About this park
Kalbarri National Park surrounds the lower reaches of the Murchison River. The river has cut a magnificent 80km gorge through the red and white banded sandstone. Perched right on the cliff top the two platforms of the Kalbarri Skywalk jut out over the gorge. The views from the Skywalk are incredible.
Explore one of the hiking trails that lead you down into the gorge and see the colour and splendour of the natural area.
On the coast, wind and wave erosion have created impressive cliffs that plunge 100m to the ocean and the views up there are amazing.
The wildflowers are exceptional in spring and early summer. At the mouth of the Murchison River is the town of Kalbarri, a thriving fishing and tourism hub. It’s a good base for you to explore the park from.
The park is great for sightseeing, picnicking, abseiling, rafting and canoeing. There is so much to see and do, give yourself time to experience it all!
Review - From river gorges to sea cliffs
What a fabulous national park! A vast and exciting place of varied sights from the rolling sandplains to the ocean with the deep river gorges and rocky plateaus in between. The coastal section is fantastic with great vistas and beautiful but rugged beaches hidden in the caves. The coastal cliffs are numerous with Red Bluff, Pot Alley, Eagle Gorge, Shellhouse and Island rock to name a few. A varied collection of limestone and sandstone outcrops slowly yielding to the unrelenting Indian Ocean. As Molly would say, do yourselves a favour! Skeney57 – Trip Advisor
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about bushwalking, swimming, surfing, fishing, paddling, kayaking, snorkelling, diving and abseiling. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Drinking water is not available in Kalbarri National Park so always carry your own supply.
Temperatures can be extreme in the summer months. It is recommended that you plan your hikes for the cooler months (May to October). When hiking, stay safe – hike early in the morning, carry and drink 1 litre of water per hour per person to avoid heat stress, wear a hat, loose clothing and sturdy footwear and apply sunscreen.
The Loop Trail is closed after 7am during the warmer months from November to March inclusive.
For overnight hikes, walk in a group of at least five experienced people - the smallest group considered self-sufficient in an emergency. Overnight groups must register before the hike either in person at Kalbarri Park Headquarters or via email. Longer/overnight hikes are not permitted during the warmer months (November to March).
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Kalbarri National Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Nanda people as the traditional owners of Kalbarri National Park.