The highlights of most of Australia's Coral Coast are about the water, and it's water that has produced, over millions of years, Kalbarri's main attraction: the mighty, deep, wide, winding gorges of the lower reaches of the Murchison River.
Kalbarri is a big park that also encompasses soaring cliffs along the Indian Ocean coast. The often pounding surf is a reminder of the forces that created the gorges and continue to shape the dramatic coastline.
If you are heading to Geraldton, be sure to visit one or all of these places on Australia's Coral Coast.
There is no camping or other accommodation in Kalbarri National Park. A range of accommodation is available in the town of Kalbarri. Drinking water is not supplied in the national park, visitors should ensure that they carry enough for their own needs.
August-September: Wildflowers - over 800 species of wildflowers create an awe-inspiring display as they blossom.
Kalbarri National Park remains open throughout the year but it can be extremely hot between December and April. At any time of the year, it can be 10°C hotter in the gorges than the temperatures reported for the town. Drinking water is not supplied in the park.
Rainfall is low with most falling between May and August. Heavy rain may result in the closure of access roads to the gorges and canoeing/kayaking through the gorges of the Murchison River may become possible soon after the same rainfall events, but the activity is hazardous and should only be attempted by the most skilled paddlers.
Go to the Bureau of Meteorlogy for climate and weather information. Visit Park Alerts for all park, road, track and trail closures before you go.