Kalbarri with Nature's Window and Z Bend is included in our North camping tours from Perth.
Kalbarri WA River Entrance
What a wonderful place Kalbarri WA is. It is a shame we do not have time to spend more time in one of the State’s most popular holiday destinations. On the way in from the Pinnacles we call into the Coastal Cliffs viewing the Natural Bridge and Island Rock. Spectacular views can be viewed from the lookout some 150 metres above the sea. Depending on the season you may be lucky to see some dolphins or whales just metres out from the cliffs. When I was here in October I saw these 7 humpback whales just 50 metres from the beach. Naturally, I spent a lot of time just looking and anticipating when they would surface and blow. How wonderful Nature is!
Whales from the lookout at Kalbarri
We spend our first night at Kalbarri Anchorage Caravan Park with access to all their facilities including toilet, shower and their swimming pool. The park is located right on the lovely Murchison River.
Tomorrow, after breakfast we will get an early start and head out to Kalbarri WA National Park. Our first stop will be at The Loop looking at the winding gorge below. (There is an 8km Loop walk that unfortunately we will not have time to do), but we walk down to view Nature’s Window. Don’t use all your film here because there will be plenty more places that you will want to photograph. (Oh you now have digital cameras and not film?)
From Nature’s Window we next visit Z-Bend. A 500-metre walk takes us to the lookout viewing the gorges and river 150 metres below. There is a difficult walk down to the river that we undertake. Well actually the walk down is not really all that difficult but "what goes down must come up" and the walk up is a bit more strenuous.
Z-Bend at Kalbarri NP
After we leave Kalbarri National Park we continue our tour to the Stromatolites at Hamelin Pool for lunch. The Stromatolites are the earth’s oldest living fossils and they flourish in the warm shallow waters. A high evaporation rate causes extreme salinity in which the algae grows and is protected from predators. There is a Stromatolite Interpretive Centre at the Telegraph Station at Hamelin Pool that you can visit. From here we travel to Shell Beach and then on to Monkey Mia for the night.
Adventure Tour Itinerary where Kalbarri WA and the stromatolites are included as part of your tour