Kalbarri is located 579km north of Perth. This attractive holiday town boasts a breathtaking rugged coastline, spectacular gorges along the Murchison River and striking white beaches.
Chinaman’s Point is central to town and the crisp white sand and clear sea green water make it a pleasant place to relax. The protected beach offers safe swimming conditions, shelters, grass areas and of course the scenery. Fishing is prohibited on the beach however is permitted off the rocks on the point. Dogs are also prohibited here.
Red Bluff Beach just south of town, off Red Bluff Road, is very picturesque. Deep red rock borders the beach and the prominent Red Bluff rock stands imposingly in the background. The scenery is absolutely stunning here and it is a dog beach as well.
Red Bluff lookout is a splendid location to take in the views of town, the coastal cliffs and surrounding beaches. The easy 1km walk to the very top of the bluff is well worth it as the panoramic views are breathtaking. The lookout is accessed via Red Bluff Road.
At the northern end of town, past the Anchorage Caravan Park, is River Road. This unsealed road following the Murchison River leads to plenty of fishing spots. Two-wheel drive vehicles can access the start of the road, then it turns into a four-wheel drive track with corrugations and soft sand. The picturesque Murchison is a great spot to relax whilst wetting a line.
There is also four-wheel drive beach access in the town's north, not far from the jetty. Dogs are permitted along this stretch of beach.
Kalbarri National Park
is undoubtedly the highlight of this town. The coastal cliff attractions and inland gorges of the Murchison River are delightfully scenic. Coastal cliffs are accessed via George Grey Drive and span 13km south of town and the inland gorges are 11km east of town off the Ajana-Kal Road.
is a daily event in the town centre. At 8.45am on the grass area between the Visitor Centre and river mouth a volunteer arrives with plenty of fish for the local Pelicans to feed on. Learn how these birds came to begin this routine thanks to a friendly fisherman. Even have a go at feeding them yourself.
There are also plenty of birds to see at Rainbow Jungle
. This magnificent parrot habitat has a huge amount of parrots of vivid and varying colours, talking cockatoos and a fabulous walk through aviary. During school holidays there is also an outdoor cinema with woodfired pizzas. The centre is open Monday to Saturday between 9am and 5pm (10am to 5pm Sundays) and entry fees are $13.50 per adult and $5 per child. It is located on the corner of Red Bluff Rd and Bridgeman Rd.
There are 3 caravan parks
all close to the town centre and Murchison River. If you prefer bush camping there is a free camp 13km north of the national park turnoff on North West Coastal Highway. Galena Bridge
is located on the Murchison River and there is plenty of flat ground and space for caravans and trailers. Pit toilets and bins are provided here.
This region's stunning scenery and relaxing atmosphere is highly recommended on the itinerary if you’re planning on visiting the west coast. You will not be disappointed.
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Destinations in Western Australia
Cape Le Grand
Cape Range National Park
Eighty Mile Beach
Fitzgerald River National Park
Gibb River Road
Kalbarri National Park
Kennedy Range National Park
Porongurup National Park
Port Denison Dongara
Torndirrup National Park
Wellington National Park
William Bay National Park
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