauna in the park and the geological features of the rock and gorge. Capture the fascinating Mushroom Rock on camera from various angles along the trail. Its shape has been created by the strong winds and water eroding away the rock over many years. Marvel at the rugged Kalbarri coastline and the spectacular sight of fierce ocean waves pounding against the red cliffs of Rainbow Valley. Located six and a half hours drive north of Perth and a short drive from Kalbarri, the Mushroom Rock Trail is just one of many picturesque walk trails within the Kalbarri National Park. If you are planning on staying overnight be aware that camping is not permitted in the park, however, plenty of excellent accommodation and camping grounds are offered in the nearby town.

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Eagle Gorge

Kalbarri National Park, Kalbarri WA 6536

Eagle Gorge in the Kalbarri National Park offers spectacular views of the Murchison River and the interior of the park from its peak. Named after the wedge-tailed eagles that live in the gorge, keep and eye out for these magnificent birds that can often be seen in nests and soaring through the sky searching for prey. Travel down into the gorge for a swim and explore the glorious countryside on foot. If you can plan your visit for spring you will be welcomed by a profusion of colour as the wildflowers come out in full bloom. The park is famous for its wildflowers and has several species that can only be seen here. Look out for the Kalbarri Spider Orchid and the Kalbarri Catspaw. You will often be lucky enough to see grey kangaroos and emus as well. Located six and a half hours drive north of Perth and a short drive from Kalbarri, Eagle Gorge is just one of many spectacular vantage points within Kalbarri National Park. If you are planning on staying overnight be aware that camping is not permitted in the park, however, plenty of excellent accommodation is available in town.

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Red Bluff

Red Bluff Beach Road, Kalbarri WA 6536

The dramatic coastal cliffs of Kalbarri's Red Bluff offer amazing views over the ocean - perfect for whale watching. Towering 100 metres over the ocean below, Red Bluff is the ideal spot to see humpback whales which migrate along the Kalbarri coastline. You'll be amazed by the landscape of Red Bluff - delicate threads of red rock look like tears frozen in time in formations believed to be 400 million years old. Named by Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh in 1697, the spectacular coastal cliffs extend 13 kilometres through Kalbarri National Park. As well as panoramic views, the area offers secluded beaches popular for swimming, snorkelling and lazing. Other nearby dramatic coastal landmarks includes Mushroom Gorge, Rainbow Alley and Pot Alley. You can drive there from Kalbarri Township on dirt roads which are accessible by conventional vehicles. Kalbarri is a seven hour drive from Perth or you can fly there in about two hours.

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Hawk's Head Lookout

Kalbarri National Park, Kalbarri WA 6536

Hawk's Head Lookout is a spectacular vantage point located within the Kalbarri National Park. It provides stunning views of the Kalbarri Gorges and Murchison River. Named in honour of a hawk shaped rock formation visible from the lookout, it will keep the family amused seeing who can spot the hawks head first! If you are lucky you may see the graceful Peregrine Falcon which hunts its prey along the cliffs. If you enjoy climbing, there are several excellent climbs either side of the lookout. Kalbarri National Park is one of the best known national parks in Australia with an exceptional display of wildflowers between August and October. There are several species that can only be found within the park, including the Kalbarri spider orchid. The views are breath-taking and with the Murchison River winding its way through the park, there are several beautiful swimming spots to enjoy. Located six and a half hours drive north of Perth and a short drive from Kalbarri, Hawk's Head Lookout is one of a number of lookouts through the Kalbarri National Park that are well worth a visit.

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Island Rock and Natural Bridge

Kalbarri National Park, Kalbarri WA 6536

Yielding to the forces of the ocean, Island Rock and Natural Bridge have been spectacularly sculpted by the fracturing and decaying of the cliffs offering the viewer some amazing precarious rock formations. Visitors can view these formations from the safety of lookout enclosures that have been provided. Situated in Kalbarri National Park, contact the Kalbarri National Park Office, for latest admission fees to the Park.

