About this place
The short walk trail from the parking area to the lookouts is sealed and easy going. Other features visible from here are Red Bluff Beach, Jake's Point, the mouth of the Murchison River and Meanarra Hill. Just north of Red Bluff is Wittecarra Creek, believed to be the site of the first permanent landing of Europeans in Australia. In 1629 the Dutch East India trading vessel Batavia was wrecked on the Abrolhos Islands, southwest of Kalbarri. Following the wreck a small group of mutineers massacred 125 of the surviving men, women and children. Whilst most of the ringleaders were executed, two of the conspirators, Wouter Loos and Jan Pelgromm, were landed on the mainland, near the mouth of Wittecarra Creek. Their ultimate fate is unknown.
Bluff to Beach Trail
The trail leads down to Red Bluff Beach from Pederick Lookout. Care is needed in steep sections and where the surface is slippery or unstable. Walk down and back up or arrange to meet a vehicle at the beach.
- Distance: 1.3km return from Pederick Lookout or 2km return from the parking area.
- Time: Allow 30-60 minutes return
- Difficulty: Class 4
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Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Red Bluff.
We recognise and acknowledge Nanda people as the traditional owners of Kalbarri National Park.