Kalbarri National Park

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With its magnificent river red gums and Tumblagooda sandstone, this rugged park contains almost 2000 sq km of wild bushland, stunning river gorges and savagely eroded coastal cliffs. There's abundant wildlife, including 200 species of bird, and spectacular wildflowers between July and November.

A string of lookouts dots the impressive coast south of town and the easy Bigurda Trail (8km one way) follows the cliff tops between Natural Bridge and Eagle Gorge ; from July to November you may spot migrating whales. Closer to town are Pot Alley , Rainbow Valley , Mushroom Rock and Red Bluff , the last accessible via a walking trail from Kalbarri (5.5km one way).

The river gorges are east of Kalbarri, off Ajana Kalbarri Rd. Bring lots of water for the unshaded Loop Trail (8km return) or just visit the superb natural rock arch of Nature's Window (1km return). Z-Bend has a breathtaking lookout (1.2km return), or you can continue steeply down to the gorge bottom (2.6km return). Hawk's Head , back off the main road, has great views and picnic tables, and you can access the river at Ross Graham . It's possible to hike 38km from Ross Graham to the Loop in a demanding four-day epic with no marked trails and several river crossings.