"Kalbarri, Western Australia" Top 5 Page for this destination Kalbarri by robertgaz

Kalbarri Travel Guide: 178 reviews and 476 photos

Mid west holiday destination for families

Kalbarri is a fishing town and a popular holiday destination for many Western Australian families. The rugged coastline around Kalbarri is spectacular with several shipwrecks along the shore. Kalbarri is about 590 km's north of Perth and a short 45 min drive north of Geraldton. The climate is mediteranean with long hot summers and mild winters.

If you don't have kids, don't plan to visit Kalbarri during the school holidays because it may be difficult to find any accommodation.

And a warm thank you to all my VT friends who have rated my Kalbarri tips to make this my third Top 5 page :~)

Kalbarri National Park

From Kalbarri you should definitely head into the Kalbarri National Park, which features some beautiful gorges along the Murchison River and scenic bushwalking trails. Two of the best gorges are the Loop and the Z-Bend, with two great lookouts at Hawks Head and Ross Graham. These can easily be reached on unsealed roads by car. Between August and October each the park is carpeted with colourful wildflowers.

Sway with me

Take the opportunity to explore the bush and beaches around Kalbarri on these cute creatures the Arabs call ships of the desert.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Long summers, short winters
  • Cons:Bushflies and strong winds
  • In a nutshell:Great family holiday destination
  • Last visit to Kalbarri: Apr 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Shame about the flies, but I have a soft spot for camels! The cliff scenery looks wonderful as does the flight :-)

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2008 at 12:21 AM

    an interesting page and great pics,thanks for sharing ! Kalbarri Air Charter sounds interesting !

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Great photo. Alos in all your web sites you have fantastic photos.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2008 at 12:42 AM

    In Kalbarri now! Really a lovely spot. The flies are terrible, but well....

  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Ah, the flies like tourists even flavoured with sun cream? These are real down under flies! Your West Coast is a jewel, and I think walking kilometres along. . . . and finish the walk at the Finlay barbecue. . . . Thanks for showing this nice place

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2008 at 5:55 AM

    How wide is the Murchinson river, it looks like the ocean! Wonderful green colour of the water,too. If I were there, the moskitoes would have a party to talk about for years (if they live that long??)

  • janetanne's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2007 at 11:59 PM

    Good idea! I think I will go snorkling and look for some fish! Thanks Robert! You always make me laugh, so I should always see you every morning to start my day off in a nice way!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2007 at 1:05 PM

    Seems like a great family holiday place and room for all the family in the plane!!

  • bkoon's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2007 at 11:29 PM

    Just kidding lah.......... Bee :)))))

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2007 at 9:47 PM

    Fresh seafood - yummmm :-)) Can I have a fish please ? How come that I didn't see this page before ? Lovely !! Ahh water, and so exciting hiking in beautiful landscape :-) And even camels :-)


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