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Top Choice Seafood in Kalbarri

Finlay's Fresh Fish BBQ

Fresh local seafood comes simply prepared at this super-quirky Kalbarri institution, and often with piles of chips and lashings of mayonnaise-packed salads. Don't miss the walls packed with a few decades' of kitsch …
Top Choice Cafe in Kalbarri

Gorges Café

Just opposite the jetty, Gorges has excellent breakfasts and lunches, and bright friendly service. Look forward to the best coffee in town, ace eggy breakfasts and delicious lunchtime dishes like fish cakes, Thai be…
Waterfront in Kalbarri


In town, the river foreshore is lovely for a stroll or cycle – it's got kids' playgrounds (behind the town beach and by the jetty), picnic tables, barbecues, and fine swimming areas at the west end of town.
Bird Sanctuary in Kalbarri

Rainbow Jungle

Bird fans (and kids) will enjoy this bird park south of town – it's an Australian parrot breeding centre, and there's all manner of colourful feathered creatures to admire (local lorikeets and cockatoos, but also So…
Fast Food in Kalbarri

Shawny's Country Kitchen

Hidden away behind the tavern at the small shopping centre, below a sign saying 'Tucker's Up', Siobhan (Shawny) prepares 'fast food made with love'. Take home a fresh hot meal (lasagne, curry, etc) or stock up your …
Modern Australian in Kalbarri

Restaurant Upstairs

Stick to the core menu of seafood and Asian-influenced mains, and you'll be satisfied at the classiest dining spot in town. Book ahead and ask for a spot on the balcony. Good desserts and a decent wine list seal the…
Beach in Kalbarri

Chinamans Beach

Where the Murchison River meets the sea, Chinamans Beach offers calm, sheltered waters ideal for swimming. Fishing is popular from nearby Chinamans Rock, and sunset-watching from the lookout here is recommended.
Fish & Chips in Kalbarri

Jetty Seafood Shack

Excellent fish and chips, bumper burgers and takeaway salads (to make you feel at least slightly healthy). Pop across the road and dine at one of the outdoor picnic tables.
Waterfront in Kalbarri

Pelican Feeding

Kalbarri's most popular attraction takes place every morning on the waterfront. Look for the compact wooden viewing area and wait for the hungry birds to rock up.
Pub Food in Kalbarri

Kalbarri Motor Hotel

The garden bar is our favourite spot for a sunset beer, and there's occasional live bands on Friday and Saturday nights. The menu is a roll-call of well-prepared classic hits, from spag bol to surf 'n' turf, but the…