Located in the Mid West Region of Western Australia, Kalbarri is a popular tourist destination for several reasons.
Popular Kalbarri attractions include Kalbarri National Park, Murchison River Gorge and the Murchison River. There are plenty of things to do in Kalbarri including hiking and bushwalking in the Kalbarri National Park, fishing in the Murchison River, daily pelican feeding on the waterfront and relaxing on the beach. Charter boats, kayaks, canoes and powerboats can be hired from the waterfront and taken along Murchison River for fishing and other recreational purposes. Other popular activities include surfing, sand boarding, abseiling and horse riding.
The magnificent landscape of Kalbarri National Park includes stunning coastal scenery and beautiful inland gorges lining the Murchison River. The park has a number of coastal and river walking trails which lead to breathtaking views and fascinating rock formations. The trails vary in length, from brief two-hour strolls to four-day hikes. The Kalbarri National Park is home to a phenomenon of geography and geology known as the “Z Bend”, a walking track, and “Nature’s Window“, a rock formation overlooking hundreds of meters of Murchison River. Other highlights of the park include Hawks Head, a picnic area with views of the gorge; and Ross Graham Lookout, where visitors can bathe in the river pools.
The park extends south of Kalbarri to a string of rugged coastal cliff faces, including Red Bluff, Rainbow Valley, Pot Alley, Eagle Gorge and Natural Bridge. A walking/cycling path from town goes as far as Red Bluff (5.5km) passing Jakes, excellent surf break. From the cliff top you may spot humpback whales (August to November) and dolphins (year-round).
A few kilometres south of the town centre is the Rainbow Jungle, the Australian Parrot Breeding Centre which features hundreds of exotic species of birds in their native habitat plus a walk-in cage allowing humans to interact with the birds.