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Chinaman's Beach

Grey Road, Kalbarri WA 6536

The tranquil setting of Chinaman's Beach on the Murchison River in the heart of Kalbarri, makes it a popular swimming spot. Take advantage of the warmth of year round sunshine to swim in the refreshing clear waters. Explore the marine life under the water or hire a windsurfer or paddleboat. For the less energetic, it is a beautiful spot to laze on the soft white sand to enjoy a great book and soak up the sun. Located at the mouth of the Murchison River, Kalbarri offers exceptional fishing opportunities for the enthusiast with a choice of beach, river or a deep sea expedition. You may be lucky to see the entertaining spectacle of dolphins frolicking in the water and the unforgettable experience of watching whales migrating along the coast. Whilst in the region, a trip to Kalbarri National Park is highly recommended. The colourful rock face of the magnificent gorges, spectacular coastal lookouts and glorious invasion of colour during wildflower season are just a few of the highlights. Kalbarri is a six hour drive north of Perth

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Rainbow Jungle - The Australian Parrot Breeding Centre

Red Bluff Road, Kalbarri WA 6536

Rainbow Jungle - The Australian Parrot Breeding Centre is a beautiful parrot habitat, where you will find the largest parrot free flight aviary in the country, with the biggest flock of purple crowned Lorikeets in the word and other brightly coloured Australian parrots. You can wander through the centre along paved pathways, through landscaped tropical gardens, past waterfalls, fountains, stained glass windows, gargoyles and lily ponds. You will enjoy close encounters with our black, red and yellow local white tailed Cockatoos. Around every corner there are parrots in all colours of the rainbow, such as the Eclectus Parrot and the colourful and mischievous blue and gold South American Macaws. A free barbecue facility and covered picnic area is provided and tea and coffee, cool drinks and ice-cream are available for purchase. There is also a souvenir shop selling a selection of Australian made product, postcards and CD's. Rainbow Jungle truly is a must see whilst visiting Kalbarri, which is a seven hour drive north of Perth.

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Pot Alley

Kalbarri National Park, Kalbarri WA 6536

Pot Alley is a picturesque ocean gorge in Kalbarri National Park, boasting spectacular ocean scenery amidst the expansive rugged gorges. Enjoy a swim at the lovely sheltered swimming beach and be sure to take your camera to capture the countless photo opportunities. If your visit brings you to the region in late July you will be greeted by the vibrant colours of the wildflowers including the rare Kalbarri spider orchid. Explore the national park on foot using one of many beautiful bush trails, leading you to spectacular sites including Nature's Window and Ross Graham Lookout. Alternatively take to the Murchison River in a canoe for more stunning views. Located six hours north of Perth, Pot Alley is a short drive to the friendly town of Kalbarri. The town offers an array of activities to keep the whole family entertained including fishing, safe swimming spots and canoeing along the river.

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Jacques Point

via Jakes Point Road, Kalbarri WA 6536

Jacques Point is a popular surfing beach in Kalbarri providing a perfect surf break along the point. Amateur surfers will enjoy the safe conditions of this beach and easy access to the water from the white sandy beach. Spectators have a great vantage point from the waters edge to watch the surfers tackling the waves. Take a walk along the path above the beach to explore more of the coastline and keep an eye on the water for the Bottlenose dolphins that are frequently seen playing in the water off the shore. After a day of surfing, settle back on the sand to enjoy the famous Western Australian sunset over the horizon. Jacques Point is a short drive south of Kalbarri and seven hours drive north of Perth. Kalbarri offers a fantastic range of natural attractions including the Murchison River and nearby Kalbarri National Park. It offers spectacular gorges, various water activities for all ages and perfect fishing opportunities which can be enjoyed year round.

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Murchison River

via Ajana Kalbarri Road, Kalbarri WA 6536

The mighty Murchison River in Kalbarri National Park is one of the best spots for fishing in Western Australia. Its path through sandstone cliffs and out to the Indian Ocean also makes for a stunning scenic view, excellent bushwalking, hiking, trekking, cruising and canoeing. The Murchison River is a few million years old and time has helped it carve a massive gorge through the park. Spanning 780 kilometres the river is the second longest in Western Australia and is home to nearly 200 species of birds including eagles, black swans and wetland waders. Emus sip from the shore while eagles swoop down to pluck a feed of fish from its pristine waters. Throw in a line at the river's tidal reaches and you're likely to snare a bream, whiting or mulloway. The Murchison River is also home to blue manna crabs, mud crabs and untold shell life. There is a range of tours to the Murchison River including sunset cruises, as well as full day hiking and canoe trips. Find out more from the Kalbarri Visitor Centre. Kalbarri is about a seven hour drive or two hour flight from Perth.

