Beaches, ranches, nature and wildlife come to the top of your mind when you read the word ‘Kalbarri’. Kalbarri is situated on the west coast of Australia's Coral Coast tourist region, 589 kilometers north of Perth. Though through tourism many of its splendid sandstone cliffs have received a global exposure, there is much more that Kalbarri has to offer.
Here is a list of the top 15 best places to visit in Kalbarri that you just shouldn’t miss when you plan your trip to Kalbarri. A list so exciting, we believe you may end up booking your tickets even before reaching the 11th suggestion on the following list.
Let's explore Kalbarri points of interest and 15 best things to do in Kalbarri:
1. Red Bluff
Red Bluff It is a place with beautiful views, a fascinating history, and an even prettier coastline. With formations around more than 400 million years old, it provides dramatic walkways to see the famous annual migrators, the humpback whales. It provides panoramic views of the extravagant scenery giving you an amazingly serene place to sit by and take it all in.
2. Murchison River
Murchison River, Western Australia’s second longest river is a site favored by water babies and land lovers alike. Right from swimming and canoeing opportunities to being a calm and enchanting place to have a relaxed evening with friends over a BBQ, the Murchison river has something to offer to everyone who drops by to say a hi.
3. Rainbow Jungle
You don’t need to be an ornithologist to fall in love with Rainbow Jungle. It is not for nothing that it is called Australia’s most beautiful parrot habitat. It includes one of the world’s largest free-flight areas, with the biggest flock of purple-crowned lorikeets in the world and the brightly colored Australian parrots. Don’t forget to collect exciting gifts for your loved ones from the forever busy souvenirs shop and well, don’t be surprised to hear a hello from the cockatoos on your way out.
4. Pink Lake
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Pink Lake which is more formally called Hutt Lagoon lies near Hutt river on Western Australia’s coral coast. It owes its fascinating vibrant pink color to Dunaliella salina, carotenoid-producing algae. Its presence makes you feel like you are at the set of a futuristic sci-fi movie. To make it very simple, you cannot drive past without stopping in to view it, rather capture yourself against its backdrop for your next social media profile picture or the next Christmas card that your family sends out.
5. Nature’s Window
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Walk the talk or well talk the walk; it’s a choice that you need to make. Nature's Window, a wind-eroded opening in the layered sandstone forms an 8km trail for walkers and runners along with the loop. It forms a beautiful frame of the Murchison River and provides a mind-blowing nature experience to those who are undeterred by the distance and the daytime heat.
6. Kalbarri Sandboarding
If there is the only thing that you can do in the whole of Australia, you have got to have a strong reason for rejecting Kalbarri Sandboarding. A well spent day at Kalbarri Sandboarding is generally defined as an action-packed day with thrills and speed, catering to the old and young alike. If adventure is your thing, challenge yourself with the ‘To the MAX’ – the most advanced sand boarding experience that Australia has to offer.
7. Island Rock & Natural Bridge
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With a year around accessibility, Island Rock & Natural Bridge proves to be a witness of the forces of nature. The rock formations that have been sculpted by the fracturing and decaying of cliffs prove to be a breathtaking sight next to none. With an absolutely stunning scenery to offer, Island Rock & Natural Bridge is truly nature at its most grand.
8. Big River Ranch
Big River Ranch is a family owned service that provides 2100 acres of beautiful and vast land for families and individuals to enjoy on horseback. You get a chance to saddle up for an adventure through the scenic heart of Kalbarri's striking landscape. From trail riding, camping to boarding, it offers a lot to make you want to come back for me.
9. Chinaman’s Beach
Chinaman’s Beach is a beautiful spot to laze on the soft sand, enjoy your long overdue book and simultaneously get a natural tan. Its rare sheltered waters which are ideal for safe swimming along with white sand make it a scenic place for all its tourists. It includes boat hire facility and is located close to the car park.
10. Blue Holes
If Blue Holes were to be described in three words they would be: Peaceful snorkelling paradise. Situated to the south of the town, Blue Holes is home to many rock pools and swimming holes that offer protected snorkelling and an assortment of marine life to view. It is a balanced place that has enough resting place for the older folks with sufficient opportunities to explore for the younger lot.
11. Mushroom Rock Walk Trail
Mushroom Rock Walk Trail is a leisurely two hour walk track that provides unusual sights such as the Mushroom Rock and the spectacular Rainbow Valley gorge. It is located within the Kalbarri National Park and is considered to be a paradise for all especially those with a keen interest in geological history.
12. Jakes Bay
With a strong surfing community and culture, it is not surprising to see Jakes Bay on this list of must visit places in Kalbarri. However this assumption does not take away the significance of this place. For years it has offered a safer option for the novice surfers while fostering a protective environment for the next lot of upcoming talent.
13. Hutt River Province
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Some call it another country inside Australia and well, they have their reasons. Considered to be the oldest ‘micronation’ in Australia, it brings to life old stories of Prince Richard’s family. It continues to pleasantly shock and surprise by providing a beautiful landscape in the midst of Australia’s arid climate. It also keeps having events around the year such as the Kalbarri community market and the adventurethon.
14. Kalbarri Pelican Feeding
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Among the last but certainly not the least is the Kalbarri Pelican Feeding. It takes place every morning on the waterfront. You are expected to look for the compact wooden viewing area and wait for the hungry birds to rock up. You also get to learn about the life of Pelicans and the story behind the famous Pelican feeding.
15. The Gorges Cafe
Although not a conventional tourist place, Gorges makes it to this list for its scrumptious breakfasts and lunches, and bright friendly service. Without anybody visiting it just once during their trip, Georges Cafe continues enticing its customers by its customer proclaimed best coffee and cakes in the whole of Kalbarri.