Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Kalbarri National Park @ Kalbarri, Western Australia

Henry Tan | 12:44 PM | |
What else to do on a vacation in Perth? Travel up north to Kalbarri for a road trip! Yes we went to Kalbarri National Park during our Day 8 of Perth Trip. Kalbarri National Park offers a range of adventure activities such as bush walking, gorge hiking and canoeing while admiring the colorful wildflowers. Read on for more!


Located six hours drive north of Perth and a 20 minute drive from Kalbarri, The Loop and Z Bend are just one of a plethora of amazing natural attractions in the Kalbarri National Park that must be seen. We spent 3 days 2 nights in Kalbarri as the travel distance (return) already took almost a day. 


Upon arrival, we paid $13 per car (up to 8 legally seated people) as the entrance fee to the Kalbarri National Park. Holiday Park Pass for $48 per car is available too to entitle for multiple entries to as many parks as you wish for any four weeks period.

Nature's Window

Kalbarri National Park is huge, covering about 1800km2 of area size which include the Murchison River gorge that runs for nearly 80 km (50 mi) on the lower reaches of the Murchison River. The Murchison River gorges in the Kalbarri National Park are also breathtaking. 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.


Since we were there for just half a day, we did not go for the hiking. We just dropped by some of the famous attraction points such as Nature's Window and Z Bend Lookout. Nature's Window has to be the most well known among all attractions, formed from layers of Tumblagooda Sandstone. 


It's quite easy to access to the Nature's Window as we just parked our car at carp park, followed the stairs and walked down a picturesque trail. The rock formation of Nature's Window perfectly frames the rugged upstream view of the Murchison River. It is an easy 800m walk (return) to the Window. 


The Nature's Window is also the beginning and end of The Loop walking trail. It is a Class 4 Trail where the paths are often rough, steep and uneven with few modifications. A moderate to high level of fitness is required for the 8km walking trail. 


When visiting to Kalbarri National Park, it is recommended to wear real covered shoes, apply lots of sunblock and wear a hat! Since there is no any shelter along the way, weather can affect safety too, so be sure to always bring more water than you think you will need.


From July to October, Kalbarri National Park is ablaze with color as wildflowers like banksias, grevillias, kangaroo paws and feather flowers spring to life. The park is rich in bird life and other animals. Since we went in the early October, we get to witness all, so be sure to go at the right time!

Z-Bend

The other one that we went for was the Z-Bend Lookout. The Z-Bend was aptly named given the enormous Z bend the Murchison River have created as they flow through the gorges. Same like The Loop, there is Z-Bend River Trail as well with a distance of 2.6km (return) but we only went to the lookout. The scenic views are equally spectacular! 😍😍😍


All in all, I do think that Kalbarri National Park certainly worth the visit! The rock formations and the gorges were breathtaking, definitely great for photographs. So if you happen to travel to Perth, make sure Kalbarri National Park is in your list!

Kalbarri National Park
Best Time to Visit: Winter-Spring. 
Best to avoid during the wet autumn due to high river levels 
and during the dangerously hot Summer months.


Stay tuned for more Perth posts! 

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17 comments:

  1. i wish i can visit australia..kalau ada rezeki hihi..cool place to visit. A must kalau visit Australia. The 8th picture tu betul ke u hanging macam tu..nampak so real..

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  2. Amboi.. Sampai kalbari tu.. I sampai pinnacles ja.. Jauh sangat kalbarri.. Tapi tu la western aus ni besar. .I rasa 2 weeks pun xckuo nk cover whole western ausie kan

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  3. Cool....all the photo looks fantastic..cantik- cantik la semua gambar...kalau la i ada cuti dan duit yang banyak...rasa nak terbang ke sana sekarang jugak...you are so lucky...sure banyak gambar kat sana kan?

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  4. Yeah it sure does look hot over there. Need to make sure you are protected against the scorching sun. 😄

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  5. wow! great to visit western australia.. how i wish I could go there and visit all the places u just went..

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  6. Very nice. I never visited this place before. Should plan a trip there soon.

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  7. wow the scenery memang sememangnya nampak breataking .. and the rock looks as a great frame as well.. all the photos made me feel like i should go visit there one day ! Thanks for sharing looking forward more about your travel log !

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  8. this place looks amazing!! i would love to visit there some day and take loads of pics!

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  9. Nice! Haven't had the chance to go Kalbarri when I'm in Perth last time. The view looks amazing and i believe you had a great time there. Maybe i could go there next time :p

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  10. I love the view! It's look amazing. Worth to drive for six hour to see this kind of view. I wish i will be here very soon. I fall in love with the red stone!

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  11. Dah pernah ke Autralia tapi tak pernah sampai disini lagi. Waduhh cantik sungguh lah pemandangan di sini, harap-harap satu hari nanti sis dapat juga kesana

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  12. OMG ! soo in love with the view from the top. Just look at the stones ! It is very unique and artsy. A very instagramable place. i know where i am going to go next, it is Kalbarri !

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  13. This is the first time I read about kalibarri. It seems that not many of my friends who have been to Australia recommend this place

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  14. australis national will never dissapoint you. kalibarri is one of the unique places down undaa! haha

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  15. cantikla tempat dia..tapi tengok macam tinggi je..seramjuga ye..i gayat sikit ..hehee..tapi memang laa ambil icture dekat sini...

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  16. OMG I'm jealous with all your photos . Baru nak plan travel ke perth this year after raya .my wishlist to gi there .

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  17. Wahhhh seronoknya dapat bercuti kt sana...pemandangan cantik sgt...semoga kita semua dpat pegi sana satu ketika nanti...

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