With more than 183,000 hectares of national park to explore, Kalbarri is a beacon for outdoor enthusiasts. Visit this warm and sunny oceanside destination – a six-and-a-half-hour drive north from Perth – and surround yourself with unforgettable scenery from coastline to countryside.
Whether you explore on foot or paddle along the Murchison River in a kayak, you can’t help but feel dwarfed by the magnitude of Kalbarri National Park’s red-and-white sandstone gorges, millions of years in the making. Gaze through the wind-eroded Nature’s Window – just one of the many ancient rock formations that dot the landscape – and marvel at the 200-kilometre expanse of Zuytdorp Cliffs from the lookout at Red Bluff.
A little further inland, you’ll find more Instagram-worthy scenes at Port Gregory’s Hutt Lagoon, whose mind-blowing bubblegum pink waters must be seen to be believed. Admire the water from the shore or take a scenic flight to view the lake’s eye-catching contrast with the azure blue Indian Ocean.
An area of incredible natural beauty year-round, Kalbarri truly comes alive during wildflower season. From July to October, hundreds of varieties of Western Australian flora transform the outback into a sea of colour. Witness this magnificent view 100 metres above ground from the Kalbarri Skywalk, which perches over the rim of the Murchison River Gorge.
From ocean to river, the water is your constant companion. Swim or surf at one of the many beaches, or fire up your adrenaline levels on a canyoning or abseiling tour. Between June and November, join a boat tour for an opportunity to spot migrating humpback whales.
At the end of another action-packed day, relaxation is in order. Dine at one of the seafood restaurants serving up fabulously fresh local delicacies, and decide what adventures await tomorrow as you wander Kalbarri foreshore.