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Loop Walk, Kalbarri National Park

Natures Window Car park, Kalbarri National Park, Kalbarri WA 6536

The Loop Walk Top Trail highlights the erosive power of the Murchison River which has carved a spectacular gorge through the Kalbarri National Park in Western Australia's Coral Coast region. Highlights include the iconic 'Natures Window', a natural rock formation which frames the Murchison Gorge. The moderate, eight kilometre Loop Walk Trail starts at the car park for Nature's Window which's a major tourist attraction. Marked by directional markers the trail follows the edge of the cliff, with views of the river. From here the trail works its way down to the river bank. Along the river are sandy beaches, river gums and the possibility of swimming. On the other side of the river, some of the cliffs show magnificent shades of red and pink. Before the river bends towards the Indian Ocean, the trail climbs out of the gorge back up to Nature's Window and back to the car park. Inside the gorge and the temperature can rise, so carry plenty of drinking water (minimum three litres per person). Sometimes the trail follows rock platforms and this can be a scramble at times. Be alert to weather forecasts as the river and gorges can flood after heavy rain.

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Flora

70 Grey Street, Kalbarri WA 6536
One mention of wildflowers and many people will think of Kalbarri - over 800 species with many unique to the area. Starting at the end of June through to October, travellers make their way here from all over the world to witness the transformation. The coastal areas of the national park boast plants such as Murchison Rose which can only be found here in Kalbarri. Make your way inland and the sand plains become carpets of pink and white Everlastings and Orange Immortelles, jostling for space between Starflowers, Kangaroo Paws, Featherflowers and Orchids, to name just a few. One of the last flowers to emerge is the aptly named Smelly Socks (White Plume Grevillia). With the flowers on the end of long stalks and low Grevillia shrubbery, these beautiful flowers attract many insects and release a sickly sweet smell at dusk and into the evening. At the northern entrance of the national park visitors will notice pine trees along the roadside, these Sandplain Cypress (Actinostrobus) are native to the area. Kalbarri Visitor Centre keeps up to date with what's flowering where, pop in to see the friendly staff for a wildflower update.
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Town Centre

Kalbarri Visitor Centre, 70 Grey Steet, Kalbarri WA 6536
Kalbarri is a picturesque seaside town located 590 kilometres north of Perth, midway along Australia's Coral Coast. The town itself is located at the mouth of the Murchison River, an ideal playground for families to relax, swim, fish and snorkel in the clear, blue waters. Kalbarri Visitor Centre is the first place to visit when you arrive. Located in the main street of town, here you can book tours, accommodation and coach transport with the friendly staff, plus find all the local information on sightseeing, walk trails and what to see and do in the area. River Foreshore A beautifully maintained foreshore with shady trees, shelter huts and playgrounds with barbecues. Chinaman's Where the river meets the sea, an ideal place to swim in the calm sheltered water, great for kids. Back Beach A 10 minute walk from town, this is a great place for exploring rock pools at low tide. Trails from this area lead to Chinaman's Point and the Zuytdorp memorial lookout. Blue Holes Declared as a Fish Habitat Protection Area (FHPA) in 2007, it is home to more than 70 species of finfish. Jakes Beach, National Surfing Reserve View surfers and dolphins riding this world class wave.
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Jakes Point

via Jakes Point Road, Kalbarri WA 6536
Kalbarri is home to the iconic left-hander called Jakes Point, recognised as a National Surfing Reserve and one of the state's most famous remote surfing breaks. Jakes is one of those unique waves that is mastered best by the local surfers. Like most reefs, Jakes breaks from two foot and up and best ridden by experienced surfers only. Jakes bay offers a safer option for the novice while fostering a protective environment for our next generation of talent. Kalbarri has a very strong sense of surfing community where locals take their surfing and protection of the fragile environment seriously. Take a walk along the path above the beach to explore more of the coastline and keep an eye on the water for the Bottlenose dolphins that are frequently seen playing in the water off the shore. After a day of surfing, settle back on the sand to enjoy the famous Western Australian sunset over the horizon. Jakes Point is a short drive south of Kalbarri and six and a half hours' drive north of Perth.
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Zuytdorp Wreck

