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Kalbarri is around 167 kms north of Geraldton and 589kms north of Perth. The name is thought to derive from the aboriginal language (Wurdimarlu) meaning ‘edible seed’. Kalbarri is located at the entrance of the Murchison River which was named after Sir Frederick Murchison who was shipwrecked nearby. The first Europeans to arrive in the area were two mutineers in 1629 who were put ashore after their participation in the Batavia mutiny. Like many others to follow, the Batavia was shipwrecked off the Abrolhos Islands. While Kalbarri became popular during the 1940’s, it was not declared a town until 1948. Prior to this the area was known only as the ‘Mouth of the Murchison’.

Very much a fishing and resort town and is popular for not only fishing but all kinds of water sports. Inland there are also plenty of activities such as trekking and between the gorges, bushwalking and exploring Kalbarri’s National Park. There are plenty of tours to take such as up the Murchison River, whale watching, crabbing as well as scuba diving and snorkelling. During the spring the National Park is ablaze with colour from the wildflowers.

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