15 Best things to do in Kalbarri

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 kilometres 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 things 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.

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 favoured 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 coloured 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

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 colour 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 back drop for your next social media profile picture or the next Christmas card that your family sends out.

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5. Nature’s Window

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 day time heat.

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6. Kalbarri Sandboarding

If there is 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

With a year around accessibility, Island Rock & Natural Bridge proves to be a witness of the forces of the 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.

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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

Some call it another country inside Australia and well, they have their reasons. Considered to be the oldest ‘micro nation’ 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 round the year such as the Kalbarri community market and the adventurethon.

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14. Kalbarri Pelican Feeding

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.

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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.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Kalbarri, Australia

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  1. Rainbow Jungle

    #1 of 27 Things To Do in Kalbarri
    Rainbow Jungle

    Tags: Outdoors, Forest, Walking Area, Food And Drinks

    Address: 14 Bridgeman Road, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 6536, Australia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    An attraction as colourful as the name, the rainbow jungle is Australia’s most beautiful parrot habitat. About 350 birds and 50 species of different & colourful parrots adorn the park. There...Read more

  2. Kalbarri Visitor Centre

    #2 of 27 Things To Do in Kalbarri
    Kalbarri Visitor Centre

    Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Park, Tourist Center

    Address: 70 Grey Street | Kalbarri township, Murchison Rivermouth, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 6536, Australia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Kalbarri National Park is a resort town located on the west coast of Australia about 485 km North of Perth. The Park has a lot of attractions where it is possible to camp, hike or river raft and t...Read more

  3. Kalbarri Abseil

    #3 of 27 Things To Do in Kalbarri
    Kalbarri Abseil

    Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Hiking Trail, Adventure

    Address: 4 Salamit Pl, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 6536, Australia

    Timings: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    One of the most adventurous point in kalbarri National Park the Kalbarri Abseil is a 450 million year old Gorge. Along with trained guides you have the opportunity to trek along 12 kilometers path in ...Read more

  4. Red Bluff

    #4 of 27 Things To Do in Kalbarri
    Red Bluff

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Trail, Water Body

    Address: Red Bluff Road | Kalbarri National Park, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 6536, Australia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Visit this place only and only for its breath taking view. Red Bluff is named after the Dutch explorer William de Vlamigh who discovered it in 1697. He didn’t have an appropriate name for it and...Read more

  5. Pink Lake

    #5 of 27 Things To Do in Kalbarri
    Pink Lake

    Tags: View Point, Walking Area, Lake, Nature

    Address: Port Gregory | 65 Kms South of Kalbarri, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 6535, Australia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Hutt Lagoon which falls on the road between Northampton and Kalbarri is also known as Pink Lake. Quite apt to its name the water there is indeed as pink. The phenomenon happens when a certain type...Read more

  6. Chinaman's Beach

    #6 of 27 Things To Do in Kalbarri
    Chinaman's Beach

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Walking Area, Water Sport

    Address: Grey Road, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 6536, Australia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is a nice little beach near the Red bluff Road which is worth a quick stop. The Kalbarri beach also known as Chinaman’s beach has clean azure waters with calm waves that allow you to swim a...Read more

  7. Kalbarri Sandboarding

    #7 of 27 Things To Do in Kalbarri
    Kalbarri Sandboarding

    Tags: Outdoors, Sport, Entertainment, Adventure

    Address: Kalbarri, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia, Australia

    Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Worth every penny, kalbarri sand boarding gives you a thrilling experience of riding the kalbarri dunes. Sand boarding is open all days to week to everyone both young and old alike. There are two sand...Read more

  8. Big River Ranch Resort

    #8 of 27 Things To Do in Kalbarri
    Big River Ranch Resort

    Tags: Outdoors, Sport, Entertainment, Adventure

    Address: Ranch court, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia, Australia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    Prepare yourself for a fun filled journey through the forest ground running adjacent to Murchison River and much more by riding a horse. The ranch has a lot of horses and ponies that will suit just ab...Read more

  9. Port Gregory Beach

    #9 of 27 Things To Do in Kalbarri
    Port Gregory Beach

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Waterfront, Water Sport

    Address: 65 Kms South of Kalbarri Via George Grey Drive, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 6536, Australia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is a simple little beach near the Hutt River adjacent to the village of Port Gregory. The water and sky are azure, almost merging in the horizons, the sand is white and soft. The beach is open to...Read more

  10. Hutt River Province

    #10 of 27 Things To Do in Kalbarri
    Hutt River Province

    Tags: Town, Heritage Building

    Address: Ogilive Road West, | near Northampton, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 6535, Australia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The province is the second largest country in Australia and is actually an Independent Sovereign State which is about 75 square kilometres in size. It seceded from Australia on 21st April 1970. The pl...Read more

  11. Kalbarri National Park

    #11 of 27 Things To Do in Kalbarri
    Kalbarri National Park

    Address: Kalbarri WA 6536, Australia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Here you can hike and canoe in a red rock gorge, and see views from the famed NatureÃĢ€™s Window, through an ...Read more

  12. Restaurant Upstairs

    #12 of 27 Things To Do in Kalbarri
    Restaurant Upstairs

    Address: 2 Porter Street, Kalbarri, Western Australia.+61 8 9937 1033

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Their crocodile and kangaroo are just unique and tasty. its good to try their seafood with an Asian fusion

  13. Kalbarri Backpackers Yha

    #13 of 27 Things To Do in Kalbarri
    Kalbarri Backpackers Yha

    Address: 1 Mortimer Street, PO Box 85, Kalbarri, Western Australia 6536

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Kalbarri Backpackers YHA is centrally located, only minutes from the river and beach. From the hostel you can reach a variety of tourist sites and landmarks. There is a laundry, guest telephone, B...Read more

  14. Black Rock Cafe

    #14 of 27 Things To Do in Kalbarri
    Black Rock Cafe

    Address: 80 Grey St Kalbarri WA 6536, Australia +61 8 9937 1062

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Their gourmet breakfasts and lunches are quite popular

  15. Kalbarri Motor Hotel

    #15 of 27 Things To Do in Kalbarri
    Kalbarri Motor Hotel

    Address: 188 Gray Street Kalbarri WA 6536, Australia +61 8 9937 1000

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is the largest pub in Kalbarri, you can look forward to live entertainment every Thursday night. There is Kareoke on Wednesday nights, the weekend is packed with live entertainment.

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