via, Kalbarri WA 6536
Lying on the ocean bed just below the spectacular Zuytdorp Cliffs is the 17th century ship wreck of the Dutch East India Company merchant vessel, Zuytdorp. A scenic flight will provide you breathtaking views of this stunning yet treacherous coastline. Most people would be unaware of the significance the Zuytdorp ship wreck had on Australian history. It is understood some of the survivors were looked after by the local Aboriginal people, making this the first European contact with Australia's Indigenous people. The Zuytdorp lies in a protected zone making diving illegal. The area has no permanent water source, so be sure to bring plenty of drinking water when visiting the cliffs. The Zuytdorp's final resting place is an hour north of Kalbarri and an eight hour drive from Perth.

Kalbarri Palm Resort

8 Porter Street, Kalbarri WA 6536
The Kalbarri Palm Resort is located in the heart of tranquil Kalbarri, with beaches, restaurants and shops within walking distance. The resort offers accommodation to meet your every need with their spa suites, deluxe rooms, motel units and self-contained apartments. The resort's facilities include two swimming pools, outdoor heated spa, tennis courts, netted cricket pitch, barbecues, lawn bowls, large landscaped gardens, children's play equipment and wireless internet access. Whether on business, in a group, as a family or for a quiet weekend away - the Kalbarri Palm Resort will welcome you....

Nautilus Retreat Bed and Breakfast

30 Batavia Circle, Kalbarri WA 6536
Nautilus Retreat Bed and Breakfast is best described as luxurious privacy in tranquil surrounds, somewhere to relax and unwind. Relax by the pool or enjoy the local pristine beaches. Discover the beauty of the nearby coastal cliffs and the National Park. Nautilus Retreat only accommodates one couple, so the pool and surroundings are exclusively yours. It is a 10 minute walk to shops and restaurants. Kalbarri is approximately a six hour drive from Perth....

BEST WESTERN PLUS Kalbarri Edge Resort

22 Porter Street, Kalbarri WA 6536
Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort offers affordable, quality and stylish serviced accommodation located in the heart of Kalbarri. The resort features apartments, executive spa suites and deluxe studio rooms. The apartments boast stainless steel kitchen appliances, dishwashers, quality spa bathrooms, large flat screen televisions, private balconies with barbecue and well-maintained amenities that will allow you, your family and friends to kick back and relax in this lazy beach town. Experience the fine cuisine that the Edge Restaurant has to offer or try a selection of premium drinks and cocktails at the lounge bar. From this base in the heart of Kalbarri, you can discover the Kalbarri National Park, try abseiling and canoeing, go swimming and fishing, join a river cruise up the Murchison River and participate in the many adventure tours in the area. Otherwise, just spend a day lazing by the white sandy beach with superb views of the shimmering blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort's magnificent coastal location allows guests to experience an inspiring and refreshing quality stay. Kalbarri is an easy six hours drive north of Perth....

Jakes Point

via Jakes Point Road, Kalbarri WA 6536
Kalbarri is home to the iconic left-hander called Jakes Point, recognised as a National Surfing Reserve and one of the state's most famous remote surfing breaks. Jakes is one of those unique waves that is mastered best by the local surfers. Like most reefs, Jakes breaks from two foot and up and best ridden by experienced surfers only. Jakes bay offers a safer option for the novice while fostering a protective environment for our next generation of talent. Kalbarri has a very strong sense of surfing community where locals take their surfing and protection of the fragile environment seriously. Take a walk along the path above the beach to explore more of the coastline and keep an eye on the water for the Bottlenose dolphins that are frequently seen playing in the water off the shore. After a day of surfing, settle back on the sand to enjoy the famous Western Australian sunset over the horizon. Jakes Point is a short drive south of Kalbarri and six and a half hours' drive north of Perth. ...