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Kalbarri National Park

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Published July 28th 2013
See the gorgeous gorges
Follow Ajana-Kalbarri Road out of town until you see the turn off to the Kalbarri National Park. National Park fees are payable at the pay station before you enter the park. The road is currently corrugated but an upgrade to sealed road should be complete by the end of September 2013.

Follow this 26km road to the t-junction and you'll have to decide which of the two sights you would like to see first.

We decided to head towards Z Bend which was another 7km drive. To access the Z Bend you have to take a 1.2km return walk towards the lookout. At the lookout you will see spectacular views of the gorge that is 150m below you and the river that creates a 'Z' shape as it carves its way through the gorge. At the Z Bend there is also a 2.6km Level 4 return trip walk which takes you to the base of the gorge.

Our next stop was the Nature's Window at the The Loop. This is possibly one of the most photographed places in WA and so we had to go and take our own photo. The Loop walk is an 8km loop track that begins and ends at the Nature's Window and leads you to the river below and then back up around the top of the gorge.

Or you could just walk to the window and turn back. Which is what we did after the obligatory tourist photo. Both of these areas have picnic tables and shelter and toilets.

Turn left back onto the Ajana-Kalbarri Road and this will take you to two further lookouts.

Hawk's Head lookout gives you great views of the gorges and the river below. This lookout is a 300m walk from the car park and is also wheelchair accessible. As with the other lookouts there are picnic areas for a lunch break.

Heading back towards the main road from Hawk's Head turn left to access the Ross Graham Lookout. This lookout was named after a local headmaster from Kalbarri Primary School who was passionate about the natural environment. The walk takes you down to the bottom of the gorges via a 300m path through bush. It is the easiest place in the national park to access the river. We spotted a family of swans having a quiet swim in the shallow waters.

The Kalbarri National Park is an amazing display of the wonders of nature. Make sure you take the time to visit these lookouts when you're in Kalbarri.
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Why? See the gorges
When: Avoid visiting in the heat of summer
Where: Kalbarri National Park
Cost: National Park fees $11 per car per day
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That looks so beautiful